Archives For Life Experiences


The Best Laid Plans©

Copyright 2013

By Felina Silver Robinson

You start your day thinking things are going to happen one way

But you forget that you don’t control Mother Nature

Mother Nature has her own plans

Her temperament is all her own

Her desires often change

She can be moody and indecisive

Change weather at a moments notice

So know this going in, that the best laid plans are meant to be broken

Always have an alternate plan when you are dealing with mother nature

She’s wet

She’s dry

She’s warm

She’s cold

She’s hot

She’s stormy

She’s electrifying

She likes to light up the sky

She’s cloudy

She’s clear

But her mind is never made up

and just when you think you have her all figured out

She again disrupts your best laid plans

 


Difference©

Copyright 2013

By Felina Silver Robinson

There is a difference in your eyes today

I can see into your heart

I’ve never known your feelings

Now I know your deepest fears

I know your hopes and dreams

You tell me your sorrows

I tell you mine

We find a way together to make them go away

We face the world together because there is no other way

There is a difference in your eyes today

You finally see a tomorrow

I’m grateful for the difference

Now you no longer have to turn away


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Regret – When the shoe is on the other foot©

When you met everything was pure
Through the years much changed and anger and resentment built up
She wanting things from you that you didn’t have to give
She was angry and unforgiving
Her anger came out in violence
She left you battered and bruised
As a man you didn’t want to hurt her, but her abuse was worsening
She tried to kill you
You had no choice you struck out to defend yourself
Now she had the upper hand
She was no longer the abuser
You now were
You found a way to leave her and move on without her
You were determined to find love and happiness again
You reconnect with a past love but don’t tell her of your past
Somehow she connects with your ex and the new-found happiness you found has ended
Now you live with regret of not telling her
For now she thinks you’re an animal
Inside you feel it’s true
Now you’re begging for forgiveness and hoping for a new-found love
You look to friends for absolution
They recommend that you move on
But remind you that honesty is the best policy
For no one likes liars or surprises
He pledges to be true full you can only hope for and wish him happiness
Reminding him that he has to first forgive himself to move on
You hear a silence noting his awareness of all new now has to do
So ever though finding happiness would be so hard to do
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I wrote this poem in response to a story a friend told me of his romantic woes. I advised him to let his new love go. The trust was gone and the feeling of safety was absent. There could be no successful relationship there as it all started with a lie. I advised him that in the future he would always have to be honest or he would never find happiness. I so hope he will give it a try.

 


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Hold your head up©

Copyright 2013

By Felina Silver Robinson

When all else fails try harder

Never let life get the best of you

You can do anything despite your physical or mental disability

You don’t have to be rich

You might be poor

Willpower has no angel

If you are determined, that’s all it takes

Do you desire the power?

Do you have the drive?

Drive is the key

Make me proud, I know you can

Share all you know and what you have done

People will be amazed by you

If you are true to you

Just hold your head up and speak with pride

There’s no telling what might come your way

 


Bring Down The Walls©

Copyright 2014

By Felina Silver Robinson

Walls aren’t just made of plaster, brick and stone

Some walls are invisible

but are stronger than any stone

The strongest walls are made of emotions

Pain

Anger

Fear

Prejudice

Resentment

Ignorance

Loss

And

Blame

Each of these get in the way of reason

Time

Healing

Learning

And

Reflection

Brings

Rationalism

Then and only then

Will you be able to

Bring Down the Walls

And

Your Heart will be fully open


My Destiny©

Stumped by the beauty of the day

Destiny takes hold of my hand

Begging me to tag along

I tread lightly

Not wanting to disrupt

The tranquility

Hopeful to extend my stay

No questions

No answers

Just existence

Life decides my fate

Please hurry and show me the way

Copyright 2014

Felina Silver Robinson

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The Seed©

The seed well planted

Is the idea that survives once its been told

The idea that gains a life of its own

Once you’ve taken hold of it

As the years go by

Others take from this idea and make it their own

The seed that was once planted

Can now make it on its own

It needs little nourishment

Because it was once soundly planted

On the idea of its own making

Copyright 2014

Felina Silver Robinson

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Twins©

The twin is the pair who fight alone

Each for an identity of their own

While they may look-alike or much the same and know the others feelings

They have their own mind and their own feelings

The twin is often at odds with its partner

Mostly just out of fear of losing their individual self

Twins are just your ordinary odd couple both

At odds with one another

As well as themselves

Without each other their happiness fades

When forced to exist on their own

It’s possible

However, emptiness will always remain

As it does for anyone who loses a piece of themselves

Hold on to your sorrow for as long  as they have the other

Their happiness will continue to flourish

For twins have untapped strength and determination

Copyright 2014

Felina Silver Robinson


Simple Things©

Copyright 2015

By Felina Silver Robinson

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A simple smile that curls your lip

Because the joke you heard was actually funny

Your nose crinkles

Both your stomach and your ribs hurt

But when the jokes over and the smile remains

That’s happiness and happiness is just one of those simple things

That if you take it away, happiness will end
The simple things are key to life