Archives For Feelings


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What Face Should I Wear Today©

Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014

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Sometimes I wake up sad and blue

I don’t want to wear a sad face

Because I don’t want to face questions

I’m not ready to answer

Sometimes I wake up and I’m on top of the world

But I’m not sure if I should wear my happy face

Because every time I do

It seems to bring bad luck

And something always happens to take my smile away

Sometimes I wake up angry

Because throughout the night

All I heard were noises

Even when the sun just begins to peak

The neighbors dog is waking up the neighborhood with its barking

But putting on my angry face

Just wouldn’t be the way to start any day

So maybe, just maybe,

I have to keep on my serious face

because I can switch from face to face as needed


 

 

 

Helen Keller

Photograph by Marshall, 1902
IN THE STUDY AT CAMBRIDGE

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The Story of my life©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2013

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I sit here with my head in my lap

Rocking to and fro

Trembling in fear

As to how you will see me

I’m due to read before you

The story of my life

I’m not sure how you will judge me

I wonder if I should care

I’ve been ostracized my entire life

No one has truly seen where I’ve been or how far I’ve come

My trials and tribulations are a part of me

But they don’t define me

My actions define me

The person I’ve become is remarkable

Considering all that’s happened

I watch so many others lose themselves

Never to break out of their shell

Fearing a lack of acceptance

Fearing that there is no place for them

Fearing their own demise

Fearing all that is before them

Fear leaves us with no place to go

Nothing to see

And no one to know

I straighten out my legs

I stand tall

I wash my face

Clear my throat

And I’m on my way

To share with you

The story of my life

 


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Lists©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014

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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

Copyright© 2014

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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

Copyright© 2014

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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
Gesturing to 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.


 

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The Storm©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright 2014 (11/01)

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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

Copyright 2014 (11/01)

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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

Copyright 2014 (11/01)

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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.


 

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In the Darkest Corner?©

2014

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©

2014

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©

2014

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.


I can’t decide to take the life of another

Despite their taking without hesitation the life of others

History has taught us

A life for a life

But what is the value in that

Does everything need to have a placement of value

How confused I am

I know in my heart to kill is wrong

I just don’t want to own the decision to hurt another

For the memories who haunt me the rest of my days

I will remain Undecided©

By Felina Silver Robinson


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Without you mom

There would be no me

My beautiful children would not exist

My beautiful grand-daughter would not exist

Because of you mom

We can say

Happy Mother’s day to three generations of your love

Thank you

For giving me life

And raising me up

To give me the chance to be a mother

And giving me the chance to pass that on

There is no other gift greater

Than that of being a mother and a grandmother all at once