6732457c72aa05f4629bf9347a6d0c76 (2)ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©

What happened to the days of our untethered youth.

When all we needed required only truth,

When worries were few and troubles simply unknown,

What happened from then to the life we have sown,


Our days filled with moments both frivolous and fun,

We soon find there’s nothing new under the sun,

That satisfies fully or give us complete peace,

We watch as hope dwindles and delights decrease.


The days rage by in torrents. In storms they do fly.

Joy turns now to mourning and often we cry.

Our tears fill up rivers, our moans pierce the air,

Hearts often falter, giving way to despair.


We fall before our God with old bruises and scars,

Of bludgeoning wounds which surpass all the stars.

Without question God finishes work He’s begun.

Our youth then returns as the victory is won.


We come to Him broken and hanging onto life,

We come when we no longer can bear the strife.

When we finally let go and let God do His best.

Through Jesus our Savior we pass every test.


He gives us new life even though we are old,

Our time weathered bodies completely unfold,

Into perfectly formed and beautifully made,

He washes with blood for my sins He has paid.


Our new life comes quickly. The old passes by,

And we become new on the day that we die,

The breath comes from heaven and God’s only Son,

Old bodies renewed, His work is now done.

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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4 Responses to FLOUNDERING

  1. I do so love your poetry! So encouraging and uplifting in your conclusion while honestly acknowledging the struggles/questions. ❤ and hugs!

    PS the palette colors in Paul’s painting are gorgeous!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thanks again. I need your encouragement since this is fairly new today me. I’m not following the iambic pentameter rules so I’m probably not a true poet, but I’m glad you appreciate it.😍😍


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