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Poetry’s Key

Poetry’s Key

by: Shirley Satterfield

Poetry’s Key 🔑

The Lord has marked me for life, somehow,
For first He baptized me
Into the wrath of man,
And then into His amazing love,
And then He sent a wolf,
And then He sent a dove.

He filled me full of poetry-
Then gave me poetry’s key
To open the door to let out the wolf
And set man’s wrath Scott free.

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.
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