Claire V. Bogdanos

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

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   !



THE DARK OF NIGHT ( 2019 ) 2019/11/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:39 am
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The  sun peeks through the window blinds

As  morning light  exposure finds

Let’s welcome  in  this brand new day

Before  it too does fly  away.

The leaves have gone,  the trees are bare

The  smell of  snow now fills the air

As  winter creeps  upon its knees

The  earth  beneath  begins to freeze.

Too soon  the frost  will move on in

While  dark of night  shall  soon begin !



A NARRATIVE ( 2019 ) 2019/07/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:05 am
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When I was young and words were few

Seems that I knew just what to do

I’d  “ape” the sounds  that I had heard

Turned out that each was but a word.

Soon I was there upon the stage

At rather quite an early age

With words and syllables to speak

Like some enchanted childhood freak.

I never thought  back in those days

That I’d wind up in high school  plays

I learned to sing and tap dance too

With  lessons from  the age of two.

Quite  long  I’d been an only child

Forever  charming and  beguiled

With discipline supplied on call

And kisses shared with every fall.

Today we miss what used to be

Safe childhood and security

Our faith is  great it’s  taught us this

All  lives were  meant to share God’s  bliss !






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 !





EVERYTHING SHE SAID ( 2019 ) 2019/05/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:41 am
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Dear Lord, I’m glad that you are there

To hear my ever constant prayer

My mother told me long ago

That when I asked, take care to know

Because You answer each request

With what You deem to be the best

The answer will be “yes” or “no”,

“Wait for a little while or so”

“Or give us something else instead”

That covers everything she said !







HIS LAST CALL ( 2019 ) 2019/01/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:33 am
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There’s a layer of frost upon the ground

A more glistening sight can ne’er be found

See how the light and the shadows collect

Mother Nature’s efforts, I do suspect.

There’s the feeling of snow now in the air

To promise us all it soon will be there

Oh for those days when the time used to be

We were all young and our freedom was free.

When life was a joy and so full of zest

Before we’d begun our own lifetime’s quest

As dew on the rose accompanied dawn

The birds begin singing come early morn.

God was right there when we opened our eyes

Depend upon Him, He offers the prize

For life without faith is no life at all

I’d rather be dust than miss His last call !



THE NEW YEAR BEGINS ( 2018 ) 2018/12/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:45 am
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The willows in the wood reach the ground

Stretching their branches down all around

The stars in the sky shimmer and shine

With greetings they bring to yours and mine.

This year’s ending with no alarm

Leaving us with past wealth and old charm

Let’s look ahead to days that soon come

Sharing with others a bit and some

Forgiving all our errors and sins

How wonderful each New Year begins !



NOT READY FOR GOODBYE ( 2018 ) 2018/11/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:36 am
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I feel the chill that’s in the air

The trees outside are stark and bare

There’s ne’er a plant that shall survive

Too cold last night to stay alive.

When morning calls what will we see

God’s version of tenacity,

A world reviving from cold’s blast

Whose entity doth last and last.

Through warm or cold and wet or dry

God’s plans’ not ready for goodbye

So loosen up, get on the track

It’s time to take His wisdom back !


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 !


ROSE OF SHARON ( 2018 ) 2018/05/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:11 am
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A rose once in a garden grew

Nurtured by love and morning dew

Its flower so sweet beyond compare

Which God and all the angels shared

A beauty rare enough indeed

To comfort all who have the need.

The Rose of Sharon was the name

And from the fields that’s where He came

A beauty which reflects today

In all we know, in every way

The strength and wisdom that survives

It’s how we know God’s still alive !


WAKEUP ( 2018 ) 2018/03/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:54 am
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On a lonely road in an empty place

When the bugle calls and a trumpet plays

And the wild wind blows o’er deserted plain

It stirs an old heart to revive again !


PART OF THE FLOCK ( 2018 ) 2018/01/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:30 am
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This earth is full of mirth and joy

That visits every girl and boy

Who’ve known about the treasures of

Our Lord’s unfettered vows of love.

We are His children who’ve been taught

To follow in the path He’s wrought

He won’t desert or leave us cold

We are included in His fold !




SIMPLE PLEASURE ( 2017 ) 2017/12/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:40 am
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The simplest pleasures that I will miss

Are an unexpected sticky kiss,

Tiny fingers pulling at my hair

And  peek-a-boos meant for two to share.

There is so much joy small children bring

Into each day of just plain living

Their hopes and fears or their smiles and tears

Gifting our lives with surprise and cheers !





MY CREED ( 2017 ) 2017/08/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:34 am
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A little love, a little care

A smile or two for all to share

A kindly word, a firm handshake

A promise that we’ll not forsake

An open heart with willing hands

To aid our friends in foreign lands,

Respect for freedom’s rule of law

With truth for all forever more !



HOORAY, HOORAY ( 2017 ) 2017/07/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:28 am
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Hooray, hooray,  I’m home today

This time let’s pray I’m here to stay

The road is long, the hill is steep

And I’ve a rendez-vous to keep.

I’m old and worn on my last leg,

Far too tired to try to beg

I’ve kept my eye upon the ball

Waiting to hear His final call.

The day is here, it’s on its way

But time and place no one can say

I thank you Lord for being there

Reminding me how much You care !





GO BACK AGAIN ( 2017 ) 2017/06/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:03 am
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We found our faith, both strong and mild

When most believed in the Christ Child

We sang His hymns and spread His prayer

Because we knew that He was there

Life seemed to be quite simple then

I wish we could go back again !




TENDERFOOT WINGS ( 2017 ) 2017/03/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:55 am
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Seems the Lord we love has made it clear

There’s no just cause left for us to fear

We must follow His law and believe

In all the blessings we may receive.

The commandments were written in stone

By His finger for Moses alone

And this is what we’ve been meant to learn

Before our tenderfoot wings are earned !


YULETIDE ( 2016 ) 2016/12/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:20 am
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My heart is full of Yuletide dreams

I’m not quite sure what it all means

This year is ending soon it seems

And I’m caught up in winter scenes.

There is a quiver in the trees

My faith endures, my soul perceives

It whispers soft into the breeze

Thank you  dear Lord, my world believes !


RENDEZ-VOUS ( 2016 ) For my friend Alison 2016/09/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:42 am
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There is a garden in the sky

I’m sure of that, I’ll tell you why

For heaven is His special place

That mystifies the human race.

Just picture all the pleasures there

God stores His treasures with great care

He tends to all His flocks with love

And grants us peace here and above.

I know that one day you and I

Will rendez-vous somewhere up high

For all I’ll ever want to do

Is hear you laugh and be with you !



CHANCE TO WIN ( 2016 ) 2016/08/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:53 am
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There is this whisper that I hear

Sometimes it rumbles in my ear

And slowly as I rise from sleep

Into my mind the words do creep

I’ve learned to listen to that voice

And o’er the years I’ve made my choice.

Each morn becomes another day

A fresh beginning in its way

How wonderful our God has been

To gift us with this chance to win !



PERCEPTION ( 2016 ) 2016/07/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:15 am
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As I look out o’er rooftops drear

I sense a world so full of fear

A world succumbing to a crowd

That knows too little, speaks too loud.

The truth at best now gone astray

Leaves nothing left for one to say

Of all the answers to perceive

Pledge to our God to still believe  !


GOD IS THERE ( 2016 ) 2016/06/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:31 am
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I believe that life has levels of

Concern and care, devotion and love

They are with us for a lifetime long

And range from the meek to ever strong.

Perhaps some require a stouter voice

To channel the option of their choice

One must not accept that all is lost

Or believe that failure is the cost,

Stand up and shout or cheer if you will

And know that your God is with you still !



CHILDHOOD’S END ( 2016 ) 2016/03/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:09 am
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Who knows where we’re going or where we’ve been

“Not I”, said the top who began to spin

While the jacks and the ball started to play

The electric clock tried to run away.

As the toys in the playroom danced about

Tin soldiers awoke and started to shout

Oh such fun it was to play let’s pretend

So sorry childhood must come to an end !


HEART INTACT ( 2016 ) 2016/03/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:03 am
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I know that there are those who deny

That we have a God who bides on high

There is no way to solve this debate

At least for the moment soon or late.

Although their doubt still ever persists

I would rather trust that He exists

And shall settle for this simple fact

I believe with my whole heart intact !


BEAUTY ( 2016 ) 2016/02/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:18 am
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The pavement’s wet with falling snow

The cobblestones all seem to glow

The streetlamps shine their welcome light

Upon this quiet snowy night.

The flakes drift down no two alike

Afar I hear the muffled strike

As hands upon the town’s tall clock

Declare midnight, tick tock, tick tock.

Quite peaceful as this seems to be

With scant hints of fragility

Tis sad that we may never know

All of the beauty God does show !



A LITTLE FAITH ( 2015 ) 2015/09/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:42 am
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I wish I were a tiny child who fell asleep each night

With thoughts of angels all about who keep us in their sight

They comfort us with melodies or words that are so sweet

And show us how to accept our success or our defeat.

You’ll see our fears would disappear we’d be so ever calm

As all this love the angels share works like a magic charm

I know some find it hard to trust that angels keep us safe

Believe that God is on your side, oh ye of little faith !


AWAKE ( 2015 ) 2015/04/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:14 am
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Reach out, reach out, I cannot grasp

I feel my life escaping fast

Hold on, hold on, your turn is near

To face the Lord pray without fear.

Awake, awake, the hour has come

This journey long will soon be done !


ANGEL TEARS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:25 am
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The angel tears fall all around

They sigh as each drop hits the ground

While heaven’s angels softly cry

The darkened times echo their sigh.

Can you guess why it seems so sad

This day recalls the death He had

Reminding us the hope that’s given

By our blest Lord as He has risen !


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