Josh Hatcher is a Writer, Musician, Speaker, Poet, and Blogger living in Northern Pennsylvania. He is an entrepreneur, graphic designer, professional clown, and hobby farmer, as well as a husband and father of four.

Josh's vision is to inspire, inform, engage, and entertain.

Poems for Holy Week

Poems for Holy Week

I’ve got a number of poems that I’ve written about the crucifixion… I thought them fitting on this Holy Week. Nail This first poem has inspired a song that I wrote. Watch the video – or purchase the original recording. His blood coated me, but not in redemption… As I held the weight of HimContinue Reading

Don’t try to PLEASE people… Be You.

Don’t try to PLEASE people… Be You.

The way I see it, we can try to please people, or we can try to serve people. Pleasing people often involves a mutation, where we become something we are not. It involves changing our DNA so that we fit in the box everyone wants us to fit in. Unfortunately, without divine intervention, DNA doesn’tContinue Reading

My wife is going to kill me for this…

Every night, my beautiful bride of 15 years falls asleep next to me watching tv. Every night, I get up, take off her glasses, and turn off the TV. Every night, she talks in her sleep, and I try to keep her talking as long as possible, so that I have good stories to tellContinue Reading

What We Forget About Jesus  |Relevant Magazine

What We Forget About Jesus |Relevant Magazine

I just found out this piece that I wrote several years ago was just reposted at Relevant Magazine. Check it out!

All I Have To Give You… #poetrythursday

All I Have To Give You… #poetrythursday

If I could give you any gift, I’d give you cathedrals, spires and hollow, with a gargoyle choir to scare demons and chase monsters from your closet. I’d give you Serengeti grassland, stampedes of gazelle, and sunset to match your eyes, sparkling. I’d give you rivers, and ponies, and gentle downy goslings. And simple cloudsContinue Reading

Frankie Bruzzi and the Toilet Paper

Frankie Bruzzi and the Toilet Paper

I love to tell stories about growing up in Roulette. I have to tell them sparingly, because my kids would ask me to tell them over and over again – to the point that we wouldn’t get anything done. My favorite stories usually have Frankie Bruzzi in them. Now that he’s an adult, I’m sureContinue Reading

His Hands – Poetry Thursday by Josh Hatcher

His Hands – Poetry Thursday by Josh Hatcher

I have Bloodless, mottled hands, with slender fingers, and pink chewed away nails, tough fingertips, callused by phosphored bronze and silvered steel And gentle palms that a sliver would wreck. A solitary childhood scar, definitely from a jackknife rests on the first knobby knuckle of my index finger, and short, dark hair trails down toContinue Reading

Poetry Wednesday: Prayer in thanks for the muse

Poetry Wednesday: Prayer in thanks for the muse

This is a poem written in the fall of 1996, after finding inspiration to write after a trip to Nashville with a poet and a baseball player. fold my hands, close my eyes, try not to get distracted. Why is it that you give me this? Why do you speak from my simple mouth? (SomethingContinue Reading

An Introspective – Poetry Wednesday

An Introspective – Poetry Wednesday

An Introspective i (train tracks) Standing ankle deep muddy boots, by empty silent train tracks underneath a dogwood, blossoms like white cigar-smoke rings. (Don’t worry: the lilies have clothes and the birds have food.) ii (bald spot) Lying knee high brown-grassy curtain, atop my mountain perch, Sun, behind his orange veil perched on his ownContinue Reading

Drama Llama Ding Dong

Drama Llama Ding Dong

If you find that your life is full of drama – people arguing and fighting with you, talking behind your back, betraying you, or a host of other “drama” related issues- then you may fall into one of the following categories: 1. You are really sensitive – and you need to lighten up. Try notContinue Reading