Dignity in Charity

POETRY FORMAT, 15 Oct 2012

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

When, in the media, people boast of their charity
Doesn´t that behavior violate humanitarian dignity?

When, in the media, some persons` philanthropy is praised
Does that help the local community`s dignity be raised?

When for their donations to the poor, some organizations make themselves known
Is a dignifying type of planetary solidarity being shown and sown? Why?

When in a community anywhere in the world, its Charity is made too visible
Why would Dignity advise “Keep donating but please be humbly invisible?”

Francisco Gomes de Matos is a peace linguist and human rights educator from Recife-Brazil, author, among others, of the book Nurturing Nonkilling: A Poetic Plantation (2010, Center for Global Nonkilling, Honolulu-Hawai’i). Downloadable at www.nonkilling.org. Co-founder: The World Dignity University Initiative.


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