STILL WE STAND

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ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©

The old flour mill stands beside the rolling Mississippi River,

An icon, once thriving, once useful –

A place where industry grew a small town into a great city,

A testament to hard work and determination,

Now inoperative, surrounded by the ruins of yesterday,

But still it stands,

We’re much like these old relics from the past,

We’ve served a useful purpose for a lifetime,

Then become tired, sometimes broken down and beat up,

But still we stand,

This building has been repurposed, despite its unproductivity,

Today a museum – a tribute to those who built it –

and served the community around it,

We also stand as antiques, old fashioned, decrepit, useless.

But we continue to have a purpose,

Life continues,

We go on,

We see that we still have value to society,

Growing old doesn’t have to mean death,

We can live on through what we’ve given as a lifetime legacy,

We live with purpose until the very end,

Where we’ll  continue to stand.

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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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2 Responses to STILL WE STAND

  1. DeniseBalog says:

    Beautiful reminder of Hope. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and vision.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This brought “chills” as I read it! Such a beautiful, powerful poem! And Paul’s painting is the perfect accompaniment! Wonderful post, Kathy! ❤ ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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