Archives For Feelings


Lists© by Felina Silver Robinson

When you tell me all that you like
I stop at nothing to get everything on your list
You see all that you ask for then decide you no longer favor any of it
No thank you for my efforts just a new list in its place
I’m certain all that lines the paper will soon be replaced
By something else that won’t even mean a thing
It’s just something to have on your list
Lists keep you happy
Lists keep you sane
And they certainly keep you in your own lane
You better think fast or you’ll miss the show
If one too many lanes get crossed

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Crying© by Felina Silver Robinson

Crying…
For the child who lost their mother
For the husband who lost his life long partner
For the sibling who lost their best friend
For the neighbor who lost the only cheerful face on the block
For the cats who lost their faithful companion
Crying…
Releases all the feelings held hostage
Makes you see and think clearer once the tears end
You decide to set goals that you might not have had before the tears
So in the end the tears become your friend
They help you clear your head and make room for what’s new
Crying…It does a mind and body good

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Followed© by Felina Silver Robinson

I stand waiting for the bus to come
Suddenly, I’m no longer alone
This man is standing uncomfortably close
I can feel his hot breath against my neck
I hear him sniffing my hair
His hands brush up against my cheek
I quickly move to the other end of the bus
I hear his footsteps quickly behind me
I nervously stand next to the driver
Eying him that somethings wrong
He looks at the man behind me
And brings the bus to a screeching halt
Jerking the stalker about
When the driver asked if he needed help
He quickly said no thanks and scurried quickly off the bus

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Note to my new readers: About my “Poem Bursts” - I give myself 30 seconds to one minute, and then write what comes to mind. This is a fun writing exercise I give myself to come up with something different from what I might usually write. I hope you enjoy the outcome.


My Vote Matters© by Felina Silver Robinson

A right to vote
A right to choice
A right to be a part of the decision
Candidates sling and slang
They duck and run for cover
When the questions are hard and not so comfortable
Some extend you their hand and lend their ear
And spend some time
They’ll make you believe
And make it all seem
Like we’re all meant to be one big happy family
When the dust settles and the votes have been counted
The hustle about is to see what’s been determined
Who’s now going to be in office
Did we win, or did we lose
We pray to god that all our hard work paid off
In the end I know what I want and I know what I need
I just pray to god that we’ll all be happy when the sun goes down
Some will be happy and some will be both sad and mad
Whatever comes ahead we must all stick together and do our part
To make sure our candidates do the work set out before them
Protect your right to vote by fighting each cause as it arises
Talk things through with your candidates
And make sure they can always remember your name

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The Rush  I Get When I Cast My Vote© by Felina Silver Robinson

I toss and turn the night before the election
Who do I vote for
What do I believe
Who can I trust
Who is the better person for the job
Who will keep their promises
The morning comes
My stomach is churning
I approach the polling place
There’s one last push from supporters to grab my vote
It’s my turn now to cast my vote
I suddenly feel like I have power
I could become the vote that makes a difference
I’m entrusting my needs to another
They will need to earn their keep
My pen hits the paper and it knows its task
It needs no direction, there’s no hesitation
I suddenly feel relieved and breath on my own again
Now I sit with the others who have done their duty
And we wait to how powerful we can be
Oh the rush I get when I cast my vote
Is nothing like the one I’ll get
If all my hopefuls get in
It’s amazing how much power there is in a vote

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The Life of a Candidate© by Felina Silver Robinson

Visiting homes, Shaking hands
Holding babies, Kissing babies
Making promises that you hope you can keep
Debating live wishing you didn’t have to
Traveling from town to town
Speech after speech after speech
Giving hope while having hope
Missing family and loved ones near and far
Sleepless nights, early mornings
Hoping against hope for the win
Knowing when you’ve won and knowing when it all begins
Knowing when it’s over and when to concede

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Note to my new readers: About my “Poem Bursts” - I give myself 30 seconds to one minute, and then write what comes to mind. This is a fun writing exercise I give myself to come up with something different from what I might usually write. I hope you enjoy the outcome.


My Grandmother’s Backyard© by Felina Silver Robinson

Lying on my back
On the plush freshly mowed lawn
Thinking of all that happened before my time
Under the old fruitful peach tree
In my grandmother’s backyard
Where all the townspeople come to gather
Beneath the old oak tree
Everyone shares their woes
Then they’re on the go
Hoping for answers when there’s nowhere else to go
They lend their ear to the Elders
Who take control of our sector
Doing things right just like they taught you
Sippin cider, hearing stories, and hoping to get answers to age-old questions
Hoping not to find out things that will lend to a sleepless night
Here amongst the elders in my grandmother’s backyard

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Awakening© by Felina Silver Robinson

Time caught up with me when I wasn’t watching
I am now unprepared for the days ahead
As they come to pack up my office
We’re moving blocks away
Where we will sit high on the hill looking down on the ocean
Where the sunset glows across our windows
And rainbows appear each time the rain falls
Birds sing happily as they circle around us
Will the birds lose their happiness when anger follows
From those whose houses laid beneath us
And graves were swallowed up
To make room for your plaza
May god forgive you
The departed wait gracefully for your departure
You may not live through their wrath
Prepare for the awakening of the departed

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Cold November Mornings© by Felina Silver Robinson

Cold November mornings
When the wind whistle through the trees
And the leaves swirl about in funnels
While we work its hard not to daydream
About December and all the celebrations ahead
We will find comfort in the company of loved ones
We will enjoy shopping for those that we find most dear
Oh how I love the cold November mornings

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Note to my new readers: About my “Poem Bursts” - I give myself 30 seconds to one minute, and then write what comes to mind. This is a fun writing exercise I give myself to come up with something different from what I might usually write. I hope you enjoy the outcome.


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My Hero Menino© by Felina Silver Robinson

A city tattered and torn
In need of attention
In need of love and affection
A man full of pride reaches out into the city
All that was wrong was once again right
A city of filth now a city of green and beauty
But now he’s turned off the light
His job is done
The angels have come and taken him home
He’ll now keep watch from up above
He’s trusting all to carry on without him
Doing things right just like the taught them
So don’t disappoint as I’m certain he’s watching
My Hero Menino is now out of sight
But never out of our minds

This poem is written in loving memory of

Former Mayor Thomas Menino

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A Piece of your heart© by Felina Silver Robinson

Holder of the deepest blue eyes I’ve ever seen
A smile so captivating all hail at your feet
A heart so warm all yearn for your attention
Your inner beauty pours out for all to see
There’s no request or deed you’d ever turn away
One only has to ask and they shall receive
The daughter all parents are proud to have
The wife that every man dreams of
The mother that every child prays for
I’d wait another lifetime just for a chance to be with you
Memories come and memories go
But mine remain here and are all about you
Please hold a special place for me wedged in your heart
And maybe one day you’ll need me the way I’ve always needed you
Together we could take on the world
As long as I have a small piece of your heart

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Dark Skies© by Felina Silver Robinson

The sky so gray and mystical
It holds fear and wonder for all
Sometimes we are caught in a trance
Mesmerized by the darkness
Wishing we knew what was in store
But really happy that we don’t
Buckling at the knees at gains on us
Prepared to be swallowed up by it all
Don’t make a mistake and get in its path
I’m certain we won’t be able to save you
We are ruled by the dark skies

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Note to my new readers: About my “Poem Bursts” - I give myself 30 seconds to one minute, and then write what comes to mind. This is a fun writing exercise I give myself to come up with something different from what I might usually write. I hope you enjoy the outcome.


The Storm© by Felina Silver Robinson

Caught in the eye of the storm
Beads of rain pour down my face
As I run for cover from the impending gloom
Chaos runs rampant on the street
Sirens screeching searching for the stranded
The water level higher than the average citizen
Not much room left to run for cover
Some have perished
Some are still hanging on to the end of the line
The Bull horn sounds giving the all clear
The Sun breaks and the sky opens up and
A rainbow graces us with its presence
To bring calmness and order back to our town.
Once blessed by the priest all the evil has been lifted
And I go about my day!

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Natural Beauty© by Felina Silver Robinson

A look, a glance
A quick snap decision
Of what to wear today
Something to cover up the glow
The glow you left me with this early Sunday morn
Some days it’s harder to let it go
It gives me strength to push forward
Your natural beauty is sure something to talk about
I’m sure I’m the only one that knows where it comes from
It gives me strength to move on

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Trusted Partner© by Felina Silver Robinson

You hold my hand as we dance
On the ballroom floor
Worried that we might misstep
Worried no one will like our act
After hours of blood, sweat and tears all over the floor
But once the cheers and roars fill the room
All fears of failure melt into the shiny floors
Thanks for being my trusted partner once more

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Note to my new readers: About my “Poem Bursts” - I give myself 30 seconds to one minute, and then write what comes to mind. This is a fun writing exercise I give myself to come up with something different from what I might usually write. I hope you enjoy the outcome.


In the Darkest Corner?© by Felina Silver Robinson

I am in search of the darkest corner
So I can hide and be out of sight
My scars run too deep to be seen by others
I will make any human stomach turn
Fire rapture my body but left me here to rot on this earth
But clearly no one wants to see my face
So I roam endlessly through the night looking for the darkest corners
Wishing and hoping for any kind of comfort
The daylight brings me nothing but pain and torment
People stare and whisper and call me names
Those less caring throw rocks or whatever they can find
They don’t even bother to ask what happened
Is this any way to treat a hero
I fought for the freedom of these people
Those we were fighting blew up our truck
While my friends laid dying
I laid crying
From all the pain of my melting skin
I was the only one to survive
Even in my darkest hour I still protect the children who lay near
Our attackers came upon us and I laid it on them
Now they too laid dying while I still lay crying
But now I’m left here hiding
Because no one can stand the sight of me
Why must they all deny me after all I’ve done to save them

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My Pride and Joy© by Felina Silver Robinson

Through good times and bad times
Through thick and thin
My kids are number one
They put a smile on my face when no one else can
They love me no matter what I say or do
I’m so happy to have them all so close
I surely don’t mean to boast
But they really do mean the most
There is nothing that gives me greater joy than to see them all enjoy

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Recipe for Happiness© by Felina Silver Robinson

Stories great and long
Memories crystal clear
Undying love and dedication
A do anything, be anything, say anything attitude
Making time for all that matters the most
Is a true “recipe for happiness”

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Note to my new readers: About my “Poem Bursts” - I give myself 30 seconds to one minute, and then write what comes to mind. This is a fun writing exercise I give myself to come up with something different from what I might usually write. I hope you enjoy the outcome.


Will You Be My Queen?© by Felina Silver Robinson

I fear that I will not see tomorrow
I know they are coming for me and I’m powerless to stop them
My aging vessel is on the decline
I’m clearly running out of time
I’ve been told to stay out of the light
For my skin surely cannot bear it
But I yearn daily for the view of human life and activity
That has not been a part of my daily life for centuries
I may not breathe the air as you do
The land I live on is not that of the living
I stop here just to steal glances of what I’ve never been
And what I yearn to be
If you’ll share your blood with me I’ll gladly take it
It will buy me a little more time
But it won’t last for long
So if there is anything you have to say
Just say it
If you care to join me
Say the word and I’ll gladly make you my queen
And we can walk the land of the undead together
All it takes is a little nibble here and a little nibble there
Then I’ll forever adore you

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Til We Meet Again© by Felina Silver Robinson

Late one night not knowing the score
I opened the door trying to find you
Little did I know that something beastly beat me to it
His trail left clearly for all to see
There’s no word yet on where you might be
If only I had listened and stayed home instead of fishing
Maybe I could have saved you
But now I fear that the grim has come to take you
And now you’ll have to wait until he comes to find me
Til then just wait for me patiently for we’re sure to meet again

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Where have you gone© by Felina Silver Robinson

Bloody footprints on the floor
In a trail out the front door
Broken glass scattered about
The TV blaring meant to block out your screams
No one know where you’ve gone
Still alive or are you dead
How much time till we know
I grow impatient sitting here waiting
Then I hear footsteps at my back
I feel the hair stand atop my neck
I turn slowly and to my surprise
You stand there grinning asking if I liked your surprise
I don’t know if I should be glad or mad
My heart itself is still shaking

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Note to my new readers: About my “Poem Bursts” - I give myself 30 seconds to one minute, and then write what comes to mind. This is a fun writing exercise I give myself to come up with something different from what I might usually write. I hope you enjoy the outcome.