Claire V. Bogdanos

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

I BELONG ( 2016 ) 2016/08/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:22 am
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With all I’ve seen and all I know

Please help me Lord so I may choose

The path ahead, the way to go

The proper tools that I may use !

There is no fear since You are there

You’ve kept me strong a lifetime long

Each day I’m pleased to pray and share

And thanks to you now I belong !


ALRIGHT AGAIN ( 2016 ) 2016/08/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:20 am
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The mind has trod a narrow path

With subtle warnings nature hath

Endowed the shadows of the past

In tyrannies that failed to last.

We find ourselves in madness caught

Another lesson to be taught

Insanities surround us all

How shall we answer to the call ?

Our lives so very full of pain

When shall we feel alright again ?



TREMBLING WORLD ( 2016 ) 2016/08/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:02 am
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I feel great need  to reach out and touch

This trembling world which suffers so much

A diadem in God’s crown of gold

With footprints left by giants of old

And a history that no one knows

Began with a bang, the story goes !

Be grateful dinosaurs died away

Insuring all that we’re here to stay

I’d like to think in this world at large

Our God above is the one in charge

His plans for us to reclaim the earth

Deserve our efforts for all they’re worth !



CONTINUUM ( 2016 ) 2016/08/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:16 am
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I here the ticking of the clock

It speaks to me, “tick-tock, tick-tock”

The time is slow, for time is vast

As lives slip by, all image passed.

I see the pictures on each wall

The times we lost I’ve seen them all

How sad that we too soon grow old

And leave the safety of the fold !





YOUR CHOICE ( 2016 ) 2016/08/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:50 am
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While in the land of make believe

Where fallen dreams perhaps collide,

When all the plans that you conceive

In shadows dim do there abide

Just stand erect and truth receive

Or from your future choose to hide !



DIVERSITY ( 2016 ) 2016/08/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:53 am
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The world’s no longer black and white

Its color code is sheer delight

Ranging from dark to brightest light

With every tint from day to night !

There may be some eight billion souls

Whose values differ from their goals

While many playing other roles

Find life demanding greater tolls !


PAST DUE DATE ( 2016 ) 2016/08/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:17 am
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I feel a breeze, it chills the air

I hear a sound, is someone there ?

I see a light, it’s coming soon

Somewhere between the dawn and noon

I sense a feeling of despair

I ask again, does no one care ?

We’re left alone to make our way

Does anyone know how to pray ?

We’d better learn ere it’s too late

For who can know each past due date ?




AT HAND ( 2016 ) 2016/08/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:29 am
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The poppy blooms o’er many a grave

Of all the souls that we could not save

Colored red like blood that heroes gave

That our emblem might forever wave !

My heart does flutter with every thought

My throat goes dry and my voice gets caught

And for all the sadness war has brought

You’d think we’d accept that lesson taught.

For the time we’ve left, we must demand

That the world we know need take a stand

And plant red poppies across the land

Reminding all that peace is at hand !



THE FALLEN BOUGH ( 2016 ) 2016/08/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:07 am
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Why are children so quiet now

There is no movement from the bough

No vital sounds that emanate

Amongst the guys that made us great ?

I see their faces all around

They do not smile or make much sound

There was a day we treasured all

And cringed whenever one did fall.

The times are changed as we can see

With values lost from infancy

Is there a way for some return

To speak and listen, read and learn ?



I AM NOT FREE ( 2016 ) 2016/08/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:14 am
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In the world each tomorrow brings

I hear the songs the siren sings

It calls my name both loud and clear

What is it that I have to fear ?

Perhaps twill be that I won’t know

The path to take or way to go

Or rather that I may not feel

That all of this is true or real ?

The world I sight with my own eyes

Is full of doubt and much surprise

It’s power is consuming me

Somehow I’m sure I am not free !



FAITH PERSISTS ( 2016 ) 2016/08/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:06 am
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The seasons end is drawing near

Before you notice winter’s here

And once again the snow will call

When autumn leaves no longer fall.

Now life is  really much the same

For spring and summer start the game

Enjoy the view as colors fade

From bright sunlight to winter’s shade.

Sometimes it seems in life we lose

The power we had to pick or choose

Among those choices that exist

Believe our faith in God persists !






HAVE FAITH ( 2016 ) 2016/08/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:01 am
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My heart does beat a happy song

It laughs and sings the whole day long

And keeps a smile upon my face

While I bask in His holy grace

I’m now convinced our lives will be

Bathed in the Lord’s divinity !



FINAL RIDE ( 2016 ) 2016/08/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:40 am
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Seems I have wept ten thousand tears

And dealt unflinching with my fears

I’ve traveled long and traveled hard

And made a pact with man and God.

I’ve bowed my head to bid farewell

There are no stories left to tell

I’m praying He is on my side

For this our long and final ride !




CHANCE TO WIN ( 2016 ) 2016/08/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:53 am
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There is this whisper that I hear

Sometimes it rumbles in my ear

And slowly as I rise from sleep

Into my mind the words do creep

I’ve learned to listen to that voice

And o’er the years I’ve made my choice.

Each morn becomes another day

A fresh beginning in its way

How wonderful our God has been

To gift us with this chance to win !



REPRISE ( 2016 ) 2016/08/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:36 am
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I now have dreamt a thousand dreams

Not one of them came true

For they were naught but crazy schemes

And foolishness we knew.

Our dreams are meant to give us hope

Perhaps a brand new chance

No matter what the age or scope

Reprise is our last dance !



DON’T COUNT ME OUT ( 2016 ) 2016/08/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:48 am
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There is a place that I hold dear

A time I feel my God is near

In early morn when I arise

And daylight slowly fills the skies

Tis then my senses start to feel

And waken to a world that ‘s real.

Oh what a joy each day does bring

As blessings soon start happening

I close my eyes and say a prayer

And have no fear for God is there

While those around are full of doubt

I beg You Lord, don’t count me out !


CHILDHOOD DIES ( 2016 ) 2016/08/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:44 am
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When I was very young,you know

My special game was tell and show

There hidden ‘mongst so many things

Questions curiosity brings.

And thus I learned to query all

‘Bout wide or lean and small or tall

And always found the answer was

Like this or that or just because !

As I progressed along life’s way

I put my childish games away

Twas then that I did understand

All childhood dies in adult-land !




THE ONE I TRUST ( 2016 ) 2016/08/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:36 am
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I left my heart on foreign shore

So long ago, forevermore

Through all these years I’ve not forgot

All of those dreams that lingered not.

I turned my face to other deeds

And sacrificed to fill life’s needs

To all my values I’ve been true

My faith is strong and patient too.

While I believe my course is just

I’ve found that God’s the one I trust !




THE QUIET ( 2016 ) 2016/08/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:57 am
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The world is wide, the oceans blue

The mountains high are fresh with dew

The forests tall grow thick with green

There’s rivers flowing in between

Across the meadows o’er the hill

The air is quiet, ever still

The beasts, the fowl, the nesting bird

Are all the sound that can be heard

Oh what I’d give to join the crew

And tarry there till life is through !


WHO AM I ( 2016 ) 2016/08/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:27 am
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Now who am I to ask for more

As though I have not done before

A child of God with absent thought

That in life’s web I find I’m caught.

Please teach me how to humble be

And live with self humility

To find a place where I belong

That swells with peace and love and song !


HEAVENLY GIFT ( 2016 ) 2016/08/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:59 pm
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The wind sings a song through the trees

With compliments from every breeze

The melody is ever sweet

Or loud and bold or indiscreet !

The echoes heard from faraway

Produce a sound both night and day

And carry on the drifting air

Such visions that we all may share.

And so it is as breezes blow

With wind or rain or sometimes snow

Grandeur’s gift that we’ve been given

From that office there in heaven !





EVALUATION ( 2016 ) 2016/08/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:01 am
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I’ve sailed upon the seas of life

Both when it’s calm or full of strife

And I can say without a doubt

That safety nests in faith devout.

There is no time to make amends

Nor look about in search of friends

For God demands the total count

Of all we’ve done in what amount,

The good, the bad, the inbetween

Of what we’ve said and what we mean

He understands and will forgive

He is the reason we all live !


NO VICTORY ( 2016 ) 2016/08/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:04 am
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The leaves of life our stories tell

As all our days with living swell

Though events happen slow or fast

Some may be short while others last.

Each committment we guarantee

Does change our path or set us free

Times are troubled and full of woe

And with the seasons seem to grow,

There is no answer clear or sweet

That shouts aloud win or defeat !



MOTHER LOVE ( 2016 ) 2016/08/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:20 am
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Now I have trod a long, long road

Upon my mind this heavy load

My burden is too great to bear

I can’t be sure if I’ll get there

It is Your help I’m searching for

A beggar here outside Your door.

I only hope that You will hear

My urgent plea upon Your ear

And comfort me so that I know

I shall have peace before I go

As You assume the burden of

A mother’s last unfettered love !


RENEWED ( 2016 ) 2016/08/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:45 am
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I hear the leaves quiver in the breeze

As a sudden gust bursts through the trees

A ray of sunlight has filtered through

And day awakes to a life renewed !


WAR TORN ( 2016 ) 2016/08/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:58 am
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See all the pieces on the ground

What is this image we have found

The damaged parts of each lost soul

All crumpled bare without a goal.

Now where did all of this begin

From far away or quite close in

For this is what a war will do

Tear all apart that once were two

A war is such a vengeful thing

And wears no peace upon its wing !


CREATOR (2016 ) 2016/08/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:49 am
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Blessed is He

Lord of the land

King of the sea

Desert and sand,

Both field and sky

All fish that swim

Creatures that fly

Are made by Him

Those at His call

Four-legged or two

Wide, short or tall

Purposed for you !


NO MORE TIME ( 2016 ) 2016/08/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:16 am
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There are those days I can’t explain

Why sunshine makes me  feel like rain

Or why a rainbow in the sky

Compels one to begin to cry

There’s so much good I’d like to share

If only there were some to care.

But I’m afraid those folks I knew

Have disappeared, all but a few

And fate has stolen every friend

Too long before their life should end

It seems there’s great conspiracy

To hasten world propriety.

We’re relics of another time

Another place, another clime

There’s no space left for us to fit

We’ll have to make the best of it

While stating this we must resign

It’s over now we’ve no more time !


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