Claire V. Bogdanos

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

GOD IS ALL ( 2020 ) 2020/07/10

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Time keeps flying, like birds in flocks

Across the mountains, fields and rocks

O’er meadows wide midst giant hills

With rapid rivers, rushing rills

How wonderful to hear the sound

Of nature spreading all around

Be sure, our God is always there

To save each from this dark despair

Oh blesséd Lord, You do not fail

And with Your help, all will avail!

 

 

IS THIS THE END ( 2020 ) 2020/06/30

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I  watch  the  street  as  strangers  pass

Across  my  kitchen’s  window  glass

It’s  one  by  one  as  they pass  by

They  seem  so  sad,  I  want  to  cry

Can  it  be  true,  is  this  the  end

Including  all,  both  foe  and  friend   ?

 

THE WEB ( 2020 ) 2020/06/29

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Too  often  I  have  had  the  thought

That  in  a  vicious  web  we’re  caught

Our  world,  tis  true,  is  upside  down

And  turned  our  smiles  into  a  frown,

How  shall  we  get  our  laughter  back

We  need  to  find  the  proper  track.

The  madness  grows  day  after  day

Why  can’t  we  filch  its  power away,

Perhaps  we’ll  have to  wait  in  line

To  learn  if  this  will  turn  out  fine  !

 

 

NOTHING GOOD ( 2020 ) 2020/06/28

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Hypocrisy  is  all  around

It  emanates  up  from  the  ground

And  fills the  world  with  poison  air

To  propagate  our  great  despair

How  little  do  we  know  or  mind

Of  all  the  history  we  find  ?

The  whole  truth  is  what  all  should  crave

If  we  are  to  be  strong  and  brave

Can  we  survive  this  huge  attack

When  will  we  have  our  honor  back  ?

The  future’s  grim,   misunderstood

Without  God’s  love  there’s  nothing  good  !

 

 

 

SAVE US NOW ( 2020 ) 2020/06/27

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Our  tears  are  flowing  down  like  rain

With  cheeks pressed  hard  on  window  pane

Each  throat  is  tight  and  cannot  breathe

And  struggles  hard to  find  relief.

The  madness  now  does  seize  us  all

From  sources  which  demand  our  fall

Our  hearts  are  dying  one  by  one

When  will  this  agony  be  done  ?

This  land  of  beauty  and  great  wealth

Our  citadel   of  strength  and  health

Is  under  seige  by  evil  force

Oh  Captain,  do  reverse  this  course  !

 

EXCHANGE GOODBYES ( 2020 ) 2020/06/26

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Time  is  passing,  tick  tock,  tick  tock,

The  hands  keep  moving  on  the  clock

Minutes  are  speeding  one  by  one

From  early  dawn  till setting  sun.

How fast  our  lives  do  melt  away

While  none  have  found  a  way  to  stay

Help  us,  oh  Lord,   to  seek  a  trail

Where  excess  time  may  be  for  sale.

Let’s  close  our  eyes and  hope  and  pray

That  tomorrow  could  be  the  day

We’ll  ring  a  bell  and  yell  ” surprise ”

And  never  more  exchange  goodbyes  !

 

 

 

ENCORE ( 2020 ) 2020/06/25

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Now  I  have  had  a  thousand  dreams

And  planned  at  least  a  hundred  schemes

I’ve  wished  perhaps  five  hundred  more

Before  I  close  life’s  final  door.

I’ve  tried  so  hard  to  not  pretend

That  I  know  how  my  days  will  end

Ere  I  have  had  the time  to  leave

Instructions  as  to  how  you  grieve.

Remember  me  please,   If  you  do

But  only  of  my  love  for  you

I  can  not  ask for some  thing  more

Except,  my  dear,  just  one  encore   !

 

HAPPY CHANCE ( 2020 ) 2020/06/24

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The  wind  blows  wild  and  plays  a  song

I’d  like  to  learn  to  hum  along,

It  isn’t  hard  to  sing  a  tune

With  words  that  rhyme  like  June  and  moon.

Such  mirth  it  brings  to  wonder  this

And  to  imagine  youth’s  first  kiss,

I  wish  that  I  might be  again

That  girl  I  was  away  back  when

The  thrill  of  love  and  sweet  romance

Could  offer  me   a   happy  chance  !

 

 

 

FAVORS ASK ( 2020 ) 2020/06/23

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Lord  help  us  to  remember  this

That  life  is  not  a  hit  or  miss

Its  purpose  has  been  clearly  known

And  pathways  have  been  rightly  shown.

The  way  ahead  may  seem  obscure

We  need  to know  that  road’s  secure

Before  we  take  our  dreams  to  task

And  of  our  God  all  favors  ask  !

 

POSSESSIONS ( 2020 ) 2020/06/22

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I  see the  world  through  portals  bound

By  all  the  objects  that  we’ve  found

To   fill  our  lives  with  great  excess

Of  foolishness  that  we  possess  !

 

SHARING ( 2020 ) 2020/06/21

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My  life  is  o’er,  how  fast  it  went

I  wonder  where  my  time’s  been  spent

It’s  passing  by  too  swiftly  now

The  cradle  has  long  left  the  bough.

I  shall  not  pass this  way  again,

Perhaps  I  may  remember  when

The  days  have  gone  or  passed on  by

Each  full of  smiles or  tears  we’ve  cried.

Oh  how I  wish  that  I  would  be

Some  creature  flitting,  tree  to  tree

Who’s  spent  its  life  up  in  the  air

Where  only  God and  birds may  share !

 

 

 

 

SURPRISE ( 2020 )

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See  sunlight  streaming  through  the  trees

While  leaves  are  swaying  in  the  breeze

The  morning  air’s  so  fresh  and  cool

The  rising  sun  shines  like  a  jewel

Oh  what  a  great  day  this  will  be

A  gift  from  our  own  Diety,

God  bless  us  all  as  we  arise

Let’s  pray  this  day’s  full  of  surprise  !

 

RELEASE ( 2020 ) 2020/06/19

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The  pain  is  real  and  so  intense

What  shall  I  do  for  my defense

Oh  blessed  Lord  reach  out  to me

And  grant  me  some  immunity

My  faith  is strong  what  shall I  do

To  prove  that  I  believe  in  You  ?

I’ve  made  the  best  of  what  I’ve  got

And  know  this  is  my  final  shot

Please  help  me  Lord  to  find  some  peace

As  from  this  place  I  beg  release  !

AMEN.

 

REPEAT SHOW ( 2020 ) 2020/06/18

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I  hear  the  whistle  of  the  train

It  keeps  on  calling  out  my  name

And  sings  to  me  its  lonesome  tune

From  morning’s  rise  till  afternoon.

It  brings  to  me  the  memory

Of  days  gone  by  that  used  to  be

Filled  with  excitement  that  suggests

Times  were  when  we shared  happiness.

The  chance  has  come  and  now  has  gone

For  hooks  to  hang  our  dreams  upon

We’ll  transport  them  where  e’er  we  go

And  pray  there’ll  be  a  repeat  show  !

 

 

OZ ( 2020 ) 2020/06/17

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The  sun  is  fading  in  the  west

My  world  unravels  as  a  test

I  bear  the  weight  of  my  belief

Too  soon  there’s  nothing  left  but  grief.

Awake  my  heart  and  try  to  say

Great  words  before  you  melt  away

Like  Dorothy  ere  she  is  caught

In  winds  life’s  misery  has  brought.

Command  the  soul,  be  steady  now

And  to  its  pain   refuse  to  bow

Then  keep  your place  in  heart  and  mind

Until  God’s  rest  that  you’ll  soon  find  !

WALK WITH ME.

 

REBUKE ( 2020 ) 2020/06/16

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There  is  a  sound  that  I  can  hear

It  seems  to  whisper  in  the  ear

Is  it  the  wind  that  steals  about

With  soft  whispers  and  ne’er  a  shout  ?

What  must  I  do  to  make  it  clear

That  God’s  rebuke  is  all I  fear  ?

 

REGRET ( 2020 ) 2020/06/15

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A  simple  thought  just  for  today

That  we  mean  everything  we  say

The  truth  is  what  this  world’s  about

Because  of  this  we  have  no  doubt.

The  lies  are  but  another  ploy

Of  all  the  tricks  humans  employ

To  twist  and  turn  each  form  of  strife

Into  an  enemy  for  life.

How  sad  that  we  perchance  forget

Too  many  days spent  in regret  !

 

 

 

 

FEARS ( 2020 ) 2020/06/14

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The  wheels  of  time  turn  slowly  round

Wherein  the scale  of  life  is  found

The  hours  are counted  one  by  one

Until  each  lonely  day  has  done.

We’ll  dream  our  dreams  and  pray  that  we

Accept  the  rule,  freedom’s  not free

Oftimes  the  cost  goes  far  beyond

A  price  of  which  we  are  not  fond.

Since  discipline  is  what  it  takes

And  safety  is  the  rule  it  breaks

We’ll  try  again  to  make  it  clear

The  only thing  to  fear  is  fear  !

 

 

WHEN ? ( 2020 ) 2020/06/13

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We’re  standing  in  a line  where  we must  wait

Tis  not  a  journey  we  anticipate

The  day  is  not  too sunny  nor  too  cool

Nor  meant  to  be a  space  for  fake  or  fool

So   here  we  stand  before  God’s  final  gate

And  wonder  how  much  longer  is  the  date

Before  we enter  into  paradise

Where  we’ll  no  longer  suffer  Satan’s  lies !

 

PEACE WITH GOD ( 2020 ) 2020/06/12

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Oh   how  I wish  I  were a  bird

Who  mimicked  every  song  he’d  heard

It  would  be  such  great  fun  to  do

A  gift  of joy  between  we  two.

We’d  sing  our  tunes each  morn  to  night

From  early  mass  until  midnight

These  pleasures  add  to daily  life

Though  riddled  by  anger  and  strife.

Now  if our  melodies  are  sweet

Perhaps  this  anger  we’ll  defeat

And  seek  a reason  to believe

Our  peace  with  God,  we  shall  achieve  !

 

 

THE SEARCH ( 2020 ) 2020/06/11

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What  is  it  that  I’m  searching  for

Will  I  unearth  the  hidden  door

That  leads  to  God’s  exotic  place

Wherein  one  finds  His  secret  space  ?

Thus  live  my  life  without  the  pain

Of  losing  those  I  love  again

Seek  help  from  God  high  on  His  perch

Beg  Him  to  aid  me  in  my  search  !

 

POWER ( 2020 ) 2020/06/10

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We  view  our  lives  through  tainted  eyes

Because  this  world  is  bathed  in  lies

Real  faith  exists  in  truth  alone

Since  hearts  of  men  oftimes  are stone.

Though  many  strong  are  honor  bred

While  others  bask  in  shade  instead,

How  sad that  we  discover  late

Powers  we  hold  o’er  our own  fate  !

 

 

COURTESY ( 2020 ) 2020/06/09

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When  I  was young  I tried  to  be

A  credit  to  my  family

I  followed  all  the  rules  I  knew

As  mom  and  dad  had  asked  me  to

They  taught  me manners,  best  they  could

To  be  polite as  children  should.

Speaking  the  truth  was  number  one

Do  not  mock  others  just  for  fun

Be  sure  to  help  if  one’s  in need

And  of  your  words,  take  special  heed

These  rules  were  simple as  you  see

Basics  of  sense  and  courtesy  !

 

 

 

 

NONE ARE FREE ( 2020 ) 2020/06/08

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How  can  it  be,  the  path  is  clear

Why  should  some  acts  instill  deep  fear

What  crisis  now  hinders  our  ways

And  complicates  too many  days ?

Where  is  the peace  that  we  all  seek

To  get  one  through  each  coming  week

Have  we methods  to  gain  redress

Why  can’t  we  live  without  distress ?

It  simply  seems to  query  why

We  must  suffer  ere  we should  die

For  life  was  never meant  to  be

A  paradise  where  none are  free  !

 

ON THE CHIN ( 2020 ) 2020/06/07

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We  need  one  man  to  lead  us  now

We  need  this  special  sacred  cow

To  him  we’ll  give fidelity

He  is the one  who’ll  set us  free.

Let’s  raise  our  voices  to  thank  him

To  save  us  from a  future  dim

He  offers  us  another  choice

To  help  our people  and  rejoice.

We’ll  hail this  chief  and  pray  for  him

Because  he  takes  it  on  the  chin   !

 

 

OUR VETERANS ( 2020 ) 2020/06/06

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Today  is  not a  holiday

We celebrate  like  some  birthday

Instead  it  is  a  mark  in time

That  saved  us  all  from  our  decline.

Six,  six,  four,  four,  who  can  forget

Those  memories  without  regret

The  world  we knew  was  on its  knees

Until  those ships  did  sail  the seas

To  land  upon  that  foreign  shore

Where  thousands  died and  so much  more.

How  sad  that we  discard  their  deeds

And in  the  end,  neglect  their  needs  !

FORGIVE US LORD.

 

STRIFE ( 2020 ) 2020/06/05

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This  world  today  is upside  down

As  chaos  roams  from  town  to  town

All  citizens  may  suffer  so

The  enemy  will  not  let  go.

How  sad if  we  should  lose  control

Of  all our  dreams  and  of  each  goal

We’ve  come  too far  to  just  give  up

And  swallow  lies  from  Satan’s  cup.

Where  is  the truth  that  must  be  told

This  hatred  now  has grown  too old

We’re  all  so   tired  of  the strife

God   help  us  to  regain  our  life !

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEAUTY OBSCENE ( 2020 ) 2020/06/04

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Tis  the  time  of  year  when  sunshine  smiles

And  the  sky is  so clear  for  miles  and  miles,

When  the  birds  in  the branches  of  the  trees

Circulate  their  message  into  the  breeze

While  the gentle  wind  does  rustle  the  leaves

Now  playing  in  the  shadow  of  the eaves.

The  trees seem  to  yawn  and  stretch  in  the sun

As  spreading  shrubs  have  their  flowers  begun

So  it  is  that  our  world  of  growing  green

Paints  pictures  to  all  of  beauty  obscene  !

 

 
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