Category Archives: Poems

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. 

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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. 

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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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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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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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