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Tibetans worshipping idols, from China Illustrata , p. 72.



Copyright 2014

By Felina Silver Robinson


When I was young I didn’t have much

Not because we were poor

Because we weren’t

Not because no one cared

Because everyone did

It was because my parents wanted to teach me

That there are many more among us that truly have nothing

We have each other

We have our neighbors

We have our church

We have our memories

We have all that we need

When I was young

My idols could be found on TV

My idols were my neighbors

My idols were my friends

My idols were my family

Now many of them have passed

The shows have come and gone

My friends have moved away

And my family, those that remain

are mostly scattered about

So my idols are now my children and my husband and the family that remains

My idols are

The children of the world that will sculpt our future

Those who are hard at work

Those that are surviving

Those who are waiting to be noticed

Those who are waiting for help

Those who are fighting for their lives

Idols come in all shapes and sizes

Idols come


Idols go

But we must go on living

Little do you know

You too are someone’s Idol


Sister, Brother©

Copyright 1998, 2015

By Felina Silver Robinson


Without you little brother

What would I do?

Who would I sit with when I’m blue?

Who would I watch our favorite shows with?

Whose toys would I play with than destroy?

Who would I be jealous of?

Without you big sister

How would I fill my day?

No one to fight with

No one to hug

No one to laugh with then cry to

No one to tell me that all is OK

Sister, Brother we are as one

No one can break this bond

Please hold me close and never let me go 


The Art of Pain and Loss©

Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright 2014


None of us go through life

Without losing someone we love

Some of us feel like we lose more than others

Some of us put on a happy face and work hard to push on

Some of us just can’t keep it together and begin to fall apart at the seams

Seemingly becoming completely unglued

There’s no ease to losing someone close to you

Especially when this someone has been a big part of your life

Whether it be since the beginning of time or a short time

Only you know how deep and significant your relationship was

We all have to remember not to lose ourselves within our pain

Because we will do an injustice to those that we’ve lost

They leave hoping that we can do better to carry on without them

Sometimes in spite of them

No one wins if there’s no one left to carry on

Some think that the only art there is …

Is an act, a picture, a story, or music

But reality is

Life is an art

It’s an art of pain and loss

Life and love


Life and Death

We all have our parts

Good or Bad

But the show must go on

Carry on sweet friend of mine

This Poem is written in Loving memory of Frederick “Freddy” Berzon, who was not an uncle by blood, but was a best friend to my dad.  Therefore he was my uncle. I knew him since I was quite young and he was always there. Anyone who brought Joy to my dad, brought Joy to me. I will miss the friendship and love he offered to so many. It will be strange never seeing him again. I just can’t imagine it. I know that he is off to a better place to start a new chapter of his life. I hope he will carry the love that we all have for him with him always.



Laugh With Me©

Copyright 1998, 2015

Felina Silver Robinson


A smile on the face of the one you love

There is nothing like the feeling of knowing that you bring happiness to another

You control the expression

The curve of their smile

The squint of their eyes

The fold in their forehead

The lift in their head as they laugh uncontrollably

There is no better gift than a laugh from the heart


A long to bring just that very laugh

That very smile to you


Sit back


Stay a while

And laugh with me


What Can You Give Me?©

Copyright 1998, 2015

By Felina Silver Robinson


She stands in the doorway

Anticipating the thoughts of her eldest daughter

What will she want?

What will she need?

What will she ask for?

How will she plead?


She works so hard to bring all that she can

Each time she enters her three surround her

Singing, hi mommy, what did you bring me today?

Never without something to give

she puts out her hand filled with goodies

Within seconds they are bare

Everyone happy with no despair


All in her day of pleasing her trio

The smiles are worth more than any dollar

All happiness comes from the thought of being loved

Not from the gift received




The Rulers of Tomorrow©

Copyright 2014

By Felina Silver Robinson



The rulers of tomorrow

They start-off looking like little seeds in a nest

Inside their mother’s womb

Not even their mothers know who they will turn out to be

She waits nine long months as they toss about

Making themselves comfortable for the duration

They’re thinking

Only they know their thoughts

One day they will be the rulers of the world

But for now they sit and process what the world is all about

For now

They enchant you with their youth and beauty

As they grow

They change and their minds are strengthening

Preparing for their roles ahead

Still molding

Still deciding

On just what they’ll do

But some day you know

They’ll be ruling you

So be careful of what you do

Because I’m sure they will always remember

What you’ve done


Alone And Lonely You Will Be!©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright 2014


Simple thoughts

With no real intentions

Lead to actions

Not likely to be forgiven

You start with a promise

That’s never fulfilled

That ends with tears on a pillow

That are definitely not yours

You say many things that are just words that flow

They sound nice

But mean nothing

Because you never follow through

Even when everyone is depending on you

A room full of waiting eyes

Waiting to see if you’ll show up

Not wanting to believe you won’t show up again

Even though you promised not to mess up again

They just seem to always give you the benefit of the doubt

But what’s most important to you is that ego of yours

It’s always just only the things you want that keep you company at night

The ones who love you mean nothing any more

Just be careful

They might just be showing you the door

Your family and friends will only wait so long

Don’t let your ego win out

For you will be standing alone