A Plea of Pleas for Nonkilling

POETRY FORMAT, 30 Apr 2012

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Rhymed Reflections Dedicated to the Center for Global Nonkilling

 

In so many ways the history of violence can be told

Depending on its origins and on how   events unfold

 

In favor of a person/a community/a country there may be an action

In favor of world peace and nonviolence there may be   interaction

 

A very serious global issue or problem   may generate an appeal

A cause may become an urban protest, collectively realized as real

 

A global, organized effort to achieve an urgently needed  Nonkilling  goal

calls for more than an earnest request: support with one`s body and soul

 

In such bold, transformative spirit, this Plea of Pleas let`s   reiterate

and in all languages-cultures, East and West citizens  let´s educate

 

In today`s world, this Plea of Pleas for Nonkilling is being made

Before all kinds of government leaders this text   should be laid

 

Of all the Life-saving-supporting-sustaining appeals in which human beings can excel

May this Plea of Pleas help Humankind to dignify sharing the Earth  nonkillingly well

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Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist from Recife, Brazil. Author of Criatividade no Ensino de Inglês. A Resourcebook. São Paulo: DISAL Editora, 2004.

 

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