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Beneath My Cover©

Felina Silver Robinson

November 3, 2013


What you see isn’t always what you get

I might have tattooed covered skin

Piercings throughout my body

And multi-colored hair

But that does not define who I really am

Believe it or not

I’m quite educated

if you got to know me you might be able to see that

I love art and have a keen eye for da Vinci, Picasso and Van Gogh

I can tell you anything and everything about history

In fact my teachers use to tell me that I should teach them

Can you believe it

I appreciate all kinds of music including Mozart, Haden and Bach

I can cook tantalizing cuisine that will leaving you wanting for more

I’m not here to judge you for judging me

I just want to tell you that just because you see me

it doesn’t mean you really see me

look beyond my cover and you will find the real me

I look forward to meeting you

I hope to become your friend


The day begins with a rising sun

A robust stretch

A cup of hot coffee or tea

And a hug from loved ones

The front door opens

There’s a whiff of fresh clean air

The ride on the train suddenly gets complicated

The first train is over crowded

No more passengers allowed to board

The second train is suffering electrical problems

The third train is running express stopping three stops past my own

Suddenly the voice over the loudspeaker says

There’s been a computer malfunction

Busses will be replacing train service for the rest of the day

Finally arriving to work two hours late

To a sign on the door stating closure for the day

Due to a flooding and a power outage

Dreading the potential busing nightmare

The hour and a half walk in front of me seems quick welcoming

But streets closures due to road work doubles my trip

The sight of my front door ahead of me

Never felt so good

Until the realization hits me that my purse is missing

I can’t even get in my front door

Thank goodness for the basement window I just fit through

My only solace once I fall into my favorite chair

Is the two hours left of silence before my family

All walk through the front door

I can only ask

Why must life be so complicated?

Some days definitely need a reset button

 by Felina Silver Robinson

One innocent moment becomes an act of violence

Because perception or intent is unclear

One side faults the other side

One acts in fear and the other acts impulsively

Too often the innocent die

The guilty go free

Rage mounts

The desire for retaliation must be realized

Not realizing that only ends in more violence

and unnecessary destruction

This man-made fiasco is none other than

The rage against the machine

Which is well old and can’t seem to stop churning

Somehow we must work together to break down this machine

Before its casualties become insurmountable

As they are already without true purpose

For revenge is blinding

Felina Silver Robinson

Everything That Makes You, You©

by Felina Silver Robinson


The lines that gather at the corners of your eyes as they do their little dance

The way your auburn hair falls against your shoulders

Your never-ending legs and rock hard muscles

The dimples that appear only when you smile

The laugh that sneaks through when someone tells a funny joke

The cry we hear when someone causes you pain

Is everything that makes you, you

There is nothing that can change you

Nothing that could make you better

Everything you are is everything we love about you

Please don’t change a thing!

The Me Inside Myself©

by Felina Silver Robinson


There once was a man who fell in love with my voice

We would speak every day

Sometimes up to 10 times

He told me that my voice was so calming and enchanting

I mesmerized him to the point that he could no longer concentrate on his work

This went on for three months until he decided he could no longer bear not seeing me

Both of us jolted with excitement for our appointed rendezvous

We agreed to both wear black pants and a red sweater so it would be easy to recognize each other

Once we arrived at our spot

His back was to me

I eagerly placed my hands over his eyes

Laying a gentle kiss upon his ear as I Whisper “Hello”

With excitement he spun around

To my disappointment seeing the look in his eyes

It was clear to me that he couldn’t see

The me inside myself

All he could see was the color of my skin

The voice on the phone didn’t give away my color

With no words he was gone in the night as if he had never come

No more calls ever came

I wonder who mesmerize’s him now

If You Could See Inside My Soul©

by Felina Silver Robinson


If you sat across from me and you stared for a while

You may start to wonder what might be inside

I promise you that it’s all good

I know that I’m a good soul

My heart wants only what’s good for others

I give every part of who I am to another

I only want happiness for all those around me

I wish away war, homelessness, illness and starvation

I fear for nothing but your safety

Knowing that I will do my best to bring you happiness

So please when you look at me

No second guesses

No wondering who I am

I am the one who is all that you need

I am your one and only saviour

I’m a good soul

I am your saviour

The Path©

by Felina Silver Robinson


I’m not frightened by your ideal

While I’m deeply entrenched in my own

I have miles to go to before I reach my target

Being certain to keep all obstacles clear from my path

Ensuring no distractions til I reach my destination

Whereupon my team awaits instruction on next phase of our immense invention

Which is something we have all come to know as a peaceful, fun-loving, society hand-made by man

The dream for eternal happiness can only be realized by those willing to track it down