POETRY FORMAT, 18 Aug 2014
A Rhymed Reflection
When Nonkilling Peace becomes a global human power
Everyday living will change into a most beautiful flower
When cooperation becomes a global human quality
In East and West, human relations will rise in dignity
When decency inspires human global education
Ethics will climb to the highest humanizing elevation
Francisco Gomes de Matos, Ph.D. is an applied peace linguist from Recife, Brazil. He has degrees in Languages, Law, and Linguistics. He is Professor Emeritus at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco where he is active in the Dom Hélder Camara Human Rights Commission. He is one of the pioneers in Linguistic Rights (author of 1984 Plea for a Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights) and in the emerging area of Peace Linguistics. Currently he is President of the Board, Associação Brasil América (www.abaweb.org). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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