Claire V. Bogdanos

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

THE NEW YEAR BEGINS ( 2018 ) 2018/12/31

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The willows in the wood reach the ground

Stretching their branches down all around

The stars in the sky shimmer and shine

With greetings they bring to yours and mine.

This year’s ending with no alarm

Leaving us with past wealth and old charm

Let’s look ahead to days that soon come

Sharing with others a bit and some

Forgiving all our errors and sins

How wonderful each New Year begins !

 

 

SPECIAL CROSS ( 2018 ) 2018/12/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:54 am
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Lord, how much longer must we wait

To meet our Maker, seal our faith

What vision is it we need see,

Embrace our hearts and set us free ?

What battle more than we shall dare

Or journey far that all may share,

Where in the end of win or loss

Each faces his own special cross !

 

 

 

 

JUST A PREVIEW ( 2018 ) 2018/12/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:40 am
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Too soon the journey ends my friend

And leaves us much that can’t unbend

To make way for His finest blend

Of all the bliss God’s pleased  to send !

 

LIFE’S SIMPLE MELODIES ( 2018 ) 2018/12/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:20 am
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Mocking bird, mocking bird sing me a song

Keep me amused through this afternoon long

Oh sweetest of sounds, please show me the rest

Sing me those melodies I love the best !

 

GOD IS REAL ( 2018 ) 2018/12/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:59 am
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My heart flies high when I espy

A rainbow shimmer in the sky

Or when a robin sings his song

It helps me smile the whole day long.

I love the humming of the bees

As they meander round the eaves

I won’t desert this joy I feel

Because I’m sure that God is real !

 

 

ANOTHER DAY BEGINS ( 2018) 2018/12/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:46 am
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There is a sound that stirs the breeze

And seems to lift the fallen leaves

Out of the path of morning dew

As every day begins anew.

The sky it lightens in the east

Appearing as some great grey beast

Tis time soon for the sun  to rise

And flush the stardust from our eyes !

 

IT’S CHRISTMAS DAY ( 2018 ) 2018/12/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:47 am
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Have you heard the bells on Christmas Day

When the old familiar carols play

Their sounds all echoing on the air

How I’ve wished that we could all be there.

Let the music and voices be raised

To our God on high singing His praise

Though those we love may be far away

Please send them our love this Christmas Day !

 

 

FLY AWAY ( 2018 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:27 am
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Oh how I wish that I might be

The brightest star upon the tree

And with the words of every hymn

Sing praises loud adoring Him

In sight of God and man today

To spread my wings and fly away !

 

LIFE WHIZZES BY ( 2018 ) 2018/12/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:32 am
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I was a girl not long ago

Life whizzes by before you know

Today I’ve found I’m getting old

And really  suffer from the cold !

My sight’s okay,  bit fuzzy now

I see myself as the last bough

And at this stage I truly need

A hint of love, a little heed !

How quickly do the days fly by

Sometimes there is a need  to cry,

Or pause the clock to take a break

There’s just too much  of life at stake !

 

 

 

 

THE LAST GOODBYE ( 2018 ) 2018/12/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:22 am
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My heart so full I cannot bear

The fact that you will not be there

There’s no warm seat by the fireside

Or any joy I feel inside.

The chimney’s cold, no fire is lit

I am so lost where e’er I sit

However long will this pain last

What will it take before it’s passed ?

I do not know, not you nor I

Or all the angels in the sky

What occurs when a loved one dies

And there’s no way left for goodbyes !

 

STILL ON MY FEET ( 2018 ) 2018/12/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:50 am
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What’s that I hear upon my roof

Loud raindrops or a reindeer hoof

T’would be a very great mistake

If I some foolish error make.

There was a time that I recall

His bells were jingling in the hall

But that was oh, so long ago

How old was I,  bout five or so.

I spied the bells there on the floor

Outside of the old hallway door

Yet never caught a glimpse of him

Or of his jolly hairy chin.

I’m sure that he is very wise

Politely keeping his disguise

Perhaps next year we two may meet

If I am here still on my feet !

 

 

 

THE LIGHT OF GOD ( 2018 ) 2018/12/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:31 am
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There is a light from up above

That glows with God’s unending love

And smiles upon we here below

Who daily dream and pray and grow.

It emanates from moon and stars

From sun to sun clear out to Mars

And finally as life’s end nears

We are all forced to face our fears.

That special light moves within reach

Of principles our Lord did teach

Stretch out to grab that blessed light

And clutch it close til last goodnight !

 

PLEASANTRIES ( 2018 ) 2018/12/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:02 am
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For those of you who came to stay

And others who just went away

Some traveled far and wandered wide

And searched in vain the other side

But friends remember golden days

And cover them with sugar glaze !

 

AMEN.

 

MY FRONT DOOR ( 2018 ) 2018/12/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:20 pm
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Well, here it is, the early morn

Where shades of night melt into dawn

As shadows pale then disappear

Into the light now grown more near.

When I was young I found that joy

So vital to each girl and boy

My heart grew wings, I learned to fly

To heights that reached beyond the sky.

How little did I know back then

It never would return again

And wishes I’d been hoping for

All failed to knock at my front door !

 

 

COME LIVE WITH ME ( 2018 ) 2018/12/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:17 pm
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Oh blessed Lord, come live with me

Invade my heart eternally

Help me to keep my life in line

And with your aid, I will be fine.

Oh Lord God, hear my simple plea

There is no place I’d rather be

Than safe with You each day to rise

Forever more in Paradise !

 

 

 

MOST UNREAL ( 2018 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:53 pm
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Sometimes I waken in the night

To find there’s no one else in sight

And I am torn to ponder why

The bright lit stars desert the sky

Or why the valleys lose their glow

When meteors do fail to show !

Instead we face a blackened sky

Unveiled before our darkened eye

To note the lonliness we feel

And pray that it is most unreal ?

 

THE RISING OF THE SUN ( 2018 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:48 am
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Sometimes the words get in the way

Of all those thoughts we have to say

Like all the angels in the skies

Whose wings do bid us sweet goodbyes

Or shutters closed ‘gainst bitter cold

Burst open for each sunshine’s role

Like evening prayer before we sleep

Filled with our promises to keep

Our lives in order,  should He come

Before the rising of the sun !

 

 

HOWEVER LONG ( 2018 ) 2018/12/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:01 am
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There is a numbness I can feel

Somehow I think it can’t be real

It just won’t leave, try as I may

However long do feelings stay ?

 

JUST FRIENDS ( 2018 ) 2018/12/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:30 am
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I’ve often thought how sad it is

To figure out what’s mine, what’s his

This world was not born yesterday

Nor will its strength fade fast away

But lingers long upon the mind

To seek the answer we need find.

Among those stars in distant sky

There bides a path that each must ply

And as the trail now waxes old

Before its impetus grows cold

Let’s bind our fears and make new friends

Learn how the final story ends !

 

TO THOSE WHO CARE ( 2018 ) 2018/12/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:52 am
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The wheels of justice do turn round and round

Until the pendulum of life has found

All of the many strengths that each displays

In the intensity of God’s clear gaze.

He is not fooled by acts of ignorance

In order to achieve one’s recompense

Our God who reigns above is wise and fair

Rewarding all who care enough to share !

 

YOUR LAST CHANCE ( 2018 ) 2018/12/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:22 am
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One day you’re here and then you’re gone

While every other soul moves on

The time’s arrived when you are done

Tis soon an end to all begun.

There really is no second chance

Except for that last parting glance

So soak it up, the final perk

Tighten your belt and get to work !

 

 

YOUR PRAISE ( 2018 ) 2018/12/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:47 am
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Thank you, dear Lord for the strength and the will

To keep hope alive when the option’s nil

When the journey’s o’er and our lives are done

We’ll sing Your praise with each Angelus rung !

 

 

 

FOOLISH ERRANDS ( 2018 ) 2018/12/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:46 am
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The skeletons of life parade

Across the doorway of the mind

Where most decisions have been made

And chances, good and bad do wind.

The time is now, let us declare

The love of God is on our side

Before we channel, let’s beware

This cannot be a foolish ride !

 

 

HE RODE AWAY ( 2018 ) 2018/12/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:56 am
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Oh how I love those old time songs

Especially when ” she done him wrong “,

” Play it again Sam, just one more time “,

Or maybe a simple  ” Old Lang Syne ” ?

Never unkind or edgy or terse

Those pleasant tunes with their simple verse

True, most of it’s bush league, guaranteed,

As the dark stranger mounted his steed

” I’ll be back ma’am on another day “,

Turned his horse around and rode away !

 

REMINDS ONE OF JOHN WAYNE TYPE, EH ?

 

 

REAL LIFE IS HARD ( 2018 ) 2018/12/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:11 am
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My life moves on, I’m still alive

And plan to think, react and thrive

I’m no fading bud on the vine

Nor am I some sweet valentine !

What e’er I am, there’s no mistake

I’m flexible, I will not break

The power in me comes from my God

Whose taught me this,  real life is hard !

 

I’VE CRIED AND CRIED ( 2018 ) 2018/12/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:21 am
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It’s been awhile since you’ve been gone

I find it hard to carry on

My days are long, the hours unwind

To seek the peace I cannot find.

A part of me has lost its way

The rest seems to have gone astray

I heard those last words that you said

They are imbedded in my head

O’er every word, I’ve cried and cried

My son, for you, I would have died !

 

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE ( 2018 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:28 am
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Old winter is around the bend

Not long before the year does end

The weather seems much colder now

Sure it will be alright somehow

We’ll bundle up and drink some cheer

And beg of God a great new year !

 

WITH MARSHMALLOWS TOO !

 

HUMAN DIGNITY ( 2018 ) 2018/12/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:48 am
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So many words are ever sweet

And rest in bundles at my feet

Syllables echoed on my ear

The sound of which I yearn to hear.

I do enjoy the accolades

Of ages past, forgotten days,

When men of words would have their sway

And you and I might nod “hooray”

For those of old much braver be

To speak for human dignity !

 

 

 
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