Spirit Spelled Out


The letters in the word SPIRIT
I will use to tell the story
Of Divinity, me, and unbound spiritual glory…

There some are words that I  rhyme with  the S
They are to the one I will wish God bless
The one who is not afraid to see and let be
The beauty of this heart and soul inside me
A blessing that one will surely receive if in God they truly believe
Saying yes to the one whom I wish God bless
Is a way of showing gratefulness
Forever after with happiness


The P stands for the peace I have within me                                                     Dove
A peace that I want others to see
When In need of finding their own
For if we have no peace within
There will be no lasting peace
In this world we live in
And it’s high time true peace begin

                 The I Stands for me
A strong proud symbol of my dignity
Though there is only one color to my face
This I is the pride of more than one race
And this is why I am full of Grace
This I will always be
Strong, proud, and free

There was a time when I was near the end of my rope
With so many troubles I had almost given up hope
My inner light was weak and dim
So my outlook on life was really grim
When all alone in my darkest hour
A light shined on me with God’s divine power


I saw a ray of hope within this light
And knew everything would be all right
My dying spirit light did revive
Giving me me the strength and will to survive                                                                                                                                                                                                   Yes  to darkness I had been driven

            Until I saw the light  and realized something  else that I had been given
A faith for which I took a leap
Then learned my spirit was to keep
Along with all my reasons for living
So the R stands for the REVIVAL
That gave me the faith, strength, and will for survival

The second I
Stands for the gift of insight that I’ve been given
To make this life more easy living
It tells me who I can and cannot trust
For dealing only with the all true is a must
This I tells me of any bridges that I must burn
And warns me of directions in which I must not turn
If ever surrounded by darkness
There is one thing for sure I know
With this gift
In right directions I will always go

The T Stands for the gift of Three
All gifts of hope born of me
To this world so full of tragedy
That’s brought about by
The powers and prejudice that be
This gift of three born of me
With the love I have within
Because it’s time change begin
This gift of three So innocent and pure of heart
They are three chances at keeping this world from falling apart
Much tribulation I must endure
In order to teach them well and keep their hearts pure
Yes our children are the cure
For this world that is stricken by the madness
Of unrest, hate and too much sadness
Our children will learn from our mistakes
Then make this world a better place
For everyone’s sake
Especially our children’s
The changes they will bring we must not condemn
For this worlds future belongs to them

– Sheryl K. Sartin
Now i-freebird / Sheryl PS
© 1998-2014

Divine Light
Divine Light






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
Because when I cried
He came
Now any turmoil I face fearlessly
With faith
Is not the same
The Good Graces of his Glory
Gave me strength to face every day
I’m ready for
Whatever comes my way

Sheryl K. Platzer-Sartin
© 2012


My New Year

I rushed up the stairs
Heading for a closed-door
Of what my hopes and dreams were made of
And all that they stood for

Standing in a place that I had stood before
I did not feel the same
Suddenly I did not want to be there anymore
No one or thing could I blame

An old year gone a new year here
New light sheds upon me on a new day
A guiding light chases the shadows around me away
Time to get right with God and face the things I fear

Standing in a place that I had stood before
This time without fear
I took a step in a new direction and everything became so clear
This time my hopes and dreams are behind an open door

In this New Year
My year
I trust in the Lord
Not giving up but taking chances
That I can spiritually afford
Now in a new and better direction I steer

– Sheryl K. Platzer-Sartin

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, unexpectedly taken

My faith challenged by my feeling forsaken

Upon nature, God’s creation, I rely

To spread my spiritual wings

North, South, East, and West I fly

Within the Creator’s storm

Out loud I cry un-heard

Until the wind finds and carries my word

To the clouds, the Creator’s gift from his sky

White clouds turn black and gray for crying out loud

Like Jesus my tears are rain

By his Grace, Like his Father’s voice

My voice is in the thunder

By the Creator’s storm I’m content I do not worry, nor wonder if I am ever heard

i – freebird

My faith renewed  in his word

My voice is in the thunder

– Sheryl K. Platzer-Sartin

© 2011



I am so vital
I have less
I am humbled

 I am so vital 
Believe it or not I am there with you always

In your heart soul 
And  in your mind
I am so vital
To me
life’s meaning’s a recital

     I am so vital
        Like the beating of the heart
I am so vital
Like Heavenly light
I glow
 My vitality through you will flow

I am so vital
 So humbled
When I listen I really hear
 I really see through mine eyes
My understanding and empathy’s clear
I am so vital
For you I am here

– Sheryl K. Platzer-Sartin

 © Copyright 2009

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

Is just like manifold insight

Into wrong and to right

Glimmer of light

The soul’s song

A Heavenly Angel

Strength against wrong

A Glimmer of light

Like a colorful spirit

Word in a song

Only blessed hear it

Glimmer of light to deserve

Path to purpose to serve

A Glimmer of light

On Shoulder a shimmer

– Sheryl K. Platzer-Sartin

© 2012

With the Light I Am Still

I have seen the light


I have seen light at the end of this tunnel


A very long tunnel


I am still

In The Light 

I am


I am grateful to God for everyday

I am counting feathers

At the other end of this long tunnel

I will spread my wings and fly


Though darkness tries to overcome 

I am still


I am still in the light


I am


In the light I am still

I will keep moving on

I will fly

For God is the light I am


I will make my flight

No matter what my plight


– Sheryl K. Platzer-Sartin ©2010

The Wind


The winds are always changing, gentle or strong
Time changes with the wind
Moments grow more precious 
In my every dance with wind and time
Let them judge me
Let their misinterpretations keep them at bay
I know where I am going
I will remember they shunned me and turned their heads away
I will remember and forgive them anyway

The winds are always changing, gentle or strong
Time changes with the wind
Moments grow more precious 
In my every dance with wind and time

I hang no more onto broken arrows

This valley is long and dark
What ails me makes me weary
I am still inside myself
The winds outside me make me strong
Sadness and memories in my song
Only Heavenly Angels listen and sing along

I have become humbled
I choose to walk in a humble way
God’s will be that as it may

One child lost, another turns away
I hang no more onto broken arrows
The winds are always changing, gentle or strong
Time changes with the wind
Moments grow more precious 
In my every dance with wind and time
Instinctively I face the wind
One day I will be one with the earth and sky
The light
The sun
The sky
The rivers flowing
The wind
Will mirror me
I’ll spread my wings and fly
The winds are always changing, gentle or strong
Time changes with the wind
Moments grow more precious 
In my every dance with wind and time
Instinctively I face the wind
Let it carry me away

– Sheryl Platzer-Sartin
© 2010