Claire V. Bogdanos

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

POINTLESS ( 2015 ) 2015/06/30

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We have cried and cried

……….shed a million tears

For those boys that died

……….through all of the years

Now the war’s been won

……….but it makes no mind

While their battle’s done

……….there’s no peace to find !

Here we are again

……….on the edge of space

You remember when

……….we could save our face

Well that is no more

……….there is nothing left

None have kept the score

……….we are all bereft !


1200 MILES AWAY ( 2015 ) 2015/06/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:59 am
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I hear the groans from the street below

As awnings crank, tires screech and go

The blare of morning is all around

And crams the air with its frantic sound.

Oh how I miss the silence and peace

That once I knew on a distant beach

But like the mouse in the country bred

I thought I’d try the city instead.

Oh silly goose, what did you not find

You left the calm of your life behind !


I HEARD MY NAME ( 2015 ) 2015/06/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:32 am
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A little child called out to me

At least I thought it was my name

I heard the word clear as could be

Though there are many called the same.

I know it seems I reminisce

‘Bout times that were and are no more

When I’d receive a hug and kiss

Before they all stepped out the door.

Strong memories of yesteryear

Still precious, cling within my mind

There is no thought brings greater cheer

That in this world you’ll ever find !


IF I WERE AN ELEPHANT ( 2015 ) 2015/06/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:30 am
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I wish I were an elephant

With rugged trunk so long and thick

T’would be my speaking instrument

The trumpet sounds both loud and quick.

I grunt and growl and rumble too

Traveling with the herd for miles

My hooves send messages to you

While trunks curve down for friendly smiles.

I’m told that I am very smart

My memory so ever long

Seems I’ve an extra loving heart

Among all beasts I’m the most strong.

Now I’ve been here since mammoth days

And that is like forever time

By now you should respect my ways

And help me to survive decline !


FIREFLIES ( 2015 ) 2015/06/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:52 am
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I can see fireflies they’re all aglow

It’s curtain time for their magic show

Soon the stars up high begin to light

They flicker and dance and shimmer bright.

When I was small and not yet grown tall

I’d play outside by the garden wall

To catch them buzz and flitter about

Quite a happy sight without a doubt.

As I have aged my memory brings

Pictures that pull upon old heartstrings

It’s too late now to remember when

No one can ever go back again !


MY REWARD ( 2015 ) 2015/06/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:07 am
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Oh blessed Lord please take my hand

And lead me to the promised land

Help me to leave the pain behind

In this new life that’s mine to find.

The freedoms that await me there

From those who taught me how to care

Are worth the price I need afford

To grant me peace as my reward !


LATECOMER ( 2015 ) 2015/06/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:21 am
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As I gaze on assorted flower faces

I’m transported to God’s exotic places

For a world that is crammed with a million dreams

There’s nothing as simple as all truly seems.

While each tiny bud has a life of its own

And breeds healthy seed from genetics unknown,

Can you imagine in a long ago place

Once bloomed some flowers with a daisylike face ?

Or high trellised upon a very tall tree

There clambered up a type of shining ivy

What a happy conclusion and nice surprise

As loving sunflowers did greet each sunrise.

Now I’m sure as I pass through God’s golden gate

There’s lots more to come and I’d hate to be late !


REASON ( 2015 ) 2015/06/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:19 am
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My arms are full, my heart content

I make my way with God’s consent

If I should die with tasks undone

It doesn’t mean I haven’t won !


THERE’S HOPE ( 2015 ) 2015/06/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:21 am
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I hear the voices in my brain

They always chant the same refrain,

“When you fall down get up again”.

I do try hard to close my ears

And banish all my childish fears

One gets so bored of silly tears !

I wish I knew which way to turn

When plans I’ve made get trashed and burn

There’s so much left for me to learn.

I have a long way yet to go

There is a lot that I don’t know

But with God’s help I hope to grow !


RETURN TO EDEN ( 2015 ) 2015/06/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:31 am
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I see the shadows on the walls

Shadows that roam aft nighttime falls

I hear the sound that grips the air

But when I search there’s nothing there.

I feel a shaking all around

But there’s no movement to be found

I sense a trembling ‘mongst the trees

But there’s no wind amid  the leaves.

While underneath the seething grows

The mountains lift, the lava flows

The desert spreads, the oceans rise

This earth’s preparing for reprise !


IMPOSSIBLE ( 2015 ) 2015/06/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:50 am
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It seems that life is, with all its features

God’s perfect world of imperfect creatures,

How shall we learn what perfection can be

Until we share in His eternity ?

This struggle’s old, six thousand years about

You’d have thought by now we’d have worked it out !


PROLOGUE ( 2015 ) 2015/06/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:31 am
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When I was young, a wedded bride

I loved my home it was my pride

Soon it was time for motherhood

Expectant life felt as it should.

The love a newborn baby brings

Can warm the heart and give it wings

Each greets the world with that first yelp,

Those early years need all the help.

While in between weighs take and give

One learns to grow and how to live

Seems joy is but the simple way

To judge achievement in our day.

As I do age my needs become

Just one more chore that must be done

And all this wisdom I have learned

Adds to virtues I may have earned.

Here at the end it all appears

Our lives are full of smiles or tears

But who will be the one to test,

The one to know which is the best ?


MIND YOUR BIZ ! ( 2015 ) 2015/06/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:28 am
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Now long ago and faraway

Before the sun came out to play

A little mouse peeked out his hole

And wandered off to take a stroll.

“To see the world before I die”

While asking why, ’twas his reply

His aim, to share with other mice

He brought a bag of pilfered rice.

He traveled far, across the street

In hopes that others he would meet

But on the way with this and that

He ran into an alley cat.

The battle left no great surprise

As mousey met his sad demise

I’d like to think the moral is

Enjoy your home and mind your biz !


CAROUSEL ( 2015 ) 2015/06/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:40 am
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Lions and tigers in a row

And when they move where do they go

Into the jungles of the mind

Midst fantasies we yearn to find.

Camels and horses are there too

Waiting faithful for me and you

With rainbowed colors they all wear

In their wild flowing sculpted hair.

Seems right for us to ride away

When organ music pipes to play

As round in circles we must go

Until it’s time for life’s next show !


DATELINE: HOBOKEN, N J, USA ( 2015 ) GET REAL ! 2015/06/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:21 pm
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EXCUSE ME but next week will mark the 101st anniversary of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophia’s assassination June 28, 1914, the day the world as we knew it died !  Who thought this long simmering catastrophe had its beginnings in interreligious wars between Muslims and Christians ?  Not I, said the duck !  Not I, said the turkey !  What I find confounding is we have here a situation existing not 100 years but 1300 years of which most of us are not cognizant !  So I ask why ?  Certainly a distinctive lack of coherence and understanding.  What is the problem with the world’s educational system so as to leave at least 7 billion inhabitants in darkness ?  I am beside myself in my frustration and 7 billion pairs of deaf ears, veiled eyes and ignorance doesn’t make me feel any better !  How about you ?  Is all this chaos for nought with total annihilation as the only answer left ?  Who is there to tell the world GET REAL !            Sincerely,                      Claire B.



Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:03 am
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The winds of war rage at the gate

And tell us now our time is late

We’ll know no peace until it’s done

For we have reached our kingdom come !


SHARED VISION ( 2015 ) 2015/06/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:23 am
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It’s a lonesome road that we tread upon

When the day has done and the night moves on

When the sounds of dark are quiet and still

You may hear the call of a whiporwill.

The forest echoes with the hoot of owls

There’s an anguished cry from the earth’s deep bowels

Like the voice of those who have gone before

And wept for the lack of an open door.

Let’s pray for the vision that we all share

The love of our God full of grace and care !


KEEP SWINGING ( 2015 ) 2015/06/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:27 am
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Oh how I wish that I could fling

My cares away while on a swing

I’d pump the air to get a rise

So I could reach up to the skies.

The wind would whistle through my hair

When I was on the way up there

And I could see high over heads

Above the parks and flower beds.

I miss that comfort I once knew

I’d love to swing the whole day through !


EXPLORER ( 2015 ) 2015/06/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:47 am
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Long ago far across the seas

There lived a man, a Genovese

Christopher Columbus by name

Whose quest earned him forever fame.

He traveled o’er the ocean waves

To visit harbors, coves and caves

And finally he came to rest

Among the islands of the west.

His goal to seek another way

To bring back spices of the day

Now how did he achieve all that

Since he’d been told the world was flat ?

Though not the first his goal was true

Seems now tis time to say thank you

He had the grit and fortitude

We all owe him great gratitude !


OUR LAST INHERITANCE ( 2015 ) 2015/06/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:05 am
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All through my life I shall recall

Those balmy days that prefaced fall

The flippant breeze that slipped the waves

And carried voices from the graves,

Where are you love, where have you gone

What God is it you wait upon ?

Please tell me will we ever meet

Is death by war the last defeat,

Where is the day we know must come

Will God greet all or only some ?


MOVE ON ( 2015 ) 2015/06/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:45 am
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To those days that were and are no more

With youth and beauty flown out the door

To leave us dreaming what used to be

When times were young and our lives carefree.

Oh to relive those elusive days

Where we thrived on love and hope and praise

Since all’s now past, chances diminished

The road is done, we’re almost finished !


TRY AGAIN ( 2015 ) 2015/06/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:14 am
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How sad am I that I can’t fly

Like Icarus, I can but try

More sad indeed that when I do

I seem a fool to quite a few.

Tis hard to be just one more guy

Who tried and fell out of the sky

I need to find some path that’s new

To reinvent my old virtue !


WHEN E’ER HE ASKS ( 2015 ) 2015/06/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:52 am
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Sometimes my heart seems to skip a beat

My throat goes tight, unsteady my feet

Searching for reasons what shall I find

Do deeds from the past enthrall my mind ?

Did I waste my time with selfish fun

Do I feel guilt for whatever’s been done,

Is there a rule I’ve refused to heed

Have I failed to help someone in need ?

Perhaps tis now time to readjust

Try to keep smiling, learn how to trust

Think happy thoughts, get on with God’s tasks

Be ready to help when e’er He asks !


OLD MEN’S DREAMS ( 2015 ) 2015/06/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:48 am
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Once you and I walked hand in hand

We dug our toes into the sand

Salt water lapped about our feet

The ocean air was crisp and sweet

The breeze seemed to caress our hair

Twas such a pleasure to be there.

I can remember that last day

The one before you went away

All wars have costs that rise too high

With little chance for much goodbye.

War has not changed these thousand years

Great danger bides beyond our fears

Tis sad to say but true it seems

That youth still pays for old men’s dreams !


WITHOUT DELAY ( 2015 ) 2015/06/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:12 am
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I saw an owl perched in a tree

“Whoo, whoo “, he seemed to speak to me

Oh, mister owl you look so grave

Is there a way I should behave ?

I’d like to know what I can do

To ease the course of life for you

Or is this world in such distress

You’re here to bring an S – O – S ?

I’d really like to help you out

Leave me a sign or make a shout

If you’ve a message to relay

I’ll speak to God without delay !


WARS WILL NOT DIE ( 2015 ) 2015/06/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:45 am
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Now once upon a time ago

Before the world began to grow

Into the place it has become

With all at war and peace for none,

Are you a global warming buff

Or is your faith in God enough ?

How would you wish for it to be

That all might have immunity

Or better still that you and me

Could till the soil or fish the sea,

This simple life would satisfy

But I’m afraid wars will not die !


ROLL CALL ( 2015 ) 2015/06/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:15 am
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A man who walked with God was he

A profile of integrity

A man of honor who chose love

To please his Father there above

A man who died to save us all

From Satan’s might and last roll call !


SHERLOCK OF THE SEA ( 2015 ) 2015/06/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:06 am
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When I stroll down beside the sea

The empty shells call out to me

I’ve wondered where their owners are

I know they could not travel far.

Were they the victims of a crime

Perhaps some mollusks from the slime

Or maybe hungry octopi

Reached out to grab them passing by.

Their homes seem to be, oh, so clean

No fingerprints left on the scene

Whatever reasons may be true

I’m glad it wasn’t me or you.

There will be danger in the waves

But who is left to do life saves,

We need a Sherlock of the sea

To solve this deep dark mystery !


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