Poem by Ayivi Williams ©
Silence is a sweet poison
He is a slow silent killer Continue reading Silence
“The one whose life is centered only around gathering riches and indulging all worldly pleasures is like an ant inside someone’s house who worked all through the day to gather sugar, and ant meat, and when evening came, the home owner swept everything off both ant and ant meat alike. A destruction with no discrimination.”
~ Thoughts by Apoetsbrain ©
“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. To gain that smoother Iife of peace, in surrender. Then all you can say is:
“Not my will Lord, but yours be done.”
~Sandra C. Bamisile 😊
Everywhere and anywhere
In different shapes and shades,
Nevertheless, the most unique living creature on this planet!
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
A Poem written by Ayivi Williams © All rights reserved
Be careful never to covet what your friends have.
“If you fail to think for yourself, it is very easy to get dragged in by another’s grandiose ideas and plans. It is obviously better to instead transform yourself into an entity so important around whom most other important things need gravitate.”
by Sandra C. Obiora-Bamisile © All rights reserved
“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!
“On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.”
~ Oprah Winfrey Continue reading Inspiration Doze For Today
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
“I am a Woman
~ 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
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
~ Maya Angelou
Therefore, before I start, I cannot skip this major point which I label point zero. Welcome to Apoetsbrain. Happy reading 🙂
Artwork by Kusi Kwadwo
Featured ~ Kwadwo Kusi. An Abstract Artist and an Engineering student.
By Sandra C. Obiora. © All rights reserved (Written 25.10.2013)
My hair and I are not always the best of friends.
We sometimes fight, and we sometimes make up.
She gives me all this work and all this trouble,
Yet I love her for what she is, and what she represents. Continue reading My African Hair
Featured piece by Edidiong James Written 20.10.2017
At certain points in life, we realize our instincts were right all along.
Certain disasters could have been avoided
But could they really have?
“The Meaning of all life and existence is found in the almost painful, almost undeniable reality of God.”
~ By Sandra C. Obiora
By Sandra C. Obiora ~ Written 31.12.12 (6 years ago)
It is the last day of 2012. A day many believed will not occur.