Category Archives: Art & Poetry by Paul & Kathy Boecher

SERENITY

Away from the maddening crowds, Deep in the heart of natural things, Lifted to heights unknown, Separated for a time from the chaos, The destruction, The anger, The hatred and blood. There must be a place to hide, There must … Continue reading

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WASHED FROM OUR MINDS

Hidden in the ashes, trampled by the steel,Lay the sons and daughters of that day,In the years that follow, our hearts may never heal,We mourn their loss – We try to deal – We turn to God and pray. Freedom … Continue reading

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PHEASANT TAILS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Birds of a feather will flock together, especially when it’s cold, The thermometer reads below zero, and the white stuff gets quite old, They forage and search for corn off the cob, but nary a … Continue reading

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TIME FOR A CHANGE

Signs of autumn are in the air. Leaves are slowly losing their grip and soon will be ready to tumble. Acorns are piling up and seeds of all kinds are nestling into the earth to start the regeneration of life … Continue reading

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THE GREAT ESCAPE

Nestled in the bluffs along a river that borders two states, Buildings from another century dotting the landscape, A peaceful tranquility that escapes the noise of the big city, Seemingly untouched by the darkness of turmoil and strife, Unscathed by the … Continue reading

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REDEEMED FROZEN HEARTS

Light in darkness – sweet redemption – all my sins He melts away,He brings life from deep depression – cradling in His arms each day,In darkest hours I make confession of my guilt. I bare it all,He forgives and grants … Continue reading

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CHANGE OF SEASON

The earth rotates as God first set it in the sky, The winds are His, He controls whether we live or die, Painting our world on a majestic canvas, With colors from His endless paint box, He carves the trees … Continue reading

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IN A WORLD . . .

The air chokes with death and the smells of it.Deep in the bowels of the earth, the demons dance for joy,Hatred, twisted minds,Overtly wounded souls disperse the winds of time,Testing of integrity,Questioning,Doubting,Past sins,Guilt,Repentance,Reputations at risk,Life is filled with this,The ugliness … Continue reading

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GOD AT OUR CENTER

We’ve traveled many miles along this thing that we call life, At first two friends we came to be, and then a man and wife, We’ve had our share of ups and downs and sometimes insides out, We’ve argued and … Continue reading

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MEMORIES OF SUMMER HEAT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER A light haze kissed the surface of the steamy water as we set sail that morning.  Sea gulls hung in the air searching for their breakfast.  It seemed too hot to venture out … Continue reading

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ONLY GOD CAN CHANGE HEARTS

Our world is full of tragic news and heartfelt disconnection. We struggle to find good in all the strife and insurrection. The devil uses all these things to tug within our reasoning. He twists and turns our very thoughts, with … Continue reading

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THE GOLDEN DAYS OF OLD

With every passing morning, through every dawning light,Time flits from here to there each day, and withers into night,If it would just stand still again, like golden days of yore,We might enjoy the little things, that make us love life … Continue reading

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LORD, GUIDE MY WAY

With every passing day, I feel you close beside me. You watch each step I take, and perfectly you guide me. And when my feet should stray – when things get in my way – You pick me up and … Continue reading

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A DAY IN THE PARK

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The senses are enlivened with each new summer day, The sounds of children’s laughter, the funny games they play, The taste of cool refreshment, with ice cream on your lips, It doesn’t even … Continue reading

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FIXER UPPER

A little house stands all alone, no people left inside, There once was life within that house and laughter did abide, The windows are now boarded up, the grass is overgrown, The roof is battered, walls need paint, some love needs … Continue reading

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SORTING THROUGH THE CLUTTER

A wagon wheel, a whiskey barrel, a window box so quaint, Sit in the midst of chaos there and all could use some fresh paint, The things we looked at long ago as bounty without measure, Has now become worn … Continue reading

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TAKE AND DRINK

The interlacing vines hold substantial fruit. It is a wonder the grapes cling so tightly to the vine. As Jesus told His followers, He is the vine and we are the branches. Today, let’s consider feeding the thirsty with the … Continue reading

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ALL CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL

Trees stretch their limbs up to the clouds Reaching almost high enough to touch the face of God, Swaying gently in the summer breeze, Or brilliantly bathed in a palette of warmth, Eventually they lose their foliage, Their barren limbs weep, … Continue reading

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CALM MY FEARS, LORD . . .

Deep within the tallest pines, with dark night’s haze enshrouded, A hidden place encased in webs of silver threads beclouded, A quiet sanctuary, a place to run and hide, A place to lick the wounds of hurt and safely stay inside, … Continue reading

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DO WE REALLY CARE?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER We often ask, “How are you?” We may even sound sincere.The problem is our listening skills. We sometimes never hear.We’re so much in a hurry. We think we’re being nice,But if it … Continue reading

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