“With you, I just fell.
I am on a trip to exploring who Sandra C. Obiora used to be a decade ago! This poem was written 11.01.2010 – 8 whole years ago.
Is it desolation or mere isolation when
There is a demarcation between you,
And the others you call peers?
It appears that they are on the other side,
And you, with you and yourself on the
One against a thousand,
Is far too unfair, and
It must be this way because you are different.
Or maybe, you are unique.
but If you were unique, then they will turn around.
Why do they go on with their lives as though
You do not exist?
Why is the demarcation transparent?
It could just be painted black,
It could be a mirror, reflecting you,
Making you appear more than they are.
Creating for you the illusion
That you are indeed with your peers.
Why does it have to be a glass?
A glass through which you can watch their every move,
Their oblivious faces,
Faces that so innocently show, that
They do not recognize you?
I ask you this time.
Are you in desolation or isolation?
“His voice brings me back slowly but surely to that moment
It is my birthday today. Maybe no one will remember me.
Yet I am happy within and so thankful to God for the life He has given me.
I know life is not easy and it shouldn’t always be. It may test me, judge me, but may lead me to several results.
One day has value. One hour has much more than that. One minute is even better, and each second given to reading this is perhaps the most valuable gift to me.
So give value to life now, you can change it or it may change you.
~ Thoughts by Pelayo
Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things are past away. Behold all things have become new.
~ 2 Corinthians 4:17
“It is neither my wish to keep you waiting nor to wait for you.
It is obviously a better option for us to meet somewhere in the middle.”
~ By Sandra Obiora (08.2014)
“I am like a moth to the flame of a beautiful soul.
A bee to the scent of a flowering heart.
A predator to the prey of negativity
A David to the Goliath of helplessness.
A Paul to the ministry of repentance.
A triumphant student to the lessons of life.
Water to the wilderness of the dying mind.”
~ Sandra C. Obiora
“Choosing to be positive, content, and welcoming in character instead of being constantly discontented, negative, and a complainer, is referred to by some people as the ‘wisdom of life’.
However, I have found that this is easy to comprehend, yet very difficult to execute. For complaining is second nature to man. Therefore we must fight each day with our second nature, lest we become sour losers.”
~ Sandra C. Obiora
Fathers are a little more than a gift from God.
Blessed is that lady whose father has shown her how a man should be.
Blessed is she whose father hugs and kisses her daily.
The one whose father said to her:
“you shall be great”. “Greatness is your name.”
Blessed is that one whose father taught her to clean, to cook, to make the bed, to be organized, to keep to time, to be kind, to be giving, to be humble, to be respectful.
Blessed is that lady whose dad calls her ‘my princess‘. Who tells her ‘you are beautiful’. ‘You are a gift from God to me’.
Whose father never challenged her gender. Whose father said to her ‘blessed are you among men’. Whose father prays over her life.
Blessed is that woman whose husband is loved by her father.
Blessed is she whose father is a lover of her mother.
Blessed is she who learns what a home should be.
For she will be great. ‘She will not stand before mean men’.
So blessed am I for the divine gift of a father. Blessed be God for this great man in my life. One so irreplaceable. So kind, so loving, so blessed, so gifted, such a gift.
Happy Father’s day my darling father.
I love you daddy. You are more than an enigma.
I love grey skies. I celebrate the melancholy of them.
I know that many may count this a fault.
How can you love something so depressing?
How do you not feel blue at the sight of so much grey? I am asked.
So I respond.
“If anyone makes you feel less than you actually are, less important, less cool, less awesome.
If in any way they make you question your value in life at the innermost part of your being, or when you are alone,
then they need to go. Simple.
You need every mental second you have to think of amazing things and dwell on amazing people.”
~ By Sandra C. Obiora (23.11.17)
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I confess I overplayed this song because I am overwhelmed by it’s poetic genius. The Writers said it took almost a year just to get the lyrics right. I believe them! ~ Check out the song itself once you can! here are the outstanding lyrics!
God of creation
There at the start
Before the beginning of time
With no point of reference
You spoke to the dark
And fleshed out the wonder of light
And as You speak
A hundred billion galaxies are born
In the vapour of Your breath the planets form
If the stars were made to worship so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve made
Every burning star
A signal fire of grace
If creation sings Your praises so will I
God of Your promise
You don’t speak in vain
No syllable empty or void
For once You have spoken
All nature and science
Follow the sound of Your voice
And as You speak
A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath
Evolving in pursuit of what You said
If it all reveals Your nature so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You say
Every painted sky
A canvas of Your grace
If creation still obeys You so will I
If the stars were made to worship so will I
If the mountains bow in reverence so will I
If the oceans roar Your greatness so will I
For if everything exists to lift You high so will I
If the wind goes where You send it so will I
If the rocks cry out in silence so will I
If the sum of all our praises still falls shy
Then we’ll sing again a hundred billion times
God of salvation
You chased down my heart
Through all of my failure and pride
On a hill You created
The light of the world
Abandoned in darkness to die
And as You speak
A hundred billion failures disappear
Where You lost Your life so I could find it here
If You left the grave behind You so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve done
Every part designed in a work of art called love
If You gladly chose surrender so will I
I can see Your heart
Eight billion different ways
Every precious one
A child You died to save
If You gave Your life to love them so will I
Like You would again a hundred billion times
But what measure could amount to Your desire
You’re the One who never leaves the one behind
~ So Will I (100 Billion Times) by Hillsong United~
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Everywhere and anywhere
In different shapes and shades,
Nevertheless, the most unique living creature on this planet!
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.
She is a life giver yet deadly,
Pleasure giver yet a pressurizer,
It all depends on you.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
“The grandiose notion of achieving world peace is a phenomenon highly dependent not on societies, but rather on each individual’s actions and reactions to their everyday realities.”
~ Sandra C. Obiora
“In twenty days, the crowded Earth became as empty as Mars.
In this time, the moon became blood, and the sand became red.
For the one I knew so well, became the one I know no more.
The thoughts I used to daily think, are now the thoughts I think no more.
The feelings I used to dwell on, are now the things I feel no more.
The plans we then did make, are plans I have no more.
For in just twenty days, the population of earth was traded for the wild storms of Mars.
The false comfort of ‘friendship’ turned into the
Magnificent brilliance and hum of a truly silent planet.”
~By Sandra C. Obiora (Written 23.10.17)
Many are the mental struggles of mankind.
Daily we fight wars for and against our fragile egos.
For if we will just accept that we feel what we feel, and we feel it how we feel it,
without first putting up an act or pretense,
We can therefore begin the game of loose and keep.
We can then dispose of that we must dispose of, and build on that which must be built.
We can then correct that which needs be corrected,
and discard that silly thing called ego and pride.
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!
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~ Poem by Sandra C. Obiora (28.05.2018) ~
Today, I wished dearly for time to pause.
I yearned earnestly for just this cause.
That I may simply hold onto this quickly passing moment.
If only to make it slower, to grab a hold of it and shout, Pause!
Hi there! ~ So today, I will love to welcome you all to the first photography feature on my site! I got a hold of an awesome photographer by the full name Kevin Twum Aboagye Okai ( I know, it is an African thing lol). Before you browse through his photos here is a bit from the man himself. Continue reading ~ Life in Kolor~ With Kwame
“Do you feel a bit down and as though all hope is lost? When you feel that tomorrow is bleak, and you can’t move on, just remember that all things will always somehow work together for your good. Always.”
~ Sandra C. Obiora
Have a lovely day! 🙂
~ 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.
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.
Did you know that you are Spirit that lives in flesh?
If you follow the flesh, and simply follow the humanity you feel, it is risky.
For the human you are seated within is proud and always wanting.
The human never stops needing.
It never gives up on its pleasures. The human you are in is truly ‘only human’.
Yet, the spirit that you are has great control.
It possesses self discipline. It is ruled by conscience.
It knows morale and it is eternal. The spirit you are will continue after time.
The spirit you are can step over the human and become superhuman, supernatural!
Be the spirit, not the flesh.
~ By Sandra C. Obiora (Written May 24. 2012)
Today I am showcasing a very old piece of mine.
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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
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.
Your love is just there so you can get a good sleep at night.
It tastes of grease.
It does not feel like home, it feels like faux pas.
From your manipulation i learnt resistance.
Birthdays are a blessing.
For they point us towards realizing those ones we adore.
They make us stop in time to appreciate the wonders of being created for a purpose.
For at one moment God said let there be Sandy, and then there was.
Happy birthday to me! I am growing cooler! 😉
Featured Work by Tehmina:
Tehmina Kanwal is from Pakistan. She is a Postgraduate student of Management, an Artist, a Writer, and also interested in Social work.
The anime ‘Jormungand’ was wild!
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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?
“People do not resist change because they do not like it.
We love change, we get new haircuts every now and then, we change our clothes daily and we are always eager to try the newest restaurant in town.
People resist change because they don’t understand it.
It is paramount that we learn to embrace change because that is the very essence of learning. Without learning, we stagnate only for the ever changing world to catch up with us and force us to change; usually under much less favorable circumstances.
Take the steps to embrace change and avoid being forced to change as soon as what you know is no more.”
~ Featured photography and writeup by Samuel Balyejusa. ~~ Sam is an excellent web designer, photographer, and writer.
“Sometimes, we already know all the lines. Believe me, we know.
We know that our suffering will not last for a lifetime.
We know that our struggles will end someday soon.
We know that tomorrow may truly be better.
We understand that a happy disposition is better than a sad one.
We realize that our pain will heal and fade away.
We still need someone to say to us ‘don’t worry. don’t be sad. don’t cry’. We still want to hear the words ‘everything will be okay’.
Hearing the phrase ‘tomorrow will be better’ awakens our spirit and gets us on our feet.
having someone say to us ‘Do not be afraid’, ‘be of good cheer my friend, my brother, my sister, my neighbor’ never gets old.
Finally when they say to us ‘it is well with you’, our hearts begin to soar in the clearer skies of relief.
Believe me, this world can never tire for an oversupply of encouragers.”
~ Sandra C. Obiora
Thought for today: Are you an encourager, encouraged, or both?
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