Tag Archives: New Life

NEW LIFE

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The dark days of winter have finally passed, a new day awakes with the sun, The earth now gives way to the greening of grass, the squirrels are all on the run, A robin is perched on a … Continue reading

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EAGLE’S NEST

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Nestled in a grove of trees, just beyond the road, A mother sits as dad descends to fetch a bit of food, The mammoth nest will soon give rest to hungry baby … Continue reading

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LIFELESS – LIFE FILLED

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©   This place that we have loved, this lonely withered space, Has faltered with the winter snows and cannot rise again, Without that inner life, that comes from heaven’s place, Our lives … Continue reading

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THE FARM

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER In the weeds and trenches, In the darkest holes, Perched within the clenches, Of yearned for days of old, This bird of many colors, Stands guard along the gate, As colors bloom … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS OF SPRING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Droplets blend together from remnants of ice and mountain snow, Trickling over rocky crevices, dancing together in a timeless waltz, Soon they meld into a … Continue reading

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MY LIFE – THE SEQUEL

“Last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”  T.S. Eliot Several years ago I wrote an autobiography called, “Stages – a Memoir.”  The book was written mainly for my family as a record of my … Continue reading

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NO PLACE TO HIDE

As a performer, I have had to assume many characters.  In so doing, I’m hiding my real identity behind a mask for a time and can be judged for the part I play rather than the person I really am.  … Continue reading

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BLACK & WHITE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© In the heart of the forest, what is it you see, The death of the brush and the loss of each tree, They die for a while, and are restored again, Spring pushes each bud, giving … Continue reading

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RE-PURPOSED

“What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you’re constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that.” Billy Crystal   I believe I’ve been given a second chance – again.  Each day is time to … Continue reading

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TIME PASSAGES

It seems we spend most of our lives in a hurry.  s We often race through life without really taking time to enjoy it. We’ve been in this quandary for so many years, it’s become habit.  Now we have the opportunity … Continue reading

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EMPTY CLOTHS, FULL HEARTS

Originally posted on atimetoshare.me 4/7/2015   John 20-6-7 “Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,  And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but … Continue reading

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A LIFE RESTORED

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© What happened to days of our untethered youth When what was required depended on truth? When worries were few and troubles unknown, What happened from then to the life I have sown?   Our … Continue reading

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LABELS

   Originally posted on 1/5/15 No one likes being put into categories. I don’t want to be known as a bigot. Most folks don’t want to be known as selfish, narrow minded or unyielding. We cringe at being associated with … Continue reading

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THE STORM OF THE DECADE

Remnants of carved Jack-O-Lanterns hidden by a blanket of snow.  Little trick or treaters tucked into their beds as folks pushed shovels to stay ahead of the storm.  The blizzard of October 31, 1991 buried Minneapolis in more than 2 feet of fresh … Continue reading

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KEEP ON TRUCKING

A story begins – we’re introduced to the characters – see their goals and failed attempts at reaching them – get involved in what happens next.  With the turn of each page, we see the mistakes they make, root for them to … Continue reading

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OUT OF THE DARKNESS

As we say goodbye to another year – to all the past sins, mistakes and blunders – take heart in the everlasting light that takes away every blot.  We have a clean slate because of that light – the one … Continue reading

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SHED BLOOD

Crimson stains the sand. People running, hiding, covering themselves and others, Fear ensues, then pain, followed by anger and rage, Faces and heads shrouded in black, too cowardly to show themselves, Thoughts of waging a righteous war against those who … Continue reading

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LET IT GROW!

May the Spirit continue to work In us. For once we have become baptized we become members of God’s family. Not only are we forgiven through this sacrament, but the Holy Spirit is now working within us – building our … Continue reading

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Where Did Spring Go?

Heavy droplets tumble to the ground in random spurts, They settle on receptive soil, thirsting for refreshment. Only a few weeks ago water seeped up from the earth And down from saturated clouds, Pushing new life forth in abundance. The … Continue reading

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THE MASTER GARDENER

You are the Master Gardener, you tend to all my needs, With water you refresh me.  With love you plant the seeds. You take away the grip of ugliness and sin, You’ve given me a second chance – a new life … Continue reading

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