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A tribute to my hero Dr. Abdishakur Jowhar

GEESI LOO HANWEYNAA

by Bashir Goth
Friday, May 18, 2012

Hearing of the death of  Dr. Abdishakur Sh. Ali Jowhar struck me as a thunderbolt out of the blue. At no time can one be prepared for death but at times like this it is simply unbearable. The following eulogy poem is therefore a tribute to my friend, eminent scholar, unique thinker and philosopher, medical doctor and above all my irreplaceable intellectual soul mate and hero who was snatched by an untimely death in a tragic and unforgivable car accident on one of Somaliland’s deathtrap roads, between Dilla and Borama, on 13th May 2012.
Dr. Jowhar was a man blessed with the gift of gab and it was our mutual love for words and ideas that brought us together. It is therefore imperative that I remember him in the way he knew and respected me best, as a poet. In time, I will write an obituary about him to share his life as I knew him with his fans and the general public but now let me try to touch on his character, his intellectuality, his passion, his bravery, his kindness, his wisdom, his patriotism, his rebellious thought and his modesty as well as his humor, his sarcasm and his flare with language in the following poem:Geesi Loo Hanweynaa(A Greatly Sought After Hero).
Dr. Abdulshakur Sh. Ali Jowhar

Geeriyeey gableeyaay

Gudcur iyo habaareey

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Iyadoon laguu gogol

Oon gu’ba laguu tirin

Waxad soo guclaysood

Kolba guri mug weynaa

Goloftood ku heestaba

Miyaad goor xun socodeey

Maantana gab soo tidhi

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Ood gabi hadhweyniyo

Geed lagu nagaa iyo

Gumbur lagu dahsoonaa

Geesi loo hanweynaa

Gab intaad ku soo tidhi

Gaar nooga qaaddoo

Goonyaha dhulkaygiyo

Gayigii u ooyoo

Shakuur lagu gunaanaday…

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Maxaan gabay idhaahdaa
Miyuu ii guntamayaa
Godka uu baneeeyiyo
Gabalaaxsigiisii
Gololuhuu fadhiyi jirey
Gereerka erayadu
Qiimihiisi gaarkii
Miyuu gudi karaayaa…

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Qalinkaygu gaydhada
Miyuu guulihiisii

Goohiyo dayaankii

Geesaaska sheekada
Siduu yahay gammaan faras
Qoraalkuu galbini jirey
Gibladiyo ciyaartiyo

Gurxanka iyo loolkiyo

Wilwilaha ku goyn jirey

Weedhuu gorfeeyaba

Guuxuu ka tegi jiray

Goolkuu ku dhalin jirey
Miyuu gaadhi karayaa...

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Geesi baan abiidkii

Geeridu ka raagine

Goortii la joogaba
Guubaabadiisii
Gurmad caymadkiisii
Gaadh ilaaladiisii
Guryo oodistiisii
Gacal ururintiisii

Miyaa galalawgiisii
Durba loo go'doomoo
Gar allee la tebayaa
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Goobtuu dhex joogsado
Gole oogistisii
Hadal godolintiisii
Gar wanaajintiisii
Talo loo gudboonyahay
Gorfo buuxintiisii
Garaad xoorintisii
Miyaa garashadiisii
Durba loo go'doomoo
Gar Allee la tebayaa

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Jowharow waxaad guddo

Gogoshaad ahaydiyo

Beel gardaadintaadii

Dareen garashadaadii

Cilmigaagii gaankii

Waa loo goblamayoo

Goobtaad banaysaa

Jiilaal ka soo galay

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Geeridu xaq weeyee

Somaliland gaar

Iyo guriga Soomaal

Gaban yar iyo waayeel
Geed kastoo la joogaba
Gacmahaa la hoorshoo
Gurayo hoyashadaadii
Guus iyo quraan iyo
Ducaa lagugu geebaray
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Guudkeeda dunidani
Intaad joogtay gacallow
Waajibkaagii gudatee

Guryaheeda aakhiro
Galihii firdowsaad
Gama' oo ku waar nabad.






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