Claire V. Bogdanos

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

IT’S HALLOWEEN ( 2018 ) 2018/10/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:15 pm
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If I could tell you of the tales

That in my life have been regaled

Of witches, clones and flying things

Like bats and other strange beings

Or zombies who take walks at night,

Like voodoo magic by firelight.

I know this all sounds rather queer

Especially this time of year

But Halloween is on its way

In fact, my dears, it is today !

 

WITH DEEP REGRET ( 2018 ) 2018/10/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:18 pm
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If there were something I could give

That helped you heal and made you live

I’m sure you know I would have tried

With all my power from deep inside.

For I am far too old you see

And have half filled my destiny

Your turn was next, without a doubt

Why did I fail and had no clout ?

I am sorry, you had to lose

No other exit one could choose

I’m trying hard, I can’t forget

Now left in tears with deep regret !

 

 

YOU WILL NOT DROWN ( 2018 ) 2018/10/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:45 pm
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This morning as I took a peek

Outside my window pane to seek

A better view of God and sky

Wild wonderment was passing by !

He could not know the peace I found,

I watched him forage all around

As in and out he made his way

So quiet, not a leaf did sway.

It was a message shown to me

By Mourning Dove in neighbor’s tree

E’en though life’s storm comes pelting down

Just trust your wings, you will not drown !

 

 

THE CONGREGATION ( 2018 ) 2018/10/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:32 pm
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I hear the chapel bells they ring

While songs of praise to God they sing

With sounds of joy aloud they shout

Their Hallelujahs reaching out !

Today is one more Holy Day

O’er which belief defends their way

And helps them on this steady path

With all the faith their passion hath.

These blessings keep them channeled in

To constancy and lack of sin

They do the job the best they can

To share God’s love with every man !

 

ARE YOU AS TRUE ? ( 2018 ) 2018/10/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:05 pm
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Oh Solomon, where is thy wisdom now

What confidence your heart and you allow

What kindness does it take for you to live

With all that wisdom that is yours to give ?

Oh foolishness beyond your every dream

Are you as true or only that you seem ?

 

KEEP UP YOUR GUARD ( 2018 ) 2018/10/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:45 pm
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Tis true, tis true, all heaven knows

There is a feeling, grows and grows

We need You Lord, the night blows bold

Tis sad to think,  but youth gets old.

They too must trod this selfsame road

Perhaps bearing a greater load

Remember that each breath we take

Has many varied paths at stake.

Make sure each step is firmly gripped

Without a chance, footings have slipped

Take care secure one true regard

Think safety and keep  up your guard !

 

 

 

TASTE OF DEFEAT ( 2018 ) 2018/10/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:41 am
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How can we live our lives complete

Without the taste of some defeat ?

 

HEAR MY PLEA ( 2018 ) 2018/10/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:14 am
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I hear the whisp’ring of the shadows now

Assuring me twill come aright somehow

I could not bear to see that handsome face

Placed in a box in some secluded place

Of all the things he truly could not be

Confined to earth’s morose eternity,

So God above, who hears a mother’s plea,

Be kind to him and keep him close to Thee !

AMEN.

 

 

EXIT BOW ( 2018 ) 2018/10/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:56 am
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Stand back, stand back, you’re here no more

You’ll ne’er come knocking at the door !

Whatever’s left is God’s to take

No time for error, no mistake

The battle’s done, tis ended now

None can survive the exit bow !

 

PAST THE END ( 2018 ) 2018/10/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:24 pm
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Tis soon the dawn, the day begins

As time is short, nobody wins

The loser fades away discreet

Then who’s left standing on his feet  ?

All life is not peaches and cream

Fair or honest, a piper’s dream

While truth gets lost along the way

Is no one there who’ll have a say ?

Remember, only God is just

And worthy of our total trust

He is the Hero and the Friend

Who bides with each far past the end !

 

 

ANOTHER TIME ( 2018 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:07 am
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This child I held close to my breast

Has left me now to be at rest

His life  of pain at last set free

Upon God’s unrelenting sea.

This was his battle for too long

He tried so hard, he was so strong

But here we are, this is the end

I’ll miss you son, my life, my friend.

I doubt if we shall meet again

Another time, but where or when,

There’s none to know or even learn

Truth is, no one has e’er returned !

 

 

THE BATTLE’S O’ER ( 2018 ) 2018/10/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:47 am
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Lone vigil kept throughout the night

Doth end in early morning’s light

The stars all seem to bid goodbye

The wind reduced to but a sigh

Seems quiet has become God’s will

The battle’s o’er,  the heart now still !

 

A MOTHER’S FAREWELL ( 2018 ) 2018/10/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:22 pm
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Oh my dearest child, what shall  I do

When your time on earth with us is through

As your voice is silenced fore’er more

You will knock no more upon my door.

We shan’t have those chats of heart to heart

Like we did before we had to part

I’ll miss you for my remaining days

Remembering  your familiar ways.

This will not change and can never be

Since God has chosen to set you free !

 

T O   D E N O ,   L O V E   M O M

 

FAR SIMPLER WILL ( 2018 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:52 pm
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When the time comes at last and I open the door

When the magic is gone and my heart hits the floor

May the Lord up above and His minions below

Comprehend how I’ve grown and joys that I know

As I go to a place that is far better still

With a mind that is clear and a far simpler will !

 

MOVING ON ( 2018 ) 2018/10/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:42 pm
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As I awaken each morning what do I see

But a room full of emptiness staring at me

And a page in a book that has not been writ yet

Like a chapter in life that I’ll never forget

As the dawn turns to dusk and the curtains are drawn

God give me the courage to just keep moving on !

 

GOD’S COMFORT AND GRACE ( 2018 ) 2018/10/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:10 am
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We are walking our way back to God

O’er a path that’s rocky and oft hard

In a manner that would uphill wind

What e’er this discovery may find.

On a foreign road unknown and strange

We’ve tackled a job due for a change

Picking up the pieces of broken hearts

While trying to find all the lost parts.

It’s a worthwhile service that we’ve found

Attempting to get our lives unbound

Praying to reach a much finer place

Therein receive God’s comfort and grace !

 

 

THE CURTAIN IS DOWN ( 2018 ) 2018/10/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:26 am
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Perhaps it will be best if we don’t see

The shadow of a life that used to be

For all concerned it might be better still

Bid welcome to God, accepting His will.

The time is short as all lives do run out

Some with a whisper and others a shout

Now whom of we, when the curtain is down

Will greet the Lord with our face in a frown ?

 

GOD’S COMMAND ( 2018 ) 2018/10/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:55 am
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The stars that shine across the sky

All glow so bright when passing by

I wonder if God’s angels see

His patterns and diversity  ?

Do angels go to sleep at night

And waken to the morning’s light

Or do they fall asleep at all

While awaiting God’s beck and call  ?

This universe is God’s command

He rules it all with heart in hand !

 

SEARCHING FOR PEACE ( 2018 ) 2018/10/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:15 am
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This morning as I staid abed

Loud outside noises filled my head

Seems there’s to be no peaceful end

To all this sound and frantic blend

As clanging, banging seems to greet

That drilling action in the street

Oh would to be in some sweet glen

To find my world at peace again !

 

THE 11TH HOUR ( 2018 ) 2018/10/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:06 am
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What is this sound falls on my ears

It is the echo of our fears

There’s no recourse, we cannot wait

Barbarians are at the gate !

 

AS EACH ONE FALLS ( 2018 ) 2018/10/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:21 am
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I hear the rasp of failing breath

The raling sound before one’s death

It fills the silence of each room

Predicting life’s eternal gloom.

Be not afraid, time soon will tell

That God has other plans as well

So simple and with much more ease

In passing over if you’ll please.

He will not fail, He always cares

He comprehends each one’s affairs

Remember Him, He loves us all

He’ll pick us up as each one falls !

 

WE SHALL MISS YOU ( 2018 ) 2018/10/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:50 am
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We’ll miss you love, when you have gone

And seek God’s strength to carry on

Twill be so strange as in this case

We’ll ne’er again meet face to face.

Nor shall we ever ” tete a  tete ”

As soon we may tend to forget

How much we pray for one last kiss

Too late we all have been remiss !

 

DISILLUSION ( 2018 ) 2018/10/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:53 am
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I wish there were another way

To chase this useless ache away

It matters not our needs today

What e’er occurs is come what may !

 

I HEAR THE SOUNDS ( 2018 ) 2018/10/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:38 am
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I feel the fury of the wind

That keeps on squealing, ” let me in ”

I hear the angry sounds that shout

I do not know what it’s about,

But I am not some trembling vine

Who operates without a spine

I’ve been around the block too long

You’ll note that I’m not weak but strong !

 

 

 

EACH ONE’S CHOICE ( 2018 ) 2018/10/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:31 am
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My heart is torn, my values scorned

I’ve courage strong with hope reborn

Unsteady though it be,  I teach

Of this new world I hope to reach

What honors there that one may see

Without a  false humility ?

Point me the way to valor earn

Help me to find my great concern

Do as You will on heav’n and earth

Show me Lord how to use my worth !

 

HONEST JUSTICE ( 2018 ) 2018/10/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:00 am
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My passion lies askew and lost

To honesty, there is great cost

I am not sure I have that strength

Since my time is not of great length.

For presently, my age it shows

Although not yet in deep repose

However soon the shadows fall

When I receive that final call.

Upon whose shoulders it will be

I’ll place my cloak of destiny

Who has the will to carry on

This war I chose to fully don ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

SILENCE OR VOICE ( 2018 ) 2018/10/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:27 am
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There is a door that opens wide

To reveal secrets deep inside

Within life’s labyrinth of fears

Close to a hydrant full of tears.

This battle which abides within

Determines if we lose or win

As God alone does aid our choice

So each may choose silence or voice !

 

BRAVE EACH DAY ( 2018 ) 2018/10/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:06 am
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Help me, oh Lord teach me to pray

Grant me the strength to brave each  day

Help me to be true to my word

Grant me the favor to be heard !

 

 

 
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