Claire V. Bogdanos

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

FEARS ( 2020 ) 2020/06/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:03 am
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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  !

 

 

NONE ARE FREE ( 2020 ) 2020/06/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:27 am
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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  !

 

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 ” !

 

EACH DESTINY ( 2020 ) 2020/04/29

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The words appear, they fade away

Or pause to dare another day

They fill the air and dissipate

Some came early and could not wait .

A world of waste and moments lost

This old age which disaster costs

Then ring the bell and make great noise

Pretend to gain some senile poise.

Reach out , reach out , what fear have we

Too late to change each destiny !

 

FREE ( 2020 ) 2020/03/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:22 am
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So  many words spring from the pain

That  is attacking  me again,

Oh,  how I wish  one day to be

From  all of this  forever  free !

 

CARRY ON ( 2020 ) 2020/02/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:21 am
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Oh  little lamb  so pure and sweet

You  lay there  at your Saviour’s feet

How  long before  your time has come

Your  destiny  will be undone ?

We  each one have  to make our way

Learn to accept  it day by day

And  pray that all we  touch in life

Will  help to heal  this world  in strife.

Move on,  move on,  without a pause

We carry on,  it is the cause  !

 

 

GOD’S FINGER ( 2020 ) 2020/02/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:44 am
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Life  dishes out  a lot of stuff

Before  too long  we’ve  had enough

The  tides of time,  sometimes too strong

Will  somehow carry  us along

To  events we have  never seen

Or  places  we have never been

I  believe  all  peace doth linger

At  the behest  of God’s  finger !

 

 

 

NO MORE TIME ( 2020 ) 2020/01/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:13 am
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I’ve  traveled halfway cross  this world

To  seek the peace  eluding me

With  hopes and dreams  that had been hurled

Against  the tides  reminding me

That  love is not a piece  of cake

Where  all that matters is the taste

There’s  so much more that is at stake

And  no more time  that’s left to waste !

 

 

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 !

 

 

 

 

 

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 !

 

 

NO REGRETS ( 2019 ) 2019/08/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:08 am
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Do you  know why I’m missing  you

From early morn till  nightfall too

I   cannot bear you are not  here

Please bundle up,  get back in gear.

The sky is  falling,  have you heard

My heart hangs onto  every word

Tis true, I  shan’t see you again

But no  regrets,  remember when !

 

TO FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES DEPARTED FROM MY LIFE

 

BEFORE THE END ( 2019 ) 2019/08/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:03 am
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Can you remember  what it’s like

To spread your wings and feel grown up

When I was but a  tiny tyke

I learned to sip the grownup  cup

And now I’m  old  I can’t excuse

The habits I’ve acquired since  then

I wish  somehow I could refuse

And to be young once more again.

Oh blessed  Lord so much to see

In this new world  of let’s pretend

We’ll try our best to  gracious be

And hold on tight  before the end !

 

 

TIS DONE ( 2019 ) 2019/08/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:29 am
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Our lives are  full of sadness and things that  have  gone  astray

For who  can  face the  madness  and  the  pain of  yesterday

Oh  Lord,  we do miss  the  dreams that have come and  gone  away

But  who can  bear this  agony  we  live with day  by  day ?

 

HEART AND HEAD ( 2019 ) 2019/07/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:04 pm
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I hear the whistle  on the track

It  seems to signal  “hurry  back”,

So  many  indications  sound

That help us to get all around

A  whistle blows,  a bell may ring

Birds  in the trees,  their voices sing

There is a  message  to be  heard

Tis  time to  treasure every  word

Be  ready to  accept the  call

We  know that  pride  precedes a fall

Take  care to  listen to  what’s said

And love  your God  with heart and head !

 

 

 

 

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 !

 

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 !

 

 

 

 

IT’S FINE WITH ME ( 2019 ) 2019/05/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:50 am
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Oh what a joy if I could be

Freed from my disability

To stand and walk upon my own

A dream to me till now unknown

How long, dear Lord, shall I exist

Amidst this pain that does persist ?

I grow so tired of being strong

And for some peace I ever long

I am content and know my place

Expecting soon one last embrace

Forgive me Lord, tis true You’ll see

What e’er will be, it’s fine with me !

 

 

NOT WITH FEAR ( 2019 ) 2019/01/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:31 am
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Now I have lived so many years

Years filled with hope and thick with tears

Times when I thought that I was done

And others that were full of fun.

I’ve known the wars and tragedy

And lost those who were dear to me

I left my heart on foreign shore

For those that I shall see no more.

Sometimes  I’ve wondered how I could

Because my heart’s not made of wood

My thanks to God, I’ve come this far

I’m battle weary but unscarred.

I sense that I’ve withstood the test

And hope I’ve given all my best

The end for sure draws ever near

I face my God but not with fear !

 

AMEN.

 

 

 

 

DAY OF RECKONING ( 2019 ) 2019/01/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:12 am
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I thank You Lord, for all my dreams

And all my silly hare-brained schemes,

For all the joy that I have known

In spite of all life’s sadness shown.

Like those whose paths have crossed with mine

Adding to that,  past valentines,

A birthday message gone astray

Or those I’ve loved who went away,

Remember Lord that I’m still here

My day of reckoning grows near !

 

AMEN.

 

 

JUST A PREVIEW ( 2018 ) 2018/12/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:40 am
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Too soon the journey ends my friend

And leaves us much that can’t unbend

To make way for His finest blend

Of all the bliss God’s pleased  to send !

 

MOST UNREAL ( 2018 ) 2018/12/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:53 pm
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Sometimes I waken in the night

To find there’s no one else in sight

And I am torn to ponder why

The bright lit stars desert the sky

Or why the valleys lose their glow

When meteors do fail to show !

Instead we face a blackened sky

Unveiled before our darkened eye

To note the lonliness we feel

And pray that it is most unreal ?

 

LOVE AND SHARE ( 2018 ) 2018/12/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:50 am
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Oh Lamb of God, what shall I do

With open heart,  I come to You

The hour is late, the night is old

My pains increase as time grows cold.

I long for sleep, the morning nears

I need Your help to stem my tears

And wonder if my faith will last

Despite this spate of winter’s blast ?

I beg You God to bide with me

Through thick and thin, eternally

I pledge my word for those who care

That with Your love we learn to share !

 

 

 

UNBENDING FINALITY ( 2018 ) 2018/11/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:09 am
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How my heart yearns for the days of yore

Before life’s heartbreak slipt through the door

And left behind an unholy mess

That I deal with now without redress

I have learned to accept God’s decree

In its unbending finality !

 

A SIMPLE GOODBYE ( 2018 ) 2018/11/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:14 am
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Like all the dreams you’ve ever dreamed

And all the plans you ever planned

Like the currents in the river

And all the ridges in the sand

One whisk of mighty ocean wave

That does quite often go astray

Maybe a mighty blast of wind

Stalls, waiting to come out and play

Like all the fishes in the sea

And all the birds that fly up high

The simple clasping of a hand

Accepts it’s time to say goodbye !

 

I HAVE NO FEAR ( 2018 ) 2018/11/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:04 am
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There is a knocking on the gate

Is this the Someone I await

I keep expecting Him to call

The time has flown, tis after fall !

The leaves are gone, impatient they

It seems they too have missed the day

Perhaps another took my place

It’s not such youth I shall embrace.

Oh tell me Sir, why am I here

Unlike the young, I have no fear

But You and I have much to share

Because I know You really care !

 

THE CURTAIN IS DOWN ( 2018 ) 2018/10/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:26 am
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Perhaps it will be best if we don’t see

The shadow of a life that used to be

For all concerned it might be better still

Bid welcome to God, accepting His will.

The time is short as all lives do run out

Some with a whisper and others a shout

Now whom of we, when the curtain is down

Will greet the Lord with our face in a frown ?

 

ACCEPTANCE ( 2018 ) 2018/10/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:15 am
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I never thought that I would be

A victim of hypocrisy

But day by day in every way

I see the role I’m meant to play.

Truth is I can’t remember when

We’ll have the chance to speak again

Though I shall wish you all the best

While begging God, control the rest !

 

FINAL ACCEPTANCE ( 2018 ) 2018/09/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:39 am
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Time moves on more slowly now

As every minute counts somehow

We savor all as hours pass

Because we know these are the last.

There is no choice we can make

To hope to end or stop the ache

What is to be, ’twill be so

But until then tis status quo !

 

 

 

 
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