Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

DEPARTURE ( 2015 ) 2015/03/31

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Oh magic wand, where have you gone

We need your help to carry on

The weatherman decrees more snow

Where did your special powers go ?

How long is it we’ll have to wait

For spring to enter our front gate,

Oh springtime sprite you’re overdue

Do you need help to make it through ?

Dear snowfairy, it’s time to fly

We beg of you, please say goodbye !

 

GROWING UP ( 2015 ) 2015/03/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:37 am
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They’ve walked and talked and played a bit

They’ve tossed and lost, made fun of it

As playmates they have shared a game

They ran about and called each name.

For that is what small children do

Beginning to form friendships true

While all the years that pass between

Hold fast as they become a teen.

Their friendships have a special bond

They cling to those of whom they’re fond

They fill the hours of youthful days

In trying out our grownup ways.

God plays a role for they must grow

Into adults who need to know

Because this task is too intense

Who speaks for them in their defense

The problem is in growing up

One needs to drink from every cup !

 

STOP THE CLOCKS ( 2015 ) 2015/03/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:11 am
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I wish that I could stop the clocks

Or pause their bold tick-tock, tick-tocks

They tick away the hours we’ve got

And hasten what will be our lot.

That minute comes without delay

When we must face our exit day

Be strong because twill meet us all

Who knows if it be spring or fall.

Arrive it does be sure of that

Don’t pack a bag, you need no hat

There’s no rewinding anywhere

For tis the end of life’s affair !

 

THE WOUNDED ( 2015 ) 2015/03/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:23 am
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It is much fun to walkabout

To run and skip and laugh and shout

How easily we make the case

That all of us wear the same face !

But do we know that this is true

Examples set by me and you

No two alike, no two the same

Each, disability to claim.

We’re not all blind, but shackled are

By speech that blames chaos afar

Who ever dreamt that there would be

A world crammed with war amputees !

 

LET’S PRETEND ( 2015 ) 2015/03/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:24 am
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Flying carpets where have you gone

I need a rug to ride upon

Perhaps a shell like Venus had

Or dolphin’s back, like Alan Ladd.

We should recall those olden days

When fantasy was all the rage

And films and books and fables old

Like fairy tales were stories told.

Today the truth is all we’ve got

Accepting that, I’d rather not

While Ali Baba was his name

Those forty thieves brought him his fame

Arabia was mystic too

I liked it then, well didn’t you ?

Today tis sad, this world to think

It seems we’ve reached the final brink

There’s no time left for let’s pretend

The world we knew has met its end !

 

I RECALL ( 2015 ) 2015/03/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:51 am
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Those images that I recall

So long ago when I was small

My father’s laugh, my mother’s smile

Sweet memories held by a child

The smells, the sounds that filled the air

The joyous times that we all shared.

Oh how grown up it was to be

Included in their company

Such love held fast both now and then

And glowed as I remember when !

 

NEARER NOW ( 2015 ) 2015/03/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:05 am
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There is great wisdom in the thought

To treasure all the lessons taught

Those stories to the children told

Of leaders wise and heroes bold

With roots steeped in our history

Filled with great hope and mystery.

This saga of our faith and dreams

Believing now much nearer seems !

 

 
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