Claire V. Bogdanos

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

I LOVE THE QUIET ( 2018 ) 2018/11/30

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There’s ne’er a sound upon the street

Not e’en the thump of running feet

One cannot hear the music beat

From cruising cars most indiscreet.

No blaring horns, no clacking sound

There’s only silence all around

I wonder why most city folk

Think country living is some joke ?

 

 

TIS WINTER ONCE AGAIN ( 2018 ) 2018/11/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:58 am
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I see the frost upon the bough

I know the weather’s colder now

It seems the winter has appeared

Clad in its ever bright white gear!

The clock that’s on my kitchen wall

Marks time through winter, spring and fall

While summer days may melt away

To leave behind each yesterday

With warmth to hasten any claim

To love or joy or hope or fame !

 

 

ONE LESS LOSS ( 2018 ) 2018/11/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:38 am
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The shards of light sift through the blind

And leave too many threads to find

That weave along life’s weary road

For those who strive with burdened load.

The way is coarse and over done

At times it’s o’er before begun

If we could seek just one more toss

With God, we’ll strike up one less loss !

 

I WISH THAT I COULD BE ( 2018 ) 2018/11/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:06 am
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Oh Lord, oh Lord, I wish that I could be

A little star upon the Christmas tree

That would glow brightly there night after night

From dusk till early morning light.

I’d like to be a crystal ball that spins

And for each time it stops somebody wins

Or if not that a sturdy knight of old

Who rescues damsels in his suit of gold.

I’d rather be a dreamer on a cloud

Than melt away into a busy crowd

But most of all I wish that I might be

Included in God’s blest community !

 

 

 

A BIT OF SYMPATHY ( 2018 ) 2018/11/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:42 am
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There are these days that come and go

When pain is all I ever know

It seems I can’t remember how

It used to be before right now.

I simply get too tired to think

And ofttimes tremble on the brink

But I recall that God is there

And hears our every single prayer.

I only hope my timing’s right

Perhaps this will be my tonight

Oh Lord above, look down on me

And share a bit of sympathy !

 

DOES NATURE SPEAK ? ( 2018 ) 2018/11/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:25 am
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I glanced out o’er my yard today

To watch leaves slowly drift away

As one by one they sailed on by

A gust of wind made each one fly.

It seemed as though they spoke to me

But silence is their destiny

There’s too much that I need to learn

The list is long, it’s turn by turn.

I often wonder what we’d do

If nature had a word or two

So you and I might understand

What is the message of the land !

 

UNBENDING FINALITY ( 2018 ) 2018/11/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:09 am
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How my heart yearns for the days of yore

Before life’s heartbreak slipt through the door

And left behind an unholy mess

That I deal with now without redress

I have learned to accept God’s decree

In its unbending finality !

 

ALL LIFE HAS GOT ( 2018 ) 2018/11/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:39 am
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There is a land where dreams are made

In sunny glen and evening shade

Where every day contains a chance

Again to find life’s lost romance !

Perchance that hope might come to be

Some wish filled with sweet ecstacy

Wherein the heart that knew regret

Despite its pain, learned to forget !

Perhaps for those who’ve passed this way

Our Lord above has made delay

And metered out a final shot

To give it all this life has got !

 

A GIFT FOR YOU ( 2018 ) 2018/11/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:35 am
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Oh Lord, dear God, let not my weakness show

Oh Lord above, help all my strengths to grow

I’ve been Your servant for most of my life

Through pain and sorrow, abundance of strife.

You’ve taught me how to be humble and fair

To give all I’ve got and something to spare

The words in my mouth and deeds that I do

All of this my Lord, is a gift for You !

 

 

 

THE WINTER GAP ( 2018 ) 2018/11/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:07 am
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The tender shoots have gone to bed

They chose to doze in spring instead

The cherry trees have gone to sleep

The willows now no longer weep !

All of God’s seeds are taking naps

Avoiding all the snowy traps

The season sure makes one big mess

With slosh and cold, I must confess.

Think of all the joy it will bring

When God appears in early spring

Returning treasures we had lost

To snow and ice and winter’s frost !

 

IT’S THE SEASONS CHEER ( 2018 ) 2018/11/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:45 am
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There’s so much snow upon the ground

Midst signs of winter all around

The wind is cold and icy breathed

It mixes with the air that’s left !

The signs of warmth rise here and there

While smoking chimneys pierce the air,

Fireplaces through the winter’s night

Will shed their pleasant warming light.

The shadows dancing on the wall

Invite us now to taste it all

With friends and neighbors far and near

So all may reap the seasons cheer !

 

 

OH ITALY ( 2018 ) 2018/11/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:51 am
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Where the moon comes over the mountain

And the stars disappear in the sea

There’s a statue rains in a fountain

In a special place they call Trevi.

In the past I have been there often

It’s such a heavenly  place to be

As I remember how hearts soften

And the day I’ll return there to see !

 

WELCOME STORMY NIGHT ( 2018 ) 2018/11/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:51 am
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Seems winter came in one fell swoop

The cold rushed in all whoop-dee-doo

The rains they staged a wild deluge

For sure they weren’t playing Scrooge.

The icing on the cake could be

It downed the leaves on every tree

Tis not true New Years Eve as yet

How much more busy can it get ?

 

OH CHILD OF GOD (2018 ) 2018/11/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:27 am
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Oh, Child of God, so pure and sweet

The earth paid homage at your feet

Great wars were fought to save Your name

Your Image garners world wide fame.

You are the Sum of what we are

Yet, You have never travelled far

How wonderous that You should be

The Key to God’s eternity !

 

WE’RE TOO OLD ( 2018 ) 2018/11/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:27 am
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When most of the darkness leaves us

And we are at last all alone

There’s no one left to deceive us

We are basic’ly  on our own.

In the midst of our lifetime’s storm

When good sense and health have vanished

Imagine that this is the norm

And what’s left here has been banished.

When the new replaces the old

And life seems to have gone astray

Remember we once were that bold

But short of a permanent stay !

 

NOT READY FOR GOODBYE ( 2018 ) 2018/11/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:36 am
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I feel the chill that’s in the air

The trees outside are stark and bare

There’s ne’er a plant that shall survive

Too cold last night to stay alive.

When morning calls what will we see

God’s version of tenacity,

A world reviving from cold’s blast

Whose entity doth last and last.

Through warm or cold and wet or dry

God’s plans’ not ready for goodbye

So loosen up, get on the track

It’s time to take His wisdom back !

 

BY CANDLELIGHT ( 2018 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:01 am
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A simple meal by candlelight

To take the chill off winter’s night

A table set with antique lace

Warmed by the glow of an embrace.

The silence that accompanies

This sudden chill before the freeze

While God and man try to maintain

The quiet calm that shall remain !

 

GOD’S LOVE IS FREE ( 2018 ) 2018/11/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:14 am
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I love You Lord, what e’er You do

In hope and love and world peace too

For joy and laughter, good times all

I hear the birds and heaven call.

My heart sings out, it hums a tune

Transports my spirit to the moon

I hear the wind, it speaks to me

Reminding me God’s love is free !

 

TURN INTO STONE ( 2018 ) 2018/11/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:11 am
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I am afraid to take a peek

My heart’s been playing hide and seek

I do not know what I can do

Or when the time to mourn is through !

Tis all I pray, help me think straight

Perhaps, remember if I ate,

But more than that it’s quite extreme

Life has become a vacant dream.

However much the time may take

I beg You  God, give me a break

Teach me to standup on my own

Don’t let my heart turn into stone !

 

 

MEMORIES TO REMIND US ( 2018 ) 2018/11/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:52 am
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I hear the echo of the night

Secede to early morning’s light

Each day begins again anew

The world and I still miss you too.

As time moves on the vision fades

With faces lost in vast parades

While we who here remain behind

Have memories that will remind !

 

NIGHTMARES ( 2018 ) 2018/11/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:55 am
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I had a dream the other night

And wakened with an awful fright

I felt the ground just slip away

While all my world lay in decay.

It seemed to me I was alone

Some place that was a danger zone

I rose quite slowly from my bed

To take a look around instead.

I said ” Thank you ” I am okay

” Please help me Lord to stay that way ”

I’ll be more cautious late at night

Who dreams to wake with such a fright ?

 

 

“WHOO” ARE YOU ( 2018 ) 2018/11/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:19 am
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The night arrives so swiftly now

The moon too soon will make its bow

Hurrah,  say we, but what is there

Beyond yon tree, a blinking stare ?

Who is it there, who hides from me

Reveal yourself, so I may see

Who thinks to play a game or two

Let’s wait to see if I catch you !

Oh my,  oh my,  you brazen guy

You have escaped into the sky

And left me wishing that I might

Join you one day in magic flight !

 

 

 

HIS BIRTHDAY ( 2018 ) 2018/11/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:52 am
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I hear the bells on Christmas Day

Their old famiiar carols play

And pray the Lord will understand

That soon His birthday is at hand.

It matters not what day that is

For all our days are truly His

The steeple bells ring sweet and clear

To celebrate the Christchild’s here !

 

 

MY RAGGEDY FRIENDS ( 2018 ) 2018/11/08


My old companions, there you are

We’ve been together near and far

And seen a lot, the three of us

Like some elusive omnibus !

 

We’ve traveled far and traveled wide

You’ve never been long from my side

Adventures, well, we’ve had a few

Just you and me and Andy too !

 

Perhaps I’m not too old to see

Your friendship has been good for me

When in a pinch, you both are there

I think you are my bestest pair.

 

Your cotton hands seem fingerless

Your hair’s red yarn is quite a mess

Your clothing has not changed one bit

But everything is sewn to fit.

 

I love you Ann and Andy too

How would I get by without you

I know your stuffing’s getting worn

But none the less, we’ll carry on!

 

TODAY’S WILDERNESS ( 2018 ) 2018/11/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:48 pm
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Sometimes I can’t help remembering

My great grandma’s house in early spring

Oh such joy those old visions bear

Of beaches, sand and the salty air.

The wonderment of childhood may be

The remembrance of past memory

And lifestyles that have all gone astray

With the pleasantries of yesterday.

I wish that I could capture the time

Instead of watch as our lives decline

So sad, dear Lord, what was meant to be

Got lost in this new posterity !

 

I SHALL MISS YOU ( 2018 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:22 pm
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I pray for you, my darling boy

With all the strength I can employ

There is no way I shall escape

Concern for you, to know you’re safe !

Whomever thought this heart would break

Knew right from wrong, make no mistake

I miss you now and ever still

To meet again, pray God we will !

 

 

 

A SIMPLE GOODBYE ( 2018 ) 2018/11/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:14 am
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Like all the dreams you’ve ever dreamed

And all the plans you ever planned

Like the currents in the river

And all the ridges in the sand

One whisk of mighty ocean wave

That does quite often go astray

Maybe a mighty blast of wind

Stalls, waiting to come out and play

Like all the fishes in the sea

And all the birds that fly up high

The simple clasping of a hand

Accepts it’s time to say goodbye !

 

EACH FRONT DOOR ( 2018 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:29 am
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The early dawn creeps o’er the hill

The world about seems calm and still

Tis all this peace at breaking morn

When hopes and dreams must be reborn

The silence brings a short respite

Escaping most of night times fright

As aspirations rise once more

To knock again on each front door !

 

 

 

 
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