Category Archives: Poetry

God is in Control – A New Book by Joseph R. Mays

After years of setbacks and negative distractions, I have finally done something I wanted to do for a long time; . 🙂 My first venture into the publishing arena is called ““. In it you will find poems that will uplift you and caress your soul and let you know that those troubles you’re going through will not last forever. The enemy doesn’t want you to succeed, but with God you WILL succeed.

God is in Control

I hope meets your expectations and helps you in some way. Share it with a friend or co-worker. We all need encouragement from time to time and this resource is the perfect solution. I appreciate any and all support you can give. This will help me get past my current situation so I can provide a better life for my daughter Ashleigh. Help me so I can help many others.

Thank you and may God bless each and every one of my readers and followers.


Joseph R. Mays
Author: God is in Control

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to All

I hope the the new year will usher in great blessings and joy to everyone.

There are a lot of great things in store this year. This month is going to be a wonderful month. The upcoming inauguration is going to be a historical and moving moment for me and for the world. There is something very special in it for me as well, which you as my readers will be able to benefit from tremendously. Trust me when I tell you. You will be greatly pleased. Poetry, pictures, information and much, much more are on the way.

Bookmark our blog and return here often. You DON’T want to miss out on things to come. Especially this month.

Yours in fun, friendship and happiness,

Joseph R. Mays

Look Familiar? And the votes are in…… Obama wins!!!

At approximately 11:00pm Eastern time an emotional, historical and motivational message was given. Barack Obama has taken California’s and Virginia’s electoral votes and has become the 44th President of the United States!!!!

From struggle and strife to stars and stripes and the highest position in the nation; The President of the United States of America. The nation’s FIRST African American President of the United States of America. Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall must be very proud of what they see from heaven. A wonderful day for the Obama family, the country and the entire world. And I played a part by making my voice heard with my vote. Congratulations to all voters that did the same no matter what candidate you chose.

My hats off to John McCain for his gracious concession speech. He was a true gentleman and urged his supporters to support Barack Obama. He was very moving and I have a lot of respect for him regardless of his ties to George Bush. However, it is time for change and we will get it now.

Thanks to God who made it all possible.

I am Joseph R. Mays and I approved this message.

PS. Please celebrate this day in history and do it responsibly. Respect the other side’s vote/choice. Everyone is entitled to their opinion based upon their own set of values. Tell/explain to your children what has happened. Tell them they can do anything if they put their mind to it. I leave you with the first and last first of my poem called “Dreaming”.

Follow your dreams,
no matter how far-fetched or crazy it seems.

And in the end, when it’s all through,
You wake up (Barack Obama) and find your dream (President of the United States) came true.

The Watcher – He (God) Will Watch Over Us All – My World in Poetry

I give the world my poem to help ease any pain or loneliness that someone may be going through right now. Please know and understand that God sees everything for He is “The Watcher”.

The Watcher

God is my watchtower;
watching over all that I do.
Protecting me from harm,
and watching every step.
For God is the watcher,
surveying the twisted road of life;
looking ahead and preparing me
for troubles, toils and strife.
And for that reason,
when the skies of life grow dark,
I shall not fear;
For God is the watcher
and he always be near.
Joseph Randolph Mays

Copyright ©2008 Joseph Randolph Mays

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Joseph R. Mays