POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER
My steps have slowed, my pace has too, a desert waits, I know it’s true, I cautiously approach its ebb, I put away all fear and dread, I trust as if a child would do, step by step I keep plugging through, Though now my trust no longer holds, I feel it tug as it withholds, My faith is being tested. My breath is shorter than before, I wait a minute to restore, Breathe in, breathe out don’t falter here, if you should live another year, Don’t stop believing you can do, whatever God has planned for you, Your age is showing on your sleeve, roll it up and just believe, My hope is being tested. I always walk a step behind, thank God, I see and am not blind, Though years have taken me this far, my heart will follow each bright star. Corruption, greed and fear of death, cannot destroy or take my breath, My God is always at my side, for me He once was crucified, My fears are all arrested.