Claire V. Bogdanos

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

DOWN TO A MAN ( 2017 ) 2017/03/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:04 am
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Our lives are cast in many ways

With results for all of our days

No one may change what has begun

For history’s been set and done.

We hope and pray we do not fail

And of our strengths we shall avail

So each will do the best he can

To fill that role down to a man !

 

 

TENDERFOOT WINGS ( 2017 ) 2017/03/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:55 am
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Seems the Lord we love has made it clear

There’s no just cause left for us to fear

We must follow His law and believe

In all the blessings we may receive.

The commandments were written in stone

By His finger for Moses alone

And this is what we’ve been meant to learn

Before our tenderfoot wings are earned !

 

A WINDY DAY ( 2017 ) 2017/03/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:48 am
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Can you hear the tumult of the wind

It whines aloud  that it be let in

The shutters tremble, the shingles roar

Can you feel the rattlng of the door ?

The mighty wind blows so fierce and loud

Where it gets caught bullying each cloud

Why won’t it move in a calmer way

And save its power for another day ?

 

 

I CAN’T FORGET ( 2017 ) 2017/03/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:49 am
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My heart got lost so long ago

How that occured I cannot know

It was that war, I often think

That took our values to the brink

The young, the old, the in-between

Not one of us escaped the scene

It hollowed out each living thing

And in our lives did chaos bring

We took the test and some did win

Although too many were done in

And there were those, ones that I  saw

Who ne’er returned forever more

Oh Lord I wish I could  forget,

I haven’t mastered that trick yet !

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*(  MEMORIES OF WORLD WAR II )

 

 

 

 

TOGETHER ( 2017 ) 2017/03/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:33 am
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A bit of froth

A joyous song

Let’s try today

To all belong !

 

 

FREEDOM’S FIGHT ( 2017 ) 2017/03/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:28 am
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Oh would that we might see beyond

The hills, the plains, the mirrored pond

The mountains, lakes and flowing streams

That are the image of our dreams.

The valleys and the oceans wide

These are the pulse of pilgrims’ pride

And of this nation which exists

In spite of danger that persists.

While enemies near and afar

Diminish every brilliant star

Hoping to hide the shining light

That has become our freedom’s fight !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARITY ( 2017 ) 2017/03/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:36 am
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A little care, a little love

What is it we are dreaming of

A little hope tinged with a smile

Will carry us for quite awhile.

The way is long, the road is steep

We have a rendez-vous to keep

There are those jobs that we must do

With obstacles we need get through.

To aid the lost their strength to find

The weary to seek peace of mind

And help the indigent ensure

A future with their lives secure !

 

THE LIE ( 2017 ) 2017/03/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:40 am
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When I was young and not so smart

I fell in love and lost my heart

It didn’t take too long for me

To learn that love’s not always free !

No matter what, I can’t explain

Why life holds passion in disdain

We’re told true love will never die

For many that becomes a lie !

 

 

PICKS US UP ( 2017 ) 2017/03/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:53 am
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My heart is full, I cannot speak

My arms and legs are oh, so weak

I fear that life is passing by

I’ve no strength left to laugh or cry,

But try I shall and try I may

To hold on tight another day.

What else is there to keep me here

A taste of happiness or cheer,

The thought that God does love us all

And picks us up ere we may fall !

 

 

 

 

 

RESPECT ( 2017 ) 2017/03/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:57 am
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I’ve told you about my teddy bear

And all of the dreams we two did share

We’ve spoken of my Raggedy Ann

You know I was her favorite fan.

While my mom and dad who loved me so

Taught me my manners and how to show

Kindness and love to all that I greet

How to keep my faith and be discreet.

From my nana dear who was so wise

And my grandpop with those laughing eyes

I learned that life might be a great joy

If simple respect we would employ.

For whom in this world devoid of hope

Could manage to win or learn to cope

Without the aid of the God we know

And all the angels  we’ve met below ?

 

 

 

ANGELIC BLESSING ( 2017 ) 2017/03/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:02 am
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As crowds of angels raise their voices in prayer

May our Lord in heaven forever be there

May He bless us and keep us close by His side

And always remember with Him we’ll abide !

 

LIGHT THE CANDLES ( 2017 ) 2017/03/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:15 am
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Light the candles and hold them high

Let sunlight enter from the sky

For in the dark  one cannot see

That in the light our way is free !

 

SHE’S GONE ( 2017 ) 2017/03/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:55 am
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Sometimes I think, when I do recall

All those precious days when I was small

I would grasp my mommy’s hand so tight

As we crossed the street without a light

We always walked close and side by side

Or shared the seat on a trolley ride.

We were such great pals she and I

While all of the years were passing by

And as those times seem to fly away

Appears we switched places on one day

It was she who took my hand to cross

And me who watched she did not get lost.

Those days are gone and I miss her much

And long for the warmth of her sweet touch

I wish I knew what I could have said

Before she passed and our friendship fled !

 

 

 

HIT OR MISS ( 2017 ) 2017/03/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:14 am
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I thought that love had come to stay

One knows true love won’t run away

For you and I were born to be

Two partners through eternity.

I’d always dreamt that this was so

No matter what or where we’d go

Though sometimes I did have a doubt

If this is what all love’s about ?

I tried so hard to stay the course

I didn’t care who was the boss

Since you and I had one intent

That for each other we were meant.

Somehow, somewhere it went astray

While all our hopes did melt away

So much for dreams and plans well made

Like future joys that got mislaid.

I often wondered what went wrong

Was I too weak, were you not strong

After the bliss of that first kiss

Why does love fade to hit or miss ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

RETRIBUTION ( 2017 ) 2017/03/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:58 am
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I have often pondered how it’s done

How life progresses aft battles won

Or how one knows when it is enough

As the road runs easy, smooth or rough ?

Who makes a choice either high or low

When the winds of life begin to blow

And how is it one comprehends

If the paths we follow know no ends ?

Is there a voice that but few may hear

To whisper softly into each ear

Take care my child as the way is steep

And the hole we dig may be too deep ?

 

 

 

 

 

HOPE IS NOT DEAD ( 2017 ) 2017/03/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:36 am
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At times I feel that I cannot last

Until this current winter has passed

There are no plans that I wish to make

No celebrations or birthday cake

No special outings or travel plans

Or any trips to some foreign lands

I’d rather stay here close to my home

Then venture out or decide to roam.

Now as I trek to the local store

I may find just what I’m searching for

There is a chance if I’m very good

That somewhere near in my neighborhood

Perhaps one corner under some tree

Popping through snow as bold as can be

One tiny crocus will rear its head

Promising all that hope is not dead !

 

 

 

SPINNING OUT ( 2017 ) 2017/03/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:15 am
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I’m peering through a veil of white

That is this early morning’s sight

Watching the snowflakes filter down

In pirouettes close to the ground

They flutter, dance and swirl about

Their silent beauty spinning out !

 

 

WHITEOUT ( 2017 ) 2017/03/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:36 am
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One cannot hear a single sound

Silence has fallen all around

The world rests in its wrap of white

That covers all we have in sight.

There blinks above no lonely star

Nor other remnant from afar

No steeple bell or chime is heard

None dare to utter any word.

Too many hours the snowflakes fall

In their great haste to cover all

The moon’s been hid by swirling snows

That’s all to see where e’er one goes !

 

 

 

 

THE FOOLISHNESS OF MEN ( 2017 ) 2017/03/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:57 am
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I try so hard to comprehend

Why all our dreams are at their end

Or why our future is unclear,

The minds of most too full of fear ?

I thought we’d learned how to behave

To play the hero not the knave,

Accept the truth with open heart

And to define its nobler part.

We look into the mirror blind

What type of image will one find

Does no one see themselves for real

How can this nation ever heal ?

Oh Lord, dear Lord, what have we done

What madness is this we’ve begun ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MAGIC’S GONE ( 2017 ) 2017/03/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:19 am
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Do you wonder what the morrow brings

Besides the tunes that each songbird sings

What would it be like without that song

Perhaps a place one shouldn’t belong ?

Some pleasant words or a  grateful chat

We’d speak about either this or that

And turn away with a smile or two

While friendship’s  shared between me and you.

Oh how I yearn for the days long gone

When friends were those you might count upon

Life used to be full of many dreams

But the magic’s gone or so it seems !

 

 

 

GREEN GODDESS ( 2017 ) 2017/03/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:07 am
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When I look out and see her there

Our Liberty with greenish hair

So grand and strong reminding me

We have remained land of the free

Far longer than two hundred years

Amidst hurrahs and raucous cheers.

 

But now we are put to the test

To do what we know to be best

Thus save our nation from distress

And for the rest our foes impress

Our job’s ongoing, working hard

Protect ourselves and thank our God !

 

GALOSHES FREE ( 2017 ) 2017/03/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:36 am
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These winter days keep hanging on

I really thought the cold had gone

How disappointing that it’s not

I gave it all the push I’ve got

And so we’ll have to tough it out

Of this I’m sure, I have no doubt

That spring is knocking at the door

And brings the change we’re waiting for

Oh what a pleasure it will be

When we are all galoshes free !

 

 

 

 

JESUS LOVES ME ( 2017 ) 2017/03/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:18 am
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This is a song small children sing

That I can’t help remembering

About how much we each are loved

By Jesus who resides above

A simple tune of honest word

The earliest I’ve ever heard

It rings so clearly in my head

The dearest words that can be said !

 

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER DAY ( 2017 ) 2017/03/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:23 am
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Who is there left for man to say

Come let us walk the Shepherd’s way

To join into His special flock

That from this place will evil block.

We are His army to command

That stand and wait on His demand

There is a job that we need do

We’ll begin now and see it through.

There is no other way to win

The world is dying heaped in sin

Help us, oh Lord show us the way

To earn ourselves another day !

 

 

 

 

 

WICKED BASED ( 2017 ) 2017/03/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:37 am
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A minor thought does come to mind

Outside these walls what shall I find

A world that’s cruel and much unkind

The foolishness of dumb and blind,

Society that’s gone to waste

A place devoid of any taste

That flounders in unthinking haste

On ideals that are wicked based !

 

TO MAKE AMENDS ( 2017 ) 2017/03/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:27 am
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I’d like to shout from rooftops high

To all of those just passing by

Is there compassion in your heart

What must we do to reach a start

Let’s try once more to make amends

And see if we can’t all be friends !

 

 

REMEMBER THE ALAMO ( 2017 ) 2017/03/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:47 am
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There were three words that rang out clear

And echoed loud the world would hear

Reverberate from ear to ear

Instilled in all  that certain fear.

On one March day, was made that call

Bringing defeat to one and all

Upon this date we all recall

That many died beside that wall.

The words live on in history

A chapter based on infamy

They perservered just to be free

And fought like hell for victory !

 

 

ALL WE’VE GOT ( 2017 ) 2017/03/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:24 am
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With all the nonsense we do see

We’re so thankful for our country

We have so much just look around

It is the finest to be found.

One nation of the brave and free

A bastion of our liberty

Which many now scheme to destroy

Whatever methods they’ll employ.

In truth our God is always there

To answer our unending prayer

And keep us safe no matter what

We pledge our lives and all we’ve got !

 

 

 

 
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