When We Humiliate

by Francisco Gomes de Matos, Recife, Brazil

When a human being is humiliated
that person`s dignity is  offended
the human condition is depreciated
a social harm: how can it be amended?

By apologizing to the person dehumanized
By promising the person never to disrespect
By proposing a solution that is harmonized
By dignifying vocabulary learning to select

When someone  we humiliate
our  indignity is shown
when a person we humiliate
more injustice is sown

When we refrain from humiliating
Human Dignity we can elevate
When we pledge to never humiliating
Ourselves we wisely reducate

(received Jan. 4, 2011)

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