For Planetary Cooperation: Beyond a Plea


by Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist from Recife, Brazil

To a global community all of us human beings belong
and many – most? – human rights and responsibilities we share
Our common ancestors have composed for us a deep song
but for sustaining our interdependence do we really care ?

Depending on how effectively and affectively we cooperate
and on what kinds of actions for dignity and peace we enhance
the goal of a habitable Earth we will be able to elevate
and a global  policy of congenial  planethood we will advance

May this be taken as more than a poetically drafted plea
so that we can all consider the necessity of global cooperation
as equivalent to that of all Mankind swimming in the same sea
where waves lead all swimmers to the blessed shore of unification

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