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    Children’s Rights: A Nonkilling Plea to Adults

    From Francisco Gomes de Matos, IFLAC Peace Ambassador in Brazil, come these rhymed reflections:

     

    CHILDREN’S RIGHTS: A NONKILLING PLEA TO ADULTS

    Rhymed Reflections
    by Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace/nonkilling linguist from Recife, Brazil

    On behalf of the world’s children, these rhymed reflections are presented:

    As children, we are happy to know that we have the right to play
    so please, adults, also take seriously what we now want to say

    As children, we are told that we have the right to a family life of dignity
    so please, adults, show that of LOVE in your family there’s no scarcity

    As children, we are told that we have the right to be guided
    so, please, adults, be kind when you want us to be chided

    As children, we are told we will be educated to be productive
    so, please, adults, help our education also to be constructive

    As children, we are told we have the right our creativity to enhance
    so, please, adults, help our global citizenship responsibility advance

    As children, we are told we have the right to be taught what is known
    so, please, adults, help us be strong and never to fear the unknown

    As children, we are told we have the right to a life of spirituality
    so, please, adults, provide us with that soul-supporting possibility

    As children, we know that to a world of violence and killing we are exposed
    so, please, adults, fulfil your human right obligation:

    A NONKILLING WORLD SHOULD BE GLOBALLY IMPLEMENTED

    "Children on the Horizon", courtesy of Vlado / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

    “Children on the Horizon”, courtesy of Vlado / FreeDigitalPhotos.net



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