South Sudan: Love has no Tribe

Posted: July 22, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Peter Wek Mabioordit

By Peter Wek Mabiordit, Juba, South Sudan

Peter Wek Mabioordit, the author, is a South Sudanese poet and researcher. His areas of interest include business administration, women empowerment, poverty alleviation, cultural diversity and peaceful coexistence in the society.

Peter Wek Mabioordit, the author, is a South Sudanese poet and researcher. His areas of interest include business administration, women empowerment, poverty alleviation, cultural diversity and peaceful coexistence in the society

Saturday, July 21, 2018 (PW) —  Love is a feeling which resides deep in our souls. We express it through smiles, handshakes, behaviors or actions and inform of writing. The most important characteristic of love is that it has no tribe. True love has the power of bringing people together irrespective of their tribe, religion or political affiliation; only that it should be given a chance to lead us in the right direction. God created love and planted it in our hearts out of mercy and as human beings we have no right to deny it.

Since it was created without boundaries and tribe, love had done wonders and will continue to do them as long as we keep on track. Despite all the hardships that we’re currently facing in our country, we need to stand in love as South Sudanese irrespective of our ethnicities. If we have tolerance for each other, we’ll be in position to face all challenges with real endurance and patience.

Working together means we should break geographical boundaries and treat each other as South Sudanese. A brother or sister from Bahr el Ghazal, Equatoria or Upper Nile should be allowed to own a house or work anywhere without restrictions. The same spirit of love which guided us during the liberation struggle should be allowed to flourish endlessly in our hearts.

True love is manifested in charity but not tribe. Through sharing, we’ll be able to lay a solid foundation of love and unity. It is inhuman to enjoy alone while our brethren are suffering under the degrading yoke of poverty. What good does it do to us spending bags of cash in boutiques and five star hotels while our brethren are dying in the streets because they can’t afford a plate of food?

What good does it do to us when we only employ our tribesmen and throw the applications of other qualified job seekers into dustbins? What good does it do to us when we promote tribalism and hatred on social media plus places of gathering instead of constitutionally challenging our leaders?

A moment and resources wasted are never recovered. The time has come for us to stop senseless killings on the roads and in our neighborhoods. It is time to desist from our evils ways and express true love. A love that is practical but not verbal. A love that makes us treat each other as South Sudanese but not as Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk or Bari. A love mixed with hard work and patience as ways of tackling challenges but not hatred and division.

With the recent signing of peace by our leaders in Khartoum our hopes for a united country should be renewed and tribalism erased from our societies. Let’s put more wood into the fire of education and shape the future of our children by building the bridges of peace and unity.

Together let’s pull our country out of misery and propel it to the gates of justice, liberty and prosperity. May God bless South Sudan!

The writer is a South Sudanese Poet and is reachable via his email:  wekmabior@gmail.com

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