Claire V. Bogdanos

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

DATELINE: HOBOKEN, N J, USA ( 2015 ) “TRUST” 2015/07/31

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EXCUSE ME but have you been searching for the rainbow ?  Did you know that Methuselah of Genesis fame lived 969 years and was the grandfather of Noah, known for his construction of the Ark ?  Wow, a mouthful !  God introduced the rainbow as a reminder to all that He would honor His vow to never again flood the world in perpetuity !  I learned that when I was but a small girl and since then each rainbow I have seen reinforces my belief.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our leaders could instill in us that kind of trust ?  Oh how I wish !  Remember Daniel 2 and his feet of clay, well welcome to reality !  Clay just reminds me of a lot of mud !  How about you ?

 

AQUA VITA ( 2015 )

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I’ve loved the water all my life

The sounds of water soothe my strife

A river, stream or peaceful lake

Will always be my piece of cake.

The waterfalls take special place

They paste a smile upon my face

Seawater laps in quiet ways

And brings great peace into my days.

But best of all those waves that shout

And call my name invite me out

Oh what I’d give for just once more

To laze upon the ocean’s shore !

 

I’M NOT LOST ( 2015 ) 2015/07/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:19 am
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I have trod a perilous path in my search for the Lord

And have paid a precious price much more than I could afford

I left my old world behind in search of His peace and grace

Knowing well in advance that I can never see His face.

Now the love of the Lord is beside me where ere I go

And the moments that He guides me are what I’ve come to know

The road is longer than I thought, much greater is its cost

It doesn’t matter what it takes without Him I am lost !

 

ROCKY ROAD ( 2015 ) 2015/07/29

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Sometimes the road is rocky, sometimes it’s dusty too

Sometimes it’s filled with traffic, sometimes there’s but a few

Along life’s road there’s trouble perhaps no happy end

This is no simple matter for each must find a friend

With all the grit and dirt, the rocks, pebbles and each stone

God never meant for us that we travel on alone !

 

RUNAWAY ( 2015 ) 2015/07/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:48 am
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Oh Cinderella are you still there

Is that you hiding beneath the stair

I’m sorry if your life went awry

I know you’ll give it another try

There’s a lesson I have learned from you

To myself I shall remain true blue.

And when my back is against the wall

I won’t be shy I will make that call

One-eight-hundred fairy A-I-D

Won’t you please come and help set me free

I’ve been a grownup for far too long

It’s time I chose to just tag-along !

 

AT HIS FEET ( 2015 ) 2015/07/27

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My heart is full, my mind is clear

I want to shout to those who’ll hear

There is a God who watches all

He is the power that makes the call.

The sun, the moon, the stars that glow

They are all part of His great show

The wind, the air, the planets too

Are part of His vast retinue.

There is no deed that goes unseen

Though it be ugly or obscene

He notes each act of kindness shown

And from which tree each leaf has blown.

This universe may never know

The depths to which His powers go

There is no wisdom so complete

That does not tremble at His feet !

 

PERFORMANCE ( 2015 ) 2015/07/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:39 am
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Oh blessed Lord I cannot bear

The madness of this world we share

Please help us through these times of need

To vanquish those who will not heed.

Grant us the strength to stand up tall

Declare our choice before the fall

His time is near, He’ll not be late

This world is all His vast estate.

Who are we, only passersby

And on His care we all rely

Please help us Lord to do our best

We know that You’ll perform the rest !

 

LIFE’S VENUE ( 2015 ) 2015/07/25

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There was a child that used to be

Wide-eyed and cheerful, full of glee

And then one day all got to see

That grownup person who is me.

I’d like to be the way I was

But that can’t be I’m sure because

Along the way we took a pause

To teach us how a grownup does.

One finds that learning’s never done

The process blurs once you’ve begun

No guarantee ’tis always fun

The race continues till it’s done !

 

ECSTACY ( 2015 ) 2015/07/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:20 am
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I smile because my heart can sing

So full it is of God’s blessing

I laugh because my day is sweet

The Lord does guard me from defeat.

I pray because my future’s bright

My faith keeps working day and night

I dream because I hope to be

Included in His ecstacy !

 

ONE SMALL STAR ( 2015 ) 2015/07/23

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Oh winds that blow where have you been

In your journeys, what have you seen

You have roamed your existence through

What else is there as old as you ?

The winds have blown at God’s command

Since He split water from the land

Old Noah floated with the breeze

Until he saw the tops of trees.

From the beginning to the end

Your power has been our best friend

How wise God was on that first day

He planned our world for work and play

And we who think how smart we are

Have not yet changed just one small star !

 

THIS MORNING ( 2015 ) 2015/07/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:26 am
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As I pulled up my windowblind

To welcome God’s bright warm sunshine

A little bird chirped in so gay

As if to wish me happy day

I laughed at him and tapped the glass

He glanced at me and then flew passed.

This little bird knows paradise

He nests and sings and when he dies

Where e’er he bides woodland or farm,

He leaves no mess and does no harm

His world about will carry on

The job he does is soon passed on !

 

PANDORA’S BOX ( 2015 ) 2015/07/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:25 am
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The pitter-patter of the rain

Now dancing on my windowpane

Reminds me of that long ago

Forgotten game of tell and show.

Oh what great fun we all had then

I do not think that I was ten

We lived our lives from day to day

Simplicity that was our way.

Depression had not loosed its grip

Our world much like a sinking ship

The war had not yet reached our shore

Though it was gnawing at the door.

And when it came none was prepared

For most believed it wasn’t there

Like all our games of show and tell

In truth it all went straight to hell !

 

CLIPPED WINGS ( 2015 ) 2015/07/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:02 pm
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There is a bird still sings to me

From way up high in God’s great tree

He sings so sweetly in the air

Sometimes I wish he weren’t there

Because he makes me think that I

Would follow him if I could fly

While birds were born to fly and sing

Both you and I wear God’s clipped wings !

 

ALSO RAN ( 2015 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:59 am
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I’m so tired of running uphill

I’d like some time to just sit still

Or help to find another way

To learn to get through every day.

The race is old and I am too

Truth is I don’t know what to do

So be a sport and lend a hand

Keep telling me that life is grand.

Perhaps after a while or so

My confidence is bound to grow

I want to do all that I can

It’s tough to be an also ran !

 

FAILURE ( 2015 ) 2015/07/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:08 am
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A gasp, a sigh, some sign of life

Those battle scars after the strife

A dusty road strewn with debris

A shattered world is left to see

The sadness lingers on it seems

The vanquished have forgot their dreams !

 

CHAMELEON ( 2015 ) 2015/07/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:28 am
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The sky is clear the sun so bright

A welcome change and sheer delight

The wind caresses all the trees

There’s salted breath upon the leaves

The water washes on the shores

The river hums the ocean roars.

Think back to times long gone away

When stalwart ships entered the bay

Folks came with baggage sparse and lean

Unknowing what the trip would mean

To greet this new world of their dreams

This foreign land where freedom gleam’d.

For most it was a great success

Each garnered something to possess

Those lessons learned seem long forgot

Replaced by greed and unctuous rot

Our government the gross suspect

Has changed our land by forced neglect !

 

USELESS ( 2015 ) 2015/07/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:02 pm
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Oh Lord, I truly cannot bear the ugliness of war

I have not seen the benefit of what a war is for !

 

STORYLINE ( 2015 )

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Somewhere in life, the curtain falls

The story ends, destiny calls

While out there in the wilderness

A voice is heard, it’s in distress.

And so at last, the hand’s been played

With pounding heart, no more afraid

For fear is but an empty thought

There in a teapot, tempest caught.

The winds that blow are all in vain

They howl and rage across the plain

We’ve heard it all, how will it end

Does a lover become a friend ?

 

HEAVEN’S GATE ( 2015 ) 2015/07/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:08 am
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I envy not your lives to come

Now that my own is almost done

I would not walk this way again

To feel the loss or hide the pain.

I thank our Lord my time has passed

I know not how my heart did last

And move to that which is beyond

Without a will to carry on.

Somewhere within this universe

Bide powers that are too perverse

They creep and crawl and lie in wait

To bar our way through heaven’s gate !

 

WISHES ( 2015 ) 2015/07/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:57 am
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I want to help this is my choice

Though all I have is my small voice

I hope its sound rings clear and true

As what I wish is all for you!

 

SMILE ( 2015 ) 2015/07/14

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With ready smile and gladdened hand

We’ve wandered into friendship land

Let’s turn your frown into a grin

We need your heart to let us in !

 

GOD’S SHORE ( 2015 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:14 am
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I’ve had this dream that comes and goes

From fingertips to tippytoes

Yet what it means none but God knows.

When I was small and loved to play

I’d splash in water all the day

Closeby the ocean or the bay.

I’ve spent my life beside the sea

It’s where I feel both safe and free

And where my ashes placed will be.

In sleep I hear the ocean’s roar

I sense the gulls that o’erhead soar

And pray that I still hug God’s shore !

 

ANNUITY ( 2015 ) 2015/07/13

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The pages turn as lives slip by

There are no rules nor questions why

All life gives birth that too soon dies

And finds no place in compromise.

The time of man though brief it be

Still hopes for some eternity

Pray each of us may leave behind

Some vestige of our heart or mind !

 

MEMORIES ( 2015 ) 2015/07/12

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Sometimes a special sound will bring to mind

Forgotten memories we’ve left behind

Or carry on the fragile scented air

Images of those times no longer there.

Reminders rising from some hidden past

Into this world unfeeling and aghast

And there without our understanding why

Refusing still to fade or say goodbye !

 

BUYER BEWARE ( CAVEAT EMPTOR ) ( 2015 ) 2015/07/11

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The heavy crush of busy streets

Onlookers streaming everywhere

In flip-flops, sneakers, shoes with cleats

A world of madness we all share.

The hawkers, conmen, charlatans

All crowding round their corner carts

Beware the city’s denizens

In great rush to display their arts.

The simple act of walking out

And window shopping just for fun

Enjoying all the scenes about

May be precarious for some!

 

ACED ( 2015 ) 2015/07/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:37 am
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What joy it is to see the face

Of one who finishes life’s race

It matters not your rank or place

Just learn to win or lose with grace.

Achievement occupies no space

To try again bears no disgrace

And oh, such pleasure in the chase

As with God’s help one keeps the pace.

There is no stigma can erase

His winning circle we embrace !

 

RETURN ( 2015 ) 2015/07/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:04 am
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I can imagine all the ocean spray

With salted spume wild splashing in display

A breeze that frolics freely in the air

Oh how I dream and wish I could be there !

 

EARTH’S CHORUS ( 2015 ) 2015/07/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:36 am
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From the crest of the Caucusus Mountains

To the edge of the cold Antarctica shore

From the great heighths that our space probe attains

To the wild depths of a dark ocean floor

There exists a world that’s all about us

Foreign to that which we have known before

With a sound like the voice of a chorus

Thanking God for earth’s vast features and more !

 

 
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