Claire V. Bogdanos


IF I COULD SING ( 2014 ) 2014/08/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:31 am
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I wish I were a mockingbird so I could sing the whole day long

I’d fill my time with happiness and live a lifetime full of song !

I wish I were a robin red who sings a flutelike warbling tune

That echoes after eventide and carries on under the moon !

If I could be a whippoorwill I’d roam the forest late at night

The song I chant you’d recognize, I sing, but always out of sight !


PATIENT SILENCE ( 2014 ) 2014/08/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:34 am
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There is a stillness in the air

I sense the chill invade my lair

It seeps into each lonely space

Hoping to find a resting place !

The altered times are yet to be

One needs to listen, watch and see

Keep vigilant and wide awake

There are no shortcuts safe to take !

With God’s vast wisdom as our guide

His patient silence at our side

We bide our time in hopeful prayer

Assured the Lord is always there !


AFFIRMATION ( 2014 ) 2014/08/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:00 am
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We search around, what do we see

A world wrapt in fragility

This paradise with dreams delayed

Is where you’ll find courage displayed !

The knowledge that the years have taught

This history for which we’ve fought

To live our faith, bide by its word

And heed God’s call that we have heard !

Prepare to gird for grievous aim

Know in the end we shall acclaim

The strength of our great Lord above

Who feels our grief and sends His love !


BANTER ( 2014 ) 2014/08/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:14 am
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Our children small

Have questions all,

The simplest one

Will we have fun ?

The answer is

We’ll have a quiz,

I don’t think so

What do we know ?

Let’s play a game

What is my name ?

One wish you get

Are we there yet ?

Ends with a nod

And thank you God !


FRUSTRATION ( 2014 ) 2014/08/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:20 am
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The childhood dreams we tuck away

To wait upon a latter day

When life and time will both comply

Enables us to make a try !

While seeming lost a way was found

To keep our feet upon the ground

There learn to seek a worthy cause

That earns results and not applause !

The simple fact that we shall find

It does not help to act unkind,

And in the end as time runs out

There is no sense to cry or shout,

For who can hear the silent scream

Of one who lusted for a dream ?


A NATION LOST ( 2014 ) 2014/08/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:10 am
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If honor lies beyond one’s reach

What are the lessons we need teach

Which qualities should we demand

Of one who sits tall in command ?

How much or little should there be

Of sense and sensibility ?

And if we share the mighty seat

What can we do to void defeat ?

Both truth and courage come to mind

Where is the hero we need find ?


TRUE TEARS ( 2014 ) 2014/08/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:29 am
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In time teardrops blend with the rain

Flushing emotions down life’s drain

So much alike they shall remain !

Those raindrops falling from the sky

God’s cleansing force here rushing by

This separation won’t defy !

Thus tears and rain can sisters be

And blend together silently

While each retains identity !

True tears much softer surely are

Engendering those near and far

To welcome wind and greet each star !


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