On INJUSTICE: Some Rhymed Reflections
by Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist and human rights educator, Recife, Brazil
In the world of injustice we live
Justice has yet so much to give
How many injustices are being committed today?
Alas, that is impossible to say
How unjust to one another has Humankind been today?
Alas, that is impossible to weigh
About our unjust actions what can Justice say?
Nurture hope, for there is always an alternate, dignifying way
For you, a victim of injustice what can we do?
Besides ensuring you of justice, we will pray for you
Why does injustice keep rising internationally?
Because justice is not being nurtured intergenerationally
Can there be an effective, global education for Justice and Peace?
Yes, there can. Its global actions will cause injustice to cease
Why is injustice so very hard to fight?
Because it is a many-sided destructive might
When will the phrase “That´s unfair ” stop being used?
When stronger bonds between dignity and justice be fused
Why are indignity and injustice lethally related?
Because by them, millions of lives have been terminated
Is a world without injustice but a chimera?
No, if we keep dreaming of a deeply dignifying era
Why to injustice we so often succumb?
Because indignity we don´t know how to overcome
What can we do to become just?
Make our dignity be more and more robust
What could be the meaning of “to one another being fair?”
Always putting other persons first: here, there, everywhere
Will SCHOOLS OF DIGNITY ever see the light of day?
(received January 14, 2011)