WORLD POETRY DAY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©

Today is World Poetry Day. You will find most of my poetry has to do with my faith in God and all He has accomplished for me and the entire world. My earthly inspiration comes from my husband’s artist hand. We have been together for many years, and I think we make a pretty good team. That is because God has always been at the center of our relationship.

Poetry is just another way of expressing what we feel, believe, hope for, our goals and all the trials we face. It is the marriage of words and rhythm. Once in a while the words rhyme, but they don’t have to, if they come from the heart. I think some of the greatest poetry ever written are the Psalms in the Bible. They have a cadence – a rhythm – the makings of a song. With each crafted word, inspired by God’s own breath, we hear all the petitions of man along with his fears, confession, repentance and praise.

We all have the ability to be poets. Like any art form, it must be exercised to be perfected. Like any gift from God, it must be implemented. When we use it for His glory, He will bless the words.

GOD IS EVERYWHERE, by Kathy Boecher

When I grow weary from the weight of life,

When every step becomes a heavy strife,

There’s no relief, no respite for my load,

The path is full of obstacles untold,

Each pothole, crag and deep embedded crack,

Becomes too much for this old, weary back,

But God is there at every twist and turn,

To raise me up when troubles churn,

To take the weight and soften every sting,

To wash away my tears and make me sing,

He’s with me everywhere I go,

Since Jesus loved me, this I know!

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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11 Responses to WORLD POETRY DAY

  1. oneta hayes says:

    Love the rhyming. Prose poems are a misnomer to me. Most of it seems as if someone wrote it down then decided to make the sentences a different length! It needs a new name with accent marks or something. However, it must not trouble me much, since I have never had trouble with yours. 😀

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  2. This is beautiful. I always enjoy your poems, Kathy.

    I started writing poetry when I was thirteen years old. I think the poems I wrote back then are better than anything I could write today. My fault for not keeping up with it, I guess.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Like I said, anyone can be a poet especially when they have endure any difficulties or trials in life. You should try again🤗

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  3. Wow, this is a lovely poem and painting!

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  4. hatrack4 says:

    You and Linda Lee have both written about this. As I told her, it is also international color day, so, should we have poetry about various colors? There is that line from Roger MIller’s Dang Me, – Roses are red, Violets are purple, Sugar is sweet, and so is maple surple, I’m the seventh out of seven sons, my Pappy was a pistol, I’m a son of a gun. That poem is a poem, and it talks of colors.

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