“Is it wrong of me to wish for that chill ?
that horrible wind that blows past skin and heads straight to the bones, turning them to ice, turning eyes to glass, and hearts to meditative melancholy? ~
For it appears winter has tarried too long already.
For my soul finds more rest in the midst of white and grey.”
By Sandra C. Obiora 2016 Continue reading White and Grey
Poem Written by Krystal Orellano Weldon © 2020
She always came in second place to self love.
So I write her a letter to remind her;
She is a bad queen. Continue reading A Letter to Myself
“The essence of life is found in the details.
It is not always written in the expanse of outlandish displays of joy, affection, peace…
It is often there lurking in-between milliseconds. Life is often there offering itself to you in the minute details of each minute.”
~ Sandra Chukwudumebi Obiora
“Imagine your existence. Now imagine only ever existing.”
~ Sandra C. Obiora
Today on Apoetsbrain we are featuring photography by Joe Onginjo. Joe is a fun, spirited and strong willed soul from Kenya. He recently rekindled his passion for photography as a way of making new friends and capturing the intricate details of day to day life. He is currently in China doing his PhD research in Management Science.
When asked the motivation for photography, Joe said Continue reading Photography with Joe II
An Apoetsbrain Original © Written 31st December 2019
As I look out my window at bleak skies,
As I feel my way through the winter chill
As I think of glories past
As I dwell on things to come. Continue reading Decades Come and Go
An Apoetsbrain Original ©
One great man was mocked because of his lifelong agenda and effort to bring about peace in his community.
This man worked, strived, suffered and later died for peace.
He will be seen as a peace maker, the reconciler, the forgiver of many many wrongs.
He welcomed the concept of generosity, and begged that each man care for his neighbor. Continue reading Birthing Emeralds
“Every lady has her own appeal…
Her beauty lies in the details.
Only those who have genuinely searched for it can find it.
Only those who have found it can try to comprehend the beauty that is her creation.
Only those desperate to shelter it are deserving enough to grab onto the gold that holds the power to decorate one’s destiny.”
The following is a featured piece written by Bonsu Adjei-Arthur © All rights reserved
I sat down under the tree of life, Down by the river of strife
Looking down at the caves that went through the mountains from which questions arose
Perhaps my questions were questions but as a Poet I could question my doubts
Like Newton, I knew a new thing was about to drop. Continue reading Comprehension
“At some point, we come to recognize that adulthood is not about the freedom to do and undo as we please. Rather, adulthood is a call to realization.
Realizing that your decisions now can affect a hundred generations ahead of you. Realizing that your habits now can seep into your blood, and spread across your generational bloodline like wild fire.”
~ Apoetsbrain Original
An Apoetsbrain Original © 2012
When it comes to love, there is nothing new or surprising anymore.
We now know it all.
In short, we know too much to expect too much.
Gone are the days when we knew not what to anticipate. Continue reading We Now Know It All
“If our sun is a life giving force, then the universe is surrounded by billions of life giving forces which we call stars.
Thus, if The One who made The Universe is the Maker of all life giving forces, why then do you remain hopeless ?”
~ Quotes by Apoetsbrain 2016 ©
“I believe that at any point, I can create. At any moment I can liberate myself from myself. I am sure that in any situation I can evolve, I can gain ground, I can be outstanding.
It is simply that I have been created by such a mighty Creator. I have been touched and breathe upon by the Giver of Life.”
~ Apoetsbrain Quotes 2015 ©
Featured Poem written by Joan Toluwani Amos ©
When my first daughter turns five
‘Princess!’ I’ll call her Continue reading When My Daughter Turns Five
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
~ Elizabeth Kabler-Ross
“I want the wisdom that surpasses natural understanding. Continue reading The Wisdom I Seek
“Sometimes I write not just to inspire others, but to inspire myself, and make myself the ultimate believer.”
~ Apoetsbrain Quotes 2015
Featured Poem written by Joan Toluwani Amos ©
To the one with whom I share so many things in common Continue reading Fly
“I was young you see. It did not concern me that my neighbor’s father was organizing a riot, or that he was all prepared to start a bloody crisis.
All I truly cared about was the art form of play and the freedom of running around in my underwear. Just letting everything loose.
For I had been tempted many times to take off my clothes and join the local kids my age who daily were free of clothing, and restrictions. They were free to roam and run.”
~ Extract from ‘Advocate for Peace’ Tedx Talk by Sandra C. Obiora
“Now faith is a well-grounded assurance of that for which we hope, and a conviction of the reality of things which we do not see.”
~ Hebrews 11.1
Featured poem written by Cynthia Wulan ©
Darling, get up
Happiness awaits you Continue reading Dear Pink
Featured piece written by Black Tulip ©
A Write-up by Humphery Adun 2018 ©
Humans are relational beings; and thus, we owe our existence to the ability to cultivate relationships that sustain our mental, physical, emotional and psychological tranquility. In every relationship, there are roles played by each correspondence, and these roles are defined by several factors; age, position, class, family, culture, spirituality, and tradition. This plays out in such a way that it creates dominant and subordinate(dependent) individuals in the relationships. Interestingly, as adults we play both roles of being both dependent and dominant at the same time, across different relationships, and thus there is a diffusion of a learned trait from a relationship circle to another one; and this goes on and on, creating a tangle of relationship traits. Continue reading Abuse & Manipulation
Featured Piece written by Meg Paulsen ©
I know only how to touch
and therein lies the catch:
I’m holding a face I cannot speak to,
tracing a tongue that cannot receive
the gold I grow on my lips
nor taste you in the names I give it. Continue reading Language Lover
Featured Piece written by Derek Oluwamuyiwa Fodeke-Rodgers ©
If we talked…
If we talked and I spoke sweet words…
If we talked and my words cradled your face like they were hands…
If you heard everything you’ve ever wanted will you truly be happy?
Or would you mimic me?
Whisper the words you want to hear to your self.
Cradle your own face with your own words. Continue reading Words
Written by Alex Cue 2019. All Rights Reserved ©
On the tip of the tongue the ineffable song
From the silence of
Nine billion names that don’t describe it:
“Not this, not this.” Continue reading Neither This, Nor That
Poem by Joe Onginjo ©
I refuse to be the labels you give me. Continue reading Colours
Poem Written by Krystal Orellano Weldon ‘Gypsy’ © 2019
We all come from the desert root of the African tree. Continue reading Sweet Africa
“If you need it, and you can get it, get it. If you simply want it but do not need it, think more about how useful that thing will be to your overall advancement as a person spiritually, physically, socially, psychologically, intellectually. Also, it is really okay to treat yourself from time to time when you have been successful. The trick however is to first achieve something so tangible for which you cannot help but reward yourself even a little bit.”
~ Financial advice by Sandra C. Obiora