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Extinction©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014

My bones

My skin

My face

My head

My heart

My inner self

My outer self

My body

My Mind

It all belongs to me

It’s all a part of me

It all makes me whole

It all makes me empty

It all makes me happy

It all makes me sad

It all makes me think

It all helps me decide

My thoughts are mixed

My thoughts are uncertain

Sometimes they make me go back to the beginning

So I then can become certain

Certain of my beginning

Certain of my task

Certain of my foes

Certain of my allies

With all in place I’m ready, set, go…

Out into the world

With all that I have

All that I know

And all I intend to do

Look out world because I’ve begun

To turn to you and set you straight

The time has come to change this place

This place we call our home

Times are changing

Just like we do through the years

But now we must give this place

we call home a facelift

We must clean …

our air so we can breathe

We must clean ….

our water so we can drink

We must preserve …

what is good,

what is healthy

what is in danger

In danger of extinction

our birds

all of our food sources

our bodies

our selves

Give back to mother nature

All you have taken

Now she needs you as she has helped you

Help her before it becomes too late

We’re on a path

A path to extinction

Things can end faster than they began

Adam and Eve, Eve and Adam

No matter the name

No matter the forbidden fruit

Where there’s a beginning

There’s always and ending

We can only extend the time before our extinction

So make your choices

Choices control us

Choices change us

Choices lead us

Choices need us

Choices believe in us


City Streets©

Copyright 2016

By Felina Silver Robinson

I walk upon my city streets

Gasping for fresh air to breathe

It’s not easy if you didn’t know

With all the pollution that surrounds us

Too many cars and trucks

Followed by tons of smokers

Buildings and homes burning their chimney stacks

It’s a wonder that anything can survive out there

I walk upon my city streets

Wishing for more change

I’m grateful for the bicycle lanes

More so for what’s left of the greenspace

I wish for so much more though

I yearn somewhat for a simpler time

Where buildings didn’t fill the air

And take away the view

I walk upon my city streets

Where the ground now crumbles at my feet

All tattered and torn

From the weight of the world

And not being cared for

I can hear the earth’s cries

I walk upon my city streets

Gasping for fresh air to breathe

I close my eyes

And realize we brought this on ourselves

Now we must find a way to fix it all

Before it’s too late


1. South Dakota scientist says USDA censored pesticide research

USDA researcher files whistleblower complaint alleging retaliation.

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2. Popcorn without fluorinated chemicals

Retailer Coop Denmark introduces microwave oven popcorn containing no fluorinated substances in the food packaging, aims to phase out further chemicals of concern by 2017

3. ‘Toxic cocktail’ makes Delhi world’s most polluted city

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4. Storms, tornadoes lash Texas; death toll rises to 6

Rhonda Burnett walks her horses through flood waters while Lee Hays helps a neighbor's dog in Garfield, Texas, Saturday Oct. 31, 2015.  Another...

5. Exxon Mobil Accused of Misleading Public on Climate Change Risks

6. Drilling proposed in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine.

7. Indonesia’s Forest Fires Take Toll on Wildlife, Big and Small

8. Exclusive: Elevated CO2 Levels Directly Affect Human Cognition, New Harvard Study Shows

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9. Could Solar Energy Be California’s Next Cash Crop?

Strapped by drought, farmers are increasingly sowing solar panels rather than seeds.

Blue solar panels in a patchwork of green and brown land

10. 2nd Strongest Storm in Arabian Sea History: Extraordinary Chapala Hits 155 mph


1. Is nicotine all bad?

2. Study may explain mysterious cancer–day care connection

The image shows an abnormal blood cell from a mouse that developed leukemia after being injected with cells treated to simulate multiple infections. The coloring marks pairs of chromosomes. In this case, the diseased cell has three copies of chromosome 18

3. Study: Americans’ exposure to heat extremes could rise six-fold by mid-century

4. U.S. FDA considers expanding tests for drug residues in milk

A jug of milk is pictured in New York March 11, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

5. Where Is Avian Flu Hiding?

6. Pearl River Delta air quality improves but ozone levels rise, report shows

A view of Hong Kong's skyline. Photo: EPA


Decade-long study wins Heinz Award after findings include link between air pollution, obesity

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Bacteria making meds in wastewater outflows


New research suggests that living in towns and cities can increase the risk of brain shrinkage and silent strokes, both of which are linked to dementia

Capital crime: there are as many as 4,300 deaths a year from air pollution in London alone
Capital crime: there are as many as 4,300 deaths a year from air pollution in London alone