Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

FAREWELL MY CHILD (2019) 2019/02/21

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I really don’t know how to hide 

This sadness that I feel inside 

I’ve tried so hard to do it right 

E’en though I’m lost, night after night. 

The ache is there and won’t subside 

And all because my child has died 

Love’s all we’ve got no matter what 

The grief remains though we may not. 

I love you now, I always will 

Until my heart at last is still ! 

 

A LOVELY DAY (2019) 2019/02/20

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The sun has risen o’er the eaves

As shards of light do patterns weave

And all the limbs and branches seen

Cast shadows on each window screen.

Oh let the joy of morning sun

Enter each window one by one

To spread the light and share the heat

That sunshine brings when e’er we meet !

 

TO THE LAMB (2019) 2019/02/19

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Oh little lamb you are to me

A symbol of God’s charity

Your wooly hair and all your curls

Reminds me of our knits and purls

In early spring you sacrificed

So we’d have garments warm and nice.

A pair of soft and wooly socks

Or sweater set that really rocks

Paired with wool tights tucked in the boots

While shearling-gloved hands pulled up roots

You’ve mown the lawn there as you eat

And trampled turds with your hoofed feet

You’ve closer gathered when it’s cold

And seem to live to be quite old !

 

MY FRIEND (2019) 2019/02/18

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Oh how I’ve wished I had a friend

Who’d bide with me until the end

Or take the time to sup with me

Share coffee, tea and company.

How sure am I God’s always there

Anxious to learn He’ll constant care

No matter what the issue is,

Because I am forever His ?

I promise that I never will

Betray His trust or doubt His skill

He is the Master I adore

The Friend that I’ve been waiting for !

 

YOUR WILL IMPART ( 2019 ) 2019/02/17

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It is quite tiresome when one stops to think

The world outside waits trembling on the brink

We may all wish there was another way

To blink our tears and sadnesses away.

But how can we effect a change indeed

When most struggle with this same care or need

Oh faint of heart, who lack the push to start

Back up your strength and all your will impart !

 

GOD’S SERENITY ( 2019 ) 2019/02/16

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Can you feel the chill that’s in the air

Do you sense its power everywhere

Will it burrow in and move about

As it spreads its wings both in and out ?

There’s a pendulum that keeps apace

Of all the matters each one must face

Sometimes the pressure becomes too great

Or an answer comes when it’s too late

Truth is I really would chose to be

Included in God’s serenity !

 

OUR DANCING SHOES ( 2019 ) 2019/02/14

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When I was but a child of three 

My nana made costumes for me 

Because I danced upon the stage 

At such a very early age. 

It was the time of childhood stars 

And “black and whites” bout men from Mars 

Now my grandpa, he sure could tap 

He’d dance till dawn if people clapped. 

It seemed so natural to me 

To imitate what I did see 

For years I danced my heart away 

And if I could, I would today ! 

AT THE AGE OF 2 ( 1933 ) I BEGAN TAP LESSONS WITH

THE SWIFT SISTERS ON WASHINGTON ST.  HOBOKEN, NJ

MY SISTER  ( 9 YEARS YOUNGER )  STUDIED WITH BEN

BLUE AND RUBY KEELER AT JOURNAL SQUARE, J.C. STUDIO

ALL MY SONS STUDIED WITH BETTY BYRD HOCTOR IN

HOHOKUS, N.J. FOR THEIR EARLY YEARS AND MOVED ON TO

FRED KELLY’S STUDIO ON KINDERKAMACK ROAD IN ORADELL

FOR ADVANCED LESSONS. HE WAS GENE KELLY’S BROTHER !

THEY ALL DANCED AND STILL DO !

 

 
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