Claire V. Bogdanos

Acceptance,Knowledge,Love,New Chapter,Process,Wisdom,

ONE PATH ( 2014 ) 2014/03/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:06 pm
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A nagging chill pervades the room

One seems to sense impending gloom

Another day has come and gone

Another chance to wish upon

Some fragile hope we care about

Or dream we followed most devout.

A helpful thought to keep in mind

Remember to be just and kind

There is one way that we can choose

One path to follow win or lose

We need no special trade or school

It’s simply called the Golden Rule !


FOREVERMORE ( 2014 ) 2014/03/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:23 am
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I wish I had a magic wand

That reached into the vast beyond

To make each happy dream come true

A gift of joy from me to you,

That is what friends are really for

To keep us close and even more !

And if my wand  could work in space

We might escape this human race

To gather there at God’s front door

And bide with Him forevermore !


FALLACY ( 2014 ) 2014/03/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:56 pm
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The wind and rain came pelting down

To leave my senses all aground

One question that I asked aloud

Can life progress under a cloud,

Are we all bound to be possessed

By causes old and thoughts distressed ?

Oh, what I’d give to find release

In pleasant joys and joyful peace !

The fantasy of modern day

That won’t attempt to melt away

And hides behind a false facade

Is that no one is fooling God !






ANTEDILUVIAN ( 2014 ) 2014/03/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:30 am
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A veil of water clouded earth

Until the time of Noah’s birth

God’s anger rained the deluge down

To cover roof and hill and mound.

Rainbows are there reminding us

His power can be swift and just

Our weakness is that we can’t see

His vision of eternity !



APPLAUDING GOD ( 2014 ) 2014/03/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:50 am
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It may not seem to be quite right

But there are times I wake at night

So sure that God is by my side

I lose all fear and will abide

Within this world of safety first

Where ancient words still quench my thirst !

I love the songs they used to sing

The Psalms I keep remembering

The hopes and joys once promised us

As voices raised sang glorious

Accompanied by cherubim

Applauding God and thanking Him !


IT’S ME ( 2014 ) 2014/03/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:38 pm
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Who’s asking for another chance

One more wish, perhaps one last dance

What has been said along this line,

Maybe this time it will be fine ?

I’d like to believe there is hope

That still exists a way to cope,

A path that leads to peace and calm

To keep us safe from hurt and harm.

Who dares to dream, you know it’s me

I trust God’s generosity !



CONTENTIOUS ( 2014 ) 2014/03/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:45 pm
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The darkest days that will obscure

Those times in life we feel secure,

And overshadow happiness

To leave in place some deep distress

While never understanding why

Some choose these passions to apply !

Tis sad to know this can be true

And comes between both me and you

To leave behind a tragic rift

That is to none a helpful gift,

But rather claims unhealthy cause

Engendering eternal wars !


LITTLE LAMB ( 2014 ) 2014/03/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:17 pm
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Oh little lamb, so calm and still

I sight you there upon the hill

Why is it that you quiet wait

Aside that height in passive state ?

What is it that you seem to see

That’s still invisible to me,

Who is expected to arrive

To bring you peace as you survive ?

Oh simple and unfettered lamb

How may I learn just who I am ?


COMMON TOUCH ( 2014 ) 2014/03/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:26 pm
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This nation that we love so much

Seems to have lost its common touch

And travels on a road unknown

While seeds of discontent are sown.

This promised land that God has blessed

Has lost its aim, is in distress

Now choosing to deny our faith

By following an avid wraith.

Oh Lord above, please guide our fate

We ask of You, it’s not too late ?


REWARDING BLISS ( 2014 ) 2014/03/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:17 pm
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I thought I saw a drop of rain

Go trickling down my window pane

I watched entranced by its descent

Slow and cautious the liquid went.

I wonder if our lifespan apes

The way lost hope or wish escapes

And trickles down to wash away

Afraid to greet each blessed day ?

Is this what life is teaching us

To live in fear and never trust

To spend our time in cowardice

Ignoring God’s rewarding bliss ?


WALK ON FOUR BALLS ( 2014 ) 2014/03/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:33 pm
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Oh Lord, sometimes I find myself cast adrift

With reason run astray like a miser’s thrift

I cannot understand or comprehend why

My life’s course is set on medium not high.

I’d like to believe that we are all alike,

Walk on four balls while out requires a third strike,

However time will prove that forgiveness waits

Patient there standing outside those pearly gates !


SURPRISE ! ( 2014 ) 2014/03/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:26 pm
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Great flocks of seagulls fill the sky

My heart now hopes that spring is nigh

Oh, what a marvelous surprise

A blessed sight for worn out eyes !


CIRCUMSPECT ( 2014 ) 2014/03/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:34 pm
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The winds of March blow bleak and cold

The air outside grows stark and bold

In my long life I’ve never known

A season where no seeds were sown

Seems God has chosen to reject

Requests for weather circumspect !

I’d like to believe there is hope

To train our lives with broader scope

And come prepared for challenge made

To seek and find not to evade

The knowledge that can teach us how

To live with nature then and now !


UPS AND DOWNS ( 2014 ) 2014/03/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:30 pm
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I’d like to think that you and I

Are more than distant passersby

Like strangers on a lonely street

With chances that we’ll never meet.

Each day I wake with happy face

Expecting I should life embrace

There must be a way we need seek

To tread a path that’s not oblique.

We can remember to be kind

And leave hypocrisy behind

Have I been dreaming all this while

Or can I sense a timid smile ?

Don’t concentrate on laughs or frowns

All life must have its ups and downs !


THE CIRCLE ( 2014 ) 2014/03/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:52 pm
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Life is one living circle awaiting God’s commands

I do not know the reason it shrinks or it expands

But I know that we are here serving at His leisure

Whether it results in our pain or simple pleasure,

The happy thought we exist is an indication

He cares and watches all deeds in anticipation !


WHERE AND WHEN ( 2014 ) 2014/03/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:14 am
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Do you question who my tears are for,

All my loving friends who’ll come no more,

Those who challenged all my fantasy

With these faded visions I still see ?

Faces haunt me both the night and day

I can’t shrink their images away,

No matter if it is great or small

Sad because they can no longer call !

I loved the tenure of their wise speech

And the bridge to freedom they could breach

I’d be grateful if we’d meet again

God choose the day, I’ll do where and when !


CONFECTIONARY ( 2014 ) 2014/03/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:45 pm
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When I find myself in a daze

I wallow in vanilla glaze

I’m not too sure why that should be

My world is mostly sugar-free !

Perhaps my childhood will explain

Why sugar icing calls my name

I grew up in a sparser time

Where sweet things cost one extra dime,

And cake was truly all homemade

No soda pop just lemonade,

That canvas bag of powdered sweet

Marked 3 X,  my old childhood treat !


THE CROWD ( 2014 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:20 am
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How much longer Lord, must I wait

Upon my knees aside the gate

To learn if there’s a chance that I

Have found some favor in God’s eye ?

Perchance to dream and closer be

To dwell in that eternity

Along with those who’ve gone before

Now waiting there outside the door ?

Oh what a joy would be allowed

If I could join that chosen crowd !


CHILDHOOD ( 1976 ) ( a reblog of my favorite piece ) 2014/03/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:50 pm
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Poor old teddy bear, waiting tired and time-worn

Reminding me of many nights spent too forlorn,

We have seen better days when your soft coat was new

And all the dreams we dared to dream seemed overdue.

I put away my childhood toys as I grew old

Because I’d sought the happiness that futures hold.

While childish hopes are based upon small simple things

They fade into the lonely past that growing brings.

Sometimes I wish, with all my heart, I could recall

That yesteryear, so long ago, when I was small.

There’s a precious amount of brief security

In loving a teddy bear who loves only me.



Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:54 am
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There in the past, the story grows

It lives the lie that sorrow knows

And carries on it’s tattered wings

The futile hope that dreaming brings.

Where did the thoughts of yesterday

Get left behind or go astray ?

How did we lose our earthly core

Or fail to reach for sky once more ?

It seems to me, we cannot know

How far and deep that loss will go

I need you Lord, to purge my soul

And help me please, maintain my goal !


THE WAY ( 2014 ) 2014/03/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:27 pm
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This heart of mine is like a tool

It tows the line and bides the rule,

It feels the ache of those in pain

And weeps for souls who can’t sustain

A way of life in which there’s peace

And from this fear who seek release.

Please tell me why the weak must be

Sad victims of inequity,

I wish I knew what I could do

To ease their ache and help them through

The only words I have to say

Are “God is good, He is the way” !


NO RULES ( 2014 ) 2014/03/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:53 pm
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We’re given the strength to believe

And the wisdom to understand,

The will to accept and receive

To learn to obey and command.

Man’s power of love conquers all

In spite of the ache or the cost,

Wherever this madness may fall

Or whether it’s won or it’s lost.

While the love of God’s not the same

It rises greater than real life

As we humbly call on His name

He answers with kindness not strife !


SATISFIED ( 2014 ) 2014/03/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:01 pm
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In darkest night I hear the sound

Of silence folding all around

The gentle sway of emptiness

Enlightens my need of success.

The morn will come and light the way

To help me face a bright new day

Another start, another try

These gifts the world does not deny.

Since time decides if I have failed,

My heart concludes, the ship has sailed

I’ll clasp my hands and close my eyes

And lose myself in paradise !


TWO SHIPS ( 2014 ) 2014/03/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:56 pm
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There were two souls long lost at sea

They sailed so far but couldn’t see

One steady course to set them free.

They traveled past the great divide

And cruised the world on either side

There seemed no chance they would collide.

They traveled hard and traveled long

And tried to fit and to belong

In foreign waters filled with song.

Remembering God loves us all,

Perhaps one day it will befall

No matter where that port of call !


NONSENSE ( 2014 ) 2014/03/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:14 am
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My life is like a slippery hill

Sometimes I fall or take a spill

And there are times I cannot see

A feckless bump in front of me.

My eyesight dims, my courage fails

And all my strength in shadows, pales

I know I should be better at

This game of playing mouse and cat.

I find such things a childish chase

My life has need of richer pace,

Dark monsters hurry, fast away

I have no time for games today !


LOST IMAGES ( 2014 ) 2014/03/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:39 am
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If love had arms, I’d clasp you close

Unto my heart and then disclose

The passion that we never knew

Just lingered there and grew and grew.

It simmered on the edge of fate

It flourished soon but came too late

There never was one chance that we

Would spend our lives in parity.

But that was oh, so long ago

Who can remember, who will know

Sometimes a breeze caresses me

What is it that I cannot see ?


FAITHFUL ( 2014 ) 2014/03/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:18 pm
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I look into the blue above

For signs of God’s eternal love

And lo, before me clouds arise

To fill the void in vacant skies,

They dance and float with such panache

Creating panoramic flash !

I’m dazzled by their wild display

Reminding me this is His way,

And I shall ever grateful be

He made this world including me


HARMONY ( 2014 ) 2014/03/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:19 pm
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Oh blessed heart that sings a song

Or hums a tune the whole day long,

That dances down an empty street

Where victory must be discreet.

The song we chant is such a gift

It fills the air and spirits lift

I yearn to hear that melody

That echoes like a symphony,

A hymn that’s raised with one accord

To love our God and praise The Lord !


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