Nonkilling Lessons from the Connecticut Killings

POETRY FORMAT, 17 Dec 2012

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Rhymed Reflections

The world cries again; innocent lives in Connecticut were sacrificed
and current legislation for gun control and use once more unsufficed

New, effective laws need to be drafted and carefully implemented
for violence perpetrated in urban school settings to be prevented

but more than legislation is needed for  such killings not  to take place
For Programs in Nonkilling Education in schools there should be a space

Along with the Right to Peace and to Nonviolence, the Right not to be killed should be globally known
and  in all languages and ,cultures, principles and applications  of  the Nonkilling Approach   be sown

From the Connecticut killings other lessons may be taught
but now, life-protecting-supporting actions should be sought

To know about Nonkilling, the Center for Global Nonkilling site please access
and ways to overcome  violence and killing you will  creatively be able to profess


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 Co-founder: The World Dignity University Initiative.

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