Claire V. Bogdanos

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

MEMORIAL ( 2016 ) 2016/05/31

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I’d like to think where e’er you are,  you hear the bugle’s call

And know we’re missing you from mid-November through next fall

I see you in the twilight just before the even’s pall

It’s with morning sunlight rising I miss you most of all !

 

TAPS ( 2016 ) 2016/05/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:27 am
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My heart is wild, I know the tune

I hear the sound midnight or noon

It echoes sadly aft we start

Before life ends or lives must part !

 

REVEILLE ( 2016 ) 2016/05/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:54 am
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Oh would that we might understand

The first salute or clasp of hand

An early blessing, new command

A grand new start before we stand !

 

BEREFT ( 2016 ) 2016/05/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:58 am
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I’ve seen the troops in battle dress

They make me proud I must confess

I wish they were but dressing-up

To partake of sweet valour’s  cup

Instead of battling someone’s cause

While fighting in these futile wars.

There is no break nor any end

The fracas leaves no untouched friend

There’s no peace found to fill the air

We’ve only distress everywhere.

The saddest part we must accept

We’ve done our job and are bereft !

 

 

EMPATHY ( 2016 ) 2016/05/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:58 am
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When I recall how life is spent

I wonder where my childhood went

I guess the aged think like me

Together we share empathy.

In all the time that has gone by

Seems childhood is the first to fly

The lessons learned, the very best

They’ve helped us to survive life’s test.

We made it through this miracle

No stopping now, what e’er we do !

 

WORDS, WORDS ( 2016 ) 2016/05/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:02 am
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The thoughts they rise quick from the heart

So like a stream of stop and start

There is no way there is control

As words just start to roll and roll

Quite like the breeze or winds that blow

To keep recording with the flow

While from the mind this message send

T’would be alright if it should end !

 

OLD BONES ( 2016 ) 2016/05/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:41 am
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Now I’ve writ for many a year

Both out of love or foolish fear

I’ve learned to cut my words in half

To add a chuckle or a laugh,

And scale down every fancy word

So that my thoughts are plainly heard

I beg You Lord not to forget

That these old bones have some use yet !

 

A SPECIAL HORSE ( 2016 ) 2016/05/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:19 am
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Sometimes I wish I had a horse

Not one who races on the course

But wooden, painted, made by hand

By skilled craftsmen whose work is grand.

Carousel horses can be smart

Carved and sculpted right from the heart

With pony tail that flicks and flies

Plus eyelashes o’er bright glass eyes.

Oh what a thrill that it would be

To ride that swift painted pony,

I dream that one day I may find

That special horse my mind combined !

 

 

TOO NEAR ( 2016 ) 2016/05/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:52 am
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Rage, rage against the breaking dawn

Rage, rage against the coming storm

And silent let the pressure swell

Unto the world our sadness tell,

This story of its own demise

That happens here before our eyes.

For what is there the heart must ask

To bring to us a greater task ?

Our Lord in heaven see and hear

The ending grows too close, too near !

 

 

 

 

DREAMING ( 2016 ) 2016/05/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:55 am
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Hang on to your wishes whatever they are

For a life without dreams will never go far !

 

KISS AND TELL ( 2016 ) 2016/05/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:59 am
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A silent prayer, a quiet vow

An angel’s song, I hear them now !

 

KIND AND TRUE ( 2016 ) 2016/05/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:40 pm
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To live a life of no regret

To dream until that last sunset

To know what one is waiting for

Or how to seek the proper door,

To find a light when it grows dark

Or follow pathways in the park

To lend a hand to all who need

Or understand when one must lead,

These are the things that men should learn

When time does come to be their turn.

Our God has writ what all must do

To be His servant kind and true !

 

I LOVE TRAINS ( 2016 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:13 am
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I love to travel by the train

Note, I don’t mind if plush or plain

Railroad cars are the finest way

If truly seeking getaway.

There’s much to see along the track

On every side, both front and back

Oh such great joy a trip can be

Each ride filled with frivolity !

Sometimes there’s food, sometimes there’s not

But dining cars sure feed a lot

If on your trip you’re going far

There is an observation car.

It’s so much fun to go by train

I can’t wait to do it again !

 

 

IT’S FREE ( 2016 ) 2016/05/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:54 am
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There are no words one chance may say

That work to melt the pain away

True, words are meant to help us cope

Once truth has gone, there’s only hope.

Perhaps hope stretches with each smile

And keeps one safe a little while

Perhaps a prayer, perhaps a few

Will garner strength to follow through.

Keep dreaming of God’s charity

Whate’er we need, it’s there, it’s free !

 

 

SOTTO – VOCE ( 2016 ) 2016/05/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:35 am
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Speak softly now, oh my sweet soul

And we shall make it to our goal

Let kindness be the guide we use

While arrogance must we refuse.

For who is there will bear the pain

Of impudence again, again

The folly of impatient fools

Will put to waste all proper rules.

Beware my dear we have small choice

Tis better far speak sotto voiced !

 

 

 

LAST SHOW ( 2016 ) 2016/05/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:27 am
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Now I have lived my life complete

Met with success and with defeat

Saw my hopes shattered and decayed

And all my dreams destroyed, delayed.

I’ve lived alone without embrace

And spent some time in empty space

I’ve loved and laughed in my small world

And dodged the troubles life has hurled.

I found my faith was ever strong

And early learned where I belonged

There’s but one place I pray to go

When it comes time for my last show !

 

 

 

THE GUY ( 2016 ) 2016/05/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:07 am
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Tis sad that we who work so hard

Confirm our faith, believe in God,

Must shield ourselves from Satan’s might

Or cower under power’s fright.

It seems our world is threatened by

This league of rogues both low and high

Who bar the path that we must take

To save our values or forsake.

As for myself, I’ve one reply

I chose my God, He is the guy !

 

 

DAFFY DUCK ( 2016 ) 2016/05/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:55 am
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I wish that you and I could be

Together in eternity

Forever is a long, long time

And can be quite a lonesome climb.

But you and I may truly be

Good partners through infinity

I cannot name another one

Who’d bring such joy and lots of fun.

And so old friend we’ll find much luck

If I’m your daffy, you’re my duck !

 

 

 

 

GOD’S INTENT ( 2016 ) 2016/05/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:56 am
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Times I have spent the lonely night

In front of fire by candle light

And watched the shadows on the wall

With quiet passion rise and fall.

I’ve felt the chill invade the room

Its fingers spreading cold and gloom

What mystery do we have here

I sense its movement growing near.

Beware my heart as truth can fail

And danger lurks beyond the veil

For what we seek as heaven sent

May be at odds with God’s intent !

 

USED TO BE ( 2016 ) 2016/05/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:12 am
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I find myself  remembering

Those things that once were used to be

When days were sweet and lingering

And hearts were fond of liberty

While life itself was happening

And peace was all we sought to see !

 

SAVE THE DAY ( 2016 ) 2016/05/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:36 am
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I praise You Lord, You are the King

You are the Boss of everything

The earth, the sun, the moon on high

And all the objects in the sky !

How great You are, the world can’t know

This universe is Your big show

I love You Lord, please lead the way

I pray You’ll help us save the day !

 

 

 

ALONE TOO LONG ( 2016 ) 2016/05/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:34 am
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My heart has been alone too long

It’s learned to sing a solo song

The words get lost along the way

The melody has gone astray.

Yet sure I am as nighttime falls

My memory of faith recalls

Those joys that God does share with me

The beauty of His world I see !

 

THE ROCKING CHAIR ( 2016 ) 2016/05/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:29 am
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There’s an old rocking chair I do recall

Remembrance of days when I was so small

While my nana cuddled and held me tight

If I was tired and lost or full of fright.

As we rocked away in that wornout chair

With many a ride we’d places to share

I believe each child is entitled to

A view of the world from a lap or two,

I pray each gets the opportunity

To bond with someone as special as she !

 

 

LAST DESPAIR ( 2016 ) 2016/05/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:13 am
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I’ve reached the crossroads of my life

The way’s ahead replete with strife

No matter where I search to find

The road I seek does wind and wind.

There is no path that ‘s straight to tread

Both for the living or the dead

My body’s weary, my heart worn

As peace and rest from me are torn.

I fail to see the sense of it

Sometimes I’d simply like to quit

But I’m sure God will still be there

To help us face our last despair !

 

SHAPES AND SIZES ( 2016 ) 2016/05/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:09 am
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I know the price, I’ve played the game

We are no two born quite the same

Except for twins identical

Though that’s not always typical

For God has made each one of us

A member of His own chorus.

With heart and soul we try to sing

Both words and tune remembering

That in the end the difference

Is oh, so small and makes no sense

For we are His, spirit and mind

All shapes and sizes you can find !

 

 

A GREATER RANGE ( 2016 ) 2016/05/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:39 am
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Tis true I have no faith in make-believe

Nor swayed am I by goals I can’t achieve

But live with hope that this old world can change

To give all lives and dreams a greater range !

 

DESTINY ( 2016 ) 2016/05/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:27 am
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Of all the words we’ve left unsaid

Both true and wise before we’re dead

Too few are worth their final breath

Aft all is done we still greet death !

 

FATALITY ( 2016 ) 2016/05/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:48 pm
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The fog slips in and hugs the ground

The air is still there’s ne’er a sound

I feel the damp inside my bones

My feet can’t grasp the slipp’ry stones.

I sense the chill invade my space

Oh how I need escape this place,

Before my mind grows dim and old

And all I’ve known wanes dread and cold !

 

To Edward Pavlovich, an old friend who painted

my portrait in 1951,  I remember you ! Thanks !

 

 

 

 
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