Claire V. Bogdanos


SHILOH ( 2016 ) 2016/07/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:07 am
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The battleground of Shiloh has fields of missing and of dead

Where many nameless small white crosses lineup from head to head

A place where ten thousand died as through the heart this nation tore

While Shiloh from the bible came with His message, peace not war

And was the home of God’s own ark and His holy covenant

That from the Lord to us our peace and true happiness was sent !


TOO NEAR ( 2016 ) 2016/05/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:52 am
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Rage, rage against the breaking dawn

Rage, rage against the coming storm

And silent let the pressure swell

Unto the world our sadness tell,

This story of its own demise

That happens here before our eyes.

For what is there the heart must ask

To bring to us a greater task ?

Our Lord in heaven see and hear

The ending grows too close, too near !





A NATION LOST ( 2016 ) 2016/04/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:08 am
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The cannibals are on a path

Appearing to be full of wrath

Consuming all that came before

The good, the kind and so much more.

With scant discretion on their part

They operate without a heart

It matters not what they destroy

Or which tactics they employ,

The need for power is all they know

However shall this nation grow ?


CULMINATION ( 2016 ) 2016/02/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:26 am
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Oh what a waste all wars must be

God’s lesson in futility

The silence of the gentle folk

Whose fear these fatal times invoke,

Oh would that they might wish away

The consequences of each day.

Like the last prayer the dying said

These final words ere they are dead

With all the faith they place in them

Next year dear Lord, Jerusalem !


PANDORA’S BOX ( 2015 ) 2015/07/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:25 am
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The pitter-patter of the rain

Now dancing on my windowpane

Reminds me of that long ago

Forgotten game of tell and show.

Oh what great fun we all had then

I do not think that I was ten

We lived our lives from day to day

Simplicity that was our way.

Depression had not loosed its grip

Our world much like a sinking ship

The war had not yet reached our shore

Though it was gnawing at the door.

And when it came none was prepared

For most believed it wasn’t there

Like all our games of show and tell

In truth it all went straight to hell !


DATELINE: HOBOKEN, N J, USA ( 2015 ) GET REAL ! 2015/06/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:21 pm
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EXCUSE ME but next week will mark the 101st anniversary of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophia’s assassination June 28, 1914, the day the world as we knew it died !  Who thought this long simmering catastrophe had its beginnings in interreligious wars between Muslims and Christians ?  Not I, said the duck !  Not I, said the turkey !  What I find confounding is we have here a situation existing not 100 years but 1300 years of which most of us are not cognizant !  So I ask why ?  Certainly a distinctive lack of coherence and understanding.  What is the problem with the world’s educational system so as to leave at least 7 billion inhabitants in darkness ?  I am beside myself in my frustration and 7 billion pairs of deaf ears, veiled eyes and ignorance doesn’t make me feel any better !  How about you ?  Is all this chaos for nought with total annihilation as the only answer left ?  Who is there to tell the world GET REAL !            Sincerely,                      Claire B.


SHOW US THE WAY ( 2015 ) 2015/05/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:32 am
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Sometimes our lives just melt away

Where have they gone, we cannot say

Tis like a wind across the sands

That garners strength, makes no demands.

One moment here, another there

Perhaps unsafe, sometimes unfair

Oh Lord, please help us day to day

Show us the way we need to pray !


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