Mom

Although from this life you have passed  In Heaven you are received  In my minds eye you are on a pedestal Showing all of us you care Us, still wishing you were here You, still hoping we make it there You know?  From here I look up to you even more  Happy Mother’s Day Mom  […]

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A Winters First Snow

Snowflakes fall onto frozen ground Soft as angels whispers   So quiet Everything is on hold Sparkling blanket of snow Like light, so bright, eyes wince Reminded of the near death experience Grey skies dissipate Fresh snowy earth beneath Feet walking humbly on A path paved golden by the sun of blue skies Most all […]

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Make Way

Hold up now Wait Please understand Though technology does Life does not work For us on demand I know where I have stood I know where I still stand I have stood for you I still do So please do not come hollering and waving a fist of that hand You  ask what I’ve done […]

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The Fall

The Fall  Wind whispers of Summer past Like mocking love that did not last Bearing beautiful colors orange, crimson, and gold The Fall Like the other seasons  To have but not to hold Summer becomes a season scorned In the fall The season when life is again forewarned Do not take love for granted From hot […]

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Bird of a Feather: The Reason

Where did all the birds go? Not one bird singing Outside my window   No small creature lingers Not one creature grazes Each one of them were gone Hiding quiet and still There was only a breeze Whispering to the leaves That danced on the branches Of the glorious trees   Walking I look around […]

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Pain

Pain Teeth clenching Wrenching of gut, of mind So no sleep do I find Pain The train in the distance Putting up more resistance To stopping the many thoughts That race through my head All this pain trying to Make me wish I were dead Never mind what I said I pray I can get […]

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i-freebird

i-freebird That’s me I am so glad I am not The mixed up Disillusioned Fake life Make believe carbon copies I always meet You see Lord knows why and that with him I am free i-freebird Still fighting to live but free You take the earth The sky is where I’ll always be – © […]

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The Specialists

One of many, a Heavenly Guardian Angel said to me this; “who says you can’t put off the inevitable?” Thus, for my hearing I will fight just as I have been for the rest of me. © i-freebird Sheryl Sartin / Sheryl Platzer-Sartin Some specialists are God’s Angels. I will seek a specialist for my […]

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The Silence

Silence is not always silent Silence can be too loud Silence can still be golden  If it does not become ones shroud The silence, it is so profound To their own beat, the eardrums pound © 2015 i-freebird Sheryl K. Sartin 

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New Americans

They changed the census choices
Changed some application race choices
Abolished the one drop rule
The stigmas, stereotypes, racism and attitudes and one drop beliefs did not change.
Some mixed race people still try to hide being mixed race, they are raised and advised to do so in the name of recognition, status, and some employment/careers.
The race that is most racist against mixed race and “light skinned” people along with being against mixed marriages and families are out there screaming racism or complaining about those who cry racism while continuing to be racist or biased themselves.
I experienced mixed race racism and stigma all of my life and when it subsided it was only because I became somewhat of an introvert. I had to witness, to experience it all again, but worse, when my kids went through it. It’s a crying shame that we base just about everything on race instead of individuals and their choices and actions. How much racial tension would exist in this world if we did not categorize and calculate gains, means, economics and incomes by race? What would the biased police officer’s response and reactions toward a black person be if we were acclimated to base crime, descriptions of a person, stereotypes, and stigmas on individual choice, attitude, action, and clothing only? – if we left out race as the main descriptive category for our stats? Why don’t we base things on individual choice, behavior, choices and cause and affect? I know one thing, if we did not base so many things on race, we would not have so many deaths of black men or women because if biases and false pretense fears of some people who should never have been, or been allowed to be police officers. If nothing else, how about we just screen for and leave out law enforcement and other criminal justice candidates who have no personal or community relations with minorities and who fail a specific bias, stigma and stereotype test included in the psych exams? I guess that would mean changing the persons we use to give and determine these psyche exams right? and do any law enforcement branches really ask the right questions and really screen the persons asking them in the hiring process of police officers? Maybe we need to open up that panel like we do the other law enforcement committees? Maybe when we end the “Good ol’ Boys” clubs or groups we can end stereotypical, biased and maybe even corrupt/unethical police officers? This includes and is not excluded to the treatment of women in law enforcement, on the streets and administratively.
Do you think if blacks and whites ended the nurturing of race based economics and everything, then maybe mixed race and other races and cultures would live peacefully alongside both White and Black races? Maybe, for once the genocide of not only Jewish, but our Native Americans would be remembered, respected by both blacks and whites and all of us, religion, race, culture and those native to this land and history could live in harmony instead of false judgement, stigma and stereotype This just means that we have to base poor choices and actions on the individual brain and experience in this life and not base this and economics on their race. Dang it all, the race card whites complain about would fall by the wayside and crimes against race/culture would be clearly evident while at the same time we’d need to re-vamp our criminal “justice” system and deal with the freedoms, the mind, environment- upbringing, and the individual choices of the individual man or woman. We would not blame and become biased or hatred to this individuals race and culture. We would not have gender and religious bias and discrimination.
In America, each and every one of us individual persons are offered a choices and can choose to set positive, productive goals or we can fall into the stigmas of income and race and choose things that will not help ourselves or our race-since that’s what things are judged by-then fall through the falsely built economic cracks based on the race and cultural falsities instead of taking advantage of freedoms that soldiers fight for, many of their lives are permanently altered and many die for to make sure we have what we choose to make each other’s lives miserable based on our race, cultures, stigmas, stereotypes and incomes.
Get real world, leave race out of the majority of the “equations” in our judgmental society and see what we stand and fight for then. Take it from me, a mixed race person who can figure out both or all races and cultures and give this race and religion crap a rest. Take it from me who has experienced racism from all of you, your children and your races.
We are not all the judges we think we are or think we deserve to be. Leave that up to our higher power, our God.
Just maybe we will end up successful in dealing with and ending issues based on economics and divide.
Besides, how can you cry racism or discrimination when in one or more ways you yourselves are guilty of the same, all based on bias, upbringing, stigmas and stereotypes?
Media, you must stop feeding the peoples fears, stereotypes and judgements of one another. Stop being biased and income based on which stories you choose to report and not to report.
Marxist and capitalist theories my ass. Just fight to change and end the race, gender and culture based society we live in. Income is a mater of choice, belief, and abilities.
Stop making everything about race, ethnicity, and religion.
Huh, dream on me, right?
Never tell anyone who has experienced hatred towards themselves or their race, religion, or culture to get over it, forget it, and/or so what.
All of us need to look long and deep into ourselves and find what it is that we can do to make the changes that have been much needed in our social systems and societies since whoever we choose to say discovered the America that has been native to those who were here when whoever got here before the other.
Maybe then the embellishment of what we call history will also end.

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The World a Stage

For today she is but a shadow however cast in that infrared.  A shadow gone unheard because she was not shot dead. What purpose does your visit serve?  Are you surprised this shadow has brain and nerve? Would she have caused a huge rucas had she held gun to her head? “Until next time ‘ol […]

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Her Days, Though Numbered, Are Too Many

Today she finds yet another painful lump under her skin along with another painful lymph node. Today is yet another day like too many of which she peels away all four patches of an electrical nerve stimulator. Today is one too many a day of the typical, morning in which she wakes, swallows a lot […]

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Convicted

Originally posted on i-freebird:
You say love is against your law And to friendship I am restricted Well there’s somethin’ I wanna confess to I feel more than friendship for you So if lovin’ you is a crime Then I’m ready to be convicted Put away on all counts of you Is where I wanna…

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Sometimes I see

Originally posted on i-freebird:
Sometimes I see you Sometimes I see me Sometimes I see we In what’s destin to be Sometimes I see through The words that you make do Though I don’t want to I see the opposite of what you say is true Then sometimes I see you And all the good…

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Mend My Heart Asunder

Originally posted on i-freebird:
Mend My Heart Asunder Want some wind rain and rollin’ thunder To help me mend this heart asunder I’m callin’  rollin’ thunder wind and rain To come and ease this soul in pain Yes I benefit from this kind of storm For it delivers me from hardships of any form Now I…

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Glass Face Clown

Originally posted on i-freebird:
License All rights reserved by i-freebird i’m a glass face clown   i’m wearing a glass mask Don’t care who’s behind it  i just do   Whatever the task i’m a glass face clown A token of beauty With a face painted on Of a frown Worn upside down i’m a glass face clown…

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No One is Listening

He doesn’t want to hear you No one is listening anyway Just shut up. Shut up now Just like you heard him holler and say No one is listening. He will make up some lie anyway Save your breath  save a breath, tomorrow morning and go.  do not let the lies hide the truth Be lost […]

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I the Old Tree

Originally posted on i-freebird:
i-freebird ® i-freebird ® I continue on whatever path the Lord has chosen I get somber and am only momentarily frozen Then, the voice inside reminds me, fear not, worry not, This is not all what God has  chosen Sure, for a little while I look down at all the trials that surround…

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Spirit Spelled Out

This is something I wrote back in the 90’s when my children were young. They are grown up now, of course, yet still have some growing to do.
I went through this title and revised some parts. However, the points on our children, this world and being revived remain the same.
I simply dared myself to share this blast from my past rhapsodies and writes. Its sort of a biography of that time in my life. Thank you for reading it.

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Monday

Originally posted on i-freebird:
Good mornin’ coffee Monday rolled in on the thunder So maybe I’ll get through it with my head above water Instead of feeling like goin’ under What is it about this day That makes me want to wish it away? After a Saturday of fun  A restful Sunday’s over and done  Come…

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Something to Believe In

Long ago, In Destruction She went away   Time etched on as if keeping some score Finally she came back, better than before Not refreshed or renewed Resurrected Her strength increased Her fear dissipated until deceased Reformed Faith, hope, and Love Her heart and soul now filled of With this something to believe in Absent […]

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Sad but True

Lord, I pray Please keep him away Do not let him haunt me With his insane obsessiveness today Of his insanity denied Well covered up So easy for him to hide One day they did come They asked him some questions He lied How can it be for so many years? His insanity undiscovered. How […]

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Sarcoidosis

How can they all be Such specialists at what they do Paid so much for their training Yet never really have a clue? How can a vicious disease Be a disease at all When they don’t know how to treat it And there’s so many sufferers with no where to call? How can there be […]

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Good Graces and Glory

  Good Graces of his Glory Brings me life Another day worth praising Once again Despite my anguish and loss I am raising my head, my hand Shouting loud to all I am here for a reason Therefore I must make the best Of every season I must do some good In the Lords name […]

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Time Defined

In a landfill of distraction So full of meaningless attraction Clear the clutter away Detain every moment Seek and arrest that which will not stay Remnants of memories sublime Are like sands in the hourglass Slowly slipping away with time To age-old change, reluctantly give in The best of memories slowly wearing thin Look long […]

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I the Old Tree

i-freebird ® i-freebird ® I continue on whatever path the Lord has chosen I get somber and am only momentarily frozen Then, the voice inside reminds me, fear not, worry not, This is not all what God has  chosen Sure, for a little while I look down at all the trials that surround me When I look […]

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Sleep Awake

First stage Don’t go to sleep to dream They call it insomnia Is it not survival mode? Eyes open Heart irrational tugging, rolling, pausing, and skipping beats Breathlessness lulled by pain Catch breath Close eyes again First stage Pray to the Lord Ask for relief,  all one can afford First stage Quiet but not silent […]

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My Favorite Summer Sound

I like the sounds of nature in summertime; from the bird songs by day, to the frog and cricket songs by night. These sounds of summer songs are even nicer if there is a perfect breeze that makes the long blades of grass and the leaves of the trees whisper along with them in a […]

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Voice in the Thunder

So much taken What is left are lessons known From which this heart and soul have grown Cultivated by the Creator God Divine This heart and soul are his and not just mine Illness is hard to cope To God I pray and I gain hope At random I lose my voice Like my second Son, […]

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Monday

Good mornin’ coffee Monday rolled in on the thunder So maybe I’ll get through it with my head above water Instead of feeling like goin’ under What is it about this day That makes me want to wish it away? After a Saturday of fun  A restful Sunday’s over and done  Come Monday  I‘m not much […]

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Writers Block

  My blood runs colder With every written word For my creativity is somehow stifled And the voice in my writing Goes for now un heard I get a real strong chill When my soulful creativity I cannot fulfill My soulful creativity is like a contract to which I am bound But now I find […]

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Feelings Love and Friendship

I’m standin’ on the outside And today’s a very windy day ‘Cause people’s phoniness and insincerities Are really blowing me away I really don’t know why It’s with me they wanna pretend ‘Cause I know I never told them That they have to be my friend Now I’m sittin’ alone thinkin’ About their phoniness revealed […]

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Someone Murdered My Son on the Seventeenth Day

Someone murdered my Son on the 17th day With plotting and planning he took his life In a most vicious way   What’s going wrong out there today? Sirens are sounding from every which way What’s really going on out there today? Now who’s world’s being turned upside down with dismay? The church bells toll […]

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Restless Dream

I’m in the middle of nowhere Trying to get to where I want to go The roads are long and like a maze The air and sky a haze I feel like I’m going nowhere fast I’m in the middle of nowhere Trying to get to where I want to go No one, nothing around […]

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Glimmer of Light

A Glimmer of light On wall a Shimmer A Glimmer of light Simmering candle of night Guide through restless plight All is well Glimmer of light Through Earth’s hell Glimmer of light bright with God’s Love Always reminding us what we’re made of Angels guiding when push comes to shove Glimmer of light shining bright […]

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Life’s Messages

You hurry through life Believing that’s how everything goes While you miss something more important Sitting right under your nose You worry what everyone thinks of you Of what you have  and how much it grows But you’re so busy trying to impress That the real you never shows Then one day something happens A most critical […]

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Rocking Chair

This is something I wrote a long time ago, probably in 1994-1995. Those were the years that I really picked up on writing. I stopped for a while after 2000 then slowly got back into it again. I’m glad I did because I love writing and missed it.
Currently I am working on a new piece as my precious cats and dogs curl up and huddle around me and my Hubby D.J.’s some of our favorite Kitaro music for us.
I will call the Rocking Chair piece a slight prelude to the new piece. I’m not always glum with a sad outlook on life but we all are familliar to those times when we are in undesirable circumstances or tough times, and I usually can easily break out my draft notebook during these such times and this too keeps me of sound mind and from lack of faith and hope.
For me, writing is not only a creativoty, but a form of expression that comes from within and whats on the mind that needs to be set free. I hope you like this and the new piece, I hope to add the new piece by the 1-3-11. We’ll see! Happy New Year All!

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Count Your Blessings

My Daily grind … work, bills, medical bills, never enough money,  cost of perscriptions, and I’m still trying to achieve my goals. I’m back in school to finish and further my criminal Justice degree. It gets so hard some days, but I won’t give up, even if this is another sarcoidosis flare up in lungs and […]

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