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Rank©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 1998

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 Rank

What is Rank?

The order in which we deal

The order in which we report

How we cope

Where we go

Who we are

Rank

Meaningless levels of authority

Meaningless levels of learning

How we teach our children

How we become who and what we are

Rank

It’s class, description, whether meaningful or meaningless

Rank

Is a call to tell how we feel

What we do, who we are, and who we want to be

What is your rank?

What does it mean to you?

I rank not, as you’re all the same to me.


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Spirits©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014

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Spirits come

Spirits go

on the loose and in the know

They know they scare you

So they put on a show

Some get restless with nowhere to go

They can’t leave you for they don’t know how

You see their glow but it’s not because they’re happy

They’re just here to let you know, that they won’t let you go

They hang on tight to what little they have

They don’t mean to hurt you, there just isn’t any other way

So learn to live with it or be on your way,

Because the spirits are here to stay

That just wouldn’t have it any other way

Spirits here at the beginning and ending of each and every day

Spirits just seem to get in my way

So I have them blessed hoping to send them packing far away

Now may I rest for the rest of the day

Now that the spirits are on their way?


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Stars in Your Eyes©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014

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It’s hard to see you now

Because there are stars in my eyes

The stars come from the feeling I get

When our eyes lock

When your soft lips touch mine

The feeling that I get when you hold me tightly in your arms

And you run your gentle fingers up and down my spine

The smile upon your face reaches stretches from cheek to cheek

I’m happy that I’m the reason for your smile

My toes are numbing and my muscles fall limp

Just at the thought of your very kiss

I look to the clouds

For whatever reason they appear as hearts

Everything’s coming up rose for you and me

Is this what I’m always going to get when

I look into your eyes with the stars each night?


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Obsession©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014

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I look up to you

I want to be like you

I don’t want to get in your way

But I’m hoping you’ll show me the way

Wherever you’re going

I’ll be on my way

Please just don’t put me on display

I’m not here for attention

I’m just here hoping to learn something

Haven’t you ever had an obsession?


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Sometimes©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014

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Born a girl

Sometimes a tomboy

Sometimes a girly girl

Always wanting daddy’s approval

Always wanting mommy’s attention

Sometimes catty

Sometimes sweet as pie

Sometimes harsh and unkind

Sometimes handle with care

Always watching

Always learning

Always planning

Always working

Always thinking

Sometimes Dating

Sometimes ending up alone

Always wanting to be a bride

Sometimes pregnant

Sometimes adopting

Sometimes parenting

Sometimes laughing

Sometimes crying

Sometimes life is just one big surprise

 


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Someone©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014

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I thought we would be together forever

but when the days turned into nights without you

I knew then that you were no longer mine

Promises of love

Promises of family

Ten years later

And all I have is a broken heart

With no children filling the voids you left behind

So I visit the lawyer

And One year later I’m out there again

Hoping to find someone who will

See how much I need him

Someone who can live happy and carefree

Someone who knows when to leave work behind

Someone who loves kids and making sand castles and volcanoes

Without questioning why

Someone who doesn’t make promises he knows he won’t keep

Someone who loves me just the way I am

and isn’t trying to “tame me”

Someone to grow old with

Someone who wants a forever love

How I wish you could have been my “someone”


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There’s A Nightmare Under My Pillow©

Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014

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When you lay your head down to sleep

You close your eyes

And

There’s a smile on your face

As you head off to dream land

But under my pillow I’m not so lucky

Because every time I lay my head down

I close my eyes

And try as hard as I can

To head off to my dream land

But there are no sweet dreams for me

Because, There’s a nightmare under my pillow

And it won’t go away

I turn right

I turn left

I move up

I move down

I open my eyes

I close my eyes

It doesn’t seem to matter

My nightmare is there when I close my eyes

It’s there when I open them

And Now I dread the night-time

Because I know it’s never going to get any better

My Nightmare must be a punishment

For what, I don’t know

I know I have to spend some time

Working it out or I’ll never be able

to lay my head upon my pillow

Close my eyes

and

Sleep

Oh how I long to visit my long-lost dream land

Maybe it’s just my pillow

Next time

Maybe, I’ll just borrow yours