Category Archives: ART & POETRY BY THE BOECHERS

RESTORATION

  ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The paint is peeling, windows cracked, a shutter hangs on tight, One lost the battle long ago, it lost its will to fight, The whitewashed fence could use some love, the grass needs … Continue reading

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BACK TO NATURE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A blue-grey sky, rolls swiftly by, the clouds entwine with glory, The road is paved with gilded stones, that tell an endless story, A husky mule, a rugged man, set out to … Continue reading

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YOU CANNOT HIDE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER When life gets tough we sometimes feel we have to run away. We look at things much differently with every passing day. It seems much too complicated to stay and go the … Continue reading

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WHAT HIGHER PRICE?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What is the price of liberty? Where lies the victor’s prize? Is it in bodies laying still, beneath the cold, dark skies? The cost to win our freedom cannot be seen in life, But … Continue reading

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VESTIGES OF ANOTHER TIME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© An ancient fortress, standing tall, within the city streets, Remains of passing days gone by, with traffic now competes, The outer walls are stained and brown, inside it seems the same, Like … Continue reading

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GHOST SHIP

This painting was done on site, several years ago.  It was 103 degrees and the dewpoints were tropical.  The boat was anchored in a marina when Paul painted it.  The mood created by the blues and greens is almost ghostly. … Continue reading

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WHAT WILL WE CHOOSE?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER We cannot change our heritage, or the color of our skin, We can’t determine what we’ll be on the day our life begins, When we are born our souls live too, but … Continue reading

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CITY BLUES

ART  POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©   City within a darkened world, has beauty all its own, The wires that lace throughout the space, the litter lying there, The sounds of box cars hooking up, a place where crime is sown, … Continue reading

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THIRSTING

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER   Steam rises from the belly of the earth, The sun pours its sultry rays over it, Living things go in pursuit of refreshing water, To quench the thirst and satisfy.   … Continue reading

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TEMPORARY REFUGE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL &y KATHY BOECHER Our lives on earth are temporal – a whisper hushed and still, We’re placed here by the Father’s hand and through His mighty will, He guides us through the depths of pain, … Continue reading

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SILENCE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A peaceful sanctuary, An uncluttered place filled with so much tranquility it’s almost eerie, Still within the ripples bouncing across the once stilled water Are only temporary, The storms pass, The waters … Continue reading

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HE IS THERE

  ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Life comes at us like a raging river at times, Pushing, crashing, dispersing its power, Seemingly overtaking us with its fury, Yet even in those times of fear, loss, … Continue reading

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SKY, CLOUDS & WATER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER   A quiet, steamy morning – the wind not yet ready to hit the sails, An ominous sky of pink tinged clouds hanging low over the still water, Some of the boats stand … Continue reading

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WHERE IS THE PEACE?

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© When life seems overwhelming and the hope for peace has drifted, We struggle with the discontent and pray for burdens lifted, But our days on earth are numbered, our time … Continue reading

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TEARS FALLING

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© I am crying on the inside as my heart slowly breaks over the events surrounding us this year.  Tears can cleanse some of the ugly from our lives, but only God can … Continue reading

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IF WALLS COULD TALK

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A stately home with walls of brick – three chimneys reaching high, Now stands alone and boarded up – the flames of hope have died, There is no sign of life today, the … Continue reading

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FIRE & BLOOD IN THE STREETS

Pools of crimson stain the streets. People running, hiding, covering themselves and those near them, Fear ensues, then pain, followed by anger and rage, Faces and heads shrouded in black, Too cowardly to show themselves, Misdirected, Searching, Groping for something to … Continue reading

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JUST THE TWO OF US

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Two lives mingle into one, Of one mind, One spirit, One body, Tempted at times by distractions, Yet always returning to each other, God watches over these creatures, As He sustains them … Continue reading

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ABANDONED HOUSEBOAT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The old houseboat still maintained a look of elegance even though paint was chipped and faded – the bough battered slightly from constant pushing against a battered shoreline, She sat quietly moored … Continue reading

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WAIT A LITTLE WHILE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Gliding through the morning waters, watching as the sun breaks through, All alone as diamonds glisten, dancing in the morning dew, Slicing through the still clear water, searching for the perfect place, … Continue reading

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