Claire V. Bogdanos

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

THE CLARION’S CALL ( 2017 ) 2017/05/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:30 am
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We shall not run out of values at stake

That is an action that we will not take

For the facts are what this is all about

Either spoken gently or with a shout,

Only time can tell as each day rolls on

There is this thought that we depend upon.

When the winter’s young and the cold is new

We own the courage to make this come true

That as we age and experience mounts

There is the moment when true wisdom counts.

You may do your best making fools of all,

But who will stand at last clarion’s call ?

 

 

 

SACRIFICE ( 2017 ) 2017/05/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:24 am
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Hear now the battle marchers’ roar

Sending our children off to war

If not for them who will it be

That gives their life to keep us free ?

 

CONDITIONS ( 2017 ) 2017/05/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:16 am
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With timid breath and frosted heart

Too many wait for life to start !

 

LIFE’S FORECAST ( 2017 ) 2017/05/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:55 pm
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The heart is full with joy complete

For love of God is ever sweet

There is no reason to complain

Nor purpose needed to explain

Life’s forecast dwells in peace with thee

And basks in God’s divinity !

 

 

NIGHT TIME’S DONE ( 2017 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:00 am
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I hear the echoes from the street

Of hasty and retreating feet

Some voices carry on the breeze

And filter through the veil of trees.

Those sounds that do survive the night

Will disappear in  morning’s light

The world awakes both old and young

When daybreak comes, the night time’s done !

 

 

 

 

 

DECLINE AND FALL ( 2017 ) 2017/05/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:57 am
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Tis true that tears are often sweet

That courage rises from defeat,

That wisdom needs to curb its cheek

With all those words that it may speak.

While silence is the calmest way

To channel all our fears away

It’s working hard that is the call

To save us from decline and fall !

 

 

 

 

NOUGHT TO SAY ( 2017 ) 2017/05/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:15 am
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There was a tree that I had seen

Quite lush and large and oh so green

When I was young and not so tall

The tree had barely grown at all.

I’ve watched it age through all the years

Some good, some bad, some full of fears

But always spreading out each limb

As if in thanks offered to Him.

The tree is old, well I am too

If truth be told, we’ve shared a view

Times are long past, we’ve had our day

So like that tree nought left to say !

 

SET US FREE ( 2017 ) 2017/05/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:38 am
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The shifting sands of life do blow

Across our vision wide and slow

And changes all the views we see

As we seek out God’s harmony.

The winds of time have come and gone

And left our dreams both pale and wan

Escape, escape, that cannot be

For none but death shall set us free !

 

 

 

THE SEASIDE ( 2017 ) 2017/05/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:32 am
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The ocean’s full of frothy foam

That gathers under heaven’s dome

It splashes on the sandy shores

Receding into seaside floors

The seagulls exercise their wings

The pigeon struts and coos and sings

The osprey stretches from its perch

Expanding vision in his search !

 

 

A PRECIOUS GIFT ( 2017 ) 2017/05/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:54 am
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A precious gift we each receive

Which all are anxious to believe

A God who’s there to see us through

In all the deeds that we shall do.

We thus are meant to comprehend

That life continues without end

So we must learn that day by day

There is a role that all will play.

Its parts are varied one by one

The task ahead begs to be done

To see  each other as a friend

And pray for peace until the end !

 

 

 

GROWING OLD ( 2017 ) 2017/05/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:57 am
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Sometimes I find I cannot speak

My voice grows thin, my limbs are weak

The spirit wanes, my hope grows dim

All I can do is wait for Him !

 

BLESSING FLOWS ( 2017 ) 2017/05/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:13 am
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There is this thought that life is sweet

That happiness makes all complete

That beauty pledges joy unbound

And wealth does penury confound.

However there’s much more to bliss

Than finance or sweet passion’s kiss

A heart that feels, a mind that knows

A God  from whom all blessing flows !

 

 

TRUE DICHOTOMY ( 2017 ) 2017/05/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:29 am
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There is a thought which fills my mind

That life has been both cruel and kind

Tis full of many ups and downs

Replete with smiles and a few frowns.

When all is well, rough storms appear

The weather, it’s not always clear

At times I’m sure we’ve been undone

When all seems cold and not much fun.

But wait a moment look about

The sun has opted to come out

To save us from catastrophe

Life is God’s true dichotomy !

 

WILL I BELONG ? ( 2017 ) 2017/05/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:39 am
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One man he trod the road to peace

He prayed to God to grant release

And bowed his head unto the ground

Until some solace could be found.

He raised his eyes up to the sky

To see if heaven gave some reply

The wind blew hard, the rain it came

He cried aloud and called God’s name,

Forgive me Lord, for I’m not strong

One thing I ask, will I belong ?

 

THIS PLEASURE ( 2017 ) 2017/05/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:51 am
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Once was a killer whale I saw afloat

He was much larger than a fishing boat.

Oh such a friendly whale I’ve never met

He’d roll and dive as close as he could get

And splattered ocean water everywhere

Upon the face and hands and in one’s hair.

Oh what a thrill I’ve had to watch him swim

And how I dreamt that I could splash with him,

But whales are far too big to play with me

Besides they live in waters deep asea.

I think that I shall have to be content

Thank God that You to me this pleasure sent !

 

 

 

LISTEN TO HEAR ( 2017 ) 2017/05/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:22 am
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We’ve already spent far too much time

With foolish dreams verging on sublime

Tis the moment now to change our ways

Reach out to seek more productive days

For the sand is slipping by too fast

Through an opening in life’s hour glass.

God’s bugle speaks with a mighty sound

It shakes the trees and rattles the ground

The tremors are felt around the world

As heaven’s power to earth is hurled

His day is coming, it’s close and near

Lift up your eyes, then listen to hear !

 

TO MOTHERS ( 2017 ) 2017/05/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:34 am
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I cannot bear the thought of life without

Their special love that never leaves a doubt

A love that permeates the air we breathe

That has not learned to lie or to deceive !

 

 

 

 

 

GOD’S BLESSINGS ( 2017 ) 2017/05/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:41 am
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The man is father to the child

A mother’s care is fair and mild

Grandparents teach the child respect

While governments police neglect

The educators fill their mind

As God does all their blessings find !

 

THE KEY ( 2017 ) 2017/05/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:28 am
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Another dawn breaks free and clear

With cautions no one seems to hear

What is it we are searching for

Besides the key to peace not war ?

 

 

NONSENSE ( 2017 ) 2017/05/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:17 am
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I wish, I wish that I could be

A magic fairy on a spree

Or Christmas star upon your tree

And if not that, a busy bee

To buzz around and set you free

So you may spend the day with me.

Thus from our pain we both shall flee

Before the queen sits down to tea

And other children can agree

The time is now to live with glee !

 

BACK HOME ( 2017 ) 2017/05/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:52 am
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A seaman needs to love the sea

The wind, the force, the powers that be

His life depends on all of this

Like waves that crest and crash and miss.

But who will take their life in hand

Upon an ocean free of land

The sailor deals with faith a lot

For without luck what has he got ?

The moon, the stars, the tidal drift

These are his tools that are God’s gift

They comfort him across the main

And carry him back home again !

 

 

DATELINE: HOBOKEN, N.J.,USA (2017 ) REPLAY 2017/05/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:16 am
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EXCUSE ME but Pinot Grigio and I shall have to postpone our nightly reunion for a few days as I am once again reluctantly detained on 4 North, guest at my favorite Hoboken University Medical Center A/K/A St. Mary’s ! And there I was, full of self congratulatory expressions that I had made it to Mother’s Day without having a stroke in 2017 !  Hence I’m writing to you from my bed in # 418, minus my wonderful view of the Park and the grounds of Our Lady of Grace to the north, as I am on the opposite side of this wing !  After MRIs, Cathscan, Ultrasound, et cetera, I have a positive attitude that I shall once again return to Rehab, hahaha !  Guess that my actual certificate of Graduation in 2016 ( on parchment ) is no longer valid ?  The face of Hoboken certainly has changed these last few years, wonder what Frank would think of his hometown today ?  Looking forward to posting this ASAP and marveling at the expediency of Wi-Fi .  We all need to take a deep breath and another look to understand and appreciate the wonder of this new world in which we exist, and thank our Lord for His love and tolerance of our human faults. Amen ! Sincerely,    Claire B.

 

 

HIS CHOIR ( 2017 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:22 am
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Oh Lamb of God, sweet gentle soul

Help me to reach my proper goal

Teach me to follow in Your ways

And learn to use my precious days

In dedication to my God

No matter where it is I trod

May I find grace and peace with Him

And join His choir of cherubim !

 

RAISING HOPE ( 2017 ) 2017/05/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:02 pm
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When you looked up into the sky

Did you ever once question why ?

The lights they twinkle in and out

At times you feel the need to shout,

“I see you now, oh shimmer bright,

Where do you rendez-vous tonite ?

The distant ceiling overhead

Is one enchanting shining spread.

How many can there be up there

A billion more with some to spare

Have you seen them on telescope

God sure knows how to raise our hope !

 

 

 

FAST FRIENDS ( 2017 ) 2017/05/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:35 am
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When I was young too long ago

There was so much I did not know

I learned that I might wonder why

We had to walk while birds could fly

Or why the stars were seen at night

And spent their daytime out of sight,

Or how the snow would fall all day

And by next morning melt away.

Some other things I’ve noticed too

This ageing of both me and you

Tis sad to say it never ends

I pray that we’ll remain fast friends !

 

SECURED ( 2017 ) 2017/05/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:20 am
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The sun keeps rising every day

The children small still run and play

The wind does blow swift through the trees

The branches swaying in the breeze,

The sounds of life enhance the air

Ensuring all that God is there

His giant task needs be assured

Please help us Lord to feel secured !

 

 

NUMBERS ( 2017 ) 2017/05/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:36 am
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Now I have dreamt a thousand dreams and cried a million tears

I’ve wandered lost a lifetime long and fought a hundred fears

I’ve counted stars on lonely nights and mended wounded hearts

I’ve learned to live in quiet peace and prayed for brand new starts

Tis time to thank the Lord above for all that I’ve received

I’m grateful that He cushioned me and never once deceived !

 

TIMING ( 2017 ) 2017/05/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:55 am
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There are few words left for us to say

To make our troubles fly fast away

There are few dreams left for us to keep

No matter waking or  fast asleep

There are few years left to get it straight

Before we shall meet at heaven’s gate !

 

 

 
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