Category Archives: Write Ups

Apoetsbrain Photography: The Water Dwellers

An Apoetsbrain Original © All rights reserved.


Beautiful in their own fins and uniforms.  Swirling, gliding, socializing. Each design so unique. Unapologetic for existing and so alive. These are the usually forgotten water dwellers.

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Life’s purpose

“Life’s purpose and the perfect rice cooker have similarities. A rice cooker can boil other dishes but it is bought because it is best at cooking rice besides other things it can do. There may be other rice cookers out there, yet, you bought the one you have in your kitchen because it shined to you. It just fit.


You have been using it all this time and for years because it has been fulfilling it’s key purpose of boiling rice to your satisfaction. The rice cooker that does not know it is a rice cooker, or one that thinks it is a potato boiler will simply never be good enough. Just like this, we all shine when we know, understand, and work at our life’s purpose. Find it, focus on it, work at it.”

~ Analogy by Sandra Chukwudumebi Obiora. All rights reserved © Continue reading Life’s purpose

The Missing Game

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*Note: This poem has been published with the New York Public Library Zine 2017 ©


It begins as a creeping thought. Like an itch.

Easy to ignore, difficult to locate.

It graduates into an illness, and soon your mind is stuck on replay.

Like a swarm of butterflies with needles in their mouths.

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Grand Hands

“There comes a time when you realize that your life is no longer in any man’s hands. Not in your parents, or your siblings, or friends, not in yours, but in the hand of God who does as He wills. And then you stop fighting and kicking against the pricks. You gain that smoother Iife of peace, and surrender. Then all you can say is:

“Not my will Lord, but yours be done.”

~Sandra C. Obiora 😊

The Faces of Spring

“Whenever spring comes, Hope springs up alongside these flowers.

Every flower unique in its own way. Sharing its beauty with the world. As if to say ‘Cheer up. Spring is here!”

As the trees come alive with flushes of greens, yellows, and reds, my spirit comes alive with vigour.

With spring comes a new peace and tranquility.

With it comes a heart of gratutude for all that God has made.

~ By Sandra Chukwudumebi 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

I Lived!


An Apoetsbrain Original Written 3/04/2020 © All rights reserved.


I lived. I lived. I lived. 

I know that eight billion others exist alongside me. 

I know that others have come and gone before me. 

I know it has all been said before in different ways and phrases.

I know that in the picture of space and time we are smaller than a spec.


Yet this is the beauty of our humanity.

That we can cycle through life enjoying what has always been enjoyed. 

Thus, I will not get lost in mundane thoughts. 

I will not get stuck in mediocrity.

One and all eight billion will know! 

I lived. I lived. I lived! 


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photography: Take me to the wild (retake)

Recently, I visited the zoo on my trip to Shanghai and came across the wild. I realized that we sometimes use the word ‘wild’ arbitrarily. When i ran into the ligers, the tigers, and the lions, i felt goosebumps spread across my skin, and my flight response kick in albeit a wall of glass between us. Welcome to the wild.

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Woman

“The role of Woman is something spiritual. Profoundly spiritual. Her value is something insurmountable. Her very being defies human rationality. A little smaller yet so powerful. Lighter but a heavy weight lifter. She becomes Mother. Mother Earth, Mother Nature, Motherland. Beautifully birthing life itself. Birthing nations, birthing Christ! She is indeed something spiritual.”

Happy Women’s day!

~ Quote by Sandra Chukwudumebi Obiora

The Unpredictable Designer

Featured poem by Bonsu-Adjei Arthur © All rights reserved


He cuddles a baby to sleep

Yet researched in the Books of the Pharisees

He draws the algorithm of creation, yet his algorithm seems inverted

For geometry is authored by his hands, pinpointing him at the center

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Apoetsbrain Photography: Beautifully Dangerous

An Apoetsbrain Original © All rights reserved.


Innocent and harmless it appears.

It seems as though it has no other care in the world but to glide and twirl across the waters.

Its every move made as though to mesmerize and hypnotize its prey.  

Its color dancing to the light pretending to be light itself.

But like a moth hopelessly drawn to a flame, 

its poison soon spreads, 

and the hug you came over to give turns to a strangle.

Soon mesmerized and breathless you fall.

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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

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.”

~ Quotes by Apoetsbrain


 

 

 


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Existence

“Imagine your existence. Remember the reality of your consciousness. Now Imagine only existing. Existing with no purpose, no warmth, no life.Knowing nothing, heading nowhere even after death. Such hopelessness!I wish to have nothing to do with it.

For indeed man was designed for immortality. By nature we are immortal. Where man therefore spends the rest of eternity after his time on earth is the most crucial question of his existence. Now we must decide. With God or without?”

~ Sandra C. Obiora

A Person of My People

Reflections from Summer 2018. A piece by Sandra C. Bamisile ©


Being Nigerian in Nigeria is something nearly profound. There is a comfort that creeps over my skin. It is almost suffocating how magnificent it feels to be your own person among your own people. It is almost bewildering how ecstatic I am to eat the food of my people by my people, with my people. Continue reading A Person of My People