On Writing: A Nonkilling View
POETRY FORMAT, 6 Oct 2014
Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service
Writing is not a fight
It is rather a light
Created in one’s mind
always to serve Humankind
In writing your intention is exposed
and your message is proposed
Since writing is a light
Let’s use to delight
Since writing is a deep creation
Let’s enhance it in education
Through writing illuminating ideas may endure
So let’s never create writing that may be obscure
Let’s think of writing as a type of cultural and political power
But let’s also think of it as a most beautiful type of flower
Let’s use our writing creativity for Nonkilling Peace
and through our writing plead for all forms of killing to cease
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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