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My ThrowBack Thursday Poem of the Day


When You Didn’t Know Me Any Better©

princess Alicia 12-1995Seth Christmas 1995Tanisha December 1995

When you were young and you didn’t know me any better

I used to cry myself to sleep at night

I wasn’t sure if I could get things right

I wasn’t sure that I could be all that you needed me to be

I was too afraid that I would fail you

And you would turn out right

I was afraid to be your only parent

The only person that would shape your life

The only one to teach you right from wrong

I was afraid you wouldn’t hear me

That you wouldn’t listen

That you wouldn’t care what I was trying to teach you

When you didn’t know me any better

I wished that things were different

That I had more to offer you

That I could offer you the world without any heartbreak

Without a need or a wish for anything

That all you had to do is ask and all you desired would lay there before you

But then I realized how lucky we both have been to have each other

I came to realize that as long as we are together

All would be right with the world

I’m so honored to be the one to raise you

I hope that you now know me better!

Copyright 2014

When You Didn’t Know Me Any Better©

Felina Silver Robinson


My ThrowBack Thursday Poem of the Day


Forever Friends©

Jenna David and John Carrigg with Tanisha 12-1989Julie and David Carrigg 12-1989 

At a time when my family was missing
You became my family
But foremost we became friends
In times of trouble
In times of need
You were right there by my side
I didn’t have to ask
You came on Que.
You always knew
Where to be
just what to do
Even more so, what to say
I didn’t much know what to do without you

Now years have passed
I still think of you often
Wondering if you think of me
I find myself wishing that we were still as we use to be
But time changes everyone
But it hasn’t changed the way I feel about you
My ear is always here if you need someone to listen
My door is always open
Our friendship
Still holds a special place close to my heart

I’ll always be a phone call away

It’s clear to me that we are “Forever Friends.”

Copyright 2014

Forever Friends©

My ThrowBack Thursday Poem/Photo of the Day


College Days©

Felina - Newbury College July 1987

Saturdays from 9-5

I belonged to Newbury College

With friends from all over

Gathered to learn

All that we could about







Public Relations

Human Resources Management

Great American History

English Composition




To get a better job

To get you a bigger title

To make you feel more whole

To find professional happiness

Colleges Days

Full of fun

Full of learning

Full of stress

Full of life long friendships

Hoping for change


New Direction

Happy to see College Days

Come and Go

Copyright 2014

College Days©

Felina Silver Robinson

My Poem of the Day


Coming or Going©


Driving through my neighborhood

I saw

For Sale Signs

Open House Signs

Moving Signs


Yard Sale Signs

Everyone is Coming

Everyone is Going

In talking to friends and neighbors

I’ve come to find


Their kids are now going to private school

So now even the students are leaving

It’s a sign of the times







No more comfort

So we have to make our own

What’s good for some

Is bad for others

There are somethings that not even


Pretty flowerbed

A fresh coat of paint

Block Parties in the summer

Community yard sales

Yankee Swaps in December


Good neighbors

Can fix

So tell me

Are you coming or going

Copyright 2014

Coming or Going©

Felina Silver Robinson

My Poem of the Day


This world is “Ours”©

The world I was born into

Is clean, yet dirty


Some are wealthy, some are poor

Some are starving, others eat plenty

Some are homeless, some have beds for many

Some are grateful, some are entitled

Some are charitable and would give their last dollar

Others will beat you and send you packing

The person I am is

Tolerant and forgiving

Believing that everyone can change

I hope for the day

That we wipe out the threat or even the idea of







Have more





Love for one another

This world is “Ours”

It was made for each and every one of us

Life is happier when people work together


Not against each other

Copyright 2014

This world is “Ours”©

Felina Silver Robinson

My Poem of the Day (#2)


The Glow©

My inner glow has brought me strength

It seems now to completes me

Believing I could find my way

I know now there’s no need to fight this battle alone

The walls I built

Must be torn down

Before the healing can begin

I think no longer of all my pain

My thoughts are strong

And full of hope

I feel relaxed

And even poised

Thanks to the love of friends and family

They’ve given me reason to push forward

Even after I turned them away

In the end

When all the work has been done

I’ll be standing in my afterglow

Thanks to all of them

Copyright 2014

The Glow©

Felina Silver Robinson