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A Farewell from Wise Poet Shirley Mandel Satterfield

A Farewell from Wise Poet Shirley Mandel Satterfield

The Hebrew scriptures teach that there is a season for everything and a new season is dawning in my life, retirement. I have a milestone birthday coming up and I simply want to spend more time with my husband, my local friends and to write poetry for my local newspaper, the Gazette Virginian. However, I will still be contributing to Community Corner as long as dailywisdomwords.com exists and Samantha is willing.

I would like to thank Samantha for all her hard work on this amazing website, for giving me a space here to express myself, and for just being my friend.  I hope that she will call me from time to time. I also want to thank Neel for his kind support.  And also I want to thank all the amazing authors that I have had the privilege to interview in person for this site; you all always made my day! Lastly, I want to wish Monday well in his career as social media director and podcaster.

I will be praying for you all.


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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