Claire V. Bogdanos

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

OCCASIONAL VISITORS ( 2016 ) 2016/09/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:09 am
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I had some company today

They were scratch-scratching on my door

They really hadn’t come to play

Although I knew what they came for !

There is a shelf about so high

That from the doorway you can see

And on it those treats that you buy

Stuffed into jars filled with goodies.

“Well how are you” said I to them

Two pair of eyes grew very wide

“How nice to see you once again

And would you like to come inside ?”

They never seem to make a mess,

They leave no crumbs upon the floor

They are polite and cause no stress

And leave no paw prints on my door !

 

APOLOGY ( 2016 ) 2016/09/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:51 am
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Too often in the twilight as day begins to fold

And all of life’s real stories prepare to be retold

There rises intermission when nighttime hushes all

As somewhere in the distance a vision is recalled.

Now we are brought again to the stories of the past

Where tales of our commission were never meant to last

And in these final moments as life does fade away

We’re left with the decision of what we have to say.

Farewell to all our colleagues, both family and friend

And if we’ve ever hurt you, please know it is the end

There will be no tomorrow this is a last goodbye

One final wish we ask for, remember do not cry !

 

OUR TURN ( 2016 ) 2016/09/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:17 am
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I never  thought that I would find

A place where I’d have peace of mind

Or learn to live beyond the race

That infiltrates life’s current pace.

It seems as though change is okay

To challenge us from day to day

The problem is we need to learn

That God helps us each in our turn !

 

 

RELEASE ( 2016 ) 2016/09/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:44 am
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The infamy of events gone by

Those scenes of the past that made us cry

The tearful times no one will forget

Sad memories that do haunt us yet

These are the shadows of all we hate

That we’ve learned to fear but much too late.

These agonies fail to go away

Increasing more with each passing day

Oh when, oh when will this madness end

Oh where, oh where does the blame depend

May the Lord above help us find peace

And from this anger grant our release !

 

 

 

 

LOVING CARE ( 2016 ) 2016/09/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:46 am
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There are times I rest idly on my bed

While many visions spin around my head

And I am caught in pages of the past

Among those hopes and dreams that did not last.

Now I’m sure hopes are prayers we cannot say

And dreams must keep until a later day

Lose not your faith in all that is to come

This Power we trust is neither blind nor dumb

And all we ask is that  we may but share

The smallest bit of our God’s loving care !

 

BATTLESORE ( 2016 ) 2016/09/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:17 am
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Days are I wakeup with such pain

Especially if it should rain

I’d rather stay tucked in my bed

Until all of the rain has fled

However that might take more time

I could move to another clime.

To tell the truth I’m not quite sure

If that solution is the cure

Perhaps since ageing is the case

I’m stuck here with the human race

I guess I’ll have to settle for

These last few years with battle sore !

 

 

 

LIVES DO FLY ( 2016 ) 2016/09/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:16 am
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The city lights grow dimmer now

They’re hidden by the fog somehow

The mist moves softly through the trees

And cloaks the rustle of the leaves.

I hear a moan that comes and goes

I feel a chill rush to my toes

Too soon the winter will be here

With vestiges of vision drear.

If all the frost and snow arrive

How shall we then keep warmth alive,

We’ll bundle up in winter’s best

Hats, gloves and scarves with padded vest.

Do not lose heart no matter what

We’ll give it all that we have got

The seasons seem to march on by

The years grow wings and lives do fly !

 

 

LATER ( 2016 ) 2016/09/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:25 am
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I hear the noise of traffic from below

The buses, cars, trucks halt and stop and go

Local sirens screaming while flying past

Sounds of early rush that could shatter glass

Seems to me that if I  could have my way

I’d make the morn a later time of day !

 

 

RENDEZ-VOUS ( 2016 ) For my friend Alison 2016/09/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:42 am
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There is a garden in the sky

I’m sure of that, I’ll tell you why

For heaven is His special place

That mystifies the human race.

Just picture all the pleasures there

God stores His treasures with great care

He tends to all His flocks with love

And grants us peace here and above.

I know that one day you and I

Will rendez-vous somewhere up high

For all I’ll ever want to do

Is hear you laugh and be with you !

 

 

LICK-ET-Y-SPLAT ( 2016 ) 2016/09/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:30 am
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I’m trying hard to help explain

About the weather and the rain

It seems that moisture from the sea

Is gathered up to shower me.

Most of the fluffy clouds that float

Above my head, land, sea or moat

Are full of water to the brim

That sometimes splashes o’er the rim.

So when those clouds grow ever dark

And cannot find a thirsty park

They open up where e’er they’re at

And flush their cache lick-et-y-splat !

 

REGRETTABLE ( 2016 ) 2016/09/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:42 am
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Oh how I wish I could return to when

I was that innocent young thing again

A time of dreaming and a time of trust

When truth was important and faith a must.

Each path we took had a positive end

We knew the value of a longtime friend

Our nature bade us to follow the rules

Not to venture along the path of fools

That time’s now long gone and all that is left

Are shattered dreams and regrettable theft !

 

 

ASHES ( 2016 ) 2016/09/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:35 am
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Now as for me when I am dead

My ashes will wind up instead

Upon the surface of the sea

Tis such a briny place to be

There float away to foreign lands

And rest at last on distant sands !

 

I SPY ( 2016 ) 2016/09/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:36 am
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Here from my window what do I spy

The clouds o’erhead as they float on by

Can it be the wind that makes them fly

Or our Engineer high in the sky ?

 

BLUE SKY ( 2016 ) 2016/09/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:34 am
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So many questions I’d like to ask

It truly is a cumbersome task

There’s too many things I need to know

Like trees and plants and flowers that grow

Or fruits and berries, all types of beans,

About life and death and what it means

There’s one more question I’ll put to you

Can you tell me why the sky is blue ?

 

ASSURANCE ( 2016 ) 2016/09/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:27 am
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Sometimes I believe that I can’t take

Another bit of this heart to break

I’ve now gotten used to every crack

Soon it’s time to get my courage back.

I refuse to find myself abused

It’s unhealthy and I’m unamused

Perhaps with patience there is a way

For me to chase all my fears away

I know that the Lord is always there

I’m assured that He is just and fair !

 

CHRISTMAS ANGEL ( 2016 ) 2016/09/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:26 am
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I wish, I wish that I could be

The angel topper on the tree

All white and glittering with gold

So shiny-faced and rather old

Kept in a box almost a year

Until each Christmas time draws near.

For soon shall be unpacking time

A need to cleanup last year’s grime

And freshen up our Christmas best

To help showoff all of the rest !

 

NO MEDALS ( 2016 ) 2016/09/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:57 am
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My dearest boys you’ll never know

How I do love you, ever so

I’ve watched you all as each matured

And prayed your future be secured.

I’ve been your cheering squad and fan

Those times you won or also ran

I’m there for you no matter what

I hope you’ll give it all you’ve got.

There’s nought I ask for in return

No medals sought or kudoes earned

Just be a man and do your best

Trust in your God, He’ll do the rest !

 

DREAMCATCHER ( 2016 ) 2016/09/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:56 am
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I wish that I could gift to you

A dreamcatcher to get you through

The darkest night or scary day

And carry all your fears away.

To bring you quiet through each night

So your nightmares would all take flight

As angels hovered o’er your bed

To leave you peace and love instead !

.       ( SEE – LAKOTA SIOUX )

 

 

TWO LEGS ( 2016 ) 2016/09/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:09 am
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Oh Humpty-Dumpty what have we here

A world of treachery full of fear

Where are the king’s horses and his men

You know we could use their help again !

To all of us it’s become quite clear

We’ve unsafe streets, the future looks drear

We need your advice if you don’t mind

There’s a solution we must now find

Make sure we promise to not crack eggs

And pray we stand on our own two legs !

 

MONUMENT ( 2016 ) 2016/09/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:46 pm
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There’s a wall rises by the sea

That resonates past treachery

With fountains, trees and marble cold

And names to last through eons old.

Remembering this is our choice

Our dead shall never lose their voice

But cry aloud so all should hear

There’ll be no tyrant here to fear

This is our home twill ever be

Land of the brave forever free !

.                 (  TO HONOR THIS DAY )

 

NOT MUCH TO ASK ( 2016 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:03 am
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I find now that I little care

About my future, what I wear

I’m more concerned bout who I am

Not if my eggs are served with ham.

I’ve tried my best to stand up tall

To give my God the best of all

And spread His word across the land

By word of mouth and clasp of hand.

I will not fail, I know my task

That’s not so very much to ask !

 

OLD MEMORIES ( 2016 ) 2016/09/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:24 am
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Why can’t I remember or recall

All those precious times when I was small

When I sat upon my daddy’s knee

As he held me tight and talked to me ?

These memories are melting away

Just like my life, drip by drip each day

Oh what I’d give to capture it all

Sweet memories from when I was small !

 

 

SALVATION DAY ( 2016 ) 2016/09/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:54 am
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Do I gamble, be assured I do

As the dark o’erhead turns to sky blue

And my life like yours becomes the stake

With every moment that we’re awake

I do know how lucky we may get

And am grateful now to hedge that bet.

I speak with God, He is always there

I beg Him please, keep us safe in prayer

As we shall gamble our lives away

He leads us all to salvation day !

 

 

WIN, LOSE OR DRAW ( 2016 ) 2016/09/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:46 am
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The air is still, no breeze at all

There is no sound, no lone bird call

The streets are silent, quiet, hushed

No barking dogs or frantic rush.

The silence permeates each room

Defining life’s tenacious gloom

Our God is there to keep the score

Controlling all win, lose or draw !

 

NO RETURN ( 2016 ) 2016/09/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:36 am
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We can’t go back, there is no way

To what was once our yesterday

When all we wished or hoped to be

Became forgotten memory.

Tis sad to see our former joys

Discarded there like broken toys

That line the cluttered roads we take

O’ershadowed by dreams we forsake.

Worse to believe that this is all

That’s left for us to chance recall

Those glory days which made us great

They’re gone and now it’s just too late !

 

NO LONGER FREE ( 2016 ) 2016/09/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:37 am
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The winds of change bring no relief

At times they’re cruel, not often brief

What is it that we’re meant to learn

Or how address our next concern ?

Our nation flounders all alone

For what great sin must we atone,

The sadness of our lives may be

That we remain no longer free !

 

 

 

 

OBITUARY ( 2016 ) 2016/09/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:51 am
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My heart is full it heaves a sigh

Too soon my love, we bid goodbye

I will to you one fact revealed

Your love should never be concealed

For words that you have left unsaid

Shall not be heard once you are dead !

 

A ZILLION OTHER THINGS ( 2016 ) 2016/09/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:29 am
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Sometimes I wonder all about the angels in the sky

Although I’ve never met a one, do you think they can fly ?

How do they fall asleep at night and do they ever snore

There is so much I’d like to know, oh, ever so much more !

Well, angels are God’s messengers and He has made each one

Although one third are fallen, all the rest have battles won

Perhaps some day I shall learn if God’s angels do have wings

Until then I keep busy with a zillion other things !

 

 
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