Claire V. Bogdanos

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

OLD REFRAIN ( 2020 ) 2020/02/23

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There  is a thought  hums through  my brain

Reminds  one of an  old refrain

Familiar  words  I’ve heard  before

What  is it  we are waiting  for ?

Our  Precious Lord  and  Sacred  Dove,

The  Prince  of Peace from  up above

Fulfilling  promises  God gave

To  save us  from the  Final  Grave.


HERE AND BEYOND ( 2019 ) 2019/06/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:03 am
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I often think  it’s sad that we

Must live with each  infirmity

Yet it may make us stronger now

If we could learn the  why and how

This life  is not a sack of dreams

Filled with a mass of wasted schemes.

It’s real,  it’s here, we  need take care

This is a  concept  all  may share

God offers us a  second chance

To live,  to hope,  to circumstance

It’s  up  to us  to  carry  on

The Lord’s our strength here and beyond !





RESURRECTION ( 2019 ) 2019/04/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:32 am
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Oh Lamb of God, we’ve come so far

Since that first sight of Eastern star

That signalled Your impending birth

To all the creatures on this earth.

Time now to celebrate the day

Of resurrection on the way !





PARADISE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:19 am
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Once was a place called Paradise

It existed longtime ago

We knew it was special and nice

There is this book that told us so.

We often wonder, growing old

If admission there is still free

Or does it take a journey bold

For simple folk like you and me ?

Who knows what is tomorrow’s share

The most we can do is to guess

And beg our Lord to take us there

It’s the key to our happiness !


BLESSING FLOWS ( 2017 ) 2017/05/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:13 am
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There is this thought that life is sweet

That happiness makes all complete

That beauty pledges joy unbound

And wealth does penury confound.

However there’s much more to bliss

Than finance or sweet passion’s kiss

A heart that feels, a mind that knows

A God  from whom all blessing flows !



TO FLY ( 2016 ) 2016/02/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:04 am
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Quite clear to see

It’s only me

Lost and confused

Not much amused.

No will to fight

Far left or right

Great passion there

Full of despair.

A lonesome place

One dare not face

Too late to try

By chance to fly !



FAITH DEVOUT ( 2016 ) 2016/01/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:22 am
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I try so hard to no judgements make

Some things I’ve seen cause my heart to break

I sight fear on the face of a child,

Abuse and hatred reports high-piled.

The truth began with one infant’s birth

Who was sent to us to save our earth

Today it’s like He was never born

This world is angry, lost and forlorn.

How can we discard what life’s about

Belief in our God and faith devout ?


SIMPLE THINGS ( 2015 ) 2015/12/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:02 am
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Oh help me Lord, show me the way

To keep my aim on faith each day

I need to know that You are there

To save me from life’s dark despair.

Sometimes I’m lost and feeling low

Confused about where I should go

But I have hope that I can’t lose

My trust in You whate’er I chose !



DATELINE: HOBOKEN, N J, USA ( 2015 ) SHARING 2015/12/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:38 am
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EXCUSE ME, but I was reminded of one of the most exciting experiences of my life that occured a number of years ago in 2011 at the Discovery Center, Times Square, NYC.  I attended a special Israeli Dead Sea Scrolls Presentation and spent more than 5 enthralling hours soaking up the aura of films, fragments, scrolls, maps and knowledge with a dear friend of mine, her birthday gift to me !  We even got to eat in the newly opened Cake Boss area, lower level.  But the highlight of the exposition was scouring over those fragmented scrolls and recognizing the actual Tetragrammaton.  Can you imagine my excitement ?  Gave me the chills !  There it was, direct from Qumran and the Essenes to NYC and me !  What magic made those 4 letters of ancient script call out my name I may never know, but I won’t ever forget !  I am in my 85th year of life now and still trying to reach out and spread the good news.  You don’t have to listen but I am bound to speak.  May God bless you all and keep you safe in His arms !           Sincerely,                 Claire B.


BE STILL MY HEART ( 2015 ) 2015/10/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:13 am
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Be still my heart nay do not speak

The angels know tis whom I seek

The time is come twill be quite soon

Just keep your eye fixed on the moon

And when the color turns to red

It is the time of which it’s said

Our Lord and Savior will return

To cleanse this earth and evil burn

Thus should I die before His task

Remember me is all I ask !


I’M GRATEFUL ( 2015 ) 2015/10/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:10 am
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I am a child of God, I am

Through all my years, He’s held my hand

I’ve treasured life, not all of it

Times were I searched through bit by bit.

There’s still much that I need to fix

The good, the bad and nature’s mix

I speak to Him, I’m sure He’s there

I’ve leaned on Him and sought His care.

One thought that must each life enhance

Be grateful for that second chance !


RETURN TO EDEN ( 2015 ) 2015/06/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:31 am
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I see the shadows on the walls

Shadows that roam aft nighttime falls

I hear the sound that grips the air

But when I search there’s nothing there.

I feel a shaking all around

But there’s no movement to be found

I sense a trembling ‘mongst the trees

But there’s no wind amid  the leaves.

While underneath the seething grows

The mountains lift, the lava flows

The desert spreads, the oceans rise

This earth’s preparing for reprise !


JERICHO ( 2015 ) 2015/03/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:18 am
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I think the walls are tumbling down

I feel the trembling of the ground

Our world is crumbling bit by bit

I don’t know what to make of it.

There is a shifting in the thought

That we are in a morass caught

There’s no way out not up or down

All that we’ve known about to drown !

Oh powers that be how does it end

Will we survive without a friend ?


CURIOUSITY ( 2014 ) 2014/05/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:25 am
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I hear a sound what can it be

I glance around what do I see,

The sky so blue where eagles fly

Keen eye so true will morsels spy !

God’s creatures that pass overhead

They cannot speak, they have not read

Their home an aerie up so high

Far out of sight of human eye !

What do they know, how do they thrive

What instinct keeps their world alive,

I wish I knew if they could think

About our times perched on the brink ?

What do birds know of peace and war

What can it be they’re wishing for,

Wild denizens of God’s great sky

I wonder if they question why ?




COME DANCE ( 2014 ) 2014/05/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:44 am
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Come dance with us, small lonely child

And meet our Lord who’s meek and mild.

Each morning turn your face to God

With thank you for the gentle prod

That stirs one to believe again

In miracles like sun and rain !

Just search about perhaps you’ll find

A thousand reasons to remind

Us all to sing a joyful song

For in His world we all belong.

We’ll join our hands in grateful prayer

And sing and dance because He’s there !



REWARDING BLISS ( 2014 ) 2014/03/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:17 pm
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I thought I saw a drop of rain

Go trickling down my window pane

I watched entranced by its descent

Slow and cautious the liquid went.

I wonder if our lifespan apes

The way lost hope or wish escapes

And trickles down to wash away

Afraid to greet each blessed day ?

Is this what life is teaching us

To live in fear and never trust

To spend our time in cowardice

Ignoring God’s rewarding bliss ?


I KNOW ( 2013 ) 2013/12/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:05 am
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I wish I were a happy song

Whose merry tune played all night long

I’d like to be a story old

With ending bold and twice retold.

If I could climb a tall, tall tree

And find a bird who’ll sing with me

Or take a turn upon a swing

To spy upon what’s happening,

I’d try to reach up to the sky

To touch the clouds as they drift by

Or speak to God with His own Word

So He may know that I have heard.


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