Shakespeare’s Universe: A Nonkilling View
POETRY FORMAT, 23 May 2016
Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service
Shakespeare`s TO BE OR NOT TO BE is a universe of choices
to be or not to be experienced-expressed by a myriad human voices
In a world of contrasts we live
Opposite meanings to LIFE we give
Beyond TO BE OR NOT TO BE ?
To see or not to see
Beyond to play or not to play ?
To pray or not to play
Beyond to say or not to say?
To stay or not to stay
Beyond to kill or not to kill ?
To will or not to will
Beyond to fight or not to fight ?
To right or not to right
When Shakespeare says TO BE OR NOT TO BE
He challenges Humankind to sail the deepest sea
TO BE OR NOT TO BE
TO BE KILLING FREE OR NOT KILLING FREE ?
This is the ultimate life-supporting choice for you and me
TO BE OR NOT TO BE Killing free
Killing free let`s always be !
In Shakespeare`s extraordinary TO BE OR NOT TO BE
is implicit a universe of choices for all human beings to see
In a spirit of shared global citizenship let´s sail the also nonkilling
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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