Archives For Life and Death


My Poem of the Day

(10/22/14)

Slowly Dying©

You left me crying while you lay slowly dying

Stumped by a system bent on tradition

To turning a blind eye on those who need them the most

You sat in a cell

Living through hell

Day in and day out

Battered and bullied

By those who always have something to prove

Don’t ask me why I’ve relied

on

A system that’s always plotting

To be certain that you wont walk out talking

About the cracks in halls of justice

Once you fight their actions

That caused you

To no longer want

To be here among the land of the living

Instead you left me here crying while you lay there slowing dying

While I stand here fighting and relying on “we the people”

To bring you justice

Copyright 2014

Slowly Dying©

Felina Silver Robinson

This poem is a tribute to my niece Maryann Hamilton


Frost© by Felina Silver Robinson

Frost
The line between the warmth and cold
The reminder that winters on its way
A feeling that is sometimes welcomed when overheated from a run
But can be dangerous when you are unredressed
Frost can keep you awake but also has the power to knock you out
Frost
It’s a cool light coating
Packing more strength than you know
Frost is a silent killer of crops and plants
There are all types of frosts
There’s white frost, black frost, window frost and advection frost
Then you have to deal with its dew point
The atmospheric icing
Desublimation and the frost point
Don’t forget the liquid phase, the crystals
Water vapor, the supercooled droplets

Frost, sometimes visible sometimes invisible
Always cold and lingering just like love

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Hanging On the Love Line© by Felina Silver Robinson

You called me on the phone, I answered but I’m speechless
You pour out all the loving words you can muster
But I just sit on my sofa staring out into the open
With no expression or emotions
Listening to the same old same old has run me down
So they can see each other’s faces as they talk
Hanging on the love line is getting more than old
What a welcome comfort to know that within a circle
I don’t know how many times I’ve been told
That this is the last time I will need forgive your cheating ways
Everyone deserves better days
So I’m getting off of this love line
Because I know that there is something more in store for me
So keep your love line for the next one in line
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Cheated Out Of Life© by Felina Silver Robinson

There once was a girl who never asked for much
But like every other kid she wanted to be noticed
She yearned to be loved and cared for
Like all the other members of her family
This is no Cinderella story
But it’s a truly unforgettable piece
She worked so hard day and night
Bud never did it please her
She never felt she had a house or a home for
Her parents never gave her any attention
Except when school called wanting to suspend her
All she did was nod off in class due to endless sleepless days
She didn’t want to close her eyes for fear she might be abandoned
An unloved child turned to the streets drinking smoking and using drugs
Anger built up striking out at innocent people before her
A stint in jail proves to be too much
She now her life has lost value and she wants to end it
We pray for her now as she lies lifeless
Body shaking and mind empty
We all stand by waiting for word wishing she had a chance at life
Instead she was cheated
Never having a job she could be proud of
Or the chance to marry the man she truly loved
No babies, no memories to carry forward
A life she wishes she could do over again

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 moment in time© by Felina Silver Robinson

I never thought it would happen
I never believed in myself enough until now
I stand before my fans on a concert stage
There must be hundreds even thousands
All here to listen to what I have to say
I thought I’d be nervous but not even a bead of sweat is near
The crowd is roaring begging to hear my first words
Suddenly a dead silence surrounds me once the signal is given
I’m amazed that there is no frog in my throat as a belt out
Each word of my story
The words flow so effortlessly and all ears are aching for more
After the ends the room is one again filled with roars
Everyone stumbles over the person on either side of them
All hoping for the same thing
An autographed copy of my book and a picture op
Another 90 minutes later everyone has come and gone
My fingers are cramping and my throat is horse
But there is nothing else I’ve ever wanted more
To be center stage with all eyes on me
Enjoying my moment in time

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Circles© by Felina Silver Robinson

In schools our children learn the circle of respect
In relationships we wear a ring to symbolize our commitment
When a child wants to feel safe they create their own space bubble
They are enclosed within their own circle
When people come together they prefer to sit in a circle
So they can see each other’s faces as they talk
I’ve just come to realize that we’re all in a dream land
What a welcome comfort to know that within a circle
You know the faces around you
Your requests are respected
You have a space that’s all your own
A circle means so much to many
I life we all come full circle before we are returned to the earth
What do you get from your circle
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Memories© by Felina Silver Robinson

From the day we break out into the world our memories begin
Some we will make
Some we will take
Some will be a mistake
Memories can put you to sleep
Some will keep you awake
Some will make you laugh and cry
Some will make you want to die
Memories will stick with you for a lifetime
So make sure you live right or they might just torment you

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.


Everyone Has A Bully© by Felina Silver Robinson

Sometimes you make enemies
Most often you’ve done nothing to make them
There are people who are born angry
Their anger causes them to hunt down the innocent
Most often the innocent don’t suspect a thing
Sometimes that see it coming but are powerless to stop it
There are some that believe that you can stop anything before it happens
Until you have been in the unlucky spot on the receiving end
You have no right to an opinion
Like any attack
Being bullied paralyzes you
You’re in shock and denial of what’s happening
You’re angry because you feel you should have been able to break free
Bullies live off the adrenalin of their own anger
They are more powerful than people give them credit for
The only way to beat them is to get angry back but without the violence
You decide you’re not going to allow the behavior again
Waking up your own adrenaline which will offer you the strength to fight for yourself
Involve those around you
Don’t let your bully hold you hostage
The more people who know about your bully
The harder it will be for them to exist
Everyone has a bully but it doesn’t mean they have to keep them
Don’t turn your back on someone who needs you
If you see a bully bullying take action and say something by taking action

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Dream Land© by Felina Silver Robinson

When I lay my head upon my pillow I quickly start to doze
I realize that the day has drained away my strength
I’ve given in to the Sandman who’s already taken me away
To a room full of sleepy heads holding on to smiles with their eyes closed
A small fairy flies about the room shaking her wand over each head
The smiles all turn to giggles and their eyes are still firmly closed
I’ve just come to realize that we’re all in a dream land
What a welcome comfort and change from the haunts of today’s world

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Cover Story© by Felina Silver Robinson

I pictured you tall and angry growling at passerby’s
Instead I see you petite and smiling greeting all who you see
An offer of a peaceful day and for happiness to head their way
You tend to your garden so lovingly
Butterflies are looming and birds are on standby
Dogs stop to chat as they see you
Lesson learned that you can’t judge a book by its cover
Each cover has its own story to tell

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.


Soul Searchin© by Felina Silver Robinson

For days, weeks, months, and now years
I thought love would be enough to fill the emptiness that plagues me
But here I sit in a room with a view looking out into a dark filled night
Soul searching
Trying to avoid the obvious solution
I almost don’t want this night to end
So I don’t have to face the only choice there is
Giving up all that I’ve fought for just doesn’t make sense now
But it makes even less sense to repeat the same night over and over
Soul searching
Brings on the blues and the tears
But when the crying is done
My heads on straight and I have what it takes to set things right

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Save It© by Felina Silver Robinson

No more promises
My ears are closed
And my heart refuses to be broken one more time
Save It for the one who still believes you when you tell your lies
I’ve decided to strip off the layers of my pain
And stop waiting for things to go my way
Life doesn’t wait for you to live it
It will pass you by if you just don’t stand up and take it
I plan to live every moment as if it’s my last
So save it unless you plan to stop lying and become the person I first knew

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On the Green© by Felina Silver Robinson

We spread out our blanket
And unpack the contents of our picnic basket
We lay flat on our backs amid the fluffy dandelions
The sun bears down hard against our skin
A subtle breeze gently tosses our hair about
Two seagulls are on standby waiting patiently for our departure
Hoping for a quick meal
Four elm trees seem to be our standing guards
An owl hiding between the leaves
And a couple of baby bunnies chasing their tails in the field
And  a second chance at life
Life couldn’t be more picture perfect here on the green

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.


Numb© by Felina Silver Robinson

Sometimes I feel so numb
I’m not sure if it’s the sadness or the lack of sun
I look to you and you pass without even a glance in my direction
I’ve waited so long for just the smallest sign
Just a sign that you know that I exist
I’d be happy with even just a smile
I don’t ask for much
Just enough to bring some life back
Into the lifeless stump called my heart
But you found me here weak and crying
My one wish is to feel just a bit of warm again
Just gently against my skin
So the numbness will no longer exist

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Head of the Line© by Felina Silver Robinson

No lights here at the end of this tunnel
Only darkness without you here to stay
Waiting here at the end of the road
Where all blessed souls meet to greet their demise
Peepers peer at the tip of their stones
Wondering what all goes on here
There is no cutting in line
No rush to see what’s at the other end
All attendees seem to know what they greet
Only bad things get you pushed to the head of this line

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My Savior© by Felina Silver Robinson

You saved me without hesitation
Even when your life was in danger
You didn’t care that he was carrying a gun
You didn’t care that you didn’t even know me
You stopped and took the time of day to shield me
From the ray of bullets sent my way
Heaven must have sent angels your way
Anyone else would have been dead by the end of the day
Instead here you stand holding my hand as I prepare for surgery
Thanks to you I have my tomorrows ahead of me
And  a second chance at life
Thank you for being my savior

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 Poem of the Day

(09/29/14)

A New Day©

In a dark room

Dark thoughts pass through my mind

The cracks in the floor swallow my tears as they flow at the thought of you

I wonder if the light will ever shine here again

Wishes for better things bounce against the walls of my mind

I hear cries from the others trying to reach me

Their words fall lifelessly at their feet for my ears have closed to reason and logic

There is no knowing when and if I shall return from the darkness

I challenge anyone to bring me willingly into the lightness of a new day

Copyright 2014

A New Day©

Felina Silver Robinson