Profile Photo
offline
Shirley Satterfield Shirley Mandel Satterfield is a Baltimore girl from way back who was raised in the rough and tumble world of a steelworkers family and writes Christian poetry, memoirs and nonfiction. She has lived to survive a life fraught with domestic violence, child abuse, and mental illness and writes to help others to survive the same kinds of things. After becoming a radiology technician, she went on to serve in the U.S. Army and later on in life attended Averett University in Danville, Virginia as a nontraditional student earning two B.A. degrees in English and journalism and was awarded the Ember Award for Excellence in Poetry by the campus literary magazine. She was also named correspondent of the Day by the Richmond Times Dispatch for a letter she wrote to the editor concerning the importance of compassionate treatment and the acceptance of the mentally ill by society.
  • 31

    Posts

  • 58

    Comments

  • 750

    Views

James Joyce: Ireland’s Premiere

by: Shirley Satterfield James Joyce: Ireland's Premiere Artist James Joyce was born in February of 1882 the Irish city of Dublin...

read more

All These Gifts

by: Shirley Satterfield Earth is a gift. Life is a gift. Art and Nature together are yet another gift. But all these gifts we so enjoy Will give way...

read more

Wise Poets of the Present: Nikki Giovanni

by: Shirley Satterfield Nikki Giovanni: The Voice of Triumph in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting On April 16, 2007 there was an unusual sound ringing...

read more

John Milton: The Great English Scholar Poet

by: Shirley Satterfield John Milton: The Great English Scholar Poet Born in London in the year of 1608 Milton lived...

read more

John Milton: The Great English Scholar Poet

John Milton: The Great English Scholar Poet Born in London in the year of 1608 Milton lived and wrote at a time when England was...

read more

Wise Poets from the Past

by: Shirley Satterfield Langston Hughes:The Harlem Voice Prophetic Pain and Hope ...

read more

Building Hope

by: Shirley Satterfield Hi Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin friends. Now while most people my age are preparing to die, I'm preparing to just begin to...

read more

Willie Willie

by: Shirley Satterfield .Willie, Willie such a paradox of a person. He's a real nice guy, he drives a church van, cooks dinner for the saints on Sunday and shares...

read more

Wise Poets from the Past

by: Shirley Satterfield Emily Dickenson: The Secret Poet Emily Dickinson: The Great American Lady Bard Emily Dickinson was the mysterious recluse poet...

read more

Baptism

by: Shirley Satterfield The Baptism Stumbling, Trembling, Faltering as I step down into the cold clean waters of death. Oh how I fear. Oh how I dread the chilly abode...

read more

The Table of Light

by: Shirley Satterfield The mood was Pitch, The mood was Dark in this everyday Box-store hustle, And there was tension in the air During this everyday Big-store Tussle .. But lo, Deep in...

read more

Peace, Harmony and Things to Come

by: Shirley Satterfield Dedicated to a very Special Friend Marilyn went to the School of the Birds And when she warbles out a note She keeps my soul...

read more

Mortal Moment

by: Shirley Satterfield My name is written on a graven stone In a lonely yard somewhere, But I'm not about to go Exactly right in there. So I'll be...

read more

feelin Broken

by: Shirley Satterfield Spitting flys into the wind. Spitting flys into the wind. Thats what we so often do When we let harsh and bitter words Escape into our...

read more

Freedom Blissfully Contained

by: Shirley Satterfield Windchimes in a bucket Sitting on the sand. I love you my dear heart husband Let me take you by the hand. Married love can take...

read more

Necessary Critics

by: Shirley Satterfield May God bless our haters, Our oh so lovely ego deflaters. We need them every one. They keep us grounded to the earth, Although they are not...

read more

Recovered

by: Shirley Satterfield Recovered I sit here fully recovered In the accomplishment He did for me at Calvary Hanging on a cross I'm at peace now As I count my life...

read more

Sing Africa!

by: Shirley Satterfield Sing to me, sing to me, Africa. I sure do need your joyful music today. And if I had a dollar and if I...

read more
Please wait ...

Friends

Profile Photo
Neel
@neelt2001
Profile Photo
Michele
@mkvecchitto
Profile Photo
Yasir Sulaiman
@mynameisyasir
Profile Photo
DechoLee
@decholee
Profile Photo
Knight Lawrence
@knightlaw

Groups

Profile Photo
Authors
Public Group
Profile Photo
Poets
Public Group
Profile Photo
Readers
Public Group
Translate ยป