After Crisis Crush Appears, The Light Pot

Posted: March 12, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

March 12, 2018 (SSB) — When there are crises, people may think peaceful tomorrow is never at the nearer end of the social bridge, but people must also consider what God may do for them.

There were once two friends, one blind and the other lame, each morning they went out to beg together and in the evening they shared the money they had collected.

There came a time however, when the harvest was bad and the people were no longer able to give alms to beggars, from morning to evening the two friends were waiting at the usual corner but the people hurried by and pretended to look in another direction.

Then the blind man said to the lame man, “There is no hope left in our lives”. Rather than die a slow death in this town and be left to lie in the street and be eaten by dogs, let us go and die quietly in the bush!”

They all agreed that the blind man will carry the lame man on his shoulders and the lame man will tell the blind man where to go. They wandered through the deep forest looking for a quiet place to settle and probably have a peaceful death without evils eyes that pretended not to have seen them when in the town.

As they were stumbling along, the lame man suddenly saw a dead elephant lying by the river, they stopped and made a fire and the lame man began to roast the elephant meat and began eating it.

While he was busy enjoying the delicious meat of the elephant the blind man smelled the aroma of meat and said to the lame man, “What is this wonderful meat you are eating?”  But the lame man was so hungry and greedy that he wanted to eat the whole of the elephant by himself, “Oh, it is only a toad he said”, “I will roast some for you too”. He quickly killed a toad, roasted it and gave the meat to the blind man.

But this was the day when the god of fate turned good into evil and evil into good, when the blind man hungrily bit the toad, the burning juice squirted into his eye and suddenly he could see again!

Then the blind man saw the huge carcass of elephant lying a meter away from them, realizing that he had been deceived by his greedy colleague he got so angry that he picked up the lame man’s crutch and beat him so badly that the lame man could do nothing but to aimlessly crawled until he finally stretched himself up, with surprise he felt he could walk again.

With thunderous approach the two friends fell on each other and beat each other so hard that the birds on the trees scattered with fear but in the end they both collapsed sweating and panting like dogs.

Then the blind man said to the lame man, “Why are you beating me? Was it not I who made you able to walk again?”

And the lame man said to the blind man, “Why are you beating me? Was it not I who made you able to see again?”

With bitterness mixed with happiness they embraced each other and praised Atok the god of fate, saying, “Atok, confuser of men, Atok who turns right into wrong and wrong into right, having thrown a stone yesterday you killed a bird today.”

There is time for everything and for sure any action has its outcome.

Awuol Gabriel Arok, a Writer and a Poet, has a Bachelor Degree in Social and Developmental Studies from the University of Juba, South Sudan, he is the author of unpublished book ‘‘The Wisdom Horn’’ and an Initiator of ‘‘Your Tribe is My Tribe’’ and ‘‘Giving Heart Foundation’’ initiatives. He can be reached via his email Address:

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