Archives For Life Experiences


Retro© by Felina Silver Robinson

Living life as we turn back time
The sounds of yesterday ring loudly in our ears
Carefree wild hairdo test our limits
Short skirts and long boots
Even retro furniture is becoming the new old look
All we need now is to twist and shout
To rock hopping heart stopping music
To pass our time away
Wishing you could come back to stay
Old movies
Old cars
Another chance to look up at the stars
Everyone saying they kept delaying
Life every time it passed them by
Now given a chance to look back
Lift your glass and give a toast
To all those things and people who helped you get there and back

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The Laugh© by Felina Silver Robinson

The laugh that starts at the toes and ends at the nose
That brings on the tears that starts to hurt your ears
And makes your stomach want to pounce
You can’t remember where it came from
By now you’ve laughed so long you want to
Send it back to where it came from
But there isn’t any doubt that when next it comes
You’ll be happy to have
A laugh that starts at the toes and ends at the nose
So that you can end the wicked curse
Of the worst frown in town

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Our Final Goodbye© by Felina Silver Robinson

Today we all gathered at your favorite church
Friends and family near and far
All differences aside to be by your side
Tears filled every eye in the room
As the Father honored your life
And told you of your journey ahead
We returned to your family home
To further celebrate your life
I was glad to walk away with a pyramid of your ashes
I was glad to have time to meet others who loved you as I always will
I was glad to know I wasn’t alone in my grieving for you
Now we will carry on in remembrance of you
Keeping all promises to live our lives to the fullest

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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.


When I’m Without Your Love© by Felina Silver Robinson

When I’m without your love
All is wrong and I lose myself
When I’m without your love
I can’t eat, drink or work
My body aches from head to toe
When I’m without your love
You are the beat in my heart
The breath in my lungs
The voice in my mouth
When I’m without your love
I’m nothing but an empty shell

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When I Lost You© by Felina Silver Robinson

The rain was pouring down hard
The streets were flooded
The wind was blowing hard
There was a misplaced scent of Jasmine in the air
I heard tire screech and metal crash
My heart dropped
And that’s when I know I had lost you
My eyes quickly filled with tears
I sat frantically rocking back and forth
The doorbell rang and the footsteps got closer
The police were talking but I was in a trance staring straight into space
Ten years later
They never found your killer
And your room remains just the same
I sit hoping that one day you’ll still come waltzing through the front door
On paper I lost you
In my heart you remain here always

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Engagement Day© by Felina Silver Robinson

Your gentle touch
Your sweet sentiments whispered softly in my ear
Your warm kiss upon my waiting neck
Your sincere laughs at all my jokes
Your big hello as I open the door
Your patient kiss goodnight
These are the things I dare not live without
So now I walk to you fathers door
To ask him for your hand along with his blessings
I shake at the thought of his reply
I pray that he not doubt me
I pray that he trusts my love and intentions
There is no one else I’d rather share my life with
The door opens
He looks me over and over and up and down
Though not its visible I know I’m sweating
He laughs a big laugh and says I know what you’re doing
And just why you’re here
I’ve been sitting here waiting for the day that you’d come knocking at my door
He tells me that no man has ever made his daughter smile so and make her eyes shine they way that I do
I laugh for a moment and then say “god bless you”
And he says “you can just call me dad”
We sit and we laugh for hours
The door opens and there you stand
There I kneel placing my mothers ring on your finger

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.


Blessed© by Felina Silver Robinson

I have been blessed with the gift of family and friends
Blessed with yet another chance at life
Even after denying where I’ve been
Blessed with the forgiveness of all my wrong doings
And healed from all the pain from within
I’ve made no deal with the devil
I’ve not traded my soul just so that I could grow old
I’ve only done what I was asked and waited til told to return
I’m here now doing as I’ve been instructed
Being certain to do all things right this time
I’ve been blessed with another life and a chance to make all things right

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What I Believe© by Felina Silver Robinson

I listen to all that you say
I find myself shaking my head
I’m not always trust what I hear
But I know all I’ve done to get here
I believe that if I stand by long enough
You will reveal all things to me
I believe if I a patient
You will reward my loyalty
I believe if I leave my door open
Others will follow with intrigue
I believe if others believe our world could live on forever

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Friends In High Places© by Felina Silver Robinson

My friends are in high places
Seated quite high
One on the left and one on the right
They keep watch over plenty
They’re entrusted to rule the world
I’m not usually someone to follow
But this time I’ve chosen the path
I promised to be faithful
If you show me a thing or too
I will lead them to you quickly
But only if you’ll save them
And send them back to me
I have friends in high places
But it means nothing if I can’t trust them,

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.


Pieces© by Felina Silver Robinson

I start here and end up there
Pieces of me have been scattered all about
So I can blend in almost anywhere
They will no longer hear my voice
They will no longer see my face
So there is no one that could ever take my place
As l lay quietly beneath their feet while they take in the view
They may be lucky enough to smell my scent if the wind blows
Or a memory of me may pop into their thoughts as they remember me
Wherever there is a piece of me
I always close behind

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I ask for nothing© by Felina Silver Robinson

You’ve given me the gift of life
A good moral compass
The desire to be someone that others look to
The determination to be nothing like you
I ask for nothing from you
I stand here alone
Proud to be here
With all the past behind me
And everything before me

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The Company I Keep© by Felina Silver Robinson

Some near, some far
Some young, some old
Some walking, some rolling
The Company I Keep is mesmerizing
Some rich, some poor
Some good, some bad
Some just meant to be left behind
The Company I Keep are all shapes and sizes
They ask for nothing, but I give them something
They live hard, they play hard, but they weep softly
They live for the moment, pressure in hand
They fight for what they believe in
They fight each day to stay alive
The Company I Keep can’t be replaced Some rich, some poor
They can’t be bought or sold
They are my friends, they are my family, they are all just like me

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

(10/25/14)

Jack of All Trades©

I’ll do anything you ask of me

I can do almost anything

That in which I don’t know

I will learn just for you

I’m never willing to be defeated by anything

There is no such phrase as

I can’t

or I don’t know how

You ask and I am willing

Willing to go to the end of the world

Just not to disappoint you

I’ll cook your dinner

I’ll clean your clothes

Heck, I’ll even shop with you or for you

and Put your kids to bed

You give me purpose

You give me a reason

about why I’m alive

I’m your Jack of all trades

Copyright 2014

Jack of All Trades©

Felina Silver Robinson


My Poem of the Day

(10/24/14)

Fading Into the Darkness©

I slip slowly into the darkness

I watch the last glimmer of light fade along with me

Voices faintly heard and just about gone

Memories evaporated that are lost on me now

My size no longer matters

I no longer feel bad about my weight

No one to cackle at my clothes

I no longer care when I’m indisposed

Because no one sees but me

And those like me

Couldn’t be bothered

I miss the life I once had

But now I have choice with no demands

I’m now as peace for

The darkness shed me a new light

Copyright 2014

Fading Into the Darkness©

Felina Silver Robinson

This poem is one in a collection

in tribute to my niece Maryann Hamilton

R.I.P. Maryann

10/24/1983-10/23/2014


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