Claire V. Bogdanos

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

THANK YOU LORD ( 2016 ) 2016/03/31

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I thank you Lord for all you’ve done

Not just for me but everyone

I’m grateful for Your help and care

And glad that You are always there.

I know You are the keeper of

My heart and mind from up above,

That all I have You’ve given me

And all I am belongs to Thee




WATER BABY ( 2016 ) 2016/03/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:16 am
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I am so glad my life began

Close to the ocean’s magic span

All seasides bring great joy to me

I’ve spent my life next to the sea.


For I have been in Jersey born

And loved its waters night and morn

I’ve spent my childhood playing by

The edge of lakes or brooks nearby.


The sound of water seems to me

Like some majestic symphony

There’s never in my life a day

The water’s not a walk away.


To me the choice is matter small

If leafy pond or waterfall

Some stream meandering about

Or bubbling spring with water spout.


Now I’m a Pisces, water sign

Two little fishes unaligned

While one swims up, the other down

Whatever happens we don’t drown !



THIS TEST ( 2016 ) 2016/03/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:32 am
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Now I have met the devil and fought him hand and fist

There is no way I wouldn’t, by strength and with great risk

The battle left me empty and yearning for a rest

I shall arise tomorrow if I survive this test !


I C U ( 2016 ) 2016/03/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:02 am
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The walls are sterile, antiseptic clean

The floors are silent mopped by hands unseen

The night is long and chill and strangely stark

As tip toe feet cross these halls in the dark.

There is one thought that quickly flashes by

This is a place where few prepare to die

The air is still, but hear the humming sound

As thousands of machines do all surround.

Here nurses try to understand slurred speech

Dealing kindly with parts of pain’s release

Pray time does rapid heal without delay

As some won’t live to see another day !



GREETINGS ( 2016 ) 2016/03/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:49 pm
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I’d like to take the time to say

I wish you all a joyous day

With peace and happiness to share

And lots of extra love to spare !


FULL OF JOY ( 2016 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:00 am
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When I grew up life was so hard

There were no swing sets in the yard

And baby sitters were unknown

Your parents left you home alone

There were no bathrooms in the house

You took the path to an outhouse.

We never minded that at all

Although at times I thought I’d fall

Into that abyss in the ground

Without a hope of being found

That’s how I learned to be so brave

Like all the candles I still save.

Yet life was real and full of hope

One didn’t in the darkness grope,

It made us strong and very wise

Our world was full of great surprise.

God gave us will to make a choice

To use our hands and heart and voice.

The stoves were big and black and bold

And kept us warm through winter cold

Each family had an icebox

No TV but a small voice-box

We cherished it, both girl and boy

Those days of old were full of joy !



COMMON DESTINY ( 2016 ) 2016/03/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:56 am
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The moment’s come to bid goodbye

To all I love ere I should die

For time is swift as we all know

One can’t command it stop or go.

The end is quick, affords no choice

We are adrift without a voice

It matters not the age we are

Or if we’ve traveled wide or far.

The goal is clear enough to see

Just how each one is dear to me

Since all must pass, as is the case

It ‘s still the rule none can erase !


SUCCESS ( 2016 ) 2016/03/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:18 am
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This road I’ve walked for oh so long

Has taught me much and made me strong

I have not flinched in spite of pain

Finding more ways to help maintain

Those days that challenge me anew

Questioning now what shall I do ?

I’ve come this far with faith in God

His help has made my path less hard

No matter what new days may bring

I thank my God for everything !


LILACS ( 2016 ) 2016/03/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:17 am
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The winds of March are on the wane

O’ershadowed by young April’s rain

The clouded skies loom ominus

While springtime clouds crowd over us.

A hint of blossoms fills the air

Oh how I wish that I were there

When lilac blooms begin to show

There is no place I’d rather go !


HOLD ON ( 2016 ) 2016/03/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:56 am
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The sun invades the early light of morn

As each day doth pass from the dusk to dawn

The birds do exit from their hidden cleft

To search for morsels that each night has left.

While men must all learn how to face the dark

When times turn bleak and moments seem so stark

Take care that hope is not forever lost

Hold on to faith no matter what the cost !


EASTER SURPRISE ( 2016 ) 2016/03/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:09 am
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The day is coming it’s almost here

Hold onto your hat, let out a cheer

Here comes the spring bearing a new year.

The sun is shining, we’re warming up

About to partake of springtime’s cup

Time to thank our Lord ere we do sup !


MORAL COMPASS ( 2016 ) 2016/03/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:46 am
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I’ve tarried long on this troubled road

And carried much of it’s heavy load

I’ve pushed and pulled and shoved far too hard

And buried my dreams in God’s backyard.

But dreams are not what it’s all about

It’s the values we share without doubt

And the courage it takes to do right

Even when deeds are beyond all sight !


CHILDHOOD’S END ( 2016 ) 2016/03/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:09 am
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Who knows where we’re going or where we’ve been

“Not I”, said the top who began to spin

While the jacks and the ball started to play

The electric clock tried to run away.

As the toys in the playroom danced about

Tin soldiers awoke and started to shout

Oh such fun it was to play let’s pretend

So sorry childhood must come to an end !


HONORS ( 2016 ) 2016/03/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:28 am
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I’ve come to God’s altar with truth, honor and love

Expecting fair judgement from the powers above !


LITTLE MOUSE ( 2016 ) 2016/03/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:36 am
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Where are you going little mouse

Rapid sneaking around each house

In the halls you skirt and scurry

Rushing always in a hurry.

You seem to move so very fast

The world you know is not that vast,

Appears that God has met your need

And granted you some extra speed.

I wonder what you’re looking for

As you do scoot from door to door

Oh little mouse with tiny feet

Sad that your life ends in defeat !



LAMENT ( 2016 ) 2016/03/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:33 pm
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I hear voices from the past now crying

Drowning my senses with their last sighing

Alas, for all about me are dying !


CRISIS ( 2016 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:15 am
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It seems the heart returns to childhoods past

Where all of our dreams were designed or cast

The innocence of those now bygone days

Got lost in the grip of our foolish ways,

And the times we dreamt have now disappeared

To leave us caught in the crisis we feared !


SACRIFICE ( 2016 ) 2016/03/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:34 am
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Oh dearest Lord what were you like

When you were but a tiny tyke

And when you played outside your home

Did you get lost or perchance roam ?

What kind of games did you partake,

There were no windows you could break

I’m sure that you were full of vim

What troubles did you make for Him ?

How much your Father loved us all

To sacrifice what would befall

His only Son conceived for men

To dwell in paradise again !


NO FEAR ( 2016 ) 2016/03/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:16 am
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At peace, a child of God am I,

I yearn to see His banner fly

I’ve followed Him along the way

And have not begged a longer stay.

I know that He is always there

Assured He answers every prayer,

He holds my life in His own hand

With Him I’m sure all will be grand

I close my eyes the time draws near

My heart is full I have no fear !




SURE IT IS ( 2016 ) 2016/03/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:28 am
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Our Lord now bides in heaven but stays close to our side

In keeping so near by us, He finds us when we hide

To hope that we might touch Him, what a joy that would be

But it can’t ever happen that’s not allowed you see

And so we are content just to know that He is there

Sure it is He loves us all and hears our smallest prayer !


VICIOUS WAR ( 2016 ) 2016/03/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:13 am
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We see remains of vicious war

And wonder what it all was for

The broken bodies, missing parts

With active minds and aching hearts.

How will we reach the end of this

It won’t be cured with just a kiss

The work entailed is mass indeed

This task demands the utmost speed.

We can’t permit this fear to grow

It’s time solutions start to show

Get off your perch and pull up tall

Or we shall never stand at all!


LIBERTY ( 2016 ) 2016/03/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:01 am
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The lady in the harbor that we call Liberty

Stands waving her approval for all the world to see

She’s been there far too long on that island in the bay

Think of all that she has seen and what she has to say.

May the Lord in heaven look down kindly from above

Protecting our great nation and values that we love !



HOME ( 2016 ) 2016/03/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:18 am
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Now I have traveled long and far

By foot and train and hired car

I’ve searched across the world’s domain

By boat and mule and aeroplane

Where’er I’ve gone it’s clear to see

That home is still the place to be !



AMERICAN ( 2016 ) 2016/03/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:02 am
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I see the flag that flies o’erhead

Red, white and blue as truth be said

This banner that forever waves

Our dignity and honor saves.

How proudly should we all observe

Respect for truth while valor serve

I’m glad to do all that I can

Because I am American !


MY PLEDGE ( 2016 ) 2016/03/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:23 am
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The time has come to speak of things

Like love and hope and friendship rings

I’ve never had a friendship ring

But yet my life with joy does sing.

My hand still unadorned must be

To show the world that I am free

There’s but one love that is for me

My heart has pledged to walk with Thee !


EVOLUTION ( 2016 ) 2016/03/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:40 am
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Oh joyous times and happy day

To sight the gusts of wind at play

I watch them lift the calm away

While yearling trees do bend and sway.

So much in life does imitate

How passions in our lives relate

To nature’s role as surrogate

Ere stormy days with time abate !


CLOSE AND DEEP ( 2016 ) 2016/03/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:49 am
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When I awoke this early morn

I thought about when I was born

It was the Great Depression clime

To most it was like world’s end time.

Who  could have thought that we’d survive

Or that this world would soon revive

While clouds spread over seas and lands

Deserted towns and dust bowl sands.

Too few are left who yet recall

The poverty which did befall

With angst and agonies we knew

Like pain and failures we’ve come through.

We pray that era won’t return

There are great lessons we did learn

You must not hide your  eyes in sleep

The danger grows both close and deep !



UNSEEN ( 2016 ) 2016/03/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:49 am
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The days grow long while nights remain cool

As time approaches, tis April Fool

Too soon all crocus will waste away

To make more room for the buds of May !

As daffodils edge the garden’s path

And the springtime rain gives all a bath

Tis odd to see how the land turns green

With the help of a God who bides unseen !


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