Archive for the ‘Awuol Gabriel Arok’ Category


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Lengendary singer, Ajang Kuir Malong

The legendary singer, Panan Ajang Kuir Malang

August 9, 2017 (SSB) — Preeminent yearning for eternity and positive reception for what individuals have done while alive are the only accolades given to them by those they have mentored and fashioned after they are gone from the face of the physical world of flesh and blood, Ajang Kuir Malang was a great giant of literature, crafting both in slapstick and Music.

Ajang Kuir Malang arty style of capturing his fans attention through powerful poetic expressions of observable facts was absolute. He was an icon of literature as manifested in most of his songs.

Agongdhuor, as he was popularly known, was an artist with vocal and powerful voice, during his life time Ajang Kuir Malang was an MC, a musician and a teacher before he met his unfortunate death he was a staff at Upper Nile University.

(more…)

Advertisements

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Why mocking the president, they shud be arrested

August 4, 2017 (SSB) — ‘‘Until we are able to identify our crops by their flowers we will be having problems of identifying our food crops.’’ It is a sightless pride and an open curse to identify ourselves in the far background of our bodily marks, environmental and genetically appearances.

It never cost anything regrettable to just give two words of ‘’thank you’’ as an appreciation for work of humanity, giving consent and suggestion where they fit is the unique character of mankind, human beings are simply human because of undisputed universal flesh, bones, and blood, only physical look that sometimes  bury the three and very important parts of human.

People of South Sudan have to accept themselves as just people of the Republic of South Sudan than to be loyalists of tribes, regions, government, FDs, IO-Juba, IO-Pagak or any other rebels groups in the bush and elsewhere.

(more…)

Dr. JOHN GARANG: THE SOWER

Posted: August 2, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Poems.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Mandela and John Garang

Nelson Mandela and John Garang

We salute you father,
We salute your flag of struggling;
Wish you everlasting eternity
Oh! Dr. John; the eye opener
You have opened our eyes to the world,
You have opened them and now
We can make use of them accurately;
You had opened our eyes,
And now we can see ourselves clearly;
Oh! Symbol of oneness

(more…)


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan
 
Beautiful she is among her sisters,
Deafen by gun’s sounds;
Thinned by poverty;
Ignored by her sister, for her illiteracy,
Traumatized by frequent death of her children;
Forget mother!
And let’s push harder the slippery wall of survival.

(more…)

Becky: The Missing Key

Posted: May 15, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Poems.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

John Garang wih the family of Jambo

John Garang wih the family of Jambo

My living ghost; tell the world my distress,

I am alone in the desert, among deadly scorpions,

Their tails like summer’s barks,

My bag is locked; and I have no key to open it;

Yes, Becky; the missing key.

(more…)


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.”

(more…)


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

May 9, 2017 (SSB) — Once upon a time in the land of Ochoro, the birds and the animals held a big meeting to discuss the bad treatment they were receiving from human beings. They decided to send a delegation to the owner of the sky asking him to change their fate, and if possible to turn them into human beings.

Now the owner of the sky received them and listened to them patiently. “Human beings do not even respect our leaders, they said, they kill even the elephant and the leopard.” “They catch us and keep us in cages, “said the birds, “We have claws and teeth and yet they are not afraid of us,” said the animals again. Then the owner of Heaven said, “If I decide to help you, will you all agree to do whatever I tell you to do?”

Then all the animals began to talk at once, and they made wonderful promise that they would follow the Creator’s advice in every possible way, and do whatever he told them to do.

(more…)


“A hunter is rewarded according to his bravery”

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

salary

salary

April 27, 2017 (SSB) — Irrefutably, an empty stomach is the house of abnormality, the current economic war-hit has infused thorny vessels into the heart of many South Sudanese to the scope of toning down their best known moral fiber; sharing is almost becoming nonconforming affair among the South Sudanese, families responsibilities are deficient distorted and surprisingly a lot of strange behaviors have sprang up, things like open robberies, direct cheating and massive aggressiveness are currently the present day hobbies.

Though swallowed up in a smoke of hardship people of South Sudan are eyeballing positive promises from the Finance Minister Hon. Stephen Dhieu Dau, since his appointment into the country money docket he had authorized series of optimistic orders and directives, though his colossal efforts have been consumed up by the huge economic gap that has been blasted open by the country’s conflict and public malpractices. Hon. Dhieu is still the only hope for our economic recovery.

(more…)

SHE HAS STOLEN MY HEART!

Posted: March 27, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Poems.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

young girl with a gun

A young lady with a gun on guard during Governor Philip Aguer visit to Anyidi payam, Bor County, Jan 2016

She has stolen my heart!

But not a thief;

I was alone in the pit of darkness;

Then she came and begged my golden heart, I kept quiet

But later I saw her with my heart;

There lay my heart in a pool of blood!

There lay a well-shaped organ of the young gentle boy!

She split my heart in my present; I cried

She laughed loudly and sharply,

She smeared some blood from my heart onto her face.

(more…)


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

kiiriek with bishop deng

President Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar praying with Bishop Daniel Deng Bul in Addis Ababa, May 9 2014

March 20, 2017 (SSB) — On July 9th 2011 a nation was born out of protracted armed struggle and many years of pain, suffering and oppression. The ideals of the liberation war for freedom; freedom from oppression, freedom from racism, freedom from human indignity and violation, freedom from poverty, marginalization coupled with the urgent and pressing need for the development of South Sudan were the driving force behind the fight for liberation.

In every prayer for repentance and forgiveness, there are things to be asked and things to be disowned. What have South Sudanese asked and what have they disowned?

Personally I have solicited for national wisdom such that South Sudanese can be able to separate the bias from the realities and forward diplomatic connote of tackling them and totally forget the sightless beliefs on the immovable tribes, tribe can never be dismantled but bias can be discouraged, fought and dismantled. The tribal holler and hypothesis are giving an upper hand to individuals who have hidden their political aggressiveness behind the tribal curtains.

(more…)


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan    

farm in Bor, Jonglei state

A farm in Bor, Jonglei state, courtesy of Abel Majur Leek of Mareng, Anyidi payam 

February 13, 2017 (SSB) — There is nothing so pleasingly than to feast on one’s plate of hard work, my chief shout of admiration goes to the hard working people of Terekeka state , citizens of Terekeka should be commended and egged on, it is only after the  child is given a spoon that he begins to understand the practical way of eating, having witnessed the hard work of Mundari women of the Terekeka State during my petite vocational stay at Yieki Boma of the former Mongalla Payam from 2011-2013, hopefully there are agricultural viability in that part of the country, this is associated to the variety of soil type that are favourable for growing all types of crops and also prop up by people farming sanguinary.

With glimpse of farming in Terekeka State; youths look after cattle, sheep, goats and other stuffs such as fishing and hunting whereas the women, the aged and children attends the farms, as early as the day show its presence the households members wake up as early as 5 in the morning for the farm’s duties and afterward return in the evening at 7 in the evening after a long and arduous day works, while at a time others sleep at their farms. That moral fiber is production booster and therefore, should be shore up through agricultural components such as agricultural extension, Inputs supply in form of seeds, hoes, pangas, ploughs and wheelbarrows.

(more…)


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

February 1, 2017 (SSB) —- Mystifying the tribal drum of hatred in South Sudan is a fictional tale decorated by interests, greediness and weak patriotism supported by colossal corruptions. The widely chanting of tribal war after the onset of December 15th 2013 incidence is a fattened myth thrown into the public bus and greedily picked up by the sacrificial sheep.

In all the places of attendances across the world South Sudanese brotherly and healthily chats among themselves and never do they ever eye themselves as enemies rather than colleagues, friends and citizens of South Sudan, but as one attends to Social Medias, candidly one cannot navigate through without being hit on the nose by strange stuffs from some few grumbling individuals who at their own merits crowned themselves as representatives of some people without the knowledge of those they claim to be representing.

(more…)


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

January 25, 2017 (SSB) — If a man could be applauded for a job well done, then nothing muggy can prevent the scene colouring of Mr. Makiir Gai Thiep, a man who has devotedly laid his sleeping mat under the shade of humanity and nationhood, Makiir Gai is a man who has testified before the provider of fortune that having heavy basket of rewards does not deepen the hole of socialization and caring or prohibit one’s feet from the door of the less providential ones.

Makiir Gai with his national space of giving hand where hands are short has been demonstrated in a number of gracious occasions as in the case of Wau inmates, where he paid the fines of those who have been fined with money and also provided transportation cash assistants to the notoriously reformed hard felonies as a challenge to their rudeness, careless and unkindness.

(more…)


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Ruined by the SUN, by Wënnë Madyt Dengs

Ruined by the SUN, by Wënnë Madyt Dengs

January 18, 2017 (SSB) — The current economic hardship in the Republic of South Sudan needs outstanding wisdom, brotherly care and critical analysis; it should not be abused as the following story narrates.

Once upon a time three men were traveling through the desert when they discovered that they only had one loaf of bread left. It would not be enough for the three of them, so they agreed that one man would have all the bread. They discussed the matter, and decided that the one to have the best dream that night should have the bread.

(more…)


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

January 17, 2017 (SSB) — Dear National Government, instantly after the political turmoil followed by the current economic crisis, people of South Sudan have chosen an iron smothered hearts due to the fact that the crisis caught everyone by surprise, the recent national dialogue that had been declared by the President of the Republic H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit has given a grain of hope to the nation of South Sudan after the population has been over depressed.

As the process of national dialogue pour its boiling spurs, I am appealing to the Government of South Sudan to visibly and bravely response to the longing grievances of the citizens particularly our rural populations who are indeed the roots of our unity, liberty and prosperity.

(more…)


National dignity and pride as a massive responsibility of every citizen should be the gear for directing Our National Dialogue.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

RSS coat of ARMS

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

January 13, 2017 (SSB) — In a every social setting, respect and acknowledgement of good work done enhance social cohesiveness and progress, it is a core responsibility of the citizens to respect their Leaders, the Army and the Organized Forces in order to foster team work, accomplishments and importantly For complimentary and smooth wheeling of national unity which must also be reciprocated to the civilians, it is therefore, depressing and cheerless when national leaders bunch themselves according to regions, tribes and communities, if there is a significant call for such than it is the regional, tribal or communities leaders who can do so in line with nationalization of national resources and services, unfortunately when the leaders at  the national level troop themselves according to their areas of origin and constituencies the furthest the citizens are scatter and divided among the political shelves.

Regional, tribal and community  responsibilities should be detached from national management for the simple reason that the national leadership engulf all the other configurations of leadership and therefore, for the basis of national dignity , leaders who are holding national posts should not be appointed as regional, tribal or community leaders by their constituencies on the ground that they are  representing all the regions, states, tribes and communities of South Sudan as such, they should not affix themselves to some particulars sections of the nation, the senior post holders such as the Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Advisers, Undersecretaries, Commissioners and Chairpersons of the Commission, Director Generals, Generals in the Army and Organized Forces should be excluded from sectional leaderships.

(more…)