On Writing: A Nonkilling View


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 fcardosogomesdematos@gmail.com.

This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 6 Oct 2014.

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