Claire V. Bogdanos

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

CAPTIVE TO THE COLD ( 2019 ) 2019/10/31

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The  summer’s  gone,  it’s  blown away

Beg as  I would,  it could  not stay

And now  I feel  the traitor’s spell

I  cannot  bar old  Autumn’s  tell.

So  stoke the fire  and  heat up  all

The  fruits and  plants from  frosty  fall

Shall  all  be  captive to the  cold

Like  pioneers  in times  of old !

 

 

 

HISTORY ( 2019 ) 2019/10/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:37 am
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Wild  animals  that roam  the fields

Are  kinder than great  power yields

For  men may  so much  conflict feel

In  conscience,  kindness  can’t be real.

The  cruelties of their  insane need

Of  which the world  pays little heed

Convinces  all who’ve dared  to see

Of  what they  deed  to history  !

 

SHADOWS ( 2019 ) 2019/10/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:38 am
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I  cannot  wait  for dawn  to show

From  whence  the sounds of life doth flow

The  darkness of the night  will fade

As  sunbeams from daylight  invade.

The  shadows that are  left behind

As  all  the early hours  unwind

Do  leave with us  this lucent sight

Escaping  emptiness  each  night !

 

 

SUNBEAMS DANCE ( 2019 ) 2019/10/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:31 am
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The sun  came out to  play today

While  sunbeams danced their hearts away

The  air was warm and smelled so sweet

And  all were  light upon  their  feet.

I  wish  somehow we could  replay

The  happenings of every day

That bring  God’s  laughter  and His joy

For  all  His  creatures to employ !

 

 

 

I’LL REMEMBER YOU ( 2019 ) 2019/10/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:39 am
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Oh  blessed Lord, see how my heart grieves

When  another of Your  children leaves

This  generation has missed so  much

No  love or kisses,  no  tender touch

A  prayer or  two for what  used to be

And  a hint  of things we’ll  never see.

I  beg You  Lord  to find him a  place

Help  him to rest  in  a  special  space

Show  him the  love  that  he’s  never known

Treat  him as if  the sky were his home

Answer  his queries best as  You can

Help  him  remember he  died a man !

TO MICHAEL WITH LOVE.

 

ETERNAL BLISS ( 2019 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:58 am
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I’d  like to think  that God  is here

And  those I’ve loved are  ever near

That  all I need is  close at hand

And  everything will  turn out grand.

I’ve  waited my whole  lifetime through

To  know what  is it I must do

Be  thankful  and remember this

God’s  gift to all,  eternal  bliss !

 

MOMENTS LOST ( 2019 ) 2019/10/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:42 am
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The  pages of my  calendar

All now seem to be  flashing by

They  are racing one  another

I  find I’m helpless  as they  fly.

I never thought that I would see

A time that  would  evaporate

This  world with such  rapidity

Without a  chance to  concentrate.

And so  it is  the days  have passed

Without  one moment  to be  lost

Like  pictures  in a  looking  glass

With  no one there to count the cost !

 

 

THE SUMMER’S DONE ( 2019 ) 2019/10/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:35 am
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I’m so sad  that the  summer’s done

It’s  leaves are falling one by one

The wind moves  slowly in the  breeze

While  sailing quiet  through the trees.

There  is a crispness in  the air

Relief  from heat  we’ve had to bear

Too  soon the winter  will  appear

To fill  the balance  of the  year.

Then  when the  dawn does  shine its light

That  emanates from  brilliant white

Reflected  there  in swirling  snow

You’ll  see the  season’s  icy show !

 

WITHOUT GOALS ( 2019 ) 2019/10/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:19 am
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The  air is thin and smells lke snow

When winter comes  where does one go

And where will all God’s  creatures hide

If  there’s no warmth to find outside ?

Oh  Lord,  have mercy on those souls

Whose lives are lost and  without goals !

 

 

 

HIS BEAUTY ( 2019 ) 2019/10/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:17 pm
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Now I have  trod ten thousand miles

Up hills and  dales passed  country stiles

I’ve  climbed the steps  to reach the sky

Both  night and day as clouds rolled by.

I’ve dreamt  the way that  scholars do

Mindful  of all  that can  be true

My  heart and soul are  caught in it

Somehow  it  all just  seems to fit.

Let’s  thank the  Lord  for His great gifts

As  through  our lives  His beauty  sifts !

 

 

 

 

 

TO THE CORE ( 2019 ) 2019/10/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:08 am
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This is my  life with all  its faults

The love of  God my heart  exhaults,

When  I feel down and sort  of rough

It’s  faith in God  that keeps  me tough.

I’ve seen a lot  and been through war

I’ve lived the pain  right to the  core

And  wonder if the Lord  does know

How  very much  I love  Him  so ?

 

 

 

RELEASE ( 2019 ) 2019/10/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:18 am
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The  world we  know  is  crass and cold

Its conversation  brassed and  bold

And leaves  no kindness in its  wake

Just  policies that  crash and  break

With  no  thought for tomorrow’s  child

Inheriting  this place  gone  wild.

God  help us all to  find  our peace

Before  He grants  each soul’s  release !

 

ONE MORE NIGHT ( 2019 ) 2019/10/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:32 pm
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My  heart is heavy,  laden down

As  my whole world  is turned around

My  face  is veiled and  hidden by

Shadows  of tears  I cannot cry.

The silence  of the  night  is there

To  masque  the cloak of fear I wear

Oh  blessed Lord  make my way light

Please  help me get  through one more night !

 

 

 

 

REMEMBERING ( 2019 ) 2019/10/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:42 pm
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Today’s  a day for  reveries

Of love  and tears and  memories

Of sadness and  reproach, it seems

Of fear and of aborted dreams.

I’ve lived a life so full of pain

And will not pass this way again

I wait here in the silence of

My  lonliness  and  derth  of love.

Dear  Lord,  protect me  from myself

And place  me  on the  “keepsafe”  shelf

I know Your heart’s  with  every child

In  manner kind,   loving  and mild !

 

 

WITHOUT YOU ( 2019 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:28 am
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Oh  how I’ve dreamt that you and I

Would  be together by and by

Somewhere  upon an island near

Or  in some place that’s free of fear.

We’d chat about  our fav’rite things

Like  love and care and angel wings

I  miss your laugh and your bright smile

Though you’ve been gone a long,  long while.

It’s  been a road with ups and downs

Filled  with wise men,  some fools and clowns

I truly don’t  know  what to do

How shall I manage without you !

 

 

MAN INSIDE ( 2019 ) 2019/10/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:34 am
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These are the days have been foretold

By  sages in  those times  of old

When  men were  there to oversee

The  rules  of  our  society.

Then  manners  were a  part of all

We   thought or  knew or  did  befall

Our  faith in  God  was not  denied

He  is our  Light,  the Man  Inside !

 

 

CHOOSE GOD ( 2019 ) 2019/10/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:23 am
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My  wishes for a pleasant day

To  you  are wending  fast their way

I  hear the  church bells  as they sound

With  joy and  worship  heaven bound.

For  all who  listen to  my  voice

Your  time’s  arrived to  make a choice

Choose  God  and learn how  to obey

To  love your neighbor  and to pray.

Be kind  remembering  the  need

Of  all God’s  children and their seed

For  all are  meant to  heed  His Word

And  cherish all that  they have heard !

 

YOUR FRONT DOOR ( 2019 ) 2019/10/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:24 am
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I’m  looking through the window glass

Observing  as  my  life  rolls  past

Still  wondering where I  have  been

Or  if  I’ll pass this  way again ?

How  strange is life  when  one is  young

And from  the  heart,  love’s song  is sung

The  words still echo  on  my ear

They bring me calm  and soothe  my fear.

Be  kind  dear  Lord,  now  that  tis o’er

Too  soon  I’ll  knock on Your  front door !

 

 

LEARN TO COPE ( 2019 ) 2019/10/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:22 am
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As  one  reflects on  former  days

When  life seemed grand with love ablaze

To ponder all the  many  schemes

That filled our lives and were our dreams.

How sad  that most did fade  away,

Forgotten  plans of  yesterday,

Yet  left some here still  dreaming on

That  long  lost  isle of Avalon.

While tales  were told to  bring us hope

And  teach us how to learn to cope

Since  most of  life’s  inequities

Are issues  that we  must  appease !

 

 

 

 

 

BUFFOONS ( 2019 ) 2019/10/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:59 am
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When  you look around  what do you see

Millions  involved  in dishonesty

A  nation in chains  by subterfuge

Victim of  a scam  that is so huge.

How sad that this is where we’ve  wound up

Sipping  tragedy  from  one  cracked cup

We’ll  do our best to escape the goons

Please God  help save us all  from buffoons !

 

 

I’LL TAKE A CHANCE ( 2019 ) 2019/10/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:37 am
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I  hear the  whistle on  the  track

It  seems to shout,  come back,  come back

But  I have  been  this way  before

Not  once,  but  twice or maybe more

And  cannot bear  the lonesome sound

Of  emptiness  which  I  have found.

My  bags are packed  all set to go

I’m  ready for  another  show

I  do not have a  backup  plan

And  may  become  an ” also  ran ”

God  with Your  help,  I’ll  take a chance

Tis  time to  try  to learn  to dance !

 

OF SMALL CONSEQUENCE ( 2019 ) 2019/10/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:19 am
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One’s  heart grows old  and  tired too

With  oh, so  many  things  to do

Before  I reach the end of  time

When  life will be no longer  mine.

I   close the book   and  ask my  God

Why  life has been  so very  hard

What  can I do to  make amends

To  family and  to my friends ?

I’ve  often  thought the  world we knew

Had  little time  to guide us  through

We  each  are of  small  consequence

And  leave to  God  our  self defense !

 

 

TO THE END ( 2019 ) 2019/10/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:01 am
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The  northern  winds are  blowing now

They’ve  lobbied  hard across the bow

And  times are changing  every day

As  life is  waning  fast away.

When  is it  we’ll get straight  again,

Begin  once  more to  act like  men

Preserve  our  values  and defend

Our  Constitution  to the end ?

 

 

 

 

UNREQUITED ( 2019 ) 2019/10/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:15 am
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There is one thing I’m searching for

To be some  place I’ve been before

And feel the warmth of your embrace

The  peace of  love upon your face.

It’s too late now there’s no time left

As  I am here,  alone,  bereft

I’m sorry that it could not be

Life  found an  altered destiny !

 

ALL MUST ANSWER ( 2019 ) 2019/10/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:45 am
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This  heart of mine  cannot erase

The  image of that  gentle face

I’d  noticed oft  how kind you were

To  passerby or  some stranger.

The paths we trod as each grew old

Echo  our values  wise and bold

The Lord above  shall  judge us all

And we  must answer  to His call !

 

 

FREE HEARTS TO TRY ( 2019 ) 2019/10/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:33 am
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Slim  fingers of the  breaking  dawn

Are  shining  through the  window  pane

While  shadows  signal early  morn

And  capture  fractured light  again.

How  sad this  world that  has no chance

To  teach their  children how  to fly

Or  find some  path  to seek romance

Enticing  all free  hearts to  try !

 

 

 

CHASE THE COLD ( 2019 ) 2019/10/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:56 am
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The  days grow short,  the night  grows  cold

The  wind becomes  increasing  bold

There is  a chill pervades  the land

Before  the grasp of  winter’s  hand.

Tis  soon  ere Mister  Frost is here

Let’s  reccommend  a cup of  cheer

To  keep us all in spirits  gay

And  help us chase  the cold  away !

 

 

KEEP TRYING ( 2019 ) 2019/10/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:30 am
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To  live one’s  life in  humble ease

No  anger or  excitement,  please

Accepting  what  life  dishes  out

O’ermounting  any signs  of doubt

Keep  faith in all that  you  believe

And  do your best  to help  achieve

That  single  goal you’re  striving for,

To  knock  upon  the Saviour’s  door !

 

 

 

 

 
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