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My Poem of the Day
(12/14/14)


Things As They Once Were©

Footloose and fancy free is how all things use to be

Today there is no time to stop by and say hi

We barely remember where we came from

because all that we once knew has changed

Trees, cars, houses, buildings, parks and people

It’s hard to know who’s who and what’s what

I so long for a time when neighbors would just drop by

When our doors remained open

And the corner store owner knew you by name

And kept all your favorites waiting just for you each day

These are things as they once were

Oh how nice it would be if they could just be once more

Copyright 2014
Things As They Once Were©
Felina Silver Robinson


Read All About It

Drew Barrymore, Will Kopelman


My Poem of the Day
(12/10/14)


Life as we know it©

I’ve been trapped inside a life I was a never sure was my own
Raised on a pocket full of lies and broken promises
Neighbors who knew of the inflicted pain but felt powerless
or too shamed to chance making a change
A daughter chased away like a thief in the night thought to be left for dead
Only to suddenly reappear years later to the shock of those who bore her
Life seems to control us
We can only hope for the control we actually take
Each day change may come and change may go
But the trail of your life may be some of what you make
But in the end it will be more of what others make
You may not always see it
But if you sit back and take a minute to think
It will suddenly become clear once again
That all you hold near and dear is a gift
And we all know that gifts can most certainly be taken away
At which time we would once again can be left with nothing

Copyright 2014
Life as we know it©
Felina Silver Robinson


 My Throwback Thursday Poem

(October 16, 2014)

Tanisha in front of brook park

My Own Little Einstein©

Copyright 2014

Back in the day

Combined Block Parties were the big thing

Perry Street, Tabor Place, Brook Street and Hurd Road

If you weren’t there you were definitely square

My own little Einstein pictured above

Thinking hard about what the picture means

She was definitely a critic back then

Our streets may have been loud

But very proud

The diversity

The strength, intellect, and dialect

We saw good times

We saw bad times

Picketers

Abortion clinic shootings

Drugs for sale

And murder for hire

You may not have known

You may not of heard about it

But if you don’t want to believe it

You’re only fooling yourself

But my own little Einstein knew that times would be changing

She knew they’d get better and we turn a corner

All that was bad became good

And all the was old became new

We stuck together like one big happy family

It took our village to raise our children

Who’ve now all gotten ahead

They’re doing their own thing

But never forgetting where they came from

Holding close to their kin

Oh my little Einstein you were right once again

My Own Little Einstein©

Felina Silver Robinson



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