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
“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
By Sandra C. Obiora ©. Written 6.3.13
Imagine with me for a second a world without sound.
The ocean without the lapping and flapping of the waves,
Continue reading The World With No Sound
Featured Piece written by Chris Nash ©
Chris tries to use poetry to give a voice to the ones whose voices have been lost or taken away from them. He is currently working on a series of songs that species under severe threat of extinction might sing – if we had ears to listen to them. Blue Whale is one of them. Continue reading Blue Whale
Short featured Piece written by Derek Oluwamuyiwa Fodeke-Rodgers ©
Continue reading Thinking Of You
An Apoetsbrain Original. Written 28.12.2013 ©
This morning it felt as though I woke up into twilight.
At some point, twilight became dawn, and dawn was no where to be found.
Continue reading Utopic Dystopia
Birthdays are a blessing.
For they point us towards realizing those ones we adore.
They make us stop in time to appreciate the wonders of being created for a purpose.
For at one moment God said let there be Sandy, and then there was.
Happy birthday to me! I am growing cooler! 😉
And Wow! it’s already been a year! Happy birthday to http://www.apoetsbrain.com as well. To all Apoetsbrain followers, contributors, and supporters, We love you! thanks for joining us on this fun filled journey of growth and purpose.
We are surely going places 😉 Continue reading Happy Birthday to Us!
“The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
— Theodore Roosevelt
An Apoetsbrain Original ©
It used to be that she had too many friends. Now it seems like she has no one to call her own. Continue reading Friendless in Her Underwear
Hi there! Are you new to Apoetsbrain? Welcome!! Are you already part of our awesome community? We are so happy to have you here today!
Here on Apoetsbrain you can expect new posts every Wednesday! Join us on our journey of deeper thoughts as we
Continue reading New Posts Every Wednesday!
This is a featured piece written by Seni Joshua © All rights reserved.
They’re the Millennials. The Gen-Zs. The Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat generation. Continue reading Viral
One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.”
– Michelle Obama
Continue reading The Lesson I Grew Up With
It is always so exciting to discover that so many people around us secretly lead truly extraordinary lives full of extraordinary potential!
About Yun Bang
Yun Bang is a Korean-born artist.
Continue reading Incredible Paintings by Artist Yun Bang
An Apoetsbrain original ©
Tonight I looked up at a star as it sparkled so brightly.
I lifted up my hands in the freezing night and placed the twinkle Little Star between my thumb and index finger all set to squash it. Continue reading To Squash A Star
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”
Continue reading Broken Winged Birds
The following is a featured piece written by Bonsu Adjei-Arthur © All rights reserved
Arthur’s Introduction to this piece
I have looked at how my world has changed so much and how creative we have become and the extent of magic we can pull up with our creativity from our devices and everything. However, I also felt the need to talk about the downside of all these great things and how people don’t fit. I played the part of the architect generation and how I am happy to see the delusion, the reality and all the glamour of everything and how it seems to all play into my grand plan. As such, I titled it. A THOUSAND MEGAPIXELS. Enjoy. Continue reading A Thousand MegaPixels
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading I Refuse to Believe It
Original Piece by Apoetsbrain ©
He sits with tears in his eyes.
Pondering upon the evolution of humans in his ‘world’.
He is at the prime of his skills.
His skill is but to think then paint. Continue reading Art and Tears
“Dipped in chocolate, bronzed in elegance, enameled with grace, toasted with beauty. My Lord, she’s a black woman!”
– Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan
Welcome to the second semester guys! You made it through semester 1! Here you are so fast, and so soon!
Before the semester really blooms, and before your semester grind begins, here are a few ever fresh points to keep in mind in order to achieve a successful start and end to the spring semester of 2019.
Welcome to Apoetsbrain. Happy reading 🙂
Continue reading Sandy’s 7 Ultimate Tips for Conquering Spring Semester 2019