Johan Galtung’s Longevity: 93 Years

POETRY FORMAT, 26 Feb 2024

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Inspired by His Creative Humanizing Dignifying Harmonizing Longevity

Johan Galtung at 93

Longevity: The Dignity of living
Longer
Longevity is a blessed kind of
Divine generosity
Extra time for some/many
Elderly persons to enjoy

Are there
for the Earth to share
and privilegedly receive
Professional care
Longevity
Is remembering persons and
Facts deeply stored in memory
But which unexpectedly brings
Back  a lovely harmony
Longevity creates dignivitality
Let’s use any additional time
For giving Huma
Ni
Ty

Serenity

______________________________________________

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, ABA Global Education (www.abaweb.org). He can be reached at fcardosogomesdematos@gmail.com.


Tags: , ,

This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 26 Feb 2024.

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: Johan Galtung’s Longevity: 93 Years, is included. Thank you.

If you enjoyed this article, please donate to TMS to join the growing list of TMS Supporters.

Share 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.

92 − 84 =

Note: we try to save your comment in your browser when there are technical problems. Still, for long comments we recommend that you copy them somewhere else as a backup before you submit them.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.