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The calm of the Summer night

a thickness to the air

with a hint of a struggling breeze

the airy blue night sky with twinkling stars so bright

it gives me pause to wonder

if the twinkles are the hearts of all the souls lost

or the hopes of all the dreamers

I sit and spill out my own hopes and dreams

to a sky that may have no answers

to a sky that has no voice

but its warmth and friendliness makes

you think of it as an old friend

One that you have as your confidant

No worries that it will tell your secrets

or judge you when it doesn’t like what it hears

With every twinkle comes

the feel of acceptance and a sign of hope for things to come

I look forward to my old friend

The calm of the summer night

Copyright 2014 The calm of the summer night© 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 someones Idol

Copyright 2014 Idols© Felina Silver Robinson

Seth and Ali 12-29-95


Throwback Thursday:

Me and my little brother

Separated by three years

Doesn’t change much about us

Raised as partners in crime

We were unbeatable

We fought our battles

with Sega Genesis

and dump trucks galore

Now in our twenties

Stronger than ever

We will stay friends forever

Life just couldn’t be any better

Copyright 2014 Throwback Thursday: Me and my little brother© Felina Silver Robinson


Defining Friends

A friend is someone who knows what you think

How you feel,

When you’re up

When you’re down

When you just don’t know anymore

Who you want to be

Where you want to go

Who you want to go there with

A friend always listens when you’re blue

When you’re happy

A friend gives hugs

And maybe a kiss or two

A friend is like no other

There is no substitute


Copyright 1998 Felina Silver – Defining Friends©

Out to Sea


My friend she travels here and there


Although she’s smiling, her pain is clear as can be

As she seems full of sadness


She sounds as though she misses home

And all of whom she loves


Traveling sure takes its toll

When you are out to sea

A never-ending yearning for what use to be


She sits there with her husband, lover, and friend

Although he’s everything she ever hoped for

She still seems to be missing her friends and family


There seems to be no substitute

For the love of family and friends


No ocean big or small

No sunset or moonrise

Nor the stars at night


Why not come home my dear friend

For we miss you just as you miss us

Copyright Felina Silver 1998 – Out to Sea©

I see you look at me

But you don’t know what you see

You yell at me to go home

You say I don’t belong here

I don’t understand what you’re saying

as I stand in front of my house

I ask what home you speak of

You reply anywhere but here

There is no space for your kind here

I ask what kind you speak

I only know that you and I are the same

You yell back at me

that we are as different as night and day

as night and day I say

You are black and I am white you tell me

I say oh I didn’t realize that makes us different

I know I want happiness like you

I want a family like I know you have

I want to raise my children as you do

I cry when I’m sad just like you

I bleed when I’m injured just like you

and I know I work just as hard as you do

so I think we are not different and that

I have learned my right to stay here

I know if there is room for you

there is room for me

Why don’t you just try to be a friend

You bow your head in shame

realizing your mistakes

You beg for my forgiveness

I tell you that you needn’t ask

I just knew all of this would pass

40 years later we’re still here

we’re still friends

and now our kids are friends too

We may look different

But we feel, look and think just the same

I hope everyone else will become friends too

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Copyright 2014 Felina Silver Robinson, Friends©

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By Felina Silver Robinson

1. When you can’t remember why you became friends.

2. When your friend tells you that they can’t take it any more without saying what the “it” is, which is most likely you.

3. When your friend starts spending time with people they told you they hated because they were crazy and weird.

4. When your friend only wants to talk about what’s wrong in their life and are not at all interested in what’s wrong in yours.

5. When you realize that the things you had in common with your friend are no longer a common interest.

6. When your friend seems to be closer to their technology then they are to you.

7. When your friend constantly make excuses as to why they are too busy to see you.

8. When your friend decides you aren’t important enough for them to attend your birthday celebration.

9. When your friend starts fighting with the people you love for no reason.

10. When your friend cant stand any of your other friends and therefore won’t spend time with you.

My Hands Wrapped Around Your Heart

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I find my hands wrapped around your heart

Holding it together

Hoping you won’t falter

Falter from all that you are

From all that you have to offer

Your heart appears broken

Broken and tired

Tired from the pain

The pain that you feel with every prick and prod

The pain that you feel as you sit in the chair with another nameless face beside you

Every visit tears a little more of your heart away

You yearn for a time before becoming sick

You are hopeful for tomorrow

But know it’s not in your hands

You ask for gods help

You hope he’s listening

Everyone you know and love supports you

You’re never alone

Each day you’re getting stronger

Your color is coming back

I even see your hair growing

You tell me you’re coming back

There’s a smile across your face

A familiar smile that I used to know

One that I’m happy to know again

Your prayers are being answered

Because here you are once again with

My Hands Wrapped Around Your Heart

I’m so happy that you’re ALIVE!

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My Hands Wrapped Around Your Heart

Is written by Felina Silver Robinson

on Friday, January 31, 2014

VideoMikayla Stern-Ellis, 19, Emily Nappi, 18, joined TODAY to tell the story of how they realized they had the same sperm donor, and were related. They met on Facebook before attending Tulane University and recently confirmed the relationship. “It’s so crazy walking around campus calling each other sisters,” said Stern-Ellis.

They look alike, love acting and chose the very same college hundreds of miles away from home. But there’s something else these new friends have in common and it’s making for an extraordinary family reunion.

Meet Mikayla Stern-Ellis, 19, and Emily Nappi, 18, who recently found out they are half-sisters, sharing the same biological father who donated sperm to their mothers.

“I already tell her I love her and it’s been two weeks,” Emily told TODAY’s Matt Lauer on Friday.

“It’s just really, really cool to gain more family,” added Mikayla.

The teens met on social media last year during the roommate search process at Tulane University in New Orleans. The girls — both freshmen — filled out a survey and noticed they had a lot in common. They didn’t end up sharing a dorm room, but kept in touch on Facebook. A few weeks later, Emily noticed Mikayla posting about her “Colombian sperm donor” biological father. It made Emily pause: she, too, was conceived with the help of an anonymous sperm donor from Colombia.

“When she posted that status, I thought that’s too much of a coincidence,” Emily said.

Could it be the same man? The teens joked about the possibility, but laughed it off. Still, the parallels kept coming: They both love the theater and will star in Tulane’s production of the “Vagina Monologues.” They have similar personalities and sport long curly black manes. Both were raised in California. They also have a similar taste in clothes: Mikayla bought a fleece jacket on a Black Friday shopping trip only to later find out Emily had bought the exact same coat.

So over the Christmas break, the girls asked their mothers for help. Sperm donors are issued numbers to identify them without revealing their names, so the teens compared theirs and were stunned to find out they matched.

“I wanted so badly to scream,” recalled Mikayla, who was at a doctor’s office when she got the news. “It was mind blowing.”

“I panicked,” Emily recalled. “I freaked out… I started running around the house screaming and telling everybody.”

The teens, who say they’ve become a lot closer since finding out they’re half-sisters, have enjoyed watching their families meet for the first time.

They differ in their interest in their biological father, however. Mikayla would like to meet the sperm donor, while Emily is curious what he looks like, but doesn’t want to find him.