Claire V. Bogdanos

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

DEFROST ( 2016 ) 2016/07/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:35 am
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Oh would that we might comprehend

How paths in life walk hand in hand

With all we need to understand

Like values held both small and grand.

Tis sad that most share virtue lost

Yet do not pause to count the cost

Or thought to help avoid exhaust

Without some chance to hit defrost !


NOSTALGIA ( 2016 ) 2016/07/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:13 pm
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Oh that yearning for times long past

Those youthful days that did not last

Where all our dreams began as hope

To bear no limits in their scope

For youth is that which knows no fear

Of obstacles both far and near.

Yet all too soon those days must pass

Like shadows in life’s looking glass

While time alone may leave its marks

As former youth on age embarks

There face anew another day

To pack their former life away !



Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:08 am
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I think I hear the death knell sound

Reverberating all around

Assure me, I am not insane

And that their speech is just inane.

I cannot bear what I have heard

Although it’s but the boastful word

Of those who hold no truthful call

Determined they’re above it all.

Oh Lord forgive their arrogance

Those words spoken have no defense

Please blessed Lord remember us

When come those times inglorious !


RETRIBUTION ( 2016 ) 2016/07/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:08 am
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I like to think that when I cry

The tears I shed whisper goodbye

To all the lost dreams I recall

And tragedies that did befall

For life’s composed of good and bad

Of days so sweet or ever sad

And thus we learn as we do grow

That what we reap is as we sow !


INVADERS ( 2016 ) 2016/07/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:41 am
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The hopes of a nation are at stake

Our country’s heart is ready to break

See the facade of all that we are

No more a dream but a falling star.

It matters little what we desire

Because  we are a people afire

The disease is swift consuming all

Hypocrites stand awaiting the fall !


HAVE CAUTION ( 2016 ) 2016/07/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:13 am
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The trumpets sound, drums beat away

The voices have so much to say

Is this the future soon to come

What is it we are fleeing from ?

Is there some place that we may hide

From all the fears we’ve deep inside

Pick up the pieces, stand up tall

Let’s learn to walk before we fall !



TRAGEDY ( 2016 ) 2016/07/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:19 am
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There’s nothing left that one can say

About the sadness of this day

We wish that we could melt away

This hurtful pain that’s come our way.

Oft times our lives turn upside down

And can’t be saved with smile or frown

As these our hopes seem apt to drown

Some other action must be found  !


CROSS YOUR HEART ( 2016 ) 2016/07/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:34 am
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The bells are ringing, hear the sound

It’s Sunday morning all around

Another chance to speak with God

I have not ever found that hard !

In fact the total truth should be

It’s my sweetest activity

So I continue every day

From morn to night, a time to pray.

I know that God is always there

He rarely misses any prayer

Be not afraid, make it your quest

Just cross you heart, God knows the rest !


VARIED AND VAST ( 2016 ) 2016/07/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:28 am
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There is a valley through which each must pass

Where all the minutes sift through God’s hour glass

The journey will be neither swift nor fast

As there is none to know how long twill last,

Make ready my soul, for the die’s been cast

This role that we play, both varied and vast !


GREAT FRIEND ( 2016 ) 2016/07/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:57 am
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When I was young I used to pray

“Please help me Lord, show me the way ”

And then as I began to age

My life soon turned another page.

I spoke to God quite frequently

It seemed we shared true empathy

At least that is what I believed

And do not think I was deceived.

Now that I’m old I understand

Our God is always close at hand

He is our comfort and great friend

Remaining so until the end !




ONCE MORE ( 2016 ) 2016/07/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:12 pm
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There was a time quite long ago

When our true colors we did show

And saved this world from tryanny

We helped to set the enslaved free.

Now red was for the blood we shed

So children could sleep safe abed

The blue for truth and honesty

Did aid the weak fight anarchy.

And white for those that died to save

God’s people to escape the grave

How sad that we are forced once more

To fight another ghastly war !


JUDGEMENT ( 2016 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:18 am
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We live in dark and dangerous days

Beware of those preaching foreign ways

Remain steadfast to God’s own commands

Avoid the teaching of new demands.

The day expected is soon to come

Keep hold of your faith with its wisdom

God speaks to us and we must adhere

For His judgement day is too soon near !



HAVE FAITH MY CHILD ( 2016 ) 2016/07/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:39 am
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Oh little child where have you been

Are you now dreaming of the wind

And wondering just where it goes

Beyond your fingers and your toes

On this wild journey way up high

To meet its brothers in the sky ?

Is there some way for you to glide

Upon its currents for a ride

Perhaps to see the world below

God’s miracle of tell and show ?


EVERLASTING ( 2016 ) 2016/07/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:58 am
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The raindrops fall upon the sill

The clouds are now at overfill

And moving in their passive way

The rains await another day.

The sky is full of sweet surprise

Beginning with each new sunrise

The stars all twinkle through the night

Some to be hidden from our sight.

The wind that powers every breeze

Silent ripples midst natures frieze

While sounds of life are vibrant still

They carry on and always will !





PREMIERE SHOW ( 2016 ) 2016/07/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:53 am
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I am convinced love passed me by

I’m told that love grows wings to fly

And so I laugh and chide a bit

Cause love and I don’t seem to fit !

Perhaps in time my heart won’t care

It’s far too late to hope or dare

I think I’ll stick to what I know

With God, love is His premiere show !



HE WILL BE THERE ( 2016 ) 2016/07/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:33 am
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Sometimes life deals us tragedy

Too difficult to understand

We look to God for clarity

As we reach out to grasp His hand.

In crisis mode we may feel lost

Seems no one has the time to care

Reach out to God, He knows the cost

And promises He will be there !


THE OLIVE TREE ( 2016 ) 2016/07/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:15 am
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I wish, I wish that I could be

The fruit upon an olive tree

So good to eat and full of health

Both for the heart and greater wealth.

This tree can live a thousand years

Producing fruit and soothing fears

The Greeks and Romans knew its worth

Their fables told about its birth.

Seems God gave man the olive tree

In truly ancient history

Add this to all its virtues found

The olive’s wealth must all astound !


PEACEFUL DREAM ( 2016 ) 2016/07/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:33 am
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Now words are just those thoughts we say

Aloud to help us make our way

Around this world that shelters us

From acts too vile or ominous.

It seems the crass and most unjust

Use voices louder than they must

And overshout the gentle souls

To stop us reaching our true goals.

Let’s show them by one act supreme

They shan’t destroy our peaceful dream !





JEALOUS ( 2016 ) 2016/07/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:58 am
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The sun is up the day is fair

A sound of calm does fill the air

The birds above are on the wing

I hear the sounds they chirp and sing

The wind’s at rest among the trees

Enchanting all with gentle breeze.

I spied a sparrow in the nest

Who seems as peaceful as the rest

Of all God’s creatures that I see

And find I’m jealous as can be !


IN HIS HAND ( 2016 ) 2016/07/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:17 am
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Our Lord in heaven up above

Does spread His undeserved love

Do you believe that He is there

To hear each sad or wishful prayer ?

I’d like to think that it is true

He’s listening to me and you

And hears our thoughts before we speak

In English, Farsi, French or Greek,

Perhaps one day we’ll understand

That all our dreams are in His hand !


WITH GRATITUDE ( 2016 ) 2016/07/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:04 am
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I’ve kept my faith a long, long time

Some days it is an awkward climb

I’ve learned a lot I do confess

Just being here is one huge test.

I know enough to hold my place

And dream one day I’ll see His face

Well it’s okay if I do not

As long as I am not forgot !



SHOW ME THE WAY ( 2016 ) 2016/07/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:19 am
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At times the pain is so intense

That even tears are no defense

I want to run or fly away

When all my prayers can’t save the day

I do not see how else to live

And need your help to please forgive

Those days that I have thought to die

Before my time to bid goodbye.

I know that there is more to say

Please guide me Lord, show me the way !



JOURNEY ENDS ( 2016 ) 2016/07/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:19 am
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I’ve lived my life, its time has come

Some times were bad, some others fun

I’ve lived in shadows and in sun

The good, the bad, done and undone.

And now tis time to make amends

To heal the fences, speak with friends

We tarry on this road that bends

Until too soon our journey ends !


WE’LL EARN ( 2016 ) 2016/07/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:20 am
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There is no anger that I feel

No sense of needing to conceal

I find no fault in those I know

For they like me have far to go

Each finds their place in life’s vast plan

Respecting all for God and man.

Remember now the ancient phrase

About our lives and all our days

And so twill be that we shall learn

That what we sow is what we’ll earn !



THE BOOK ( 2016 ) 2016/07/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:55 am
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There is this book we all know well

That has so many tales to tell

It’s been around thousands of years

Chock full of joy, promises, tears

They’ve not forgot one single thing

Bout love and lust of prince or king.

It speaks of fear, hate, jealousy

And those who can’t or will not see

Of wisemen, prophets, soldiers too

With visions of our dreams come truth

Life history since time’s begun

There’s nothing new under our sun !


USEFUL ( 2016 ) 2016/07/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:12 am
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I’d like to be a shining star

Whose light did twinkle from afar

Oh what great fun that it would be

If little children wished on me !

I’d like to be a chapel bell

That every day the hour must tell

From faraway you’d hear the chime

That’s how you knew what was the time !

But better still I wish that I

Had angel wings so I might fly

To greet you all at Peter’s gate

Just to make sure you aren’t late !


OUR HEROES ( 2016 ) 2016/07/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:06 am
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From that bridge in Concord to each foreign shore

Bid God above bless them all forevermore

With that elusive peace we’ve been praying for

To rest at last outside of God’s own front door !


SHILOH ( 2016 ) 2016/07/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:07 am
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The battleground of Shiloh has fields of missing and of dead

Where many nameless small white crosses lineup from head to head

A place where ten thousand died as through the heart this nation tore

While Shiloh from the bible came with His message, peace not war

And was the home of God’s own ark and His holy covenant

That from the Lord to us our peace and true happiness was sent !


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