Claire V. Bogdanos

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

SECURITY ( 2017 ) 2017/09/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:17 am
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Oh tiny chick safe in the nest

Your mama knows what is the best

As she secures you all around

While perking up at each new sound

Then darting off to find a feast

To feed her brood before release,

Oh little bird how will you fare

When your mama’s no longer there ?




A BING CHERRY ( 2017 ) 2017/07/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:22 am
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Oh how I wish that I could be

A cherry on a cherry tree

I’d wear a gown of frothy pink

As early spring was on the brink

Rains soon would flush my garb away

Uncovering my round display

While time and warmth help me to grow

Soon all my cherry colors glow

And so, my friends when birds arrive

It takes some effort to survive

I’ll make it through to harvest time

Now isn’t that sweet and sublime

Please tell me after you’ve  seen me

Am I a top notch bing cherry ?


ALL THINGS LARGE ( 2016 ) 2016/12/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:48 am
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I’ve heard large dragons are not real

They do not fly nor do they squeal

And if you think that I am wrong

Please come with me and ride along

We’ll travel to some nearby place

Where dragons take up too much space !

The only fantasies I’ve found

Are lies that persons spread around

With evil deeds that evil does

To damage all the good that was,

I must believe God’ s now in charge

Of all things small and all things large !



STAY OR GO ( 2016 ) 2016/04/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:53 am
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I press my nose upon the glass

And pray to God this storm will pass

We have been waiting ever long

The night moves on, the wind is strong !

When I was young I loved the sound

Of howling winds blown round and round

It made me think of Sherlock Holmes

Those scary stories, eerie poems

The moors, a place of mystery

And home to curiosity

I fantasized about Heathcliff

And often thought, oh my, what if ?

My life’s been full of books and things

They filled my days with fairy wings,

Now I am old, too old to fear

If life and death are moving near

And so tonite brash winds may blow

What changes if I stay or go ?


WHAT SHALL WE SEE ( 2016 ) 2016/04/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:31 am
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The time is here, the time is now

We knew that it might come somehow

Last night deep frost did show its face

Now most new green has been erased.

I see the limbs of all the trees

Succumbing to the crippling freeze

That yesterday were chock full of

The thrill of spring and signs of love.

The blossoms filled each branch and twig

At times enhanced by petal’d wig

What shall be left when frost has gone

And damaged growth must carry on ?


SAFETY FIRST ( 2015 ) 2015/09/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:20 am
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Mary, Mary, where have you been

What trouble is it you are in

Is your snow white lamb lost once more

Could he be waiting at the door ?

You need to be so careful please

Protect yourself, face, hands and knees

Perhaps you could learn self-defense

Take care when climbing any fence.

Times used to be you were a child

Quite innocent, both kind and mild

Those days are now forever gone

Keep safe my child, the world moves on !


CAROUSEL ( 2015 ) 2015/06/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:40 am
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Lions and tigers in a row

And when they move where do they go

Into the jungles of the mind

Midst fantasies we yearn to find.

Camels and horses are there too

Waiting faithful for me and you

With rainbowed colors they all wear

In their wild flowing sculpted hair.

Seems right for us to ride away

When organ music pipes to play

As round in circles we must go

Until it’s time for life’s next show !


NO ONE LEFT ( 2015 ) 2015/05/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:37 am
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Where is the dream of yesterday

Where has it gone it’s flown away,

It wasted by the road’s dead end

And lingered there without a friend.

The flowers withered on the vine

The fruit has shriveled in the clime

The world just seems so out of sorts

Our ships are moored in foreign ports

Hard work is there that none will share

I think there’s no one left to care !


CANDLELIGHT ( 2014 ) 2014/10/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:17 am
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How I do miss the candles’  light

That flickered silent in the night

Its flame once bright now fades to dim

Lights dancing on the glasses’  rim

Creating shadows on the lace

While brightness shimmers on the face.

The waxy smell sweetens the air

Reminding one of evening prayer.

Those aged candlesticks recall

The winding stairs where footsteps fall

There in the dim glow of each night

That sees the heart in candlelight !



ENCORE ( 2014 ) 2014/09/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:57 am
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I thought that I might want to be

A songbird perched upon a tree

There hidden deep among the leaves

While chirping songs into the breeze !

The notes would carry through the air

Impressing those who sojourned there

Perhaps they will return once more

To witness a new bird encore !

Awake the joy this hope will be

And join our Lord in harmony !


FIDELITY ( 2014 ) 2014/05/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:58 am
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Sometimes we dance in different shoes

Why is it that the pair we choose

May not fit well first time around

Yet proper size can still be found ?

Shoes help us pace life’s hidden things

They come with laces and with strings

Some that we like or might have known

With soles of cork or leather sewn !

A shoe is meant to tread the ground

To help us keep the path we’ve found,

Along some lane or lonely street

Who dares to walk with barefoot feet ?




MY WINDOW LEDGE ( 2014 ) 2014/05/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:04 am
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My building reaches for the sky

My windows are an outdoor spy

I’ve never gone up on the roof

It seems too high and quite aloof.

Still I can join the world outside

Without the haste to duck and hide

My neighbors are the birds that sit

Upon the window’s ledge and flit.

They chatter and communicate

Oh such joy if I could translate

But since this wish can never be

I’ll settle for the sights I see !


FISHTANK ( 2013 ) 2013/12/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:54 pm
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I am a fish and wish to abide

Close by the sea and edge of the tide

But  the fish in me is never sure

If my atmosphere is foul or pure

And swims about with no aim in sight

As I float to make it through each night.


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