Category Archives: Poetry



 (A poem I wrote for VHS Black History Program)
I came to VHS today
To say in my own special way:
There is another set of three.
God himself willed it to be.

He commanded us to love one another;
To be kind to our sister and brother.
Because of that we may never do
What our first mind tells us to.

Though our enemies call us names
Or treat us bad and slap us insane,
We must turn the other cheek
And always remain peaceful and meek.

When we set our goals high
And men scoff at our very best try.
We can’t fall down to our knees.
If we just keep trying, we will succeed.

If people don’t respect us.
God forbids us to fight or fuss.
We must treat others in the same way
We want to be treated every day.

Yes, freedom is never really free.
It comes with restraints you see.
Our freedom will quickly end
When we infringe the rights of men.

Reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmatic are find.
They do well to develop the mind.
But, respect, resilience, and responsibility
Do much more to keep us free.





Poems by Glory S. Davis  have been collected and published in a book entitled . . .  From That Still Small Voice. The book contains more than fifty poems written for everyday people.



Poems by Glory S. Davis  have been collected and published in a book

entitled . . .

 From That Still Small Voice.

The book contains more than fifty poems written for everyday people.   







boy looking forward his hand to his head. blue-eyed. blonde in a blue sweater. Isolated on white background

“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old” (Isaiah 43: 18-19).

Leroy “Satchel” Paige was a baseball star with the Negro Leagues who later played in the Majors. Though he was an excellent player, noted for his fastball and showmanship, sportswriters often criticized, ridiculed, and over-looked him. In spike of his troubles, he was still able to counsel others with many witty statements.  One of those statements that we can all adopt as our own is “Don’t look back – something might be gaining on you.”

In his acceptance speech to the Hall of Fame, Paige said that that “Don’t look back” statement kept him going through all the hard times in his life.  Like Paige, we can all profit from focusing ahead rather than looking back.

In Isaiah 43: 18-19, God urged his chosen people to forget the things of old.  Sure, He was speaking to Israel assuring them of a future victory in escaping an impending oppression.  However, I hear Him speaking to you and me as well.  His lesson to us is this: We should not cling to the things in our past, especially those things that have cause us great harm.  For, if we hang on to the injuries from our past, we can never behold the healing that awaits us in our future.  If we are truly God’s children, our future is always brighter than our past.  How?  It holds the promise of a wonderful hope – a new life in Him.

As we journey into 2016, let us remember to leave these horrible things behind:  hate, hurt, anger, pain, fear, and doubt.  They burden us and prevent us from arriving safely to our destination – a bountiful life today and an everlasting life in your future.

Prayer:    Heavenly Father, as we travel life’s journey, rid us of the temptation to look back.  Help us to break free of those things that will imprison us in the past.  Always, keep our eyes straight ahead – focused on you.   In Jesus name, we pray.  Amen.




Here is an example of what to expect from my new book,

Escape for Mothers of Prisoners

When you feel scorn, read . . .

Love the Scorner

“But I say unto to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you” (Matthew 5: 44 KJV).

Mothers are angels sent from God entrusted with the care of His children. They have been given special qualities such as love, understanding, kindness, and care to guarantee that they do an excellent job. When their children are successful, they are called good mothers, but when their children are not, mothers are often ridiculed and scorned.

When my child was sentenced to jail, he literally lost his name. Instead of being called by his name, he was referred to as Mrs. Davis’s child. I felt that I was defined by my child’s actions and ridiculed through the persuasive technique called association. Calling me the mother of a troublesome child was saying to the world that I too was bad. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that I wanted to disassociate from my child. What I am saying is that we mothers should be recognized because of our accomplishments – not by our children’s short comings or personal achievements. Too often, doing so will present an eschewed picture of the child or of the mother.

People often mask their shortcoming by ridiculing some fault in others. Really, if we uncover the mask of those who belittle us, we will find that they are hurting and have many more problems than we ever had. Because this is true, we should always take the higher road. What do I mean by that? Instead of fighting back or degrading ourselves by retaliating with sarcastic remarks, we should pray for those who seem to find pleasure in pointing out our faults. In other words, love the scorner.

What good is there in praying for enemies or loving the scorner? Praying for those who spitefully use you reflects that you understand their masked feeling and that you love them. Moreover, when you love your enemies, you prove your love for God and show the world a view of God’s perfect love which rains on both the just and the unjust. In the end, because you love those who hate you, you are rewarded greatly.

Prayer: Heavenly Father give us the strength to ignore the scorn and ridicule of others. Help us to always take the higher road and love both our friends and our enemies so that we may be a living example of your perfect love to the world. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.


When you’re a victim of scorner’s hate,
Because of what your child has done,
Hold your head high and don’t you frown
Nor stoop to low levels on the ground.

Pray for your enemies and all of those
Who dare point you out in hate.
Rest assured that they may feel
What you feel some later date.




This clever and Inspirational book written by Glory S. Davis is what every mother of a prisoner needs . . . in order to experience a spiritual lift.

Escape for Mothers of Prisoners is a book specially designed to help the mother who struggles each day because her son or daughter is behind bars. The life of a prisoner’s mother is not an easy one. It is essential that she receives both spiritual and emotional support. Because this is true, Glory S. Davis has written the perfect book to give mothers of prisoners a chance to uplift their souls.

This inspiring book contains poems, prayers, meditations, and scriptures that are written to provide hope and guidance to the mother whose soul is broken because of a son or daughter’s incarceration. Glory Davis understands from personal experience the emotional roller coaster that a mother rides when her child is in prison. She knows the hurt; for she herself has felt the pain. Because she understands how devastating the role of a mother of a prisoner is, Glory S. Davis has utilized her experience as a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church and as an adult Bible class teacher to write Escape for Mothers of Prisoners. 

Again, the purpose of the book is to inspire, to give guidance, and to strengthen the spiritual life of a mother of a prisoner.  However, if you are not the mother of a prisoner, Mrs. Davis wants you to know that her book is a spiritual, self-help book, which is the perfect gift for a mother of a prisoner who is in need of a spiritual lift.  Buy one for a friend.

Escape for Mothers of Prisoners, just released this February, 2016, is available for purchase from Amazon, Create Space, and through her website at