Category Archives: Christian Poetry

SHADOW OF DEATH

ART RECENTLY COMPLETED BY PAUL BOECHER – POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of … Continue reading

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A DIFFERENT TIME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This painting was done at a re-enactment rendezvous several years ago.  Paul’s character was an artist from the 1800s, who like Seth Eastman, would paint the people of the new unexplored parts … Continue reading

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SUMMER TREASURE

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The edge of a bluff lined river – a glassy reflection glistens and bounces onto a hill. The light touches the rims of trees and buildings, creating patterns dancing from one place to another .  The deep crevices fill with … Continue reading

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EARLY MORNING LIGHT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© As the morning light arises, on a pasture green sublime, Sun light kisses trees and branches, balancing the sands of time, Though through danger I will wander, snares are set at every turn, God is … Continue reading

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EARLY HARVEST

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Fruit, luscious, ripe and sumptuous, A result of tender care and nurturing, A life giving sustenance for those who taste of it, God’s gift to man is the fruit of the spirit, … Continue reading

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FIXER UPPER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© 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 … Continue reading

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HE LEADETH ME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© You never cease to hold me in Your strong and mighty hand, You calm and gently guide when I so blatantly demand, You guide my steps, You hold me tight, You strengthen me … Continue reading

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THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

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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SOLSTICE

Soft, buttery shades of yellow, melt in the summer sun, Reaching to touch the face of God, finding a place to run, Days at their highest peak of light, soon like the flowers fade, We bask in the glow of … Continue reading

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A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

“Eventually all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.  The river was cut by the world’s Great Flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time.  On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the … Continue reading

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BRIDGE TO SOMEWHERE

 “Last scene of all…Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”  AS YOU LIKE IT, Shakespeare Every life stage is composed of its own specific pattern, In infancy, we demand, We scream, We cry, As … Continue reading

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WASHED CLEAN

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© – Painted at the Erickson Farmstead this past rainy weekend. Shades of grey, crimson and yellow dot the landscape with a magical mist, Covering a multitude of sins, I wonder if this is how we … Continue reading

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TRUE PEACE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© There are places we simply crave to be, Serene, comfortable places where we can find solitude, Tightly clinging to the quietness of alone time, Away from the clamor of every day life, Isolated, apart … Continue reading

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SOLITUDE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Where is that simple, quiet place, that you’ve been longing for, Is it within your own backyard or at your own front door, It can be the peaceful beauty, we hold within our hand, … Continue reading

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GLORIOUS SUMMER DAYS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The edge of a bluff lined river – a glassy reflection glistens and bounces onto a hill. The light touches the edges of trees and buildings in the distance, creating patterns dancing from one place to another. The … Continue reading

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BATTERED & WORN

PLEIN AIR ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When bruised and injured we do fall, before our Father’s throne And look upon the lamb once slain for all sins to atone, Our pain is nothing next to His, … Continue reading

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INTERIOR TURMOIL

Depression and suicide seem to go hand in hand.   Sometimes getting to the bottom of a problem requires letting go of it.  Sometimes we need to share our thoughts with others.  Sometimes we have to look for the signs and … Continue reading

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BUILT ON SOLID GROUND

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© An edifice of solid rock, kissed by the waves below, A fortress carved by God’s own hand, His power He does show, Yet within that stone embankment, a quiet peace does live, A … Continue reading

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WATCH FOR THE SIGNS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The road is full of stumbling blocks, we see them every day, Our path is full of hiccups which toughen up the way, Our journey to eternity is filled with indecision, We struggle through … Continue reading

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CRUSHED

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© It begins as cold, hardened, ice, Glistening in the crevices of mountain glaciers, Slowly the heat of the sun brings relief, It melts under the warmth of it, Becoming free from the … Continue reading

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