By James Okuk
Death is the greatest human enemy since the time of creation. Death robs from the human families, clans, tribes and nations the best valuable thing in their lives. It leaves them with sorrow and grief beyond any mortal repair.
At this particular moment, I would like to send my condolence to the family of John Adhok, his clan in Panyidwäy (Pa Jur, Pa Atembunj), to the whole Collo tribe, and to the nations of Southern Sudan for the great lost of the all times greatest Poet, singer and musician.
After struggling with life since the death of his beloved wife during the fight between the SPLA forces and Militias/SAF in Malaka in December 2006, John Adhok was not the same again. From then he was hospitalized in Malakal Teaching Hospital and in Khartoum subsequently. He wanted to go to Jordon in the Middle East for a comprehensive medical treatment but lack of encouragement and frustrations from life situation blocked his way. This made him, perhaps to pessimism in life opportunities.
After spending some times in the sick-bed in Malakal Teaching Hospital, our beloved poetic patriot of Collo and of Southern Sudan passed away regrettably and returned to rest in peace with his Lord on Thursday, 23rd October 2008. He was buried in Dangershofo (South Malakal) near his beloved mother according to his wish. He leaves behind some Orphans without a mother nor a father. May God touch the hearts of the people of good will to come to help of these orphans so that they do not suffer in the life process in the absence of their beloved parent in this world.
Dear beloved John Adhok, you have been my preferred Collo Collo Poets and singer and I love your patriotic and educative songs about the danger of AIDS, skin-bleaching creams, Separation of the South Sudan from the North, and curse to the trouble-makers and corruptists in the society, etc. I know that no human being is immortal in this world because all of us will pass away to the world of mortality one day, one time, one place.
Dear beloved John, we will not see you physically anymore because you are gone from us but we will not forget you in your songs from the cassettes that you recorded. Your legacy will remain for ages as long as they listen to what you sang to them for their goodness. Rest in eternal Peace till we meet again, Amen!!
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