Claire V. Bogdanos

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

GOOD NIGHT ( 2020 ) 2020/05/31

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Slowly the gathering dusk fills each hall

As shades of eventide begin night’s call

The darkness moves forward to welcome night

As heavy shadows cower every light.

There’s a sound in the passage you can hear

The echo of shuffles seeming so clear

With a cumbersome yawn, fall into bed

And pull all your covers over your head !

 

HIS SHOW ( 2020 ) 2020/05/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:54 am
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The tide flows in all swift and fleet

And almost knocks me off my feet

The water moves at a quick pace

And comes and goes with ne’er a trace

It makes no sound as it moves on

But silent, seeks its echelon.

For all we know, what do we see

One’s vision of sobriety

Hold on, hold on, do not let go

God’s beside us, this is His show !

 

CHALLENGE ( 2020 ) 2020/05/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:21 am
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Where is the caution that we need

Like all the rules that we must heed

What’s happened to our sanity

Now drowning in profanity ?

Take care, my dear, we’ve just begun

The journey’s long and void of fun

Make sure that you do not lose sight

Of all the tremors of the night.

Remember when the fog rolls in

That each accepts his own chagrin

There is no cover one may choose

The answer is we all do lose !

 

CLUTCH OF FEAR (2020) 2020/05/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:47 am
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There is this sadness in my heart

That years ago had its small start

When I was young and chose to be

The backbone of my family.

Though times were hard and cupboards bare

Our crippled world was forced to share

We wasted not nor did we slack

But strove to take our nation back.

Who thought that we would once again

Return to those ” remember when ” ?

Oh Blessed Lord, be with us here

To save us from this clutch of fear !

 

DANCING SPRINKLES (2020) 2020/05/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:49 am
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See all the shining rooftops glistening

While to these raindrops we are listening

For pitter – patter as they splash their way

Across our window panes so grim and gray.

Tis one more wet and windy springtime rain

That’s come today to visit all again

Oh dancing sprinkles will you help us grow

A harvest crop we can be proud to show ?

 

HEREDITY ? ( 2020 ) 2020/05/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:01 am
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There is a world that waits for me

Somewhere across God’s great blue sea

A place where anger can’t exist

And only kindness does persist.

But I’m not sure if I can wait

To make the journey to that Gate

Because my world is falling down

And crushing kindness to the ground.

What shall I do, how can this be

Is this the new heredity ?

Oh Gracious Lord, remember me

For only You can set me free !

 

THE SONG OF BIRDS( 2020 ) 2020/05/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:43 am
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There is this joy that mornings bring

The song of birds upon the wing

Their voices calling to their kin

An early morning checking in.

They chirp and croon familiar tunes

From breaking dawn through afternoons

Making each creature here belong

Though some are frail yet others strong

How wonderful that God’s so wise

He’s made His Own Bird Paradise !

 

FEEL THAT FREE ( 2020 ) 2020/05/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:32 am
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I hear the sound of running feet

Laughter of children from the street

All playing on the pavement wide

Darting about from side to side.

Their shrieks of glee are full of joy

Including every girl and boy

Oh such great fun that’s to be had

Without scoldings by Mom and Dad.

I love to see the youngsters play

In God’s fresh air day after day

What a sweet pleasure it would be

If all the world could feel that free !

 

WE NEED YOU ( 2020 ) 2020/05/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:41 am
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What would You do to save us from

The storm we know is soon to come

How will You guard us, help us rise

Above this hell that’s in disguise ?

We need You now, teach us to care

That we may all Your wisdom share !

 

HONEST AND SURE ( 2020 ) 2020/05/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES,Tags — bogdanosclaire @ 10:02 am
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When I am gone the same wind will blow

The sun will shine and the stars will glow

It matters not what the night will do

Since I am gone and can’t be with you.

But you must keep on just as you should

With all of your dreams faithful and good

Remembering me if you so choose

Whether you win or whether you lose.

And if you forget, that’s okay too

The world still moves on, that much is true

I want you to be pleased with your life

Happy in love and minus the strife.

May God bless you and keep you secure

Loving and healthy, honest and sure !

 

BEGIN ANEW ( 2020 ) 2020/05/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:14 am
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Well here we are, alone at last

Into the sea of life we’ve cast

Seeking solutions in our quest

Whilst reaching out to find the best.

May God Himself direct our thought

To teachings old and lessons taught

Let kindness and a gentle heart

In all directions be our start.

Please guide us to eternal peace

Where anger, hate and trouble cease

And God and man begin anew

To relish all the good we do !

 

THANK YOU ( 2020 ) 2020/05/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:08 am
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Each day begins with shades of gray

Before sky blue decides to stay

The clouds are neat all in a row

They start to gather, come and go

And fill the heavens with their fluff

We never seem to get enough.

Oh how I wish that I might see

Angels hop-scotching over me

I’d laugh and giggle right out loud

I do believe we’d have a crowd.

But just for now I promise you

I’d offer God a huge ” thank You ” !

 

DECISIONS ( 2020 ) 2020/05/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:47 am
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I’d like to spend my time imagining

What life is all about and reason why

The Lord decided it was smart planning

And gave us choices to help make us try !

 

WITH MERCY ( 2020 ) 2020/05/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:14 am
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My eyes are full of wonder

My heart so wild with glee

What is this spell I’m under

How does it affect me ?

I’m a child who loves my God

And wishing all I could

That most lives are not that hard

And mercy’s understood !

AMEN.

 

THE LOOKING GLASS (2020) 2020/05/17


Daily I glimpse myself as I slip past

My shadow in some forlorn looking glass

Who is that creature smiling back at me

Without those worried cares that used to be ?

Our lives have changed and time keeps moving on

To end up in a place called ” once upon ”

We all must learn to live and laugh and cry

Before it is our turn to say ” goodbye ” !

 

THE PATH ( 2020 ) 2020/05/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:02 am
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What is it we are waiting for

The peace of God to use our door,

To enter in and take the space

Reserved for His Eternal Grace ?

How can it be this world’s destroyed

And of all fairness, now devoid

While angels weep and rain their tears

Upon this place, too full of fears ?

Where do we turn to reach You, Lord

That we may be of one accord

Oh, dearest God please help us find

The path that to Your Heart unwinds !

 

PREPARATION ( 2020 ) 2020/05/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:13 pm
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I ask You, Lord, to comfort me

While this old world is still not free

Give each a turn to stand up tall

Before the times wherein we fall.

Show us the mercy that You gave

To all the Saints that You have saved

And grant us peace ere we must die

Without a fragile last goodbye !

 

ALL I POSSESS ( 2020 ) 2020/05/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:17 am
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Oh blessed Lord, accept my plea

Grant me the strength to set me free

Open my eyes that I may see

The love and care You’ve offered me.

I am Your servant meek and mild

Your aged and obedient child

I give to You all I possess

My dreams and hopes, my happiness !

 

FAITH DEVOUT ( 2020 ) 2020/05/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:17 am
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Out of the quiet of the hour

Tis now the time for peace to flower

When angels rest the air turns still

So hope may shine upon yon hill

Thus power rests in present thought

Of all the lessons life has taught.

We need replace man’s lack of love

With kindness shared from God above,

Take heart and dream what life’s about

And learn to live with faith devout !

 

ALL THE GRIEF ( 2020 ) 2020/05/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:28 pm
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What madness has pursued us here

Instilling each one’s greatest fear

Of life and limb or illness known

That by the air is being sown ?

What must we do to save our world

From all this grief that has been hurled ?

 

FINAL ENDINGS ( 2020 ) 2020/05/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:57 pm
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My gratitude, dear God above

I am surrounded by true love

My fate’s been sealed and is secure

There’s no escape, of this I’m sure

The time grows late, what else is left

Too soon it is, the world’s bereft !

 

SECOND CHANCES ( 2020 ) 2020/05/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:44 pm
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There remains certain moments we encounter every day

When we are at our leisure and the world’s prepared to pray

Aft the silence has been broken and eventide occurs

And times spent all together aren’t his or aren’t hers .

When all our simple pleasures are aligned there side by side

And the honeymoon is over without some silly pride

May the Good Lord take the measure of tasks already done

Guaranteeing life’s diversion twist happiness and fun !

THANX TO SECOND CHANCES

 

LIFE’S OPTIONS ( 2020 ) 2020/05/09

Filed under: Chug-Chug — bogdanosclaire @ 1:12 am
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Now I have trod a thousand miles and cried a million tears

I’ve lived a life of much regret that’s filled with foolish fears

And wondered why the world is sad and so misunderstood

That sometimes in the long run we can’t tell the bad from good

Our God is in His heaven, He’s awaiting each one’s choice

What will it be we have chosen to exercise our voice ?

WRITTEN WHILE UNDERGOING CHEMO AT SLOANE KETTERING THIS AM

 

 
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