Claire V. Bogdanos

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

AWAKE ( 2015 ) 2015/04/30

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Reach out, reach out, I cannot grasp

I feel my life escaping fast

Hold on, hold on, your turn is near

To face the Lord pray without fear.

Awake, awake, the hour has come

This journey long will soon be done !

 

GOD’S WATCHDOGS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:45 am
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Sometimes I think I hear the angels sing

Quite like the sound of gentle whispering

I’ve never heard the flutter of their wings

Though it might add to our imaginings !

I do not think I’ll ever get to see

Those angel faces watching over me

There in the shadow of our ecstasy

Where they are veiled in anonimity.

I am prepared to trust they are all here,

God’s helpful watchdogs with their mission clear

To seek and find as each last path appears

The journey follows without mortal fears !

 

THERE WILL BE FEW ( 2015 ) 2015/04/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:35 am
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Close up the door turn out the light

The fire rages through the night

The world is mad it’s lost its way

There’s nothing more that one can say.

The mob has turned into the norm

Their anger has become the storm

Like Sodom was so long ago

The story told, who does not know.

Why have all been so very blind

There is no answer left to find

It’s too late now life’s gone astray

The end is here you’ve had your day.

Begin again as all must do

With millions gone there will be few !

 

REMEMBER WHEN ( 2015 ) 2015/04/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:35 am
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I have learned so many things

Bout a circus with three rings

And the seals whose flippers clap

Underneath the canvas flap.

Acrobats who ride a horse

Doing tricks around the course,

Circus master in his hat

Strongman and the lady fat

All of this it used to be

When the west was wild and free.

Caravans were part of that

Cowboys with their lariat

Indians in native paint

Daredevils made ladies faint

Such a thrill it must have been

To be there, remember when !

 

BLOSSOMS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:49 am
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The smell of springtime permeates the air

That promises our weather will be fair

I cannot wait to see the lilies grow

With yellow daffodils tall in a row.

Soon all the crocus blooms are fled away

Daisies are preparing for their long stay

How marvelous to know with every spring

This place becomes a world of blossoming !

 

THE SOUND OF POETRY ( 2015 ) 2015/04/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:26 am
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The poet paints a picture but not with paint and brush

His words create the image there’s music in his touch

Each has his own conception there are no two the same

Tis an old profession and Shakepeare’s favorite game.

Some think the words are foolish and pale in empty air

Please remember David and his Psalms we all still share

His words were so profound they will live forever here

They brought us close to God they will never disappear !

 

RED WHITE AND BLUE ( 2015 ) 2015/04/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:04 am
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I have walked by the side of the road

As the Lord helped me carry my load

I have treasured the words that He spoke

Though my spirit’s been bent it’s not broke.

I have wandered across this great land

With its vistas all spacious and grand

Like the lady who lives by the sea

Holding the torch of our liberty

And I know in my heart it is true

I adore the old red white and blue !

 

LOVING KINDNESS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:32 am
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I’ve failed to take the time to say

To folks I’ve met along the way

How grateful I have always been

For kindness shown, to my chagrin.

So many things get left behind

I’m loathe to think I’ve been unkind

But vow to try to make amends

As best I can to all my friends.

For friendship is this special thing

That carries care upon its wing

And shares the hopes we’re dreaming of

Amid abundance of our love !

 

MALADY OF AGE ( 2015 ) 2015/04/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:37 am
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The maladies of age are such

They rend us tender to the touch

How difficult our days become

This is not some great prize we’ve won.

Perhaps tis just we’re wearing out

Old bones begin to creak and shout

As like some aged trees we sight

We hold the dampness of the night.

The cold repelling off our skin

Is like a thief who slithers in

It seems the comfort age requires

Comes with the warmth of old hearth fires !

 

WHATEVER MUST BE ( 2015 ) 2015/04/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:35 am
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I have been to the top of the mountain to seek my destiny

I have walked through the valley of shadows to find my clarity

I have begged of the gods above me to silently hear my plea

There on the altar of justice I accept whatever must be !

 

MEANDERINGS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:02 am
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There is a world that lives within the magic of my mind

And in this place I know exists the actions that I find

A road that twists along the way and creatures that I meet

Are there to greet this stranger as I travel on their street.

 

SLEEPY SAM ( 2015 ) 2015/04/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:12 am
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When I was small I had this toy

Of cotton cloth, it was a boy

And when I went to bed at night

I’d hug my Sammy oh so tight.

He wore long overalls of blue

His shirt was striped with pockets too

Brown hair had he of woolen yarn

His eyes were closed, his mouth a yawn.

I  loved my Sam with sleepy eyes

My daddy won this grand surprise

One summer night twas after dark

In Palisades Amusement Park.

They’d spin a wheel around and round

And when it stopped the number found

Could win a prize but mostly lost

Just one thin dime was all it cost.

Sam lived with me many a year

He was my friend and brought me cheer

But after daddy went and died

Perhaps Sam ran away to hide.

I never found him after that

Of course we moved to a new flat

I’ve often hoped that he did find

Another child to treat him kind !

 

FAST FRIEND ( 2015 ) 2015/04/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:25 am
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The year has come and flown away

This is another sanguine day

How fleetly time does pass us by

And leaves behind the tears that dried

Like memories we can’t forget

Or dreams we’ve had that haunt us yet.

I’ve learned so much as I have grown

We all must try to stand alone

For that is how each life does end

With only God as our fast friend !

 

CONVICTION ( 2015 ) 2015/04/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:58 am
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There is a dream that comforts me

That one day I shall live to see

The power of our God will be

To loose our chains and set us free !

 

NO PLACE LEFT ( 2015 ) 2015/04/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:17 am
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I am a saddened stranger lost

Here in this world so tempest-tossed,

Its fury which does much abound

Leaves none unscathed upon the ground.

It rages through this honeycomb

Of life that is to peace unknown

Oh Lord, be kind let calm abide

There’s no place left for us to hide !

 

ADVENTURE ( 2015 ) 2015/04/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:25 am
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I’ve traveled wide across the sea

To feed my curiousity

I’ve been to lands so far away

In places that I chose to stay.

Along the ridges of the cliffs

Or edges of the ocean’s rifts,

The wonders that are ours to taste

Like cultures we must not erase

Fill this old world with magic spin

And beauty we may revel in,

With so much more that’s yet to come

In God’s expected new kingdom !

 

MERMAIDS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:59 am
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Have you ever seen a mermaid when you’ve been out to sea

I’m sure that I have not nor anyone that’s known to me

Seems mermaids were a help to men at least a thousand years

There is a place on the Rhine I’ve been told that one appears,

Unlike the Disney creatures who know all the rights from wrongs,

The sailors call them Lorelei they sing enchanted songs.

Like Homer’s Sirens tempted those from Troy who homeward bound

Did flounder on the rocks about on hearing their sweet sound,

I’m sad that I might have to spend another thousand years

To hear a mermaid chant her song into my waiting ears !

 

A FARMER’S PRAYER ( 2015 ) 2015/04/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:33 am
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The sun was hid behind the hill

It’s glimmer rose both bright and still

And warmed the air in its ascent

While hope to its surround was lent.

Be grateful that this winter’s gone

Allowing us to carry on

There are so many tasks to do

Lets tackle all not just a few.

We’ll say a prayer that this will be

A season of fertility

Perform the best way we know how

To till the land and tend the plow.

 

FARAWAY ( 2015 ) 2015/04/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:48 am
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Long time ago and faraway

I dreamt a dream one special day

That someone real would come my way

And when it happened that we met

Twas such a thrill much like kismet

I felt we were on track and set !

Dreams may not be all that they seem

Perhaps pure fluff with lots of steam

I hoped we were on the same team,

Who knew what changes would be made

Or if some foolish game was played

Sad in the end when dreams just fade !

 

COWBOY HEAVEN ( 2015 ) 2015/04/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:40 am
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I haven’t seen a cowboy of late upon the scene

There are no cowboy idols as cool as Steve McQueen

There used to be Gene Autry his horse was Champion

Or what about Hopalong with Topper on the run ?

Dale Evans rode Buttermilk, they were the best of buds

While Roy was fond of Trigger along with other studs

Silver was so beautiful, Lone Ranger was top gun

Jay Silverheels on Scout played Tonto, Mohawk “injun”.

If there’s a cowboy heaven full of remembering

I’d love to be a cowgirl, I just refuse to sing !

 

THE SECOND LIE ( 2015 ) 2015/04/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:36 am
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Throughout our history we’ve learned

That words are more than image earned

From Cain’s admonishment reply,

“I know not”, that was his deny.

“Am I my brother’s keeper ?” so

From that day hence God made him go

Into the land of Nod went he

To live and raise his family.

( The first lie serpent spoke to Eve

“Ye shall not die”, and she believed

Alas, her true naivety

Willed us our real heredity ! )

 

OUR END ( 2015 ) 2015/04/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:43 am
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The morn arrives both bright and new

With fragile hope soon overdue

The day awakes midst tender light

Seems we’ve just bid the world goodnight.

How fleet the time does pass us by

As youth to age will quickly fly

We barely touch what might been

Then wander off into the wind !

 

OH MOSES ! ( 2015 ) 2015/04/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:02 am
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The picture that now greets our eyes

Perhaps too soon will don disguise

To hide away its plan perverse,

Destroy our dreams or even worse.

The time has come there’s no delay

To take a stand or kneel and pray

To beg our God He take command

Ere we are slaves in our own land !

 

GOD’S TREASURE ( 2015 ) 2015/04/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:33 am
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I can remember days long gone

When we had trails to hike upon

That wound through forests clad in green

Up wooded hillsides by a stream

Along the bend where moss rose grew,

Look up you’ll catch a patch of blue.

Hundreds of trees of every size

Parade before your very eyes

Oh such a sight it was to see

What I would give once more to be

Alive upon those mountainsides

Where bits of God’s true wealth resides !

 

RECKLESS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:29 am
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The clouds above seem ominous

And cast dark shadows over us

The wind is still and quiet now

There is no swaying of the bough.

The silence of this early morn

Bears portents of a day forlorn

Oh Lord, we weep for those we’ve lost

Is there no end to freedom’s cost,

Where is the path for us to save

Our world from such a reckless knave ?

 

GREAT PLANS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:18 am
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My heart has wings, my spirit flies

Today will be a bright surprise

The air is sweet, the sky is clear

I know the grace of God is here.

So long ago on one dark day

Great plans were crushed and cast away

But rose again in truth to tell

This prophecy we all know well !

 

ANGEL TEARS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:25 am
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The angel tears fall all around

They sigh as each drop hits the ground

While heaven’s angels softly cry

The darkened times echo their sigh.

Can you guess why it seems so sad

This day recalls the death He had

Reminding us the hope that’s given

By our blest Lord as He has risen !

 

TODAY ( 2015 ) 2015/04/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:57 am
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This morning as I rose from bed

I thought about the day ahead

And hoped that God would pave the way

For all of us who grateful pray

That peace and calm might once more reign

While love and joy their power regain,

Not only for the day at hand

But all that’s within His command !

 

 
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