Claire V. Bogdanos

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

DO WE DARE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/31

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My heart is full, I cannot bear

The loss of ones no longer there

My day begins with hope and prayer

Away, the gloom of dark despair.

With those now gone, we shall compare

A memory that all may share

Tis now, by chance won’t seem unfair

We’ll carry on,  but do we dare !

 

 

 

 

HIS FINAL CALL ( 2019 ) 2019/03/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:52 am
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Whate’er we hear or see each day,

Integrity gets in the way

Truth comes at last, who is the Beast

That rules the world and all its Least ?

We certainly are gone quite mad

In truth, most citizens are sad

Hyenas rule at every gate

The Just are cowed and much irate.

Salvation seems quite overdue

How shall we know when dreams come true

Perhaps to pray as we’ve been told

Remembering God’s promise old

Each are His children one and all

Awaiting on His final call !

 

 

 

KINDER DAYS ( 2019 ) 2019/03/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:00 am
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When I was young and quite naive

There were these myths I did believe

I’ve learned the moon’s not made of cheese,

Be sure to say “thank you” and “please”

The world has changed, I understand

But overall, life can be grand.

There is one thing I’d like to say

“A nightlight keeps the dark away”

Each happy ever after starts

When we shoo anger from our hearts

Let’s try again to learn new ways

To fill our lives with kinder days !

 

 

 

A BETTER PLAN ( 2019 ) 2019/03/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:18 am
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It happens every day I wake

My early morning “thankful” break

When I meet God  ’bout halfway there

And offer up a simple prayer.

There can be tears I must admit

Sometimes I  find it hard to quit

But even harder through the day

When I would rather run away.

That’s not an action worthy of

The special depths of mother love

I’ll have to learn as best I can

That God must have a better plan !

 

BECAUSE OF YOU ( 2019 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:29 am
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The world outside is dark and grim

I beg You Lord, please let me in

It matters not what I shall eat

Or whom it  is that I may meet.

Tis only in the shadow of

Your all consuming constant love

That all my hopes and dreams can be

Some part of life’s reality

I promise now that I will do

What e’er You wish that pleases You !

 

AMEN.

 

TRY TO REMEMBER ( 2019 ) 2019/03/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:13 am
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Oh dearest friend, I feel your grief

I wish to proffer some relief

You close your eyes to bar the strife

That’s happening within your life.

An agile mind that used to be

Now chained by its infirmity

Oh dearest one, you’ve come this far

Try to remember who you are !

 

 

PIECE OF CAKE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:49 am
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For God and Country, so it goes

How does it end, seems no one knows

We are a nation thus conceived

Of all the values we believed

We are a country young at heart

In which each one must play a part.

We can’t pretend that we are free

It must be with great certainty

The task at hand is guaranteed

To make us strong and to succeed

We shall not fail nor will we break

We’ll stay the course, God’s piece of cake !

 

TAKE SUCH CARE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:05 am
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Oh squirrel, squirrel on the wall

You are the greatest thief of all

I see you quickly moving in

And stand up tall as you begin

The slightest sound makes you flash freeze

You look as rigid as the trees.

You do not move one tiny bit

Your eyeballs glaze without a twit

I’ve tried quite hard but I can’t hold

A candle to your posture bold

Your garment fades into the fence

I guess that’s part of God’s defence.

You don’t seem big enough to eat

You are all fur with little meat

Oh frisky rodent you must play

Another role in God’s display

There must be other jobs you do

For God to take such care of you !

 

 

PARADISE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:19 am
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Once was a place called Paradise

It existed longtime ago

We knew it was special and nice

There is this book that told us so.

We often wonder, growing old

If admission there is still free

Or does it take a journey bold

For simple folk like you and me ?

Who knows what is tomorrow’s share

The most we can do is to guess

And beg our Lord to take us there

It’s the key to our happiness !

 

THE ESCAPE ( 2019 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:39 am
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Far in the distance I can hear

The sound of all the passing trains

The wail that echoes loud and clear

Repeating its wistful refrains,

Across this world the trains hold court

With language we can’t comprehend

In climates cold or damage fraught

Or crises we don’t understand.

Oh sad the trail of distance brings

To circumstance beyond our reach

It is the sound of dying things

The skill of God will soon impeach !

 

NO DUE DATE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:35 am
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The past, it was, but is no more

It tip-toed out of my back door

And left behind so much regret

Twill take a lifetime to forget.

Though I don’t think it ever will

Until my heart at last lies still

I miss you now, it won’t abate

A mother’s love has no due date !

 

 

 

THE SPRING HAS COME ( 2019 ) 2019/03/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:20 am
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I hear the rain,  its pouring down

The raindrops splashing all around

The smell of spring is, oh, so sweet

With more to come, our daily treat.

This earth is parched and overcome

The winter’s been its old hum-drum

The spring is here for its short stay

Let’s make the most of every day !

 

 

MAKE HASTE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:07 am
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A little voice within my head

Whispered to me,  “get out of bed,

Stop feeling sorry for yourself

And rise up from that dusty shelf. ”

“It’s not as bad as what you think

Please move back safely from the brink

Tis time to pay attention to

All that the Lord has done for you !”

“Wake up, wake up, ere it’s too late

Just how much longer will you wait ?

This scene is coming to an end

Make haste to mend your fence, my friend  !”

 

 

 

THE JOYS OF SPRING ( 2019 ) 2019/03/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:02 am
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The wind, it whispers in the breeze

And blows its breath into the trees

It sings a song of joyousness

That’s gathered in the robin’s breast.

The mockingbird sounds crisp and curt

He does not wish a songbird hurt

And mimics all he can,  but still

He stops short of the whip-poor-will,

You’ll hear the chorus of each bird

It is the best I’ve ever heard !

 

 

GOOD NIGHT ( 2019 ) 2019/03/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:10 am
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The sun sinks low in darkened sky

Preparing soon to say goodbye

The wind has reached its all time low

With reticence here and below

The evening creeps, its silence taut

The stars keep blinking as they ought

Tis time to bid to all good night

Until we wake with morning’s light !

 

 

HOMAGE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:16 am
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The lonesome whistle of the train

Keeps singing to my tired brain

The trip is long and nears its end

I’m ever weary, oh my friend

And what if we should never die

How could we then embrace goodbye ?

 

THE LORD AWAITS ( 2019 ) 2019/03/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:10 am
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I thought my heart was in a bind

Because true love I could not find

No matter what I came up blank

Nothing was left on which to bank.

I’ve often wondered what went wrong

Why did it take so very long

My life’s been filled with true regret

There’s been no happy ending yet.

And chances are there never will

My stars are crossed, romance is nil

At last I am too old to care

Thank God my Lord awaits me there !

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SPEAK SOFTLY ( 2019 ) 2019/03/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:07 am
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I hear the wind, it stirs the trees

And whispers softly to the breeze

Please help me Lord because I’m lost

It matters not what e’er the cost

For I am old, prepared to die

And learning how to say goodbye !

 

TRUST IS A VIRTUE (2019) 2019/03/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:41 am
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When I was but a little child 

And life was newer, sweeter, mild 

My mother taught me many things 

About the joy that kindness brings 

And why respect’s a two way street 

When often strangers chance to meet 

The earth is precious needing care 

With trust the virtue all must share ! 

 

BE ALWAYS THERE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:47 am
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There is a God, I know He lives

With all the blessings that He gives

He is my Saviour and my Friend

Who’ll stick with me until the end.

I have no fear, He’ll be with me

Until I reach Eternity

I often wonder how He knows

About my fingers and my toes,

My every thought and every deed

My hopes, my dreams and every need

God is the answer to each prayer

I beg You Lord, be always there !

AMEN.

 

 

GOD’S AMAZING GRACE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:48 am
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Each morn the sun shines from the east

Creating morning’s sunshine feast

You’ll view it coming down the street

Moving as though on turtle feet.

At last arriving at the door

The windows bathed in sun galore

To flood the room with so much bright

That some are blinded by the sight.

Pure yellow midst each sunlight’s glow

And magnified as it will show

The colors spread all through the space

A part of God’s amazing Grace !

 

 

 

WHO STOLE THE WIND ( 2019 ) 2019/03/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:54 am
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My dearest boy I miss you so

How sad was I,  you chose to go

Of all those dreams that you did spin

When did your fear of truth begin ?

Your spirits rose with every thought

How could your inner self get caught

With real foresight that you possessed

What was it cost you your success ?

Who was it told you all would fail

And stole the wind from out your sail ?

 

 

HAPPINESS AND CHEER ( 2019 ) 2019/03/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:39 am
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How softly falls the gentle rain

That trickles down the window pane

Reminding us that spring is due

Before the Lenten days are through.

As Easter wears her coat of green

And early buds burst on the scene

The trees prepare for all the guests

Who’ll need to gussy up their nests.

Oh what a joy for us to bear

With such great memories to share

As spring returns again this year

To spread its happiness and cheer !

 

 

THOSE ASHES ( 2019 ) 2019/03/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:24 am
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Hark, what is it that I now hear

The sound of sleigh bells on my ear

Their ringing sounds so ever sweet

Oh how I pray they do repeat.

The tinkling of the bells anon

Reminding all that time moves on

Twill come and go and leave behind

Those ashes of another kind !

 

WHERE IS THE END OF SADNESS ?

 

SOME FORSAKEN ( 2019 ) 2019/03/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:44 am
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To find oneself alone at last

With memories of things now past

Of happy days and lazy times

Some foolishness, some silly rhymes

Or moments when tears cannot stop

As dreams we’ve had did a flip flop.

Tis strange how life’s misunderstood

In quite many a neighborhood

But we must carry on, you see

For that’s a part of destiny

The path that each one has taken

Leaves some winning, some forsaken !

 

 

HE LOST HIS WAY ( 2019 ) 2019/03/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:46 am
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Old Solomon, he was a king

Who did possess most everything

He was the wisest of all men

None would e’er be alike again.

His instructions came from above

Conerning God and His great love

For forty years he ruled replete

His job, God’s Temple to complete.

This task achieved in seven years

And lauded by both prayer and tears

Oh sad end for King David’s son

He’d lost his way and was undone !

 

 

 

JUST CARRY ON ( 2019 ) 2019/03/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:30 am
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Oh sad this time that’s now begun

Without an option, no not one,

There’ll be no babies that you’ll see

Upon your lap or on your knee.

You’ll never walk the marriage aisle

To see your daughters’  precious smile

Behind each veil the world may see

Such scenes will ever hide from thee.

We’re all so sorry you are gone

There’s no choice left but carry on !

 

AN ANGEL’S PROMISE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:19 am
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The angels up in heaven cry

For all the babies that will die

Ere all their lives have yet begun

In agony as one by one

They feel the thrust of surgeon’s knife

Before the ending of each life.

Our dearest Lord,  have mercy on

These tiny victims that are gone

Help all who’ve suffered from the crimes

To rise again in kinder times

There find the promise of God’s love

And help from angels up above !

 

 

 
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