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!