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This world is “Ours”©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014


The world I was born into

Is clean, yet dirty


Some are wealthy, some are poor

Some are starving, others eat plenty

Some are homeless, some have beds for many

Some are grateful, some are entitled

Some are charitable and would give their last dollar

Others will beat you and send you packing

The person I am is

Tolerant and forgiving

Believing that everyone can change

I hope for the day

That we wipe out the threat or even the idea of







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Love for one another

This world is “Ours”

It was made for each and every one of us

Life is happier when people work together


Not against each other


In the land of Ignorance©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2013


When I walk into a room of people and they all stop and stare

There is nothing I can do

Their eyes are upon me

I hold my head high and brush off their stares

I sit in the middle of circumstances beyond my control

I go to the store to shop for holiday gifts

I barely enter the store and there is a shadow upon me the entire time

No one asked me if I needed help

They just continued to shadow my every step

Frustrated with the treatment I left the situation and returned to the comforts of home

I opened my laptop and ordered most of my presents online

Being sure not to buy from the store that shadowed me

Circumstances beyond my control

I hold no grudges

But I choose not to support the ignorance

I walk through the village and someone asked me what part of Africa I’m from

I reply that I was born in Boston and that to my knowledge none of my family hails from Africa

I explain that my mother is Native American among other things

The lady asked me why I sound so white

I tell her that I’m not quite sure what she means but that I grew up in Brookline

and My father graduated from Harvard and what you see, what you hear is what you get

She replied “I didn’t think that colored people could be intellectual or use proper English”

She further said, “If you were speaking to me on the phone I wouldn’t have known you were colored”.

I told her that I didn’t know people could be so ignorant

I told her I ha to be on my way and I walked away with my head held high

Her face turned red and she apologized

Why must people speak before they think


Racial Slurs©

by Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2015


Words easily roll off our tongues

Sometimes they aim for a target

Sometimes they go with the flow

Words can often sooth

But more often they hurt

They become a weapon

Leaving victims in their wake

Some who never forget

What’s been said

When words refer to race

Those words cut like a knife

The scars they leave are invisible

To the eyes of a racist

They see the pain they inflict

But they care not that you ache

They may care that someone else saw their hateful act

There will be no apology

If one comes it won’t be genuine

Years from now you may forgive

But you will never forget

So my advice to you now


To always think before you speak

The words that fall from your tongue

Will always be attached to you

The now, the past, and the future of you

If you don’t mean it

Don’t say it

Don’t even think it

“Because I know my father, I can promise this – Just like you and I, things we don’t mean can sometimes slip,” wrestler’s daughter writes


Controversial radio interview may be involved



Hate Is A Useless Emotion©

Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright 2013


Hate is ugly,
Hate is mean,
Hate is a waste of your time.

When people hate,
They often get hurt,
They hurt someone who doesn’t ask to be hurt
Often the hurt leads to death,
Once death occurs, there is no longer life…
For the person who died or the person who survives

To survive this life,
Replace hate with a form of acceptance,
You don’t have to like all that you, know, see, hear, or do,
Come to terms with all things,
Give everything its own place, and level of Importance,
Just leave hate where it belongs,
Buried in the ground where it is out of sight, and
Out of mind


1. 100-Year-Old Baskets Stolen From Health Services Building

Photos provided by UIHS
The traditional baskets stolen from UIHS Potawot Health Village in Arcata, CA.

2. Attention Muppet Lovers: The Jim Henson Company Wants Native Puppeteers!

AP Images
Jim Henson, creator of the Muppet Show, poses in September 1977 with some of the
characters he personally operates. In the back row are, left to right, Dr. Teeth and the
Swedish Chef. In the front row are, left to right, Rowlf the Dog, Kermit the Frog and
Mr. Waldorf. (AP Photo)

3. Driving While Indian: A Refresher Course

4. USET’s Semi-Annual Meeting Begins; Honors Two Veterans

Courtesy United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
From left: Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot tribal council chairman; Randy Noka,
Narragansett Indian Tribe council member; and USET vice president, and USET
President Brian Patterson

5. Miller Helps Denver Advance to NCAA Lax Semis; Lyle Thompson Makes History in Final Game

University of Denver
Zach Miller is an attackman for the University of Denver Pioneers.

6. Democratic congresswoman apologizes for ethnically loaded gesture

7. Native American student told not to display eagle feather at graduation

8. Rep. Caught On Video Making Racist ‘Native American’ Whooping Noise