Claire V. Bogdanos

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

TATTERED SAILS ( 2016 ) 2016/10/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:58 am
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The truth seems to be put aside

Else fears and lies will soon collide

For who can know the depth of this

Its people caught in self-abyss ?

One wonders why deceit is king

When honesty heals everything

How can it be blindness prevails

While all our ships hoist tattered sails ?

 

 

LIBERTY ( 2016 ) 2016/10/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:18 am
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There was a greenish statue that on an islet stood

When I was but a child too nearby my neighborhood

We did pay small attention, we called her Liberty

She was this grand figure that you couldn’t help but see.

With every place I’ve lived she was always in my sight

You could not escape her glance not morning, noon or night

She’s still there in the harbor exposed for all to see

A symbol of our freedom and still called Liberty !

 

( WHEN I CLOSED MY BLINDS SHE WAS THE FINAL THING I’D SEE )

 

STAND UP ( 2016 ) 2016/10/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:22 am
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The more I see the more I think

This world it totters on the brink

Seems no solution has appeared

The final outcome is quite clear

We’re on the eve of some attack

How shall we win our freedom back ?

I hear the sound of our retreat

We need to get back on our feet

Stand up for what you know is right

We can’t afford to lose this fight !

 

 

I WONDER ( 2016 ) 2016/10/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:41 am
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I may wander in the twilight until my life is o’er

And wonder if I understand what hope is really for ?

 

A WASTE OF TIME ( 2016 ) 2016/10/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:45 pm
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When I was young and just a lass

I found a lovely bead of glass

Its color was the purest gold

The shape was bevelled and quite old.

 

I’d often thought from whence it came

And did its owner have a name

How foolish now as I recall

It hid amongst the leaves that fall.

 

But such a girl I was back then

I thought about it not again

For beads of glass without a home

Are objects of  forgotten tome.

 

We cannot find the rest of it

And only have the smallest bit

‘Twould be a waste of time and care

To seek whatever once was there !

 

 

 

ARTHUR PENNDRAGON ( 2016 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:55 am
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A man who ruled in ancient history

And was a victim of iniquity,

Inspired by heroic deeds galore

You’ve heard the legends and the myths before.

His name still haunts the halls of storyland

With visions bold and virtues deemed so grand

This man of wisdom held his honor high

And strove for justice long before he died !

HAIL ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS !

 

FALLING LEAVES ( 2016 ) 2016/10/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:04 am
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Tan, orange, yellow, brown and umber too

Fall colors all just waiting there for you

Their happy faces laughing all the while

So full of zest and sporting lots of style

Thank you dear Lord above, how did you know

What treasure  grand these autumn leaves would show ?

 

 

KEEP HOPE ALIVE ( 2016 ) 2016/10/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:56 am
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So many times I have felt quite sad

Like I’d lost something I knew I had

Though I searched and searched most everywhere

I just couldn’t find what once was there.

Well I think that’s how it is with war

When you’re sure you can’t bear anymore

And the heartache becomes so intense

There’s nothing more left for your defense.

Turn to the Lord and offer a prayer

That you won’t lose faith in your despair

Beg Him please to keep your hope alive

And pray for help that you will survive,

For life without faith can have no goal

As one without God will have no soul !

 

 

LOOK TO THE LORD ( 2016 ) 2016/10/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:58 am
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I thought perhaps you’d like to know

That God above does love you so

He doesn’t mind that you have flaws

And understands there may be cause

Speak out to Him and still your fears

Trust in Him for He is all ears.

There’s not a hair upon your head

A single word that you have said

Or any thought that’s in your heart

He hasn’t known right from the start

So carry on and do your best

Look to the Lord for all the rest !

 

 

ASSIMILATION ( 2016 ) 2016/10/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:02 am
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I’d like to say that I know all

The promises I should recall

But since I was a tiny tot

It seems to me there were a lot.

 

While childhood was to home confined

I promised that I’d always mind

In Sunday school I swore that I

Would love the Lord and never lie.

 

Then as I grew and went to school

I pledged the flag and golden rule

When I was twelve, Girl Scouts came next

I took the vows and learned the text.

 

Now at thirteen I was confirmed

That’s where Commandments all were learned

High School became a brand new stage

I entered in another age.

 

I’d like to think I’ve done my best

For family, God and the rest

As truth and faith, integrity

Mean everything on earth to me !

 

 

 

 

 

THE PAST 2016 2016/10/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:21 am
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Oh for my life that used to be

When I was young and truly free

With all those passions I did feel

The foolishness and thought unreal.

I spent my life much like a child

Manner sweet and a temper mild

It took a lot for me to pout

I never felt I was left out

How I do wish that I could find

A place to leave the past behind !

 

 

TO MILDRED 1926-2016 2016/10/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:31 am
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I had a call just yesterday

A friend told me you went away

I’m sorry that I was not there

I’m sure you knew how much I cared.

We have been friends for forty years

And shared our coffee, laughs and tears

I’ll miss you kid, I feel so bad

So much in common that we had.

We lived our lives and kept no score

And understood what was in store

What shall I do now that you’re gone

I’ll trust in God and carry on !

 

 

 

IMPROVEMENT ( 2016 ) 2016/10/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:50 am
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What kind of day will it be today

I can hear the world at work and play

As noise of construction fills the air

Sirens are blaring fron who knows where.

The buses are rushing, hear the sound

While busy jitneys circle around

I hear the echo of running feet

Clattering rapidly down the street.

Well I guess the day has had its start

And the early rush will soon depart

How I pray each day as I awake

There’s some small improvement I can make !

 

 

 

 

OFFTRACK ( 2016 ) 2016/10/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:08 am
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All our dreams are battered and worn

The flag we love, tattered and torn

Our values distorted and bent

Who knows where our future went ?

Perhaps we dreamt a bit too much

Or trusted those of questioned touch

We followed paths that were unknown

Where seeds of doubt had long been sown

And so it seems we’ve run offtrack

We’d like to take our power back !

 

 

PIECES ( 2016 ) 2016/10/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:26 am
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It seems the hours just tick on by

While all my days have learned to fly

There is no time for this to last

As days and months have rapid passed

And what began so long ago

Is now approaching its last show.

Wish I knew how the story ends

But I don’t have those kind of friends

I guess I’ll have to wait a bit

To see how all the pieces fit !

 

 

 

SING SONG ( 2016 ) 2016/10/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:10 am
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Well, thoughts are things and birds have wings,

Feathers come from geese and egret

The sparrow trills,the robin sings

And crows caw too loud in regret.

The skylark sings when sailing high

As falcons swoop from lofty nest

The hawk, he zooms up in the sky

Although I think the owl’s the best !

The lonely dove does pine for love

While the eagle mates forever

The world is round, blue skies above

Can that change the outcome, never !

The winds that blow and bring us snow

Seem without rhyme or reason

And force most birds to southward go

Till we reach a better season !

 

 

AMERICA ( 2016 ) 2016/10/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:45 am
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The beauty of this nation that grows and flows and shows

From the heights of all its mountains o’er which our sun glows

To the depth of each valley and green of all the hills

That the heart may surely treasure as part of God’s thrills

Brings to us joyous pleasure with promises untold

Teaching simple lessons how life’s mysteries unfold !

 

 

NIGHT LIGHTS ( 2016 ) 2016/10/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:44 am
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The sky o’erhead is overcast

It’s great expanse is far too vast

We’ve elements for any taste

And all that air a shame to waste

Compared to when we are aground

Where lush hills circle all around.

There is no sound so sweet to hear

As cheeky birdsong on the ear

I’d like to think that when they sing

The bells in heaven start to ring

The angels echo their reply

They light the stars in darkened sky !

 

ANOTHER DAY ( 2016 ) 2016/10/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:32 am
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Cloistered here among all my things

The peaceful sound of morning rings

An early chill does charge the air

I waken to God’s loving care

The day breaks with another chance

To soothe my soul and life’s romance

And oh such joy to be awake

The difference one day can make !

 

REVISION ( 2016 ) 2016/10/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:32 am
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There are those thoughts that slip away

Into the realm of yesterday

Deep hidden midst one’s memory

Like moments caught in reverie

At times drawn from the saddened past

To seek those dreams that did not last !

 

TAKE CARE ( 2016 ) 2016/10/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:06 am
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There is a chill it’s in the air

From tingling toes to face and hair

And warns that winter’s on the way

But doesn’t say how long she’ll stay.

Oh please old crones that rule the wind

Be kind to those who are thin-skinned

Take care they’re safe from all the cold

Though winter’s force be ever bold !

 

DREAMS UNDONE ( 2016 ) 2016/10/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:23 am
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The fall just seems to crisp one up

Like cocoa in a steaming cup

The air is brisk the odor sweet

I felt my heart, it skipped a beat.

The years are ending far too soon

My fondest wishes sadly hewn

And left to nought piled in a heap

While dreams undone have gone to sleep !

 

CRUEL WORLD ( 2016 ) 2016/10/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:44 am
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My heart is full, I hear it beat

I will not bow to man’s deceit

Hard to accept, the world’s so cruel

And feeds much fodder to the fool.

The more I see the more I learn

Perhaps we each may take a turn

It’s like a wheel of chance we play

We win or lose from day to day.

However fate’s not always kind

And justice is sometimes quite blind

Is there a path to help us win

Please find a way to let God in !

 

INSTANT PHONE ( 2016 ) 2016/10/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:06 am
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From deep in my heart I avow now

This pain you feel will soften somehow

And wait in a corner on a shelf

Until you’re ready to face yourself

Be unafraid there’s nothing to fear

You’ll be secure, the vision is clear.

Always remember you’re not alone

You are hooked-up to God’s instant phone

Just call on His name and He’ll be there

To lighten the burden with your prayer !

 

 

 

 

PARITY ( 2016 ) 2016/10/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:30 am
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There’s much to be said for a life well spent

More to be taught from what the years have lent !

 

GOOD DAY ( 2016 ) 2016/10/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:58 am
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There is a darkness that I see

It gently closes over me

The shades of night begin to fall

The shadows seem to cover all.

There is a quiet that I seek

And feel no need to eye or peek

There are no words that I must say

For now is time to bid good day !

 

 

SECURE ( 2016 ) 2016/10/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:36 am
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There are no cares I wish to share

My thoughts this day seem quite threadbare

I’m feeling worn this early morn

A bit unsteady and forlorn

Perhaps today I need more sleep

I’ve obligations I must keep.

I know that I’ve too much to do

Sometimes I never think it through

I try so hard to give my best

And fear that I won’t pass the test

One can’t lose heart of that I’m sure

But with God’s help we’ll be secure !

 

 

TAKE CAUTION ( 2016 ) 2016/10/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:03 am
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At times life hangs upon a thread

Or teeters on a word unsaid

Tense moments caught before a scene

Or shouted words just too obscene,

Who knows what happens in a flash

Or what may cause a fatal crash ?

Tis smart to always take great care

Be conscious of what, when or where

For life comes with no guarantee

Take time to think, wait, watch and see !

 

 
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