From Japan for Humanity: A Tribute to Dr. Hideo Tsuchiyama

POETRY FORMAT, 11 September 2017

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

To atomic radiation he was exposed
The Nagasaki Peace Movement he eloquently proposed

As a medical student, A Bomb victims he helped to treat:
he served  the Nagasaki community with extraordinary dignity

In world history, as a Dignifier his name will remain
As inspirer of the Nagasaki Peace Declaration he will always deserve acclaim

Among the very few true world heroes, his name will always be
His life was a lesson from JAPAN in how to serve HUMANITY

For Dr. Tsuchiyama´s soul let’s humbly pray
for a PEACEbuilder who showed us the way
___________________________________________

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 11 September 2017.

Anticopyright: Editorials and articles originated on TMS may be freely reprinted, disseminated, translated and used as background material, provided an acknowledgement and link to the source, TMS: From Japan for Humanity: A Tribute to Dr. Hideo Tsuchiyama, is included. Thank you.

If you enjoyed this article, please consider a donation to TMS and click here.

Share or download this article:

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 License.


There are no comments so far.

Join the discussion!

We welcome debate and dissent, but personal — ad hominem — attacks (on authors, other users or any individual), abuse and defamatory language will not be tolerated. Nor will we tolerate attempts to deliberately disrupt discussions. We aim to maintain an inviting space to focus on intelligent interactions and debates.

 (please enter the four letters and numbers you see above, no spaces)