” Prayer is something extraordinary that the ordinary man can achieve. It is something done out of the abundance of belief. It is that cry of the heart for itself as it makes a connection to it’s originator.”
~ Thoughts by Apoetsbrain ©
~ Thoughts by Apoetsbrain ©
Impeccablemichael, officially known as Oluwasegun Michael Oguntayo, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Veterinarian. Continue reading ‘Finish Strong’ ~ ImpeccableMichael
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Written by Sandra C. Obiora ©
Such an endless stream of lights,
Speaking much of celebration, merriment and joy,
Rising and scattering emotions upon it’s viewers. Continue reading Fireworks
In Over My Head (Crash Over Me) by Bethel Music ©
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
~ By Prof. Wang Min ©
(Professor of Innovation and Strategic Management)
A poem by Sandra C. Bamisile © Written 4.11.2011 (7 years ago)
If I could use 100% of my brain’s capacity and not be limited to just about 10%, I would…
I would think of why I am on earth, and actually answer it. Continue reading My Brain @ 100%
Poem by Ayivi Williams ©
Silence is a sweet poison
He is a slow silent killer Continue reading Silence
~ Thoughts by Apoetsbrain ©
~Sandra C. Bamisile 😊
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
There is something shocking about how far this other self of mine can go.
This retarded other entity of mine has no inhibitions or limits whatsoever,
But I do, I have to posses some. The lines are clear everywhere I look.
Yet, here I am, crazy within.
“Many years ago, I came into a profound realization that God brought me into this world to my parents with this gender, this skin, this hair, these eyes, this mind, this physique for a reason. Continue reading The Right Skin
It’s nothing like you have seen before.
It’s sometimes long and for some grueling.
Throughout the trip, you can feel your heart beating a second faster than usual. Continue reading Road Trip Nigeria
“Sometimes, we already know all the lines. Believe me, we know.
We know that our suffering will not last for a lifetime. Continue reading En~Courager
I am starting a new series where I expose on some grand pieces of poetry I feel the whole wide world can further appreciate in depth. I will also be looking into the lives lived or being lived by these great people.
There is therefore no more suitable piece to start the series with than the piece – Still I Rise- written by the amazing and impressive Maya Angelou who lived from (1928-2014). Continue reading Legend Series: Maya Angelou
“You our motherland are well loved. Well thought of, well understood, fully blessed. Perhaps this is the reason you have impacted in your descendants the strength of great bulls, the courage of greater lions, and the might of mighty bears.”
~ Sandra C. Bamisile from poem titled ‘Beloved Nigeria’
On October 1st 1949, after a near complete victory by the Communist Party of China in the Chinese Civil war, Mao Zedong standing atop Tiananmen proclaimed the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
10 years later in another totally different region of the world, on October 1st 1960, Nigeria gained it’s independence from Britain under the Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa and President Nnamdi Azikiwe. Continue reading Celebrating China & Nigeria National Day @UESTC
It is always so exciting to discover that so many people around us secretly lead truly extraordinary lives full of extraordinary potential!
This is a featured piece written by Favour Etim. Continue reading A letter To My Daughter
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?
It is like a thread of familiarity.
One that allows us to so terribly underrate that which we once held in great esteem.
A thread that curls tightly around our consciousness. Refusing to let it go. Continue reading Desensitized
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
~ Phenomenal Woman Poem (1978) by Maya Angelou
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.
I can see it in your eyes that you are lonely.
Beyond your smile, your actions, your clouding thoughts.
Beyond the things you wish to feel, and the things you wish to kill.
Beyond the though thoughts and the though actions. Continue reading Fighting Lonely
Artwork by Kusi Kwadwo
Featured ~ Kwadwo Kusi. An Abstract Artist and an Engineering student.