Claire V. Bogdanos

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

OUT OF PAIN ( 2016 ) 2016/06/30

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Now Moses was a Hebrew lad

So long ago in Egypt land

Twas quite a temper that he had

And such great strength within his hand.


One day a soldier in the field

Assigned to watch the slaves at work

Did beat a slave and would not yield

Because he thought the man did shirk.


When Moses struck him to the ground

This was a crime, the soldier died

In fear he ran not to be found

To Sinai, forty years did hide.


Then through the Burning Bush of Flame

That’s how God called him home again

He donned the role of Bible fame

To lead his people out of pain !



LOVE ENOUGH ( 2016 ) 2016/06/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:25 am
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In the silence before the dawn

I stop to think why I was born

God does not mean for us to fall

We are all His, fat, thin, short, tall

Be sure to know that He is there

With love enough for all to share !


LOST MY WAY ( 2016 ) 2016/06/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:28 am
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The winds of change blow loud and long

I hear the call both wild and strong

While in my mind the challenge grows

From my head down unto my toes.

My heart’s in pain and agony

There is no help that I can see

This world I’ve known melted away

Please help me God, I’ve lost my way !


GLORY SONG ( 2016 ) 2016/06/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:33 am
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I hear the bells this Sunday morn

They ring aloud their glory song

How grand it is to hear the sound

Their voices raised in faith profound !


MY HEALING STONE ( 2016 ) 2016/06/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:20 am
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My heart has cried too many tears

Through all those lean and lonely years

When God alone was my one hope

The only way I learned to cope.

I can’t forget He helped me through

Sad days that were both grim and blue

Without His love there’s no success

And life can be too full of stress.

I’m glad that He was always there

To lift my pain, my burdens share

I know that I am not alone

God is my Rock, my healing stone !


IF WE FALL ( 2016 ) 2016/06/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:39 am
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The dark descends upon my soul

I query if I’ve met my goal

I cannot know until the end

If I have been both foe and friend.

For in my passion I have found

At times we all may run aground

I never meant to lose my way

And I have nothing more to say,

Except that God is always there

In peace or war or bleak despair

And pray His grace be with us all

If we survive or if we fall !



SHARE ( 2016 ) 2016/06/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:25 am
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In God’s new world of kingdom come

There’s room for all and not just some

The space is wide and welcoming

It does not matter what you bring

If you can’t walk or run or trot

He’ll welcome you and question  not.

Just bring with you an open heart

That’s yearning for a brand new start

A mind that’s willing to agree

He knows what’s right for you and me

And eager hands anxious to care

Because His world is ours to share !


LOST AND FOUND ( 2016 ) 2016/06/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:24 am
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I beg You Lord have faith in me

I need Your care and sympathy

For in my nakedness at length

I lost my shame but found my strength !


CLOSE BY ( 2016 ) 2016/06/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:42 am
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Of all the dreams I’ve ever had

……But one remains quite clear

The dearest one I do believe

……That God is very near.

He sees our woes and understands

……How fearful we must be

And promises to stay close by

……Until at last we’re free !



FULL OF LIGHT ( 2016 ) 2016/06/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:55 am
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I wandered in the darkness while life was passing by

In my nomad-existence I never questioned why

And as those days expired I wondered what I should do

I asked my God to help me please, try to see me through

And from that day to this I have followed in His sight

I don’t reside in darkness, my life is full of light !


CLASP OUR HANDS ( 2016 ) 2016/06/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:05 am
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I am a simple gardener along life’s verdant way

I’ve seen the flowers come and go and know they shall not stay

Fact is our lives are seasonal and vary day by day

I hope that we may settle soon and clasp our hands to pray !


HEAVEN ( 2016 ) 2016/06/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:22 am
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Is this the place where God abides

Above that space the rainbow hides

Where stars and comets fill the sky

As fragile earth bids each goodbye ?


WE ARE FREE ( 2016 ) 2016/06/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:58 am
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I’ve learned to live from day to day

Perform my task and pay my way

To stand up for what’s right not wrong

And teach my heart how to be strong.

I’d like to be a child of peace

And pray world chaos soon would cease

However I know that can’t be

Until our Lord deigns we are free !


JOURNEY ( 2016 ) 2016/06/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:51 am
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Now this has been a journey long

From birth to death, one’s telltale song

As we have been upon life’s road

Each burdened by our heavy load.

It matters not what we have thought

There in this net all have been caught

And so it is that we shall be

A cog in God’s eternity !


REALITY ( 2016 ) 2016/06/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:05 am
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Repeated for hundreds of years or more amongst ourselves

Are stories of the jinn and little folk, fairies and elves

Reminding us that the mystery of life is just that

Charming and enchanted tales recovered from life’s magic hat

Teaching us morals and lessons of what our lives could be

Without losing attachment to our God’s reality !


ETERNALLY ( 2016 ) 2016/06/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:35 am
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My heart is heavy and so sad

For those whose lives have turned out bad

We can’t assess where lies the blame

Our duty is to help the same.

Who knows what pain victims may bear

There is great need for us to care

For we are all one family

Children of God eternally !


GOD IS THERE ( 2016 ) 2016/06/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:31 am
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I believe that life has levels of

Concern and care, devotion and love

They are with us for a lifetime long

And range from the meek to ever strong.

Perhaps some require a stouter voice

To channel the option of their choice

One must not accept that all is lost

Or believe that failure is the cost,

Stand up and shout or cheer if you will

And know that your God is with you still !



ENNUI ( 2016 ) 2016/06/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:04 am
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The nights are long, the days are fleet

I hear the chatter from the street

The dogs they bark, the children cry

There’s scant disturbance from nearby.

The darkness falls, the sun’s asleep

There is no vigil we need keep

The dawn awakes and so do we

Another day filled with ennui !


CONCEALED ( 2016 ) 2016/06/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:43 am
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I’ve often thought that life would be

A picnic ‘neath an apple tree

Or cottage with white picket fence

Set in a garden filled with scents

Perhaps a seaside path that winds

Along some beach the seaweed finds.

That used to be the way I thought

Until my vision soon got caught

Into the lessons life may teach

All we perceive before we reach

That space in time when truth revealed

There’s too much left that is concealed !


THE LOSS ( 2016 ) 2016/06/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:14 am
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I love You Lord, I know You see

That I have placed my faith in Thee

Though time has passed I feel the loss

And why You suffered on that cross !


MY DREAMS ( 2016 ) 2016/06/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:45 am
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I wish I knew a leafy bower

Where I might rest for but an hour

And there among those pleasant scenes

I’d pass my time and dream my dreams !



THE MESSAGE ( 2016 ) 2016/06/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:01 am
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I can’t foretell the story of what each life may hold

Because all are different, some timid, some are bold

We’re sure throughout the years that truth is bound to unfold

Pray we’ll accept this message before we are too old !


LEGENDS ( 2016 ) 2016/06/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:02 am
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Now I have trod thouands of miles

From the Highlands to the low

And wandered o’er its paths and stiles

Threading through the fields that grow.

I’ve hiked so many mountain peaks

And clambered over rough stone

I’m bored by shopping and boutiques

I prefer to trek alone.

It’s ancient times that intrigue me

With stories that I have known,

What’s captured me is history

And the legends it has sown !



TIME’S UP ( 2014 ) 2016/06/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:51 am

Claire V. Bogdanos

The time has come, the time has gone

The time is now to voice alarm

Our world has changed make no mistake

No time is left to catch a break.

The days grow short, I fear the count

With each new moon the totals mount.

When will the clock that ticks away

The hours and minutes of each day

Declare that life is just pretend

And moving closer to its end ?

I do not know, I wonder why

Can it be worth another try ?

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Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:39 am
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Our lives have wandered far afield

And cannot know what time will yield

We beg that God will understand

And lend to us His helping hand.

The world is done and stranger still

Few people care, some never will

We wend our way among the maze

Of trying and forgotten days.

This generation, it is lost

There is no way to count the cost

All heaven’s tears are raining down

Oh save us Lord, lest we should drown !


TIME CHANGES ( 2016 ) 2016/06/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:43 am
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The morning dawns as daylight breaks

The world’s alive, the new day wakes

As time rotates around the sun

Some days begin when some are done.

I’ll never get the hang of it

I try to make the pieces fit,

How rapidly this life can change

I find the transformation strange.

What is today soon goes away

To leave just one more yesterday,

Tomorrow waits for dark to come

Ere we bid her joyous welcome !


A STATUE IN THE GARDEN ( 1974 ) 2016/06/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:59 am

Claire V. Bogdanos

A garden sweetly fashioned to bring heart’s content,

And weary days to offer cloistered covenant,

Oh sad deserted vestige of what once had been!

A victim of time’s ravages loss unspoken,

Is this the change so wrought by frost and cold,

Forsaking goodly purpose pursue desire bold?

And seeing this past haven sorely so distressed

When hindsight recollects memories embellished,

Poor limpid damsel careless lying, now awry,

The sight of which man’s constant lack of care imply.

Unlucky pedestal tumbled by force unknown

Neglected lass unsightly, clutching wrap of stone

Once pretty maid there wasting shameful stark and bare

Inert and prone, a covert of decay now wear

Unfeeling rocks so greenly cloaked in moss o’ergrown

And so forgotten muse with aging, sleep alone.

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GOOD LUCK ( 2016 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:50 am
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Sometimes I think life has become

A great big wart upon my thumb

At length some things are cumbersome

They knock us down and overcome !

I always thought that I would be

The keeper of my destiny

The heroine who did not flee

From most of life’s adversity.

Well here I am in trouble stuck

With my lifestyle, I’ve learned to duck

And from defeat my fortune pluck

Please help me God, You’re my good luck !


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