Archives For Life and Death

Says Lionel Richie



The Land Above And The Land Below©

Copyright 2013

By Felina Silver Robinson


Death knocks at the door of the wicked

Death knocks at the door of the innocent

Spirits beckon for answers but no one responds

Can you hear me they call out

They’re lost in the swirls of deception

No one comes to lead them to destiny

Wait, an angel appears for the innocent

A creäture of sorts for the wicked

The good go up

And the wicked go down

Promises made

Promises broken

No one is certain what lies ahead now

Stories told

May not be the life you are now living

Stay honest

Stay true

Only good can come to you

Here or there

Sins still follows

Best beware

Someones still always watching

Both in the land above

and the land below

sky high


Sky-High, Looking Down on You©

Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright 2014


I soar overhead

Looking down on all that you do

I see some scurry on their way to work

Others are off to school

I see old man Parker sitting on his porch stoop

All the pigeons gather with their beaks out

Waiting for their morning bread

Mr. Lee opens up his market

Placing fruits and vegetables outside his door

Officer Bill walks his morning beat

And Lucy’s out for her morning jog

All these things I miss

Now that I soar in the sky-high above you

I feel displaced here in limbo

Hoping for something different from what I now have

More like I was use too so long ago

If only it was yesterday

And all could be done again

Maybe, just maybe

I’d be back there with you again

Until then I stay sky-high, looking down on you

My Poem of the Day


Fading Into the Darkness©

I slip slowly into the darkness

I watch the last glimmer of light fade along with me

Voices faintly heard and just about gone

Memories evaporated that are lost on me now

My size no longer matters

I no longer feel bad about my weight

No one to cackle at my clothes

I no longer care when I’m indisposed

Because no one sees but me

And those like me

Couldn’t be bothered

I miss the life I once had

But now I have choice with no demands

I’m now as peace for

The darkness shed me a new light

Copyright 2014

Fading Into the Darkness©

Felina Silver Robinson

This poem is one in a collection

in tribute to my niece Maryann Hamilton

R.I.P. Maryann


My Poem of the Day


Slowly Dying©

You left me crying while you lay slowly dying

Stumped by a system bent on tradition

To turning a blind eye on those who need them the most

You sat in a cell

Living through hell

Day in and day out

Battered and bullied

By those who always have something to prove

Don’t ask me why I’ve relied


A system that’s always plotting

To be certain that you wont walk out talking

About the cracks in halls of justice

Once you fight their actions

That caused you

To no longer want

To be here among the land of the living

Instead you left me here crying while you lay there slowing dying

While I stand here fighting and relying on “we the people”

To bring you justice

Copyright 2014

Slowly Dying©

Felina Silver Robinson

This poem is a tribute to my niece Maryann Hamilton

My Poem of the Day


A Mother Lost©

A mother loves her child

Through thick and thin

Inside and Out

The question is

Does she love herself the same

Mother and child

Two peas in a pod

Filled with laughter

Filled with hope

Lending a hand wherever it’s needed

Giving smiles a mile long with hugs that comfort

A mothers job is never done

A mothers job is never easy

Sometimes the toll it takes goes unseen

Sometimes the wounds just won’t heal

Sometimes there’s no more running and no more hiding

Sometimes those who vowed to protect her just can’t do what it takes to save her

So feeling she no longer has a choice

She thinks it best to leave this place

The Place she’s called home

With those she’s dedicated her life to

But she chooses to leave without them

Including her child

The one she adores

The one she vowed to protect at any cost

Maybe, just maybe

She felt this what was best

So now she’s gone

Seated high above with the angels

Looking down on her child

Hoping to be forgiven

For what she felt was right

Believing things would be better

A mother will always do anything

To protect those she loves

This mother was lost

But now she’s found

High in the sky

Just glance up above and you may see her

She’s the one with the bubbly laugh

And the smile that doesn’t quit

Copyright 2014

A Mother Lost©

Felina Silver Robinson

This poem is dedicated to a friend of mine who passed away recently.

She leaves behind her loving son and new husband. May she find her peace in the sky above.


Domestic Violence

When Someone You Know Needs Help!©

Copyright 2014

By Felina Silver Robinson


I know you’ve seen it

But were too embarrassed

To do anything

To say anything

Sometimes you were paralyzed with fear from what you saw

You had nightmares riddled with guilt

Wondering if anything became of what you saw

But told no one about

Your next encounter

Is in your very own building

You’re unlocking your apartment door


You spot a child in the corridor with his father

Being punched in the face

Then kicked in the buttox

He couldn’t have been more than 9 years old

You know there is nothing that warrants that type of abuse

Domestic Violence has all sorts of ages

All sorts faces

The reasons

Excuses are endlessly mounted



Those suffering from

Mental Illness

Head Injuries


Anger Management

Sometimes though

It’s due to just plain ignorance

When we don’t teach

There’s nothing to learn

When we don’t correct bad behavior

It just continues

When we allow the behavior

We nourish it

When we let the behavior go unpunished

More innocent people end up maimed or dying

Then we are left with the aftermath

Families in therapy for what could be the rest of their lives

Don’t stand there watching

When Someone You Know Needs Help!

You never know when fate is aimed your way

Guilt and innocence

You pick a side

This poem is one of many written in the hopes of raising awareness about domestic violence.  This is a serious problem that has plagued us all for decades even centuries. I believe its been inbred in many and they are not even aware of what they are doing nor are the aware of the consequences to themselves or their victims.  Changes can only be made once the problem is acknowledged and both the victim and the abuser become willing to take action only then can progress be made. Are you ready to lend a hand or a shoulder to those in need? Take Action and defeat the beast known as Domestic Violence.