THE OLD HOUSEBOAT

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ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©

ORIGINALLY POSTED 8/31/2015

The old houseboat still maintained a look of elegance,

Even though paint was chipped and faded,

The bough slightly battered from a constant,

relationship with the shoreline,

She sat quietly moored under wispy tree,

Softly caressing the disintegrating pier,

How many years had passed since her maiden voyage?

How many months had slipped by,

Since she cut stealthily through the strong current?

She sits untouched – idle – lonely – forgotten – devoid of life,

Oh that the walls could speak and tell us of the days gone by,

The parties, the celebrations, the intimate, secret rendezvous,

Promises made and vows broken,

Lives changed for just a fleeting moment,

As she carried them downstream,

Washing their troubles away,

Was the life sucked from her when those who lived there,

Didn’t return,

Abandoned her,

Leaving her to fend for herself,

Did she die when they did,

We’ll never know.

Only that she kisses the shoreline now,

Instead of the waves.

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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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