Category Archives: Featured Work

A New Calling

Written and composed by: Destina Godwin Ekekeh ©


On a fizzy cold day, while taking my conventional morning ride,

Cycling down the usual path at a speed faster than the speed of light,

The seemingly unending lane with trees and leaves cascading through,

With the constant quiet and lonely pace,

Left with my wildest imagination, Continue reading A New Calling

Lyrics of the Month #1

In Over My Head (Crash Over Me) by Bethel Music ©


[Verse 1]
I have come to this place in my life
I’m full but I’ve not satisfied
This longing to have more of You
And I can feel it my heart is convinced
I’m thirsty my soul can’t be quenched.
You already know this but still
Come and do whatever You want to. Continue reading Lyrics of the Month #1

True Laughter

Have you laughed? I mean really truly laughed.

You know the type that starts from your feet making your toes curl. That one that travels up your legs making them shake like a leaf in the wind.

That laughter that boils up in your belly like steam in an enclosed space looking for a way out. That one that literally causes you pain until you open your throat and let it all out and open.

That type of laughter that bursts out like a gush of wind producing a sound which for that moment in time brings with it an amnesia of all the things causing you pain and worry. 

So tell me. Have you ever truly laughed? 


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Featured Write-up by Dr. Perpetual C. Obiora.
Perpetual is a Medical Doctor, She is Multilingual, a Writer, and also my beautiful sister.:)

Photography with Joe

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 reason for photography, Joe said Continue reading Photography with Joe

Photography with G&C

Founded in June 2017, G&C is a unique duo.

The band is composed of Gin (孙吉) and CaiCai (蔡秉汝) . They both have a strong sense of music and a seamless ability to create musical masterpieces together. Both of them excel in impromptu ensembles; their powerful telepathy even makes their rehearsing sounds like an improvisation. A tasteful blend of Chinese and Western in its true form, the sound of the band is one with a soul. Recently, this duo have begun to delve more into the divine world of photography.


Continue reading Photography with G&C

~ The Real Love ~

10 year old poem written by Dr. Khalid Umer.


“People say love is blind

But I say it is kind.

People say love is mad

But I say it is not bad.

People say love is sour.

But I say it makes you pure.

People say love breaks a man.

But I say it makes a man.

I say there is great joy in love.

People say it brings you close to insanity.

People say love is to love a boy or a girl.

But I say love is to love humanity.


Khalid Umer is a PhD scholar studying emerging technologies. An electrical engineer by profession, a poet and writer as a hobbyist.

ABUSE & MANIPULATION

A Write-up by Humphery Adun


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

Lover, Savior

Feature post: Write up by Reynard


Now, I don’t only get to call HIM savior. I get to call HIM lover. I get to call HIM my very best friend.

I know a lot of people may look at this post and wonder what I smoked to get me this high. Truth is it’s HIS presence-

It’s a whole different kind of oxygen.

The type that comes when GOD himself draws you so near to HIM you can practically breath HIM in.

So close to the point HE feels like HE’s closer than your skin.

A place where HIS love for you echoes so loud it drowns out all the noise and opinions this world scream and that voice of condemnation-hahaha

It’s silenced completely to the point where you know beyond a shadow of doubt that with HIM is where you belong.

I’ve found my home in the heart of God.

And if you’ve ever wondered what the walls look like, just know it has your face, my face and the faces of the whole world tattooed throughout its entire parameter.

You may be one of those people who has always looked for a home in places you were never meant to fit in.

….. come as you are. GOD’s heart remains as open as the arms of JESUS the Christ that died for you on that cross……

Peace.


By Reynard

~Perspective Shift~


Woman! Oh Woman! thou art precious!
Everywhere and anywhere
In different shapes and shades,
Nevertheless, the most unique living creature on this planet!

woman wearing green rib turtleneck sweater
Photo by Jennifer

Some see her as an object
While some see her as a life force.
For she lays seamlessly at the heart of existence;
The world itself will be null and void without her.


Your perspective about her is directly proportional to your experience
She is a life giver yet deadly,
Pleasure giver yet a pressurizer,
It all depends on you.

woman wearing white long sleeved dress holding straw hat
Photo by Min An

Man! Oh Man! It is time for your perspective to shift.
It is time to behold not just her physical beauty, but the workings of her very being.
It is time to see the potential, creativity, and gifts.
The uniqueness, the greatness and the brilliance within her that shines like the sun.


Love your woman and you will find true joy.
Speak life into her and see life in yourself.
Give her all your attention and enjoy a life of undiluted peace.
Bless her and enjoy a blissful home.

smiling woman
Photo by Joshua McKnight

One man said ‘But variety is the spice of life’.
Yet, he has failed to realize that real variety is in one woman
For a woman can be likened to this planet,
Your location determines your experience and allocation.

Have you toured the world of your woman?
Have you enjoyed the variety she has to offer?
Have you been through her skies, seas, and dry lands?
Before you make your conclusion about her, travel the length and breadth of her planet.

woman holds led large ball
Photo by Anderson Guerra

Featured Poem by Olusola Olorunfemi Bamisile (B.B).

BB is an Energy Engineer, a lecturer, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and Audio Technician among other things. His aim is to empower the youth, especially men, to see and approach things differently. Above all, he is a lover of God.

~ Artwork by Dagi ~

Dagmawi Moges from Ethiopia is a PhD Student of Computer Science and Technology. His goal is in tackling Artificial General intelligence (AGI) system one problem at a time. Or in other words, He is working on Semantic understanding of text corpus. (If you didn’t get that, you may not be alone.)

Anyway, he is also a bright and rising artist!

Destiny still arrives by Dagmawi Moges
Destiny Still Arrives by Dagmawi Moges
African Beauty by Dagmawi Moges
African Beauty by Dagmawi Moges
Half Face by Dagmawi Moges
Half Face by Dagmawi Moges

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Have an awesome day! 🙂

~Hope and Despair~

~ Featured work by Muhammad Shehzad Hanif~

The days go restless, the nights sleepless.
I seek for you around but fail to guess,
My heart skipped a beat or two.
But my anxious eyes still have no clue…. 


The wind goes wild and rough on my face. 
Autumn leaves come down falling apace. 
All the birds have gone past long before. 
They will not come to the nests for sure.

animal avian bird bright
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

When the rays of hope turn to despair,
and the night of sadness prevailing everywhere.
The heart melts down my eyes through,
How much I miss you; I can’t tell you..!! 


Gazing on to the sky, I caught a shooting star
I thought of you being so so far 
 Down, it calms; at a whispering sound.
“Your love will soon be coming around”


Muhammad Shehzad Hanif is a PhD student of Management. A Telecom Engineer, a Network and Management Consultant, a Writer, and a Published Poet.

~The Opinion~

So he thought to have a glance.

Just a glance of an artwork she’d posted

To feast his itching eyes

In reading such bold poetic lines.


A little touch here and there

He thought to his little self.

A little touch on this poem

Could do much to really help.


His words carried clouds of weight

With pure intentions and without a bait

Her creative instincts were ignited

And she set off to do some work

person holding black pen sketching flower
Photo by Alena Koval on Pexels.com

The page was duly updated 

And the laughter was everywhere smeared

An expression of a little thought

Of an idea conceived,

Coupled with a positive mindset of a poet

That made such a dream come alive…


So dream and think and share

And don’t be scared to be here

The future is but an idea

Of an Opinion to be shared.~

Featured Write up by Issah Kwame Osumanu.


Issah from Ghana is a Computer Science Engineering student, an Oriental Medicine Practitioner, a Writer, and a Martial Artist.
He got inspired by my earlier post titled ‘True Laughter’ 🙂