Never Give Up on Good

A Good Will Reflection taken from the book "A Esperança não morre nunca" [Hope Never Dies] from April 2020.
Vivian R. Ferreira

Hope never dies! Such inspiration came to my mind in the early 1980s while watching a young man saying on TV that he had lost faith in the future. I do not consider myself a poet. But I took a pen and attempted some simple, unpretentious verses, to which Brazilian legionnaire conductor Vanderlei Pereira later added melody:


never dies!
It will not die!
Just like Life,
which is eternal,
a mother so fraternal,
can it die?!
No, it will not die,
never, ever!
Hope in our heart
will never die!

Hope is­ Jesus!


José de Paiva Netto is a writer, journalist, radio broadcaster, composer, and poet. He is the President of the Legion of Good Will (LGW), effective member of the Brazilian Press Association (ABI) and of the Brazilian International Press Association (ABI-Inter). Affiliated to the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Union of Professional Journalists of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Writers of Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Radio Broadcasters of Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazilian Union of Composers (UBC). He is also a member of the Academy of Letters of Central Brazil. He is an author of international reference in the concept and defense of the cause of Ecumenical Citizenship and Spirituality which, according to him, constitute “the cradle of the most generous values that are born of the Soul, the dwelling of the emotions and of the reasoning enlightened by intuition, the atmosphere that embraces everything that transcends the ordinary field of matter and comes from the elevated human sensitivity, such as Truth, Justice, Mercy, Ethics, Honesty, Generosity, and Fraternal Love.”