Claire V. Bogdanos

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

DESOLATE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/31

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How fleet and swift our lives pass by

With minutes lost, the hours fly

There is no time called used to be

What we once knew did rapid flee

And left us there in life’s abyss

Our hopes awash, our love unkissed !


LOST PARADISE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/30

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The earth moves slowly round and round

So still we barely hear the sound

Our world’s comprised of life replete

The waters, an aquatic street.

The airborne throngs do mill around

With destinations to be found

This paradise is incomplete

For without faith there dwells defeat !


SOUNDCHECK ( 2016 ) 2016/01/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:31 am
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Those angel eyes that peep at me

Through fingers that play “I can see”

Or lashes with leftover tears

From scary dreams or nighttime fears,

Some shallow breathing in the night

That gives your heart a sudden fright

You find yourself straining to hear

Sounds to assure that all is clear !


A WOODEN SPIRE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:44 am
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There is a day that I recall

It happened early in the fall

As we were riding in the car

To visit someone not too far.

We came upon a crossroads stop

I felt my mind spin like a top

For there before my very eyes

Was the most wonderful surprise.

A country church its spires high

They stretched to reach into the sky

This ancient brown wood edifice

That seemed to speak of heaven’s bliss.

The beauty of the grounds about

Spoke loudly for its faith devout

The sight of that old wooden spire

Breaching heaven sets hearts afire.

It’s been so long since I was there

I think I can’t remember where

But this I know when I am sad

The thought of it makes me feel glad !







THE WATCHMAN ( 2016 ) 2016/01/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:39 am
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This lonely vigil we need keep

Ere we shall find eternal sleep,

God’s watchman waits for deeds to show

In which direction we each go.

And who is he, this chosen guard

Who watches those who’ve worked so hard

To reach the goal God has in mind

That we perchance may heaven find ?



A LONELY CLIMB ( 2016 ) 2016/01/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:59 am
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I miss my friends from long ago

The happy times we used to know

Football games and special events

Those summer weddings under tents.

All of the wars they had their cost,

Our pals that we have loved and lost

And now the enemy’s become

The dicky hearts we suffer from.

With cancer scoring second best

Our lives are never done with tests

The joys we knew when we were young

Those carefree days are gone and done

I’m sad I’ve lost so many friends

Our lifestyles soon will meet their ends

As will both you and I, in time

This has become a lonely climb !



HIS WORD ( 2016 ) 2016/01/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:28 am
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I’m learning to live in a different way

Taking all of my chances from day to day

Trying to be a better version of me

By sharing my dreams and the hopes that I see.

So come and take part in this new escapade

Together we must try to stand unafraid

We’ll join in the chorus that praises our God

Let’s have faith in His word, it won’t be that hard !



ONE LAST LOOK ( 2016 ) 2016/01/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:32 am
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I know my life is not a dream

At times I simply want to scream

But God and I, we have a pact

There is no plan, it’s not exact.

So when my time seems overdue

And He decides that I am through

My usefulness on earth is done

For living is no longer fun.

When I accept that I’m bereft

And ashes are all I have left

Then is the time to close the book,

And with my heart take one last look !


BLIZZARD ( 2016 ) 2016/01/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:12 pm
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The waters rush upon the shore

The winds outshout the ocean’s roar

The frigid air invades each room

While sharing its contentious gloom.

The winter’s storm arrived at last

And left us stunned and all aghast

Well toughen up, display your grit

And pray to make the best of it !



Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:28 am
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I have viewed God’s holy mountain and I’ve dreamt to touch His star

But I know that in my mission the long journey is too far

I have questioned every moment and my purpose is select

I remember every detail with true passion and respect.

I have trod the ancient pathway in my search for joy above

In the end I have examined certain qualities of love

I’ve considered all the factors and weighed each choice I have made

And now come to one decision only God can make the grade !


FAITH DEVOUT ( 2016 ) 2016/01/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:22 am
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I try so hard to no judgements make

Some things I’ve seen cause my heart to break

I sight fear on the face of a child,

Abuse and hatred reports high-piled.

The truth began with one infant’s birth

Who was sent to us to save our earth

Today it’s like He was never born

This world is angry, lost and forlorn.

How can we discard what life’s about

Belief in our God and faith devout ?


THE SILENT NIGHT ( 2016 ) 2016/01/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:28 am
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The winds have swept this coat of white

Across the rooftops through the night

The streets lay silent and pristine

With winter’s stamp upon the scene.

The birds seem quiet deep in sleep

For how much longer may we keep

This peaceful picture in our mind

To help us all some comfort find ?



WOOLIES ( 2016 ) 2016/01/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:14 am
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Jack Frost’s arrived I’m sad to say

I truly wish he’d lost his way

We know that he has friends galore

Who shop a lot at Land’s End store,

Oh how I’d love right now to see

A season that might warmer be !




Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:07 am
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The joy, sweet joy each morning brings

The sun’s awake and nature sings

I hear the sounds each raindrop shouts

While running down the gutter spouts.

The rush of water splashing by

Inspires the rainbows in the sky

Though early morn seems cold and bleak

It has a voice that needs to speak.

We are alive and truly blessed

Awaiting life at God’s behest

With so much more we’ve yet to taste

There’s not one moment left to waste !


AS WE ALL ARE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:40 am
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What is it that I’m wishing for

A world that’s free of hate and war

What is it that I’m dreaming of

A place that’s full of peace and love.

What is it that I hope to see

That all God’s children will be free

What is it that I long to hear

The song of angels on my ear.

What is it that I pray to feel

That all of this is true and real

What is it that I want to touch

The heart of God I love so much !



THE AMEN ( 2016 ) 2016/01/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:53 am
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There among the shadows in a deep dark borrowed cave

The son of man was taken his body to be laved

While most of those who knew him did hide along the way

Fearing their discovery before the end of days.

Imagine their surprise when they learned that he was gone

There was no way to find him neither there nor beyond

It took three days to learn he no longer knew the grave

But risen forth had he for his people to be saved !


I PROMISE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:45 am
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Today’s the day I need to say

I thank You Lord for every day

The love and care, the food and drink

And all the pleasant thoughts I think.

My heart is Yours forevermore

I’ve never felt this way before

I promise that I shall be true

And vow to live my life for You !


DIGNITY ( 2016 ) 2016/01/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:47 am
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How sweet life was just years ago

Before we each began to grow

Into the adults we now are

Although a few have gone too far.

Where did our faith and fairness go

And when will truth and justice show,

The coddled mass lacks common sense

How can they share in our defense ?

With hands outstretched await their turn

And ne’er a thought their bread to earn

So foolish they all seem to be

To sacrifice their dignity !


WHAT I’VE HEARD ( 2016 ) 2016/01/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:12 am
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I’ve heard the raucous seagulls by the shore

I’ve watched them dive and fish and dive some more

Their noisy bunch increasing by the score.

I’ve been enthralled by their sheer nautic ease

And watched them as they flew o’er stormy seas

Do they fare well in winter’s wind-swept freeze ?

I cannot guess the challenges they face

Or how it is they have survived life’s chase

But sure am I that they have kept apace.

Tis strange that God has chosen all the birds

To echo the full measure of His words,

“That neither sow nor reap”, is not absurd !



THE RIDE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:17 am
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The night is long it’s dark and cold

The dreams we’ve dreamt have all grown old

A burst of air rushed through the door

Life’s covers slipt onto the floor.

What would I give to capture youth

Well I’m not sure, to tell the truth

Perhaps nought’s left to grant me strength

Or add to life a greater length.

I think that we each must decide

How long or short will be the ride !


EXTRA STUFF ( 2016 ) 2016/01/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:49 am
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The walls about familiar be

They are a comfort here to me

The air I breathe is full of scents

And gathers round as my defense.

I find the years have winnowed down

The items I now keep around

Perhaps with time we all abuse

The many things we fail to use.

Some dear old friends remain intact

A cherished book that’s eared exact

A box of photos on the shelf

Mementos of my younger self.

Whoever thought I’d live so long

I would declare that they were wrong

Four score and five is time enough

To gather tons of extra stuff !



GREATER GOALS ( 2016 ) 2016/01/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:49 am
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How sad it is upon this day

That childhood soon must fly away

The dearest gift a child may find

Is someone who is of like mind

The search is long, it’s journey fleet

And sometimes it is bittersweet.

Tis better still as we do grow

Into the adult all should know

To leave our wayward cares behind

As need and purpose doth unwind

While hidden there amongst the shoals

Are finer truths and greater goals !



RESPITE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:41 am
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I hear the wind it speaks to me

It’s hollow voice drones endlessly

The sound it makes is dark and deep

It has not learned to silence keep.

The power echoes in my mind

Where is this peace I sought to find

Perhaps I’m lost, I don’t know where

But for today, I do not care !


FAREWELL FRIEND ( 2016 ) 2016/01/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:25 am
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Tis sad to think that you and I

Too soon will take our last goodbye

It’s been so very long indeed

I know not how we shall proceed,

The time has gone the end draws near

Remember, I still hold you dear.

We have been friends forever now

It’s time to cut the chain somehow

And when and if there comes that day

When either one should go away

It’s not because we did not care

It’s that one is no longer there !


TONGUE IN CHEEK ( 2016 ) 2016/01/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:07 am
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I hear a rustling in the tree

And wonder now who can that be

See there a flash of mottled coat

A vision of especial note.

Oh precious bird, what do you do

Is there a way I can help you

I wish I had some cracker crumb

I’d be so pleased to feed you some.

But you and I are at loose ends

There seems no way we can be friends

For what you have is your sharp beak

While all I have is tongue in cheek !


AMERICA UNDER SIEGE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:17 am
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What’s happened to this place that we so love

This precious land the world is jealous of

One nation under God for all to see

With the true blessings of our liberty.

From the north to south, from the east to west

From the mountains high to the valley’s crest

Over the fields and across the great plains

From the sun drenched sands to the coastal rains.

The need to feel free and be all you can

With a heart strong and a love of the land

A nation so great most dream to come here

Our red, white and blue, let’s stand up and cheer !


OR CHEER ( 2016 ) 2016/01/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:05 am
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High on the precipice I left my foolish fears

There silent and alone amidst my falling tears

Vowing not to be that sad soul forever more

Training my eye to focus on God’s open door

For He has said to all that we are welcome here

We’re free to come and go, to laugh and cry or cheer !


LOVE AND JOY ( 2016 ) 2016/01/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:32 am
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This heart of mine has learned to wait

To step aside, to hesitate

For life is not all that it seems

Sometimes it’s smoke, sometimes it’s dreams.

For us we only visit here

With no control of day or year

Life is our stage, performers we

And subject to adversity.

If life to us opts to be kind

Then all its treasures we ought find

But if its winds should blow astray

Then we are bound to lose our way.

Take heart my friend all is not lost

Those ships asea, those tempest-toss’d

May find safe haven in a port

With love and joy they never sought !



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