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
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
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



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 ( He can be reached at

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