Claire V. Bogdanos

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

ON THE SCENE ( 2017 ) 2017/04/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:13 am
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I think that I have always been

A child of God who prays to win

The chance to walk above the clouds

Where angels gather into crowds.

I’d roam around and seek to find

A pathway that must surely wind

Along the road up to the gate

Where Jesus’ own disciples wait.

If I should act just like a lamb

And none would notice who I am

Perhaps that might be ever keen

I could be there right on the scene !

 

 

 

 

ALL ETERNITY ( 2017 ) 2017/04/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:19 am
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There is no way to halt the sun

Until life’s time on earth is done

And so we praise its warming rays

Else what would light our every days ?

This system is God’s master plan

We comprehend as best we can

He is the Lord and Leader too

And what He bids is what we’ll do.

It matters not if we agree

He rules for all eternity !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFECTION ( 2017 ) 2017/04/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:10 am
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The dawn has wakened with a grin

The sun’s warm rays beg “let me in”

Oh what a perfect start this is

The day is mine, the world is His !

 

 

TRUTH PREVAILS ( 2017 ) 2017/04/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:32 am
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I hope I never see the day

When all my words have fled away

And all the thoughts that fill my head

From morn to night are left unsaid.

But when that happens, heed me now

I pray you will recall somehow

My words have been both kind and wise

And taught you truth prevails o’er lies !

 

 

EARTHBOUND ( 2017 ) 2017/04/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:11 am
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Sometimes the pain’s too much to bear

Sometimes defense is meant to share,

I’ve often wished that I could fly

On cushioned wings into the sky

Escaping earth and its confines

Midst all the angst that life defines

I understand as one earthbound

What I search for is not aground !

 

 

ROOFTOPS ( 2017 ) 2017/04/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:07 am
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As I look out o’er roofs and chimney top

There’s no place I can make my vision stop

That is not brick and mortar all alone

Accompanied by wood or tar or stone.

Now rooftops are a lonely barren place

Lacking enthusiasm to fill our space

They bring no beauty or accommodate

In any way the grace of man to date.

Of course they serve a purpose  that’s a must

Saving all from cold, wind, storm, rain or dust

But I would love to look across that span

Envisioning God’s beauty all I can !

 

 

LET LIGHT IN ( 2017 ) 2017/04/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:11 am
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Nay, do not flail against the darkness

That is a battle you cannot win

There’s but one way to beat its starkness

Just use a candle to bring light in !

 

KEEP SEARCHING ( 2017 ) 2017/04/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:07 am
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Of all the wishes I have missed,

( Not least of all, Prince Charming’s kiss )

I feel that I have been misled

And pandered to by lies instead.

Tis sad that I’ve not yet to learn

Love’s not a passion one can earn

Most words of love that I have heard

Are spurious and quite absurd

But still I’m sure true love exists

Keep searching, know you must persist !

 

 

IN DARKNESS ( 2017 ) 2017/04/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:25 am
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The pendulum moves side to side

It is a somewhat boring ride

And doesn’t variate a bit

When in the rut where it does fit

And that’s a lesson to be taught

About this web in which we’re caught.

Sometimes it may be truly fine

When one decides to tow the line

However that does not preclude

A change in venue or in mood

For each must have freedom of choice

So they may exercise their voice !

 

 

WHO’S NEXT ? ( 2017 ) 2017/04/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:44 am
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Slowly, slowly, as years unwind

What kind of future shall we find,

Where are the endless ways we’ve lost

And who is left to count the cost

Oh foolish ones of no context

Please tell us what will be the next !

 

 

TO NEVER TRY ( 2017 ) 2017/04/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:30 am
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Is there a goal that one must seek

To make us stronger, not so weak,

A purpose that each one must find

To help escape a path unkind.

A babe is born most are the same

Except for color, sex and name

It’s left to them to win or lose

The way of life that each shall choose.

Some win, some fail, some others cry

And there are those who never try !

 

 

 

LESS FROWNS ( 2017 ) 2017/04/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:47 am
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When life seems poorly, sad or tragic

Please try a smile, it works like magic

It is contagious as you can see

Most all folks react like you and me.

Have you noticed those whose mouths turn down

It lends faces that unpleasant frown

What a friendly picture it could be

To see a smile, maybe two or three.

Life certainly has both ups and downs

It would be great if we saw less frowns !

 

 

DATELINE: HOBOKEN, NJ, USA ( 2017 ) R.I.P.

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:13 am
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EXCUSE ME, have you been following the current trend of live interviews of H.S. and University students by media sources questioning their knowledge of the American Civil War, 4/12/1861, Fort Sumpter ending at Appomatox Courthouse, 4/9/1865 ?  Hours of questions, total lack of facts and credulous answers from this totally ignorant segment of our population, a disgrace !  And we all pay the cost, taxes, grants, scholarships, government subsidies.  This was the war that took a minimum of  750,000 lives, dead soldiers, north, south, white, black !  Where was the concern for the men who faced Armageddon in that war ?  It was our first  Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, who led the cause to preserve our union and who was murdered 6 days after the signing of the peace treaty at the war’s end by a prominent American stage actor.   “Sic semper tyrranus”,  shouted John Wilkes Booth as he leapt to the stage.  Who knew that we’d lose more men in that war than any other war we have fought to this date ?  Those men were lost more than 150 years ago.  Real Americans mark this tragic period with honor rolls and monuments throughout our nation without exception !  Lack of educational integrity robs our children of our country’s saga of the path to freedom.  The saddest part may be that the true missing ingredient today is intellectual curiosity !  How can we appreciate our victory without its factual history ?  This was a war to free the slaves, I ask you, did you know ?     Sincerely,   Claire B.

 

I BELONG ( 2017 ) 2017/04/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:22 am
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The sun is shining in the sky

The gentle breeze is passing by

The trees are laden with new green

There’s ne’er a cloud that can be seen.

The birds are busy housekeeping

Sometimes I hear the faint peeping

I ponder how much more we’ll wait

Until they gather at the gate

I love to hear their joyous song

It makes me feel that I belong !

 

 

TIME HAS RUN OUT ( 2017 ) 2017/04/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:38 am
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The dawn has risen, oh Lord be praised

The tomb is emptied and passion raised

One more prayer as the fest has begun

How shall we know tis over and done,

For each must choose his separate way

If one is to reach the judgement’s day

The table’s been set, the places laid

Time has run out and the piper’s paid !

 

 

PASSAGE ( 2017 ) 2017/04/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:14 am
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Oh Lord have I not understood

The wealth of kindness and of good

That we embrace from day to day

And is the path we pledge to stay ?

The time draws near, the moment bright

As terror passes through the night

I sense the angel wings on high

Tis soon the hour of sweet goodbye !

 

 

LESSONS LEARNED ( 2017 ) 2017/04/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:27 am
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Now those of you who know me, you do understand

That I’m not a product, one born of my own hand

I am my mother’s child and learned my lessons well

I follow in her footsteps, most of you can tell.

It was she who taught all those stories that I know

And all the homilies I often choose to show

The majesties of God, the brilliance of His ways

That’s staid with me from birth until my dying days !

 

 

FAIR AND BLIND ( 2017 ) 2017/04/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:24 am
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Where has it gone, integrity

How do we live in mockery

What rule is left that is not broke

What part of honest is a joke ?

Help us oh Lord, our children save

Their time is short, from birth to grave

For only with the saints we’ll find

That kindness is both fair and kind !

 

BAREHEADED ( 2017 ) 2017/04/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:46 am
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I think I’m not the chapeau type

In spite of all of fashions’  hype

But here it is before we knew

New Easter bonnets now on view.

At this ripe age I find a hat

Gets in the way of this and that

We once wore kerchiefs on our head

To keep us warm and chic instead.

I guess that scarves are good for some

But grateful I’m not having one !

 

 

 

PLAYERS ALL ( 2017 ) 2017/04/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:26 am
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This is God’s giant stage and we are players all

We tread upon the boards and pray we do not fall !

 

MAKE WARS CEASE ( 2017 ) 2017/04/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:19 am
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I have been taught my whole life long

To love my God and to be strong

To help my neighbors and my friends

To pray for peace and make amends.

Yet still I find the world I see

Is rife with much hostility

The days grow old, deep in morass

When will some of this anger pass ?

In all our lives we find no peace

When will God grant our soul’s release,

I don’t know how to fight the beast

Help us, oh Lord, make wars to cease !

 

 

 

 

 

DO NOT FALL( 2017 ) 2017/04/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:54 am
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I have often thought of that early morn

After sweet Jesus as a babe was born

He was heralded by the stars above

Filled with God’s blessing and the angels’ love.

There in a foreign land so long ago

On a path that would lead this world to know

That He was the sign  we were waiting for

The key that could open God’s sacred door.

Oh, learn what a path that he had to take

To save mankind from poor Adam’s mistake

We need to remember once and for all

He’s sent to guide us so we do not fall !

 

 

THE CHOICE IS YOURS ( 2017 ) 2017/04/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:31 am
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This heart that now beats in my breast

Is old and tired like the rest

The times have come and they have gone

This life we know must carry on

No matter what we choose to do

Oh Lord, we leave that choice to You !

 

 

 

LAST SLEEP ( 2017 ) 2017/04/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:30 am
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There is a faint sound that I hear

It keeps repeating in my ear

Is it a clock  ticking away

Counting the minutes of each day ?

If I were smart then I would find

Some way to make all time unwind

So I might salvage years to keep

Those that I love safe from last sleep !

 

 

 

 

LOSE OUR GOAL ( 2017 ) 2017/04/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:48 am
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We are a people born to be free

To cherish peace and sweet liberty

Since we  began in seventy-six,

As we fought and died and took our licks

More than two hundred years in the past

A long time now in this world so vast.

We’ve stuck it out and held on so tight

Through coldest days and in darkest night

We’ve fought off each villain we have met

And what this cost we shall not forget

But now the fight’s for our heart and soul

We cannot afford to lose our goal !

 

HE DOES NOT LIE ( 2017 ) 2017/04/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:08 am
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Whatever is it that I spy

Is that a rainbow in the sky,

The colors are so crisp and clear

Is it the first for me this year ?

Those seven colors that I see

Bring such great joy to giddy me

Red, orange, yellow, green and blue

Indigo and violet too.

Quite a vision that all may share

I wish that I could fly up there

And touch that rainbow God did paint

To find out if it is or ain’t.

God left His mark there in the sky

Reminding us He does not lie !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW MUCH I CARED ( 2017 ) 2017/04/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:32 am
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There’s a special place that I do recall

Quite a long time ago when I was small,

A large clapboard house on a country road

My great uncles built for their mom’s abode.

She’d been born in June eighteen-sixty-one

To a life one could guess was not much fun

At fifteen she married the stablehand

Oh, so far away in a foreign land.

This is a small part of their history

And the story of  how they came to be,

As I look back on all the joys we shared

How grateful I am and how much I cared !

 

ABIDE WITH ME ( 2017 ) 2017/04/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:38 am
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A man must be both wise and strong

To know his place and to belong

Into this scene of give and take

If one does choose his mark to make.

The world is wide, the river long

The heart is brave and sings a song

To praise the Lord and voice this plea

Oh Lord above, abide with me !

 

 

 
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