Posted: May 12, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Kiir, Ajongo, Kuol, Wani, Awet

May 12, 2017 (SSB) —- Long ago, parts of the body did not all work together as well as they do today, each one had a will and a voice of its own.

One day the other parts of the body began to find fault with the stomach, “What does he do all day?” said the hands, “We work hard for our living, but he just lies there lazily while we give him things to eat.”

“Absolutely true my dear colleagues.” Said the feet, we walk miles carrying his great weight above us.”

“What about us?” asked the teeth, we are quite worn out by chewing food, so that he is contented?”

“We have had enough,” Said the hands.

“So have we,” said the feet.

“And us,” said the teeth.

The other parts of the body agreed, and they all decided that they would have nothing more to do with the stomach. The feet would not go to the market, the hands would not carry food to the mouth, the mouth would not take food in, and the teeth would not chew the food even if the rest are force to perform their roles, and so on each part gave it solidarity of assurance.

They had not been doing their job for long, however, before they all began to feel weak, the feet began to dragged slowly along the ground, the hands could hardly hold a twig, the teeth get loose in the gums.

“You see how it is, my friends,” said the stomach, “It is true that I cannot do anything without you, but how do you feel without me?

“The fact is that none of us can manage without the others,” proudly advised the stomach.

Ever since that time the parts of the body have all agreed to work together very well by coordinating and directing various activities to themselves without complain and craftiness so that they can survive as one entity since the sickness of one part can spread general weakness to the rest and miserably sometime can cause death to the whole body.

Thought you may have noticed that the stomach grumbles occasionally up  today, that is just to let the rest of the body know that he has not completely forgotten the quarrel.

The author is reachable at From the author unpublished book “The wisdom horn”

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