Category Archives: Poetry

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Clouds ripple across brilliant orange skies, Gigantic cumulus tower over the others with majesty and power, Below them a gathering of tiny puffs  resembling a flock of reluctant sheep, They herd up as if … Continue reading

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CATCH OF THE DAY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Hugging the shoreline with anchor full stay, Watching the sunrise on this perfect day, Reflections of light dance wildly around, Slapping the water not making a sound.   You throw in your line, … Continue reading

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HAUNTING

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A ship through swirly water glides, no rest upon its deck, For this old craft of yesteryear is nothing but a wreck, Its crew has long since passed away, its captain is gone … 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 us … Continue reading

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CLOSE CALLS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Like ships that pass upon the open waters, We sail through life effortlessly, or so it seems, Under the surface there are tangles and weeds that strangle, Above, prevailing winds determine the journey, … Continue reading

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TO MOMS EVERYWHERE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© There are days when you grow weary, when your back will hold no more When your eyes grow sad and teary, and you run for the back door, Your dreams of sleeping in … Continue reading

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PULL ANCHOR – RAISE THE SAILS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Morning air, crisp – fresh –  invigorating, Sun dapples the still water with sparkling, glittering diamonds, Soon the solitude is broken, as sails are released from their sleep, As the sound of starched, … Continue reading

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BIG MUDDY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The muddy waters are stirred by the giant paddle wheel, Steam pours from the smoke stack, The craft easily cuts through the river, Gliding, coasting, dancing across the glasslike surface, Encroaching on … Continue reading

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AN ANCIENT CRAFT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Today we start a series of boats. The old houseboat still maintained a look of elegance even though paint was chipped and faded – the bough battered slightly from constant pushing against … Continue reading

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GOD’S PROVISION

  ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Fields of gold rolled into a vast expanse of provision, God abundantly cares for every living thing, He sustains those who call upon His name, He cares for those who don’t, … Continue reading

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MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© I once in poverty did lay, my heart was full of need, You came and took my sins away and now I’m rich indeed, You gave your richest treasure – your one and … Continue reading

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TURN TO ME

Here is another view of the round barn that lives close to us.  Paul loves this barn because of its unique shape.  It’s been preserved as a sort of landmark in the midst of a residential area and close to … Continue reading

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RISING WITH THE SON

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© He died that I could live. He suffered pain and loss.  He gave all He could give, upon that rugged cross. But on that awesome day, so many years ago,  The price … Continue reading

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FIXER UPPER

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 cutting … Continue reading

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WHAT’S INSIDE?

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© It was nothing more than the skeletal remains of a deserted old building. The facade bore scars on its sun bleached boards. It had become pock marked by the bullets of hail. … Continue reading

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LIFE UNBOUND

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A town was once alive and bustling with activity, Abandoned, but still built on solid ground, We trudge through time with hearts held in captivity, Our walk in life may keep us earthly bound, But when … Continue reading

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WITHIN THE WEEDS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© They wind and worm their way through the thickest part of inner earth,, Weaving in and out of the good spaces, Infecting, infesting, destroying, They can emerge as a thing of beauty, … Continue reading

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ALL THE SAME IN HIS SIGHT

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Within the city limits stands a relic from the past, It used to hold some animals, but those days are long passed, Today it holds many treasures, of times from long ago, Their memory … Continue reading

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GOLDEN OLDEN DAYS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This aging bulwark stands as a reminder of days gone by. Firmly grounded more than a hundred years ago, in the heartland of our country. Each brick and stone, each hewn log was … Continue reading

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REBORN

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This painting was done plein air last summer at the newly restored Erickson Farm in Isanti, MN.  A perfect place to create art, this house has been reborn to serve as an … Continue reading

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