Claire V. Bogdanos


DRAGONS ( 2015 ) 2015/02/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:55 am
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If I were a dinosaur

What is it that I would see

The world as it was before

In a place that used to be.

Dinosaurs lived long ago

When there was no one about

They roamed the earth to and fro

Free to screech and howl and shout !

They came in many sizes

Long and tall and short and fat

Ate each other, no surprises

I’m so glad I missed all that !

There must have been a reason

One that I cannot explain

Seems all died in one season

Never to be seen again !


QUIET LIGHT ( 2015 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:25 am
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I haven’t thought too much today

What my life will be tomorrow

I’ve no desire to find some way

Where moments beg, steal or borrow.

I have no dreams of afterlife

Or hope that soars to distant height

I search for peace absent of strife

A world bathed in God’s quiet light !


ETERNITY ( 2015 ) 2015/02/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:18 am
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I thank You God for being there

You are my strength and loving care

In all the years that I have known

You have not failed, I’m not alone.

It is my wish to rest with You

After my life on earth is through

I know that there is room for me

I do not fear eternity !



Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:43 am
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EXCUSE me, have you noticed the motto on Canadian car plates, JE REVIENS ? I was reminded of same as the local ambulance returned me on a bodyboard to a familiar hospital about two months ago. Even the blaring siren did not interrupt my reverie ! Perhaps I was in a state of shock, lying there flat on my back in the middle of Washington Street across from City Hall at lunchtime in 26 degree weather. Imagine that ?  I think the cold dulled all sensations !  Due to local construction there was a delay in the arrival of EMS. Between police, medics, onlookers, strangers and new friends, I toughed it out, not easy at 84 !  Thank you Martha for staying with me the entire time, I never saw your face but if we should passagain please tap me on the shoulder and introduce yourself.  Well here I am, eyesight recovering and assorted parts of my limbs slowly returning to varying degrees of normalcy thanks to docs, treatments and rehab in that order !  As I was rolled into the ER that day, I saw my retired doctor and longtime friend, Y.Y. Lee, fresh from his condo in Miami visiting the facility’s staff, how great !  We go back almost 40 years, that’s some history ! There was Jennifer, Dan, Genesis, Lena, Vince and Dr. Safran and not one broken bone, a blessing !  For me this has been a time of miracles, thanks to my Pentecostal angels Ralph and Rosie, their congregations and many prayers along with all the others who have kept me in their daily thoughts and deeds !  With kudos to 7th floor rehab, Anna, Missy and the rest.  God bless you all. I can still laugh at myself in spite of my frailties !   Sincerely,                Claire B.


MAKE A WISH ( 2015 ) 2015/02/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:08 am
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Of all the dreams I’ve ever dreamt

And all the wishes I have spent

Together with my best intent

Will this one be life’s last event ?


SEARCHING ( 2015 ) 2015/02/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:46 am
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There was a story that I’d heard

So long ago it seems absurd

About a man who lost his way

He couldn’t tell his night from day.

He wandered far across the land

Through mountainpass and desert sand

He crossed the waters wide and deep

He travelled on without much sleep.

Until at last he stopped to rest

And found the object of his quest

An ancient town and tiny gem

By name it was called Bethlehem !



Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:17 am
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The snow still falls upon the ground

Is there a furnace to be found

We need to turn the heat up high

And bid the cold a quick goodbye !

Just as it was long time ago

We saw the beauty of the snow,

The time’s now past and all we’ve done

Is complicate what was great fun !

Tis sad to think there seems no way

For us to try to warmer stay

Where is it that we will belong

The freeze is here but much too long !


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