Joyce Porter Hammers, Artist

Joyce Porter Hammers concentrates on portraits she brings to life from photographs. She is also a dramatist presenting monologues on the lines of numerous historical characters. She is a member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen and lives in Morgantown, Kentucky where her most important role has been playing Granny to two wonderful grandchildren.

Joyce Porter Hammers
Hammers Art
PO Box 215
3188 Beaver Dam Road
Morgantown, KY 42261

We Have No Promise
Joyce Porter Hammers
We have no promise in this life
There are many who need to hear it
That secures us a safe journey
Their life here is incomplete
He said he would be with us
Unless we are there and willing
From now until eternity
With our own words and sung to our
This faith does sustain us
There is no place to stop it
We live by it day by day
Our march must go on
As for hope of a tomorrow
Thank God those jewels will be waiting
He said, "I am with you all the way"
When we sing our final song
So we give birth to our children
You must show strength to Jordan
With love, hope, and a great plan
Whose love for them was shared
That they will grow and develop
He also lost abundantly
Into a kind woman or a happy man
He needs to know someone cares
In nurturing these precious angels
His life must go on normal
In the rules for a good life
Or as a teenage life should be
We also work long hours and study
With that glow he always carries
How to raise them with less strife
He'll soothe your pain, wait and see
They experience chicken pox and measles
Yes, I know, I have children
Those mumps were no fun
And, yes, I'm also aware
But we grew closer and closer
That no one can take their places
While nursing illness from dark to sun
Not anyone can fill their chair
Oh, we look at them so often
But all of you can pull together
As we think to ourselves
In hidden discreet form
How did I ever deserve this child
And can fill your longing
Seems a fantasy just like - little elves
For those guys that have gone on
But sometimes these things will happen
You can help those who are struggling
We cannot, but do try, to understand
Who try to reach a higher goal
To lose the precious jewels
By teaching them the values
Is like taking a drummer from a band
You taught those darling souls
How we then come to realize
Now the fact that your children will be
That our life must go on and on
When you someday arrive
That he sent us all for a reason
Should always make you celebrate
We must reach out and sing our song
When reminded of those precious eyes

-- In Memory of Drew and Jeremiah Smith

Drew Smith


Jeremiah Smith


Jordan Smith