Claire V. Bogdanos

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

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE ( 2019 ) 2019/05/31

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Hallelujah, here they come, angels beating on their drum

Wishing all a happy day,  waiting for the saints  to play

Hear the voices sweetly sing,  every single note a praise

Bringing joy to everyone, let us now our spirits raise !

 

 

HIS MERCY ( 2019 ) 2019/05/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:01 am
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For all the dreams that we have dreamt

And all the wishes we have sent

With all the hope that we can raise

And all the prayers full of great praise

May God above hear our just plea

And include us in His mercy !

 

FREEDOM’S CALL ( 2019 ) 2019/05/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:15 am
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Across the fields of No Man’s Land

The poet  guides his magic  hand

Describing  all the  feelings clear

Of  incidents  both  far and near.

This is the place where freedom rings

While  opportunity  still  sings,

Where  each  and  everyone  of  all

Have heard the sound of caution’s call.

No matter what  the  future’s  cost

Or  if some  dreams by chance get lost

We  are  the champions  of  all

And  stand together or  we fall !

 

 

 

INTO THE BREECH ( 2019 ) 2019/05/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:17 am
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Now once again into the breech

To learn the lessons life must teach

A change of pace or brusque reply

To say that we shall get on by.

Tomorrow’s not too far away.

Let’s ask  the Lord we’d like to stay

And in these precious moments left

We’ll  make our peace or are bereft !

 

COME DANCE ( 2019 ) 2019/05/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:24 am
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Come dance with me, the moon is bright

Stars are alive, a wond’rous sight

The creatures in the meadows sleep

Filled with the sounds of nature deep

The world is ours for ages past

Let’s pray to God that it will last !

AMEN.

 

BORROWED TIME ( 2019 ) 2019/05/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:02 am
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Sometimes love happens fast

And takes our breath aghast

Tis odd we should depend

On love to help one mend

For it is each who’ll chance

To gamble on romance.

How shall we make it clear

We hold this value dear

And live on borrowed time

With life wrapt up in rhyme !

 

 

 

DIVERSITY ( 2019 ) 2019/05/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:43 pm
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My dearest friend,  I miss you so

The depth far deeper than you know

The “used to be”, that is, once was

My heart was thrilled,  my days abuzz.

I still recall with no regret

Too many hours we shan’t forget

The little which we understand

Of all that lies in our command

Our tender days that ought to be,

Got lost within diversity !

 

WRITTEN FROM THE CONFINES OF MY LITTLE CUBICLE IN

HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY  HOPSPIAL, THANX TO MARYLOU

 

PLEASE SAVE OUR DREAMS ( 2019 ) 2019/05/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:39 pm
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I  treasure  days just like today

To savor and to store away

Full of the warmth one dreams about

No fantasies chock full of doubt.

But life is never quite so clear

We cannot know when danger’s near

Or when we shall run out of time

And find ourselves deaf, dumb or blind.

The answer is to pull up tight

Tack on a smile, begin to fight

For planning is the proper way

To save each dream, from day to day !

 

 

ASEA ( 2019 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:26 am
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Our world is made of fantasy

Of wishes, dreams and ecstasy

Of worry, hope and dignity

With many other traits you’ll see

Despite how we may try agree

We are awash and blind asea !

 

PROXIMITY ( 2019 ) 2019/05/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:42 am
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I often think the Lord is there

In every garden that we share

With odors that o’ercome the air

And seize upon our senses rare.

A garden is this magic place

In which God lends to us the grace

That brings a smile to each one’s face

Engulfing us in His embrace.

I wish that I could always be

Involved with such an entity

Like plant or flower, vine and tree

Within our Lord’s proximity !

 

 

 

GET ONBOARD ( 2019 ) 2019/05/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:29 am
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Oh, man of little style and grace

Anxiety does line your face

Your life is filled with wasted aim

You try so hard to hide the shame.

It is your goal to one day be

Free of the chains of charity

Have patience and trust in the Lord

Seek help from God and get onboard !

 

 

SAFETY ( 2019 ) 2019/05/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:18 am
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The tender night reveals our fears

The falling rain does hide our tears

The silent breeze will calm our fright

While love of God safeguards each night !

 

VANISH ( 2019 ) 2019/05/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:32 am
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I used to think that I was strong

And knew therewith where I belonged

How sad to learn fate flew away

Ne’er to return e’er aft that day.

So long ago, that distant past

How foolish to believe t’would last

For dreams will keep us warm at night

But vanish with the morning light !

 

REAL PEACE ( 2019 ) 2019/05/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:02 am
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Of all the joy which I have found

That laughs and weeps and will abound

And as emotions that astound

Too often seem to be compound

The love of God which is unbound

Fills all my days with peace surround !

 

NO CURTAIN CALL ( 2019 ) 2019/05/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:26 am
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Some memories of long ago

They are still here, they come and go

Without them, how could we move on

For sure, the meaning would be gone.

It’s odd, the thoughts that take us back

Remaining on the proper track

Remembering those days we knew

When all were safe and faith was too.

Opportunity winged on by

With no time left for second try

We’ll have to make the best of all

Because there is no curtain call !

 

 

FIRST LOVE IS FOREVER ( 2019 ) 2019/05/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:05 am
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There is a tale I wish to share

Bout teenaged feelings, love and care

There was a girl of but fifteen

He was a boy of just eighteen

Each Sunday sharing the church pew

Who can decide what each one knew ?

 

What was it they were thinking of

Because quite soon it looked like love

Though young and silly girls may be

Assured were both she cared for he

He was a lad, handsome and tall

In every way, he seemed her all.

 

On Sunday morn, dad passed the plate

She taught a class, they walked home late

Along the Boulevard they’d chat

They walked and talked of this and that

Soon the young man was her best friend

Perhaps with each their lives they’d spend.

 

Now at this time the world was sick

Young men fought wars in battles thick

That was the year her daddy died

When she felt so alone inside

So many issues war creates

Among those most when faith abates.

 

How could they know before that day

The war would filch their love away

Of all events that I have seen

And all the places I have been

Too precious now those days bygone

That their first love was based upon.

 

So sad the pain that war does bring

As all their dreams took flight and wing

Thus never to return that way

Not then or any other day

Too bad this story has no end

No memory nor any friend !

 

 

 

 

TIME FOR CHOICE ( 2019 ) 2019/05/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:50 am
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When I was young, my world brand new

There were so many things to do

So much to learn with time to share

With excess and enough to spare

Well, things have changed, it’s not the same

The world we knew now plays a game

I get discouraged, don’t you too

Have you decided what to do ?

It seems as though we have no choice

Until we learn to grow a voice !

 

AMEN.

 

I THANK YOU ( 2019 ) 2019/05/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:18 am
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Oh robin red, in your best suit

You loudly sing and look so cute

I wish I knew how to convey

The joy I’ve felt with you today.

You bring me hope the gloom can’t hide

The warmth I feel for you inside

Your perky song and boldened ways

Bring happiness to all my days !

 

 

EXPECTANT ( 2019 ) 2019/05/14

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The wind  is  in the  willow,

………..A chill is in the breeze

The babes are in the nest and

…………Rest safely as you please !

 

RETROSPECT ( 2019 ) 2019/05/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:04 am
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Days come and go, they slip away

To morph into some yesterday

Where yesterdays forgotten lie

Reminding all of past goodbye.

Too sad that we cannot replace

Those memories of last embrace

As o’er the years of each regret

Somehow the pain we can’t forget.

Our vision dims, the picture fades

And we are here left with charades

That echo pain and misery

Of loving days that used to be !

 

 

NO MORE PAIN ( 2019 ) 2019/05/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:34 am
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Help me,  oh Lord, to find the way

Back home to You at end of day

Give me the strength to carry on

When all my energy seems gone

Show me the path that leads to peace

Where all my pain at last will cease !

 

EVERYTHING SHE SAID ( 2019 ) 2019/05/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:41 am
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Dear Lord, I’m glad that you are there

To hear my ever constant prayer

My mother told me long ago

That when I asked, take care to know

Because You answer each request

With what You deem to be the best

The answer will be “yes” or “no”,

“Wait for a little while or so”

“Or give us something else instead”

That covers everything she said !

 

AMEN !

 

 

 

 

PEEK-A-BOO ( 2019 ) 2019/05/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:24 am
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Some days the sun plays peek-a-boo with me

In and out, house to house, or tree to tree

Just when I think the sun is here to stay

How odd, that’s when it seems to slip away

Or hides behind a patch of clouds up high

Like some huge colony there in the sky.

I wonder how the clouds so quickly glide

And what I’d see if I could be inside

There are so many questions left to ask

It has become a never ending task !

 

EXCITING INDUSTRY ( 2019 ) 2019/05/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:49 am
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From my front window I can see

The most exciting industry

All of God’s creatures hard at work

With not a single one who’ll shirk

How marvelous that it must be

Assured our God provides for thee.

Tis true that neither you nor I

Have  the  ability to  fly

But we are charged by destiny

To help His creatures remain free

This has been so since ages past

Let’s help the system work to last !

 

 

 

NOT ALL BLISS ( 2019 ) 2019/05/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:54 am
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Each day I rise with great surprise

To find the world before my eyes

I thank the Lord that I’m alive

And query how I still survive !

I’ve lived this life a long, long time

Indeed it’s been a tedious climb

At times I’ve thought I can’t go on

But rules are what life’s based upon !

Forgive me Lord for doubting You

What e’er You’ve taught, it is all true

I’ll carry on,  I promise this

And know that life is not all bliss !

 

 

 

 

LIFE IS A GAMBLE ( 2019 ) 2019/05/07

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I’ve trod the road uncounted miles

And shed more than a million tears

While time evoked a thousand smiles

As life revealed a hundred fears.

I cannot know the why of it

From each angle life has displayed

I only know I hope to fit

Before all of my cards are played !

 

PRINCIPLES ( 2019 ) 2019/05/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:32 am
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How I’d like to think we’re all the same

That we all possess the selfsame aim

That our instincts tell us what’s correct

And the principles we must expect,

That we live our lives in manner strong

In a place in which respect belongs,

That we honor truth and liberty

In a world wherein all men are free !

 

GOD’S ARMY ( 2019 ) 2019/05/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:06 am
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I had an uncle,  sweet as he could be

My dad made him the guardian of me

He’d been a fighter in the first Great War

There in the trenches on a foreign shore

Heroic Marine in the fields of France

Who was mustard-gassed while on an advance.

He was a man possessed of great intent

Disposed to say precisely what he meant

I’ll ne’er forget him or the love he gave

Values he taught me I’ll take to the grave

I wonder now if  he happens to be

A soldier in  God’s heavenly army !

 

TO MY DEAR GODFATHER, DESIRE F. VOINIER .

 

 
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