Category Archives: Poetry by Kathy Boecher

FEARS ASSUAGED

Lying prone upon this desperate land, With the weight of sin upon my back, Enormous rocks – the weight I cannot stand,  To take away my breath below the stack.   Each slab weighs more than the one before it, … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

WHAT IS CHRISTMAS?

Brilliantly colored ornaments hang tight to the Christmas tree, Stockings are hung on a mantel while a roaring fire we see, Packages look so festive in colors of red, gold and green, With ribbons they’re bound, and secrets within, makes … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

WHAT’S THAT NOISE?

‘Twas the month before Christmas and all through the house, The only thing stirring was a cold, little mouse, He thought he’d sneak in while the getting was good, He found a warm corner in the neighborhood, The house it was … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT?

This time of year often turns into a competition of buying the “best” gift or at least thinking we are.  Many beautifully wrapped packages appear beneath the tree, with anticipation running high and hopes building.  Unfortunately the focus of this … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, America, Christmas, Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

AN EARLY CHRISTMAS TALE

‘Twas right before Christmas and in our simple old house,Not a creature was stirring except one small mouse,He wasn’t too big, but the sight made me cringe,A mouse in the house meant he’d surely infringe, So off to the hardware … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

THE FINAL PAGE

Rippled sand forming a gigantic canvas reaching across the horizon. Arid, barren, scorched and without life. A seemingly insignificant expanse, devoid of moisture. Enclosed by the sun, the wind and all the elements, Segments of a pattern that once was … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

FURROWED FIELDS

A November sky, displaying clouds filled with dust particles shining like diamonds, The perfect ceiling, suspended in space over a furrowed field of forgotten gleanings. Deep ruts in the earth, carved by a machine driven by a farmer – a … Continue reading

Posted in aging, Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

HALLOWEEN BLOOD TEST

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER A few years ago, I was scheduled to have a blood test at my clinic.  It was the day before Halloween so I wasn’t too surprised to see the staff dressed in costume, but I had … Continue reading

Posted in corona virus, Humor, Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

THE BEAT OF A DIFFERENT DRUMMER

The beat of a different drummer, the rhythm that forms its song, The ratta-tat-tat of the lonely drum, the war call it brings along, Words of engagement underlie, beneath the beating cadence, The march of weary, blood torn feet, continue … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , | 7 Comments

DEATH HAS NO POWER OVER ME

Death seems to be surrounding us lately. With the influx of new COVID cases, even those who are vaccinated are not immune to the last breath of life as we know it. My thoughts have turned to this subject of … Continue reading

Posted in death, Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

HOW DO WE SHOW COMPASSION?

Upon the stage of every day, the cast is set in stone. God uses each and every one, to lead us to His throne. He calls upon the villain and the understudy too. To fill the roles He’s planned for … Continue reading

Posted in eternal life, Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

THE PRINCESS & THE PEA – REVISITED

Today’s post is a rerun, but it brings back memories of the last kidney stone I produced. I seem to have the ability to create these little nuisances from time to time. I often find things from my own experience … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

SUBMISSION

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Raising hands to our God on high, with head bowed in submission,Tears flow fast as our eyes do cry, repentance and petition,The words seem empty as we pray, but God will send His Spirit,He … Continue reading

Posted in Daily inspiration and devotions, Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

HEAR OUR PRAYER, OH, LORD!

A golden sun is shining outside my window pane, The sky is blue, the grass is green yet it’s just not the same, The beauty that surrounds us can swiftly blow away, In just one second life can pass into … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

ON A TREACHEROUS SEA

The raging waters swirl and churn, a storm within me starts to burn, The sea erupts with power unknown, I know I can’t face this alone, Each wave explodes with God’s soft voice, it seems to me I have no … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

WALKING IN DANGER

The news of the day seems hopeless, darkness will consume the light, Our fears can often destroy us, making stars escape the night, And even in those darkest hours, our fears will be held at bay, Our God is there … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

WANDERING TOWARDS THE END

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER “WANDERING” My steps have slowed, my pace has too, a desert waits, I know it’s true, I cautiously approach its ebb, I put away all fear and dread, I trust as if a child would do, … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

GRADUATION DAY – NOW WHAT?

It’s finally come – your high school graduation, So now what are you going to do? You look quite amazing – beyond expectation, Just think of what you have been through. You’ve gained so much knowledge in twelve years of … Continue reading

Posted in Graduation, Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

MARY’S FAITH

I don’t know about you, but to have the faith that Mary exhibited when she was told she would be impregnated with God’s own Son, is more than a little hard to imagine. The news itself was impossible from a … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on MARY’S FAITH

KITCHEN CENTERPIECE

As I think back to times that warm my heart, I can’t help but remember the old cast iron stove that was the centerpiece of my grandparent’s kitchen. That huge conservator of heat kept the house warm – listened to … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry by Kathy Boecher | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments