On My Beloved Wife Helen’s Dignity

POETRY FORMAT, 21 Sep 2015

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

12 September 2015

Helen`s life as a spouse was lived in dignity
enhanced by her  daily spiritual activity

All the decisions for our family she shared
and four our three children she fondly cared

Without Helen physically my life seems a void
the pain of  her absence is impossible to avoid

When a life partner of yours dies
you feel like a bird flying in unknown skies

My mission as a spouse must go on
As promised to Helen, I have to cope by nurturing faith and hope
till the day I die, when as a happy bird  I enter a new sky.

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.

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