Claire V. Bogdanos

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

STARBRIGHT ( 2017 ) 2017/07/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:15 am
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The summer wind, the evening breeze

The tender rush of rustling leaves

The final blush of daylight’s sun

Before the twilight has begun

These are the presages of night

Arriving there when all’s starbright !

 

 

 

DREAMS ASTRAY ( 2017 ) 2017/07/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:10 am
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The morning dew is like a mist

That patient waits for sunlight’s kiss

Then disappears into the air

As if none saw that it were there.

The quiet calm of early dawn

Too soon becomes another morn

There join the world in disarray

And carry all our dreams astray !

 

 

SHOW US HOW ( 2017 ) 2017/07/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:29 am
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I do believe that most try hard

To keep their faith and honor God

But stuff keeps getting in the way

It seems to happen every day.

We need a plan to get us through

To teach us all what we must do

Dear Lord above we need You now

Whom else is there to show us how ?

 

 

A BING CHERRY ( 2017 ) 2017/07/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:22 am
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Oh how I wish that I could be

A cherry on a cherry tree

I’d wear a gown of frothy pink

As early spring was on the brink

Rains soon would flush my garb away

Uncovering my round display

While time and warmth help me to grow

Soon all my cherry colors glow

And so, my friends when birds arrive

It takes some effort to survive

I’ll make it through to harvest time

Now isn’t that sweet and sublime

Please tell me after you’ve  seen me

Am I a top notch bing cherry ?

 

NO ANSWER ( 2017 ) 2017/07/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:51 am
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At times I find myself uptight

Caught in a terror of the night

I cannot rest or close my eyes

Recapturing sweet sleep’s reprise.

The angels have deserted me

My world is wrapt in apathy

There is no answer to be found

Help me to turn the mood around !

 

AVID FEAR ( 2017 ) 2017/07/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:52 am
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Have you seen the trouble we are in

Our world’s tilted and in a spin

We’re upside down, we’ve lost our way

There’s nothing left for us to say.

We are not what we used to be

Our freedom is no longer free

The world we’ve known has disappeared

Transformed by lies and avid fear !

 

 

 

 

TO FOLLOW YOU ( 2017 ) 2017/07/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:40 am
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There is so much that I need say

Before it’s time to go away

To indicate just how I feel

With passions that are strong and real.

At times I’m sure I cannot win

The odds are stacked ere I begin

Please help me Lord make dreams come true

Grant me the strength to follow you !

 

 

HAPPY ENDING ( 2017 ) 2017/07/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:11 am
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There is this tale that we’ve been fed

That often shows or rapid goes

Sometimes it rushes to the head

Or travels down into the toes

It is a hope for all the joys

That everyone’s been sending

So full of care for girls and boys

Wishing all a happy ending !

 

I LOVE YOU ! ( 2017 ) 2017/07/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:45 am
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Three words resound upon my ears

And play a role deflecting fears

They lend me strength beyond my years

And help me to absorb life’s tears !

 

SOME JUSTICE ( 2017 ) 2017/07/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:25 am
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At times I find I’m in a bind

That life has been unfair, unkind

I’m hopeful as new days unwind

There is some justice left to find !

 

STRONG OPINION ( 2017 ) 2017/07/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:52 am
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What is this hell that men call war

What is it they are fighting for

They’ve wasted so much blood and gore

We’ve known  it all and want no more !

 

I HAVE NO FEAR ( 2017 ) 2017/07/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:32 am
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There is a door, where does it go

The truth is that I do not know

There is a place beyond the stair

I do not care how it got there.

What is it looms behind that door

The one that all are searching for

How will I know what we will share

I have no fear, God will be there !

 

 

SMALL VICTORY ( 2017 ) 2017/07/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:04 am
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Oh Lord sometimes I find I cannot bear

This useless pain I suffer everywhere

I’ve searched so hard to find another way

To force this endless ache to fade away.

My strength is gone and my courage got lost

As I feel myself in a tempest tossed

Dear Lord, what shall I do to set me free

Help me to score this last small victory !

 

 

 

DATELINE : HOBOKEN, NJ, USA ( 2017 ) “ANGELS OF MERCY” 2017/07/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:20 am
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EXCUSE ME but I have just returned home from another one of my medical adventures which are becoming more frequent as time passes.  I am impelled to applaud many of the professionals who take their ER duty to the Nth degree !  There’s Danielle who daily travels from south Jersey to Hoboken regardless of traffic or weather.  Or Joy, who moves around helping the patients attached to varied drips or machines reach the facilities or get a food tray or liquids, or Ado as he endlessly smiles and tends the infirm.  And Frank who constantly manoeuvers the beds from one area to another during his shift, never making a sound !  When you have at last secured your bed space in the proper department, with the helping angels, nurses, aides like Marichelle, Maria, Michele, Kathy, Paolo and many others with their stream of endless care.  We even experienced a real fire emergency on the 2nd day ! There are myriads of other workers, laundry, cleaning, maintenance like Carmen or Billy on their toes and alert.  And the doctors, Simon, Orbelyan, Lim or  Krish on the floor moving from room to room.  There are nurse managers like IJ overseeing procedures and needs.  But my favorite is the Chaplain Marjorie who has words to bring peace to all, group prayer, sing-a-long hymns.  She is the soft spoken disciple of God who utters kind words of comfort and reason !  God bless all and thank you for being there !      Sincerely,      Claire B.

 

FRUITION ( 2017 ) 2017/07/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:59 am
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I miss the days of glory old

Where history and myth unfold

With repeat tales now long gone by

Of memories that did not die

When we were young and energized

And all our dreams seemed realised  !

 

 

UNWIND ( 2017 ) 2017/07/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:24 am
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I often dream of many things

Like butterflies and fairy wings

Or cotton candy, oh so pink

The sunrise when it’s on the brink,

A baby’s laughter chiming in

My father’s face wrapped in a grin

Those yesterdays that we forget

New people that we haven’t met,

The brand new joys we mayhaps find

As all our destinies unwind !

 

 

TROUBLE FREE ( 2017 ) 2017/07/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:21 am
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The fog creeps in so silently

It slowly rises from the sea

The air is still with ne’er a breeze

There is no rustle in the trees.

I feel a chill upon my skin

What kind of chaos are we in

I cannot see in front of me

When will our world be trouble free ?

 

HOORAY, HOORAY ( 2017 ) 2017/07/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:28 am
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Hooray, hooray,  I’m home today

This time let’s pray I’m here to stay

The road is long, the hill is steep

And I’ve a rendez-vous to keep.

I’m old and worn on my last leg,

Far too tired to try to beg

I’ve kept my eye upon the ball

Waiting to hear His final call.

The day is here, it’s on its way

But time and place no one can say

I thank you Lord for being there

Reminding me how much You care !

 

 

 

 

ANGELS ESCAPED ( 2017 ) 2017/07/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:55 am
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I’ve walked among  the shadows that cloud our troubled days

And wondered how the angels escaped our human ways !

 

SPREAD HIS WORDS ( 2017 ) 2017/07/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:05 am
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I’ve lately come to understand

That memories are ever grand

But only last a lifetime long

And to our history belong.

While  words we place upon a page

Remain forever throughout age

With many lasting years and years

To heal our wounds, allay our fears.

We would not know about God’s word

If all those crowds had only heard

And scribes had then not set it down

For men to spread His words around !

 

 

 

“PLAY BALL” ( 2017 ) HOMAGE TO LOU GEHRIG 2017/07/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:56 am
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There was a man who did “play ball”

Aft all the years most still recall

An icon who did make this game

The key to his unending fame.

A humble man of wit and length

So lank and lean and full of strength

A simple man and faithful too

The game seemed to be what he knew.

He gave his all it cost his life

Thank God he chose the proper wife

Tis sad that heroes oft die young

Long fore their praises will be sung !

 

 

 

 

GOD’S TRUE LOVE ( 2017 ) 2017/07/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:05 am
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I wish I were a child again

Returning to remember when

Those days gone by that I recall

When I was young and oh so small.

I never questioned for one time

That I was in some unsafe clime

I wish that I could do the same

For all those children I can’t name

Who need to seek the safety of

A world chock full of God’s true love !

 

VALUE FAITH AGAIN ( 2017 ) 2017/07/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:22 am
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The days are fleeting this I know

As dreams and heartaches come and go

The time is now to loose the chain

And learn to value faith again !

 

YOU WILL BE THERE ( 2017 ) 2017/07/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:26 am
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Of late the days all seem to fly

As leaves of time keep flashing by

There is so little I can grasp

I need a halt to take a gasp.

Sometimes I’m deaf and sometimes blind

I’m never sure what I shall find

How can my life just melt away

Without my having any say ?

I trust You Lord and know You care

That in my pain You will be there !

 

 

SAVE OUR LAND ( 2017 ) 2017/07/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:51 am
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The drums of war beat hard and loud

All occasioned by an ugly crowd

No patriots to save the day

All in the hands of men who pay

Oh precious Lord, please hear our plea

And save our land from infamy !

 

 

TRUE ( 1963 ) ( LINES LOST LONG AGO ) 2017/07/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:38 pm
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Without faith there is nothing left but loneliness

Without God there is nothing more than emptiness !

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ( 2017 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:20 am
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It seems to me we need employ

The safest way to display joy

On our great nation’s holiday

From all of us Happy Birthday !

 

 

SURRENDER ( 2017 ) 2017/07/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:20 am
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I know that I must move beyond

Those dreams of which I am so fond

To take my place among the rest

Of those who meant to give their best !

 

 
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