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Driving Under The Influence©

Copyright 2015

By Felina Silver Robinson


One Too Many Times

I stood waiting

While you sat and took a sip

I sat praying

When you didn’t make it home

I believed strongly

That this was the last time

You would leave me waiting, praying and believing

You would change

Now I lay crippled in my bed

Full of anger, rage and resentment

That you chose that last sip

Instead of heading home

I set out to find you

Which was my mistake

There you sat behind the wheel

Staring me down

Determined not to stand down

Instead I quickly fell to the ground

When your foot slipped on the brake

And your car headed right for me

In a state of shock

Firmly I stood

As my life passed right before me

The crowd only appeared

Once I laid there

Bleeding from head to toe

You were to wasted to know

You were to blame

As the police quickly removed you

In handcuffs

Weeks later

In front of the Judge

You stood begging for my forgiveness

I couldn’t bear to look your way

All I could hope for is they lock you up

And throw away the key

I know I’m your mother

But you stole from me my freedom

Now I too am in prison

My prison is a chair on wheels for the rest of my days

Whatever the court decides of your demise

I will always love you

But things will surely never be the same

“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


My Poem of the Day


I Am No Savage©

I struggle to act as you have ordered

You warn I will be punished if I disobey

I attempt to heed your warning

But remember I am free

You leave me with a daily ration of food you know I despise

Upon finding it remained untouched

You gave me 30 lashings

And left me weeping in the darkened room

Warning of more to come if I choose

Not to comply

I counted the stars as I peered out my barred window

Falling off to sleep from sheer boredom

Waking to the nightmare of my very existence

I asked myself

Why must he treat me like a savage beast

I am no savage

But I realize he is however

A beast that needs taming

But I choose not to capture and tame him

For I fear I too will then become a true savage

By Felina Silver Robinson

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Liz Jeffords
R-L Senator Jim Jeffords, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works with his confidant Jeff Munger (Iroquois), who helped reduce dental mercury in U.S. waters by 48 percent in a measure that spread to 105 countries.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ingrid Misner, Artistic Impressions Photography
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Engraving by Theodor de Bry, from Bartolome De Las Casas’s ‘A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies,’ depicting atrocities wreaked by Columbus and his men on the idsland of Hispaniola.

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11. Tiger Woods Inducts ‘Brother-for-Life’ Notah Begay III Into Hall of Fame

Stanford University
Notah Begay III is inducted into the Stanford University Athletics Hall of Fame in the Bing Concert Hall on October 11, 2014.