Claire V. Bogdanos

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

BE STILL MY HEART ( 2015 ) 2015/10/31

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Be still my heart nay do not speak

The angels know tis whom I seek

The time is come twill be quite soon

Just keep your eye fixed on the moon

And when the color turns to red

It is the time of which it’s said

Our Lord and Savior will return

To cleanse this earth and evil burn

Thus should I die before His task

Remember me is all I ask !


EXPENDABLE ( 2015 ) 2015/10/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:00 am
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The sands of time consume my feet

In gritty piles silent, discreet

The speed of light is on its way

Its hours burn both night and day.

There is no vigil I must keep

It matters nought how long I sleep

For time does know its boundaries

It comes and goes and perhaps flees.

The winds all blow in divers ways

Tis soon the last of all my days !


AWAKE ( 2015 ) 2015/10/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:12 am
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I sense the silence falling on my ear

What is this message that we cannot hear

Who reaches out because of these dark fears

I think the day of tribulation nears.

Awake, I know the morning will soon come

What is it we are all escaping from

There can be no true place of safety left

And that of which we dreamt leaves us bereft  !


OMEN ( 2015 ) 2015/10/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:07 am
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The early sunlight filters through the trees

The naked branches quiver in the breeze

The air is chill and threatens soon to freeze

I spy the foam-capped waves upon the seas.


I’D LIKE TO BE A SNOWBIRD ( 2015 ) 2015/10/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:40 am
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The winter winds of change creep round the bend

As late fall exits after summer’s end

The icy gray grip of frosty morning

Is the master of each daily dawning.

I hear the cold sounds rasp upon my ear

Increasing as the year end grows quite near,

Oh to join that moving mass exodus

And escape this winter’s freeze and excess !


LIVING ( 2015 ) 2015/10/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:14 am
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My heart is full, it overflows

My love of God just glows and grows !


PROFOUND ( 2015 ) 2015/10/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:12 am
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I feel the silence all around

There is no movement to be found

No beating heart, no breathing sound

The quiet permeates the ground

The air is still, unused, unbound

The loss intense, the wound profound !


HAVE HOPE ( 2015 ) 2015/10/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:06 am
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The sounds of life’s struggle carry on

Like some sad elusive marathon

The unseen chains that we drag about

Will do nought more than enforce our doubt.

A simple act is encumbered then

By the hesitant “remember when”

If we could but rise beyond our pain

To rejoin the hopeful once again !


MEDIOCRITY ( 2015 ) 2015/10/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:04 am
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Oh that we might remember well

The classic tales that wisemen tell

Of love and pain and avarice

And joy and fear and fate amiss.

See how the world progresses on

From Eden into Babylon

The changes wrought may interfere

With what you’re taught year after year.

I yearn to taste the glory old

That laces stories I’ve been told

The magic’s gone from all we see

Leaving but mediocrity !


GETTYSBURG ( 2015 ) 2015/10/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:36 am
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The name was Cemetery Hill

Its victims’ cries do echo still

Where fifty thousand was the cost

Of dead and wounded and those lost.

The men that fought that long hot day

They had no chance to getaway

While blood they shed covered the ground

There was no hero to be found.

A war is such an ugly curse

I can’t believe there is much worse !


FINDING COURAGE ( 2015 ) 2015/10/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:32 am
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There are those times that I can’t help but wander back

To those wartime years after Pearl Harbor’s attack

Now as our numbers winnow down to disappear

Gone the values we had that triumphed over fear.

Too many forget those stark days we learned to bear

Almost as though the bulk of us were never there

Memories so hard to crush, dormant in the mind

Whence hides the greater part of courage each did find !


NOT SIN OR STRIFE ( 2015 ) 2015/10/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:00 am
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Once was, I wished that I had wings

So I could fly, discover things

Right now I need to find a way

To help me get through day by day.

Just how it happens, I don’t know

I can’t decide, where do we go ?

I’m sure the Lord is always there

I am convinced that I’m prepared !

I seek His strength to follow through

And do the best that I can do,

The impetus of my whole life

Is love of God not sin or strife !


NO PRIVACY ( 2015 ) 2015/10/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:31 am
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A chill pervades the morning air

Outside the glass, all seems quite fair

A thought invades my whirling mind

If I should seek what shall I find ?

A world that’s lost in rhetoric

Of words and phrases, take your pick

Or texts that pop-up anywhere

While strangers all your thoughts do share.

There’s too much info that is free

What’s happened to our privacy ?


OH FOOLISH CHILD ( 2015 ) 2015/10/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:04 am
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In God’s Eden one peaceful morn

Was the first time a lie was born

As Satan turned from good to bad

And ruined the paradise they had !

Sly Satan spoke strong words to Eve,

His purpose meaning to deceive

He answered her as she asked why

“I tell you that you will not die !”

“Come eat of this forbidden tree

That opens eyes so you can see

The difference of wrong and right

And what is wise here in God’s sight.”

Oh foolish child you could not know

How perils of your act would grow !


PLEASE GET ME THERE ( 2015 ) 2015/10/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:00 am
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The air is brisk, the day commences

And energizes all my senses

Another chance with true hope in store

To reach the goal that I’m striving for.

I sure could use the Lord’s help and care,

If He doesn’t mind, to get me there !


AUTUMN GOLD ? ( 2015 ) 2015/10/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:37 am
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Have you noticed that the leaves are flown

They’ve been whisked away to parts unknown

I wonder where they now congregate

It once was beside each garden gate.

There was a game the small children played,

Heap up the biggest pile of leaves made

And then just jump and roll around

In that leafy mess upon the ground.

I never thought that game was much fun

With all that cleanup you would have done

But now I’m confused, where are the leaves

Are we victims of bucolic thieves ?


HYPOCRITES ( 2015 ) 2015/10/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:42 am
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There’s so much now that used to be

A segment of our history

Forgotten days and glory old

When men who ruled were brave and bold.

They raised our hopes and promised dreams

None have the courage now it seems

Their service is with lips alone

Mass fallacies which they intone.

God save us from the hypocrite

With whom no honor cares to sit

Return us to our glory days

Help us redeem our honest ways !


I SAW AN OWL ( 2015 ) 2015/10/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:26 am
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I saw an owl perched in a tree

He meant to hide himself from me

He seemed so quiet, somber, wise

I was not fooled by his disguise.

Oh mister owl you cannot sing

What message is it that you bring

You turn your head and blink your eyes

You will not win a beauty prize.

It is your wisdom that we seek

But who can learn, you do not speak

This wizened omen of the day

He turned his head and flew away !


THE WORD ( 2015 ) 2015/10/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:08 am
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I wonder if our Lord above

Looks down to shed His tears of love

Upon the sights that reflect up

Of those who sip from Satan’s cup.

We are His children gone astray

We need His love to light the way

His word is writ for all to share

It’s real, it’s true and always there !


LAST ENCORE ( 2015 ) 2015/10/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:31 pm
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Oh Abba, have you heard my plea

I beg of You, remember me

I love You so, there is no more

I ask of You one last encore !


THE HARVEST ( 2015 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:34 am
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The wistful willows bend and weep

The mourning doves have gone to sleep

The raucous gulls their silence keep

While in the night dark shadows creep.

Failed dreams lie stagnant in a heap

The charm is gone, the price too steep

The prize we seek beyond our leap

For as we sow, so shall we reap !


TILL SPRING ( 2015 ) 2015/10/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:53 am
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I see God’s colors clearly, crisp blue of winter sky

The umber of the dried leaves as they go flashing by

Cool gray of all the clouds as they circumvent up high

And in the sleeping gardens, dull green of plants that die.

The colors are quite somber, I wish they were alive

Suppose I’ll have to wait for the springtime to arrive

I can barely bide the time till the brightness will revive

As I make this silent wish that I shall be alive !


RESPONSIBILITY ( 2015 ) 2015/10/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:08 am
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Each day that I awake in the haze of early dawn

In that special moment, I thank God that I was born

And ask the Lord above for another useful day

While I beg Him once again to bless me on my way.

I’ve been praying on my knees since I was very young

In these last twenty years there’s no way it could be done

I try always to remember faith is never free

Weighted on its shoulders rests responsibility !


WE WERE FRIENDS ( 2015 ) 2015/10/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:10 am
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Oh for the days of auld lang syne

And friends we’ve lost or cannot find

We knew such joy and made great plans

The dreams we shared traversed all spans.

Though others fell beside the way

We managed to get through each day

But truth to tell it’s not the same

Sometimes I can’t recall a name.

I see the face and note the scent

I don’t remember where it went

There is a void left in my heart

This empty space since your depart !


I’M GRATEFUL ( 2015 ) 2015/10/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:10 am
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I am a child of God, I am

Through all my years, He’s held my hand

I’ve treasured life, not all of it

Times were I searched through bit by bit.

There’s still much that I need to fix

The good, the bad and nature’s mix

I speak to Him, I’m sure He’s there

I’ve leaned on Him and sought His care.

One thought that must each life enhance

Be grateful for that second chance !


ENVIRONMENT ( 2015 ) 2015/10/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:49 am
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There’s much to learn from nature’s rage

To teach a lesson sound and sage,

Environment came much before

A roof and windows, walls and floor.

I always think that God knows best

His methods have withstood the test

He gave all creatures their first home

Like forests, oceans, fields to roam.

We’ve islands, valleys, mountains tall

A wealth of habitat for all

I wish the world would understand

There’s no cause to abuse His land !


THAT LAST DAY ( 2015 ) 2015/10/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:31 am
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A man stood by the lintel on that historic day

I’m sure that he was sorry he chose to pass that way

And there among the soldiers with rabble gathered round

A man collapsed on the path and hit the stony ground.

On his head he suffered a mock crown made of thorn

His body bore the scourges, his garment wet and torn

The stranger he came forward to give this man relief

He helped him drag his burden just like a common thief.

The stranger’s name was Simon from Cyrene he had come

Who guessed we’d know his name for two thousand years and some,

His courage and his kindness played well on that last day

While our Lord Jesus died in that place so faraway !


HALLELUJAHS ( 2015 ) 2015/10/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:52 am
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The flame burns bright, the words still flow

I’ve more to say before I go

The years have flown, I’ve seen so much

My mind’s alive, my heart’s been touched.

There’s reams now left for me to say

I’m grateful for each extra day

The presence of the Lord is here

The time is now, standup and cheer !


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