Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Child Who's Loved--By Joyce Johnson--United States

A Child Who's Loved

A child who's loved and knows she's loved
Will have a shield to carry her
Through all the troubles life can bring
Through everything that can occur.

A parent's true unselfish love
Is more precious far than gems or gold
And though her toys will broken be
The love she'll have when she is old.

The child who's had someone to trust
Will be trustworthy when she's grown
And generations after her
Will benefit from love once sown.

Joyce Johnson lives in the beautiful Skagit Valley of Washington State. She owns a small farm and rents her land to a bulb grower. She is surrounded by beauty in the spring from the tulips and daffodils that inspire much of her poetry. Joyce will celebrate her 95th birthday in July of 2013.


  1. From Joann Grisetti--

    For Joyce: A Child Who's Loved. I love the simple truth you have expressed in your poem and and look forward to reading more of your work.

    1. Thank you Joann for taking time to comment. Joyce is a talented writer who's work is enjoyed by many. I really appreciate that both of you have become a part of the Whispers community. Thank you so much.


  2. Hi Joyce,

    A lovely poem with a lot of wisdom in it. I enjoyed reading your work today and look forward to seeing more.


    1. Dear Sandra,

      Thank you for the kind comment for Joyce. She will appreciate it. It is a blessing to have both of you here at Whispers.


  3. Lovely poetry Joyce expressed from your heart. I enjoyed reading you this evening and look forward to reading more of your postings in the future. Until then - Blessing from LI, NY

    Rhoda Galgiani

  4. Dear Joyce,

    Thank you for all the comments you sent me for other writers today. You have such a kind heart and are a bright light in the writing community. Blessings to you.


  5. Thank you Jack Horne for the following comment--

    Joyce Johnson - love this tender and thoughtful poem, Joyce

  6. So often we wonder why children are different today. Your touching poems explains a lot. So glad to see you here, Joyce. Been having trouble leaving comments. Hope this one goes through. Love, Carolyn

  7. Hi Joyce -

    Someone said: "a parent has succeeded of her/his children have felt loved" Your poem is beautiful.


  8. Beautiful Joyce -

    This poem is a very special gift....Thank you!!

    God bless,


  9. Thank you Andrea Dietrich for the following comment--

    For Joyce: You are one of the poets I first met at the website where you and I both love to hang out! From the very start, I knew you were special. You employ great rhyme and meter with
    your words of wisdom and I am proud and happy to know you, sweet lady!

  10. A very profound truth there, nicely put.

  11. Thank you Andrea Dietrich for the following comment--

    For Joyce: It's so nice to see you here. You are one of my all-time favorite poets from when I first met you at Soup. You have achieved so much with your poetry. I believe you once told me that you didn't start writing until after 2000 sometime? If that is true, wow, you have really come far, dear lady!

  12. Nice to read your work again Joyce.You can hear me read one of my latest style on youtube here Best wishes with your writing Rgds Brian