Tag Archives: Poetry by Kathy Boecher

THE CHRISTMAS MOUSE

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© ‘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 … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING MEMORIES

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

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THE BEAT GOES ON

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, sole torn feet, continue … Continue reading

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AFTERGLOW

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© What will remain when we are gone, what memories will stay, How will the world remember us when we are far away, The treasures that we leave behind are often just a breath, A moment in … Continue reading

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HE DIED

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© At the hour of the evening sacrifice, Jesus died.  His stricken body had suffered unbearable torture, even for the Son of God.  At last the weight of the sin of the world crushed him.  He died, … Continue reading

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THIRST NO MORE

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© It seemed as though the thirst would never be quenched.  As Jesus hung on that horrific cross – he expressed his need for water – he expressed his connection and disconnection with his father – showed … Continue reading

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HE WAS PIERCED FOR ME

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER©   A babe so soft, a child so sweet, lay on a bed of hay, His mom looked at the dimpled hands and counted fingers at play. His hands would grow with bruises and scuffs as children so often … Continue reading

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THE FINAL SACRIFICE

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© A tender shepherd walked this earth with love within his touch, His words could calm the troubled sheep, His hands led them through much. He chased away the predators,  He brought them safely home. He often searched … Continue reading

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COME CLOSER

Holding my breath in wild anticipation, I come to you prepared for the best, You reach out to me with loving arms, Your enfold me, You protect, You cover me, You fill me with love unending, Come closer, Let me … Continue reading

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A WONDROUS MESSAGE

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© A child just turned a woman, became the chosen one, To hold the Son of God within – to be her firstborn Son, She wasn’t someone special – a lowly servant girl – But God had … Continue reading

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COLORLESS

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© My world has turned to black and white, enveloped in ice and snow, Birds longing to sing their arias. feel temperatures soar below, Calendars say it should be spring, but heaven has other plans, An abundance of … Continue reading

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ODE TO AGING

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The years of more than seventy five, have drifted quickly by, I’ve shuffled on this rugged orb, I’ve laughed a lot and cried, Fell hopelessly in love one day, the true love of my life, I gave my … Continue reading

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