All posts by Sandra C. Obiora

I am called many things. A lover of God, a PhD student, a Language Enthusiast, an Audio Technician, a Motivational Speaker, an Artist, a Writer, a Lover of tennis and all things Japanese anime..., and among them all, i am a poet, ambitious, and a genuine lover of good writing, art, and photography.

A Letter to Myself

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.

Not a bad bitch, because she knows her worth.

Time to put yourself first.


Time to understand the definition of a queen.

No matter the trouble the Empire is going to keep rising.

Never let the world see the crying.

Even if they do, show them you are hard too.

Hard on that passion.

That energy you bring to the stage is God’s passing

Through my veins, through all the sweat, tears and pain.


From the death of a boy who wanted to marry me, to my aunt Stacey and unborn child too.

Through my youth when I let out anger through being wild.

One thing I never let them do is keep me silent!

I always would fight it.

Break out my crazy, to get away from negativity.

Because deep down inside you knew you deserved better,

But you wanted to be loved time and time again so you settled.


It’s time to know your worth now!

You’re a bad queen.

Not a bad bitch, because you know your worth.

Time to put yourself first.

Time to clean out your fears and steer clear of abusive people.

The one trying to steel your soul, dig deeper.

Not everyone is made for you.


Evil does exist in the world and it wants to see you fail,

But that empire keeps rising.

Never let them see the crying.

Even if they do, show them you go hard too!

Hard on that passion!

Show how God goes through my skin and keeps passing.

Passing the crown to a bad queen.

Not a bad bitch, because she respects her worth.

Time to put yourself first.


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A Tampa, Florida native, Krystal “Gypsy” Orellano Weldon is a spoken word poet, writer, and educator. Krystal is slowly transpiring as a creative nonfiction writer, being published in St. Petersburg College’s newspaper The Sandbox, Saint Leo University’s book the Sandhill Review. She is also the author of the book ‘The Evolution of Poetry’, and now working on publishing her second book.

 


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Photography with Joe II

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

Birthing Emeralds

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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

Her Beauty

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.”

~ Sandra C. Obiora

Comprehension

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

Adulthood

“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

Beautiful People

“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

Freedom

“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

Abuse & Manipulation

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

If You Need It, Get It

“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

Beside the Still Waters

“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

~ Psalm 23