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Look to Me©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2013

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A city of of people

Turn to me

Looking for hope and direction

They trust me to lead them to their destiny

Am I strong enough

Who will lead me

Who will give me strength

We will do great things together

Together as one

For I am nothing without

All of you

You are my strength

You are my soul

You are my conscience

You are my soul

You are my heart

If you look to me

I’ll look to you and together

We will whether all storms

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I dedicate this poem to all those in Leadership who run our great country and fight our great fight to keep us all safe and continue our rights to freedom.


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When You Needed Me©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2013

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When you needed me

I lent you my shoulder

I opened my door

I opened my heart

I gave you all that I had to offer

There is no shame

There is no need to repay me

I lend the hand of hope

To help you see the opportunities before you

To help you see that the world isn’t as bad as it seems

To help you understand that life is worth fighting for

To help you see that no one or no thing has the right to take away your hopes or your dreams

To help you see that your life and all that’s in it is worth fighting for

For as long as you want it

To help you see that you are worth the time and the effort

To help you see that love heals all wounds

I am glad that you needed me

and that I was there to lend my hand and open my door

 

 


Photo: Morning, Breaking… by Mark ~ JerseyStyle Photography

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Day break · Night fall©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2013

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Morning break
Darkened skies brightened by the morning sun
Autumn leaves falling upon your feet
Screeching vehicles
Chattering voices
Stop lights, walk lights
Car honking at bike riders
Cars, trucks and buses playing chicken
Dogs chasing cats, cats chasing birds, birds chasing squirrels
Will it ever end?
Again the skies darken and the sun sets
The stars appears
While the moon lights the sky
Make a wish because you never know
What life might bring


Image by Katherine Choi

Help©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2013

It’s not easy to extend your hand in hopes that you will get the help you so badly need

It’s even harder to choose to be the one to help

Sometimes the decision to help is a part of you

You don’t know any different and its second nature to you

Don’t waste time thinking of what others might think

Because you extended your hand as the giver or the taker

Think of how you would feel if you didn’t

Don’t feel guilty if you can’t afford to extend your hand

Sometimes you may be the one who needs the help

Be open to receiving help

For as long as you are willing to offer help to others in need

Your needs will also be met in some way at some time

We are giving kind

We just need a small reminder sometimes

No one is too good to help nor too good to receive

People are both givers and receivers

Be there for those in their time of need and they will be there for you

Help is always there, all you need is ask

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I wrote this poem on 10/02/2013 in a tribute to those who were and

continue to be out of work due to government shutdowns,

but it applies to all those in need everywhere at any time.

Bless you all and your families.


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Beneath My Cover©

Felina Silver Robinson

November 3, 2013

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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

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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

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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