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
All posts by Dr. Sandra C. Obiora
This is a featured piece written by Seni Joshua © All rights reserved.
They’re the Millennials. The Gen-Zs. The Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat generation. Continue reading Viral
“A Small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway of life.”
~ Celia Luce
~ The Real Love ~
15 year old poem written by Dr. Khalid Umer.
“People say love is blind
But I say it is kind.
People say love is mad
But I say it is not bad.
People say love is sour.
But I say it makes you pure.
People say love breaks a man.
But I say it makes a man.
I say there is great joy in love.
People say it brings you close to insanity.
People say love is to love a boy or a girl.
But I say love is to love humanity.
Khalid Umer is a researcher studying emerging technologies. An electrical engineer by profession, a poet and writer as a hobbyist.
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A Thousand MegaPixels
The following is a featured piece written by Bonsu Adjei-Arthur © All rights reserved
Arthur’s Introduction to this piece
I have looked at how my world has changed so much and how creative we have become and the extent of magic we can pull up with our creativity from our devices and everything. However, I also felt the need to talk about the downside of all these great things and how people don’t fit. I played the part of the architect generation and how I am happy to see the delusion, the reality and all the glamour of everything and how it seems to all play into my grand plan. As such, I titled it. A THOUSAND MEGAPIXELS. Enjoy. Continue reading A Thousand MegaPixels
“I was young you see. It did not concern me that my neighbour’s father was organising a riot, or that he was all prepared to spark 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 ran free of clothing, and restrictions. They were free to roam and run.”
~ Extract from ‘Advocate for Peace’ TedxCIU Talk by Sandra C. Obiora
Thinking For Youself
“If you fail to think for yourself, it is easy to get dragged in by another’s grandiose ideas and plans. It is much better to transform yourself into an entity so important and so central around whom most other important things need gravitate.”
by Sandra C. Obiora-Bamisile © All rights reserved
Written by Sandra Chukwudumebi Obiora 17th Sept.2022 © All rights reserved
There is just something about you
The curve of your brows,
The slide of your nose
The slant of your lips
The depth of your gaze.
Human Thou Art Immortal
By Sandra C. Obiora. Written 7th February 2022
‘Let Us make man in Our image,
After Our likeness’
was on one newly created day uttered
By the One who existed before time began.
2023 Let’s Go!
It is always such a wonder when a new year comes around. It is a marvellous thing to be alive. To be breathing, to be thinking, to be feeling, to be sane.
Things may not always be perfect but it is incredible that we have strength in our bones, shelter over our heads, and food to eat.
Looking back at 2022, we see the grace and goodness of God layered heavily upon each day.
Thus, for this new year, let’s live in gratitude. Let our testimony always be
“This is a minute, an hour, a day, a week, a month, a year, and a life that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. “ Amen
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM APOETSBRAIN UNIVERSE! IT’S A YEAR OF GRATITUDE, PEACE, AND GREAT UNENDING JOY!
Poem Written by Krystal Orellano Weldon ‘Gypsy’ © 2019
We all come from the desert root of the African tree. Continue reading Sweet Africa
Time for Everything
“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.”
~ King Solomon. Ecclesiastes3:1-8 Continue reading Time for Everything
My Brain @ 100%
A poem by Sandra C. Bamisile © Written 4.11.2011
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%
Balloon Called Pleasure
An Apoetsbrain Original. All rights reserved © Written 15th December 2021
It’s shine cannot be ignored.
Big and bright. Laced in gold.
Begging to be held and owned.
Sparkling, distracting, exciting.
Thus you reach out in a heartbeat.
You stretch forth to grasp it.
“Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.”
~ Susan Sontag
The Burden of Will
An Apoetsbrain Original. All rights reserved © Written 5th January 2022
I am doing what we humans do. Just like birds perch, I am
Standing quietly on the front porch.
Overseeing the activities of fellow human beings.
The man drawing on a smoke seated beneath a weeping tree.
The man walking his dog in his winter pajamas.
His dog’s tail wagging aggressively.
The street vendor playing his sales recording ceaselessly.
The ethnic man taking a pandering walk around the neighbourhood.
The youths moving around with the apparent burden of adulthood.
Photography with Joe
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
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
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.
Continue reading Apoetsbrain Photography: Beautifully Dangerous
The Face of God
An Apoetsbrain Original. All rights reserved © Written 21st August 2021
We all are the very face of God.
The haughtiness in this one
The timidity in that one
The dismissiveness in this one
And the ephemeral nature of the other
These are but the face of God.
Sam vs. Ugandan Wildlife
Ever wanted to visit East Africa for a taste of its wild life? Well, here is a little taste of wildlife heaven from the planes of Uganda. Meet Sam Balyejusa, the genius behind these excellent shots.
An original by Oluwatobilola J. Agboola. All Rights Reserved ©
Can we mend broken pieces of trust
trampled beneath the feet of deceit? Continue reading Unassuming
An Apoetsbrain Original 2011 ©
It appears you must always be by my side
For me to think more about you.
I know I may promise you now
That I will think about you everyday that you are away,
But we both know that is untrue. Continue reading Forgotten Lover
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.
Featured Poem written by Bonsu Adjei-Arthur
‘Sometimes, our best work is done in secret’ they say
But we all crave the day the public gets a hint of ‘our base’
Several stories get lost in the universe like those star gazes
Any reason why heaven does not record the crowd but the secret places? Continue reading Mainstream
It’s Our Birthday!
Happy Birthday to me and Happy 4th year anniversary to Apoetsbrain!!!Continue reading It’s Our Birthday!
When My Daughter Turns Five
Featured Poem written by Joan Toluwani Amos ©
When my first daughter turns five
‘Princess!’ I’ll call her Continue reading When My Daughter Turns Five
“The real champions are not always those who wage war, or those who pick up arms and go forth to battle in order that they be heard.
The true champions are those who with all their heart wage peace. Those ones that battle their circumstances, their inner demons, and overcome with the weapons of their minds. No blood shed. No love lost. They take the highest road.”
~ Sandra C. Obiora
Fighting the Lonely
An Apoetsbrain Original – All Rights Reserved ©
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 the Lonely
An Apoetsbrain Original Written 24.11.2012
You are beautiful yet you ask
How beautiful am I?
You are strong yet you look in the mirror thinking.
Am I strong enough? Continue reading Unsure