Claire V. Bogdanos

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

SAME LANGUAGE ( 2017 ) 2017/02/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:32 am
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A little bird conversed with me

And offered me sweet sympathy

I’m sure he was a cheeky bird

Who whistled many happy words.

I couldn’t understand a one

But listening brought me such fun

He tweeted high, he tweeted low

His messages did stop and go.

Now he and I are on one page

We seem to share the self-same stage

It would be nice if we two could

Speak the same language as most should !

 

 

 

 

 

GOD’S FRONT DOOR ( 2017 ) 2017/02/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:46 am
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My heart has wandered ever long

To find out where it does belong

I’ve followed every path I knew

To search for love and comfort too

Alas I found no haven there

Just emptiness and sad despair.

I guess I’ll have to try again

My problem is I don’t know when

Perhaps tomorrow I’ll have luck

The trouble is I think I’m stuck

Between a rock and some hard place

Dear Lord, help me my fears to face.

So let’s not waste a minute more

It’s time to knock on God’s front door !

 

 

 

 

GREAT JOY IN SIGHT ( 2017 ) 2017/02/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:04 am
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It looks like spring may soon be here

Is this good time for us to cheer

Do you think we should wait a bit

Until we’re sure that this is it ?

Perhaps we’ll take another day

Ere we pack our woolens away

Another job for us to do,

Remember get some mothballs too.

I do so hate motheaten holes

In sweaters, scarves or worsted hose

At least there’s this great joy in sight

Goodbye to every frosty night !

 

UP IN THE SKY ( 2017 ) 2017/02/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:22 am
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Please look outside, what do you see

Small groups of birds in every tree

That seem to be in ecstasy

Their happy sounds bring joy to me !

If only I could learn to fly

Like all these friendly passers-by

I’d  join them on their branch so high

And praise the Lord up in the sky !

 

 

BOSS OF YOU AND ME ( 2017 ) 2017/02/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:02 am
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I hear the wind so wild and cold

It shares a chill quite brash and bold

And struts its sound beyond the storm

Oh how I wish I could get warm.

I’d guess the forests need to sleep

While gusty winds do clean and sweep

It is a job of giant length

And needs to work at high pitch strength

For God owns all the powers that be

And is the boss of you and me !

 

 

 

ALREADY SAILED ( 2017 ) 2017/02/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:58 am
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I do believe man’s lost control

And in this life now plays scant role

No matter what he’ll do or say

I do not think he’ll have his way

He’s handed all of our defense

To those who are devoid of sense.

Just look around what do you see

Blank faces lacking industry

They cannot spell or cursive write

They’re neither smart nor oh so bright

It makes me sad since I’m unsure

How can I help us be secure.

Who ever thought there’d come a day

When all our dreams were flushed away

And we are left alone to grieve

For all those joys we shan’t receive

Oh foolish people weak and frail

Too bad that ship’s already sailed !

 

 

 

 

 

SHARING ( 2017 ) 2017/02/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:24 am
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The colors of the rainbow are

As glorious as evening star

That’s ringed by comets from afar

And shares their beauty near and far !

 

EARLY SPRING ( 2017 ) 2017/02/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:39 am
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What is it that I see out there

All those rough cracks in earth so bare,

They seem to spread across the ground

New fresh roots waiting to be found.

There is this light green piercing through

Can it be that springtime is due,

What is it we are noticing

Why, first sign of an early spring !

 

 

 

END OUR RUN ( 2017 ) 2017/02/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:55 am
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And so our days just roll on by

Some with a tear, some with a sigh

Now there are times when it’s worthwhile

That all of us employ a smile

And so we move from day to day

Accepting life as come what may

Though hoping truly that our dreams

Are not as distant as it seems.

These dreams are made of fluff and stuff

Perhaps we cannot get enough

But time will know when we are done

Twixt tears or cheers, to end our run !

 

 

 

 

WITH JOY AND CARE ( 2017 ) 2017/02/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:29 am
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I feel the winds of change expand

They silent spread across the land

I sense the tremor in the trees

That shimmers in the morning breeze.

A pleasant peace now settles in

Inverse to all of life’s chagrin.

 

What  is it I shall ask of God

Life that’s simple, and not too hard

True friendship based on moral core

With kindness, care and so much more

Let’s pray the Lord is always there

And guides us through with joy and care !

 

 

 

 

WHAT WE DO SOW ( 2017 ) 2017/02/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:03 am
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Dear Lord above, I love you so

So much I see, so much I know

I cannot wait until that day

When all our debts we must repay.

Though most may mourn or curse their fate

In truth with me, I cannot wait

There will be more that’s yet to come

God’s gift to grant or take from some.

The promise always has been there

Of love and peace and joy to share

The prophets promised long ago

We’ll only reap what we do sow !

 

 

 

UNSTUCK ( 2017 ) 2017/02/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:53 am
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The wind is chill, the fire’s gone cold

The nights are long, the world’s grown old

The forest’s dark, there is no sound

How do God’s creatures get around ?

The wolf, the owl, the chipmunk too

All feel the cold just like we do

How can we save our wildlife friends

Until this season finally ends ?

We have about five weeks or more

Before the spring walks through the door

Let’s pray we all will have good luck

And the warm weather gets unstuck !

 

 

 

 

 

LEARNING CURVE ( 2017 ) 2017/02/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:00 am
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Tis said that life’s a learning curve

While on this road one must not swerve

Remember to keep goal in mind

Let moderation help you find

Those aims that you are searching for

And keys to open freedom’s door !

 

 

SAD VALENTINE ( 2017 ) 2017/02/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:55 pm
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So long ago and quite faraway

In the world that was then, not today

There lived a priest they called Valentine

He married couples most of the time.

But Claudius, great emperor he

Needed all young men for his army

Thus marriage was a forbidden joy

For many a Roman girl or boy.

Well Valentine refused to abate

And so he suffered that triple fate

Torture, stoning, beheading also

This was the way that he had to go

Oh sad for him twas too long ago

Who knew he’d become our great hero ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE ( 2017 ) 2017/02/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:20 am
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Dawn awakes with a lazy yawn

And signals that nighttime has gone

As each day does arrive on time

While life begins its daily climb.

At eventide the lights turn on

Like magic lasting until morn

The twinkling stars remain intact

All constellations are exact,

How wonderful it all must be

God’s master of astronomy !

 

 

 

 

NOUGHT TO HIDE ( 2017 ) 2017/02/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:00 am
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The grizzled stinging icy rain

Assails my frosted window pane

The splaying of its frozen bits

In rhythmic sound each window hits.

The ledges are piled high with snow

One cannot force the sash to go

The world outside is grim and bleak

It mocks the look of Bakers Street.

Oh Sherlock please, don’t be upset

We have no mystery as yet

The weather seems to be a curse

Of course it could be so much worse

Let’s wait it out, comfy inside

Thank God that we have nought to hide !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AN ETERNITY ( 2017 ) 2017/02/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:18 am
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Oh for the road not traveled along

And the memory of an old song

With a tune that cuts right to the core

And melodies of forgotten score,

Like a fragile view of times long past

With all of those things that could not last

On this lonely road exclusively

That leads one to an eternity !

 

 

 

JULY 1, 1916 BATTLE OF THE CENTURY ( 2017 ) 2017/02/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:53 am
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There was a bridge in the Great War

That both sides had been fighting for

So many died in that one fight

From early morn to darkest night

Tis true that they performed their best

Though in the end all failed that test.

They died there by the River Somme

As back and forth all hell did come

Of Brits alone some price to pay

Fifty-eight thousand fell that day

Now this occured lifetimes ago

And none are left who really know

But tell me please if any can

What does this say about a man ?

 

 

 

DICHOTOMY ( 2017 ) 2017/02/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:16 am
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I’ve often thought how bold are we

To dream aloud of  victory

There is a path we all must take

To learn what values are at stake

We strive to be a people free

Oft caught midst chains of tyranny.

As winds of war rage fierce and wild

A challenge to each man or child

We’re wrapt in our leftover tears

And chastened by impending fears.

There is no way to make amends

With God alone to help our friends

Beyond this sight what will we see

Still flying there, old Liberty !

 

 

 

 

GET IT STRAIGHT ( 2017 ) 2017/02/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:00 pm
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There is a joy that giving brings

Among all life’s vast happenings

Love of family and of faith

The need for God to keep us safe

In hope that we may overcome

The evil we’re escaping from.

The sense to know that God is there

To hear our every hope and prayer

Perhaps this time we’ll get it straight

And all wind up at Heaven’s Gate !

 

 

SAY AMEN ( 2017 ) 2017/02/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:03 am
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Amazing word, how sweet it is

To love the Lord and to be His!

With all my strength I pray that He

Will never leave or forsake me

My sins forgive and love me true

There is no more I ask of You

And so this day I’ll ever keep

The promise made before I sleep,

And if it be I should not wake

I beg You Lord my soul please take !

 

 

 

 

 

IT’S TIME ( 2017 ) 2017/02/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:30 am
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I often think no matter what

That I will give all that I’ve got

And pray that I’m much better than

Some mediocre protest plan !

I’ll stand up for the land I love

Her people that I am proud of

Her flag and constitution too

The honor of red, white and blue

I sure hope most will join with me

To fight to keep our liberty !

 

SWEET GRACE ( 2017 ) 2017/02/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:25 am
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Oh how I wish the world could know

Our God is everywhere we go

The air we breath, the sky of blue

The birds that fly and oceans too.

The wind that blows, the earth below

Fields that bloom and the trees that grow

The lakes and streams and rivers all

The valleys that do rise and fall,

Those creatures that dwell in the seas

And furnish food for all who please

This wond’rous world that fills our space

Reminds us all of God’s sweet grace !

 

 

 

 

ANGELS SING ( 2017 ) 2017/02/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:05 am
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Oh tiny babe so full of grace

You’ve a sweet smile upon your face

Because you’ve heard the angels sing

While you are peaceful and sleeping

They whisper loving words to you

To keep you safe the long night through.

Oh how I wish that I could be

A child just out of infancy

And hear those blessed angels sing

Their praise of God who is their King !

 

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE UNTO THE LORD !

 

 

THROUGH THE DOOR ( 2017 ) 2017/02/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:12 am
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I love the way the snowflakes fall

In their great rush to cover all

They land in heaps about knee high

And keep on swirling from the sky

This place is clouded in pure white

It sure is one dramatic sight.

Just feel the air it’s frosty cold

The snow’s a power to behold

It glitters bright for those who share

The magic and elusive glare.

I sure would love to greet the sun

Assured that soon the cold is done

Though we shall have to wait some more

Before this spring walks through the door !

 

 

 

 

SHARE SUN AND MOON ( 2017 ) 2017/02/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:24 am
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I have traveled over mountains where the missionaries trod

As they brought to all the natives many messages from God

I have crossed the mighty rivers where they struggled for their lives

To ford the very waters in which the power of God survives

I have listened to the wind as it has played its mournful tune

And I thank the distant stars that we each share the sun and moon !

 

 

 

NOT WRIT YET ( 2017 ) 2017/02/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:00 am
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I wonder if those words I hear

Whispered so softly in my ear

While I am half asleep in bed

And murmurs swirl around my head,

I find I’m caught within this spin

Of all the lines I must fill in.

Sometimes I cannot keep the pace

The words seem to get lost in space

And need a sort of safety net

To catch those thoughts I’ve not writ yet !

 

HER SWEET BABY ( 2017 ) 2017/02/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:02 am
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If I could have a magic wand

Or star that I might wish upon

To make your dearest dream come true

Or create  memories for you

Then I would chalk myself a win

And thank my God with an amen.

For that is what a mother does

And all she is or ever was

No matter what their age may be

Each child is still her sweet baby !

 

 
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