Archives For Nature


My Poem of the Day

(11/24/14)

One with nature.

The Shell Around My Soul©

In the morning when I wake and find you gone

There is an empty shell around my soul

Something tugs at the place I know my heart should be

It suddenly feels absent from me

I feel powerless to control the badness that now overwhelms me

I have the urge to act without feeling or remorse

To choose evil over good

Who or what has come over me

Step back and turn away

You mustn’t fall victim to my behaving this way

Don’t trust me now

I’ve gone to deep within his soulless hold

The view here is all bright read

There is no sun

Just a feeling of dread

The screams of innocence rings through my ears

But I stand paralyzed at just what to do

My feet are burning and I feel like I’m sinking further into to his evil grasp

I then pray for the lord our saviour

To take hold of my heart and return me home

Me feet turn cold

As I whisk through the wind

I feel the warmth of the sun’s glow upon my face

I find myself laid upon the grass of my back lawn

Dressed in white now with a smile upon my face

By the grace of god I’m home safe once more

No longer holding a shell around my soul

Copyright 2014

The Shell Around My Soul©

By Felina Silver Robinson


My Poem of the Day

(11/23/14)

There Are Possums Among Us©

There are possums among us but they don’t mean to stun us

They’re just hungry like me and you

But they’re big and they’re scary

They’re menacing too

They’ll stare you down

They’ll break you down

They’ll make you frown

You know there’s no winning when they start their grinning

They’re laughing at you because you don’t know what to do

But they sure do

And they surely won’t let you forget it

So set those traps

In order to catch them

So that they can be taught a lesson

They’ll be taken home

Where they will be free to roam

And hopefully leave us alone

Boy I’ll sure be glad when they’re no more possums among us

Copyright 2014

There Are Possums Among Us©

By Felina Silver Robinson

This poem was inspired when my 21-year-old told me he had gone to take out some trash

and there was a possum staring up at him almost daring him while begging him not to put his trash on top of him

Startled by this he opted not to continue and let me know that he left the trash in front of the barrels


My Poem of the Day

(11/22/14)

Turkeys at bhs-2

Picture by Felina Silver Robinson “Turkey’s on the Prowl©”

When Turkey’s Attack (in Brookline)©

Here they come walking down your street

They’re not too happy so it’s not a good time to meet

Don’t get in their space or they may peck you in your face

They’re on a mission

To end their malnutrition

They must quickly find something ultra delicious

They’re going door-to-door to see what they’ve missed

They’re eyeing your gardens

They’re eyeing your trash cans

But if they don’t find anything worth eating

Listen for your doorbell

Because they might come a ringing

Just remember

Manners are missing from these Turkey’s

So don’t be expecting anything good from their visit

Be ready to call your local animal control

Because once you open your door

The only way they’re going is once they’ve been tranquilized

Be ready to hose down your house

Because boy do they leave a horrendous smell

This is what you’ll get when those darn turkey’s attack

This is what we get for taking all their land

And adding more buildings instead

They’re missing all their reservations

Where they were able to walk about

Without hesitation

And food was plentiful

And with no need

for menacing local neighborhoods

There’s still time to fix this

Before these Turkey’s do some fixing of their own

Copyright 2014

When Turkey’s Attack (in Brookline)©

By Felina Silver Robinson


1. Retro News Round Up – August 2014

2. Retro News 1965

3. Dick Gregory Interview- Watts Riots / Civil Rights (Merv Griffin Show 1965)

4. Click here for the photo essay: Remembrance of a Massacre — El Mozote

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5. A retro getaway to Long Beach

The Queen Mary offers a stunning view of the Long Beach cityscape, as well as the ocean. (Photo courtesy of Alice Bourget)

6. Nike Air Max 93 – 2015 Preview

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 7. Rocket Ranger Reloaded – Cinemaware announces the next retro revamp Kickstarter


1. Wolves at the Door

Wolves at the Door

2. Over 900 Retro Arcade Games Are Free To Play On Internet Archive Now

Arcades Game Logos / Credit: Jason Scott

3. Ruby Ridge: American Standoff

4. This Retro Watch Has a Simple Solution to Battery Life For Wearables

This Retro Watch Has a Simple Solution to Battery Life For Wearables

5. Blast From The Past (Specialty store)

6. GGMM’s Retro M-Freedom Wi-Fi Speaker Looks Like a Blast From the Past

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 7. Beetle blast from the past: Volkswagen Beetle Classic to start at $20,195

VW is getting sentimental on us, or the automaker is seeing the sales success Fiat and Mini enjoy with retro-themed editions of the 500 and Cooper city cars. With an emphasis on fun and value – two traits that defined the Volkswagen brand – the new Beetle Classic coupe and convertible start at $20,195 and $25,995, respectively.

The Volkswagen Beetle Classic is aimed at other nostalgia-themed city cars, like the Fiat 500 and Mini Cooper.
VWThe Volkswagen Beetle Classic is aimed at other nostalgia-themed city cars, like the Fiat 500 and Mini Cooper.

What I see when I look at the sea© by Felina Silver Robinson

I sit upon the largest rock
Facing towards the morning sun
I look out into the wide open land of ours
I see a brand new day for each and every day
Filled with hopeful things you see
We only have time for good things ahead
The future ahead has taken all that’s bad
And thrown it out to the sea
Never to be seen or heard from again
What do you see when you look at the sea?

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Birthdays© by Felina Silver Robinson

Birthday’s come
Birthday’s go
We all have a list
Of what to do this year
Has anyone out there done anything
I’m forever making plans that never come to fruition
This year I’m certain there’s going to be a change
I’m more than determined to make certain this time
That I set out to do all that I can to complete my tasks
A birthday is a time for new beginnings and for wiping the slate clean
I can’t wait to begin my charge to make all that I must do be done before next we convene again

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The old tree of mine© by Felina Silver Robinson

On a warm summers day when I was still young,
I planted tree to keep me company
The dirt I dug up from the park behind our house
The tree so small and mighty
I hope for its growth to be strong and plenty
The leaves so grand and supple
The flowers that sprout each spring
Smell sweeter than lilacs
I sit for hours just staring out at that tree
It makes me think of all the places that I want to be
When the petals fall beneath my feet
I have the urge to dance and share all my dreams
The petals seem to be like dear old friends
When winter comes to whisk them away
I sit peacefully waiting until spring next returns
To bring the leaves back to my tree
So that I can see all that I can see even if it is all only a dream

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.


Trust© by Felina Silver Robinson

It’s quiet
I now have time to think
To clear my mind of all the cobwebs
All the talk, the nonsense, and the rumors
Trust is where it should be
There’s no lying or cheating here
No need for cross examination
Nor giving the 3rd degree
My ears are open
And I sit here willing to believe you
Trust is what is needed to go from start to finish

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Nature© by Felina Silver Robinson

Nature is free
It’s beautiful when it wants to be
And it belongs to all of us
Nature is lives and nature dies
But should come as no surprise
That sometimes nature kills
Not because it wants it’s just its design
Its power and its strength wraps itself around you
Sometimes it whisks you up and then tosses you away
Sometimes it watches you then strikes you down and then leaves you
Sometimes it rises up and swallows you whole and spits you out when its done
Hopefully you’ll survive natures wrath to prove to her that you can treat her right

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I’ve got you© by Felina Silver Robinson

When all is wrong and all is right
I’m glad to know that I’ve got you
When my heart is aching when mom is gone
When she’s not coming back because
God has come and taken her
When dad couldn’t live without out her
And left in haste to join her
I know you’ll be there to hold me
When all the children are gone
To start their lives making their own families
I know you’ll find a way to keep me happy
I thank the lord that I found 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.