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Just a Little More

“Sometimes, all it takes is a little more strength, a little more courage, a little more interest, a little more determination. Not a lot more, just a tiny bit more than you had before to make it through, and suffer no regrets.”

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The Bridge of Life

An Apoetsbrain Original ©. Written 13th March 2020


The difference between us is not something that you can see.

Even if you take a careful look. No.

Can you see it? No.

It is not about our skin color.

No, it is not in the color of our eyes.

It is not about our gender. Nor is it about age.

It even has nothing to do with intellect.


Yet, believe me when I tell you that we are different. It is all in the mind you see.

For as you know, we are both standing on this bridge called life together.

While you yearn to make it successfully through to the end,

I yearn to jump off this ledge if just to put an end to all of this sorrow I feel.

Do you see? Can you understand our difference now?


Yet you rest your hand upon my shoulder and say: ‘Friend, I understand.’

With bewilderment, I laugh in bemusement. Wondering if you have gone deaf.

Yet you refuse to let me go. You hold on to me in a comforting hug.

Whispering words of wisdom, words of courage, words of hope.

Words that sound too good to be true.


With tears dripping down my cheeks, I hear you whisper to me;

“‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.

Before you were born, I sanctified you.’

‘In this world, you will have trouble.

But be of good cheer for I have overcome the world.’

Yes, ‘I am with you even till the end of the age.’

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”


 


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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

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

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