Claire V. Bogdanos

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

GOD IS ALL ( 2020 ) 2020/07/10

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Time keeps flying, like birds in flocks

Across the mountains, fields and rocks

O’er meadows wide midst giant hills

With rapid rivers, rushing rills

How wonderful to hear the sound

Of nature spreading all around

Be sure, our God is always there

To save each from this dark despair

Oh blesséd Lord, You do not fail

And with Your help, all will avail!



WE NEED YOU ( 2020 ) 2020/05/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:41 am
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What would You do to save us from

The storm we know is soon to come

How will You guard us, help us rise

Above this hell that’s in disguise ?

We need You now, teach us to care

That we may all Your wisdom share !


ALL I POSSESS ( 2020 ) 2020/05/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:17 am
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Oh blessed Lord, accept my plea

Grant me the strength to set me free

Open my eyes that I may see

The love and care You’ve offered me.

I am Your servant meek and mild

Your aged and obedient child

I give to You all I possess

My dreams and hopes, my happiness !


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 !


RELY ON GOD ( 2020 ) 2020/01/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:06 pm
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Sometimes  the ones we love the best

Are  those who put us to the  test

They  try our  patience or our  purse

We’re  never sure  which is the worst.

We  carry on  with fingers crossed

And  pray our purpose won’t  be lost

No  matter how hard it all seems

Rely  on God to save our dreams !


I’M WAITING HERE ( 2019 ) 2019/11/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:28 am
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When  I was young  and full of dreams

My  heart was  bursting at the seams

The  world  about was bright and smart

And  I tried  hard  to care impart.

The  passing years  grew wings and flew

I  did the  best that  I could do.

There  were some days  I shan’t disguise

As  tears welled  up and filled my eyes.

I  searched for  love I could not store,

Love  that I never knew  before

And  found it in  the Word of God

In  chapter,  verse,  t’was  not that  hard.

I’ve  learned since then,  His  Truth  is all

I’m  waiting  here  upon  His call !







NOW SING ALONG ( 2019 ) 2019/09/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:42 am
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Long time  ago when I  was young

We had  great songs  that could  be sung

About  our nation and our lives

And thousands  over time  survives.

These words of courage  carry on

With  impact of the clarion

They sing of life and  love and care

Of hope and joy,  grief and despair.

Let’s lend  our  voice to all we feel

Because  our  sentiment  is real

Like all  the  verses we have heard

Repeat  to us  God’s  promised word !



STILL MISSING YOU ( 2019 ) 2019/09/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:41 am
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My  dearest friend I’m  missing you

With  all my heart  when I am blue

We were great friends through all the years

Times were we  laughed or cried real  tears.

Some days were good and  some were bad

We beat  the odds  though life was  sad

I  truly  wish  you were  still  here

For one last  time to bend  your ear !




TRY AGAIN ( 2019 ) 2019/08/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:37 am
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As I  reflect on  years  gone  by

And all the  times  I’ve said  goodbye

To  those faces  I have  adored

With so  much feeling that  I’ve stored

In the  recess of my  best part

The center of my  loving  heart.

Hold on,  hold on,  we’re not yet  done

There is lots  more that is to  come

Open your arms  and your  heart too

Because  your best  is up to  you !





SEEKING COMFORT ( 2019 ) 2019/06/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:40 am
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We love You Lord,  and  beg of You

Give each the strength to see life through,

This  dearth of help that now may be

The  darkest  night we’ll ever see,

Or longest  day we’ll ever know

As in our lives  will  sadness grow.

Because of You,  we’ve traveled  far

To reach the Comfort  that You are !






FEELINGS ( 2019 ) 2019/05/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:34 am
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This is my home, my place of birth

The dearest spot to me on earth

Because it’s where my life did start,

I learned to love and use my heart.

For every moment of each day

When I was taught to speak and pray

This is the place I shall recall

That still remains the best of all.

A gentle touch, a tender hug

A handshake or a kindly tug

Are ways we show how much we care

And promise always to be there !


MOMENTS OF CLARITY ( 2018 ) 2018/08/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:48 am
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In age one learns to appreciate

God’s sweet pleasures as they meet our gait,

What was, has faded into the past

Leaving remnants to soften the last.

As time alone fast winnows away

Visions return to lighten the day

Although the picture’s not always clear

Moments of clarity do appear.

God in His wisdom which we may share

Guarantees all the depth of His care !



TO SAVE A PLACE ( 2018 ) 2018/07/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:29 am
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You love me Lord, I’m sure of that

Without Your care my world is flat

For very long I was this child

Consumed by disposition mild,

I’d always been a fan robust

Where manners are thought of as must

And try so hard to save a place

Here in my heart for God’s sweet grace !


EARLY MORNING ROUNDS ( 2018 ) 2018/03/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:17 am
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A glow of orange floods each room

To banish all life’s doom and gloom

The sun’s rays bouncing off the cots

If they are filled or they are not.

The morning stirs, the day begins

We cannot know who’ll lose, who wins,

The halls are quiet like a mouse

There are few sounds about the house.

I hear tip-toes along the hall

A squeaky wheel, a pregnant stall

The silence drowns my every thought

Too sad this spot where some are brought !


PASSED ME BY ( 2018 ) 2018/02/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:20 pm
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Oh Lamb of God, I come to Thee

The bastion of our liberty

I beg of You to set me free.

Untie my wings and let me fly

Into the reaches of the sky

Ere pride and love have passed me by !




WATCH MY BACK ( 2018 ) 2018/02/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:51 am
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Sometimes the world seems quite enraged

While I am far from full engaged

With all the trappings we require

To feed our hearts smallest desire.

What’s happened to old fashioned ways

Like the joy of unfettered days

Help me please to stay on the track

I need some one to watch my back !



GOD’S LOVING CARE ( 2018 ) 2018/02/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:43 am
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I’d like to think that freedom’s free

Available to all who see

This land of opportunity

I want to dream that freedom bides

Throughout this place and on all sides

Where tolerance and truth resides.

I must believe that faith is real

Not just an effort to conceal

Hypocrisy of what we feel

I need to trust God will be there

To see and hear our every prayer

And keep all in His loving care !



GREATER GOALS ( 2017 ) 2017/12/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:41 am
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It takes a lot to be prepared

For tragedies our lives may share

As life at best is difficult

Depending on each small result.

Sometimes the luck is on our side

And we complete each task with pride

Though there are days of no avail

When good intents are bound to fail

Let’s hope  the latter are less few

We’ve greater goals left to pursue !



FRIENDSHIP ( 2017 ) 2017/09/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:08 am
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I wish, I wish that I could be

The candles on your birthday cake

The star upon your Christmas tree

Or mushrooms on your juicy steak.

I’d like to be your one true friend

A buddy who will understand

Or lifetime pal until the end

I would be there to help you stand.

Now friendship is a special treat

A precious gift that we may share

It softens many blows we meet

And gives us cause to smile and care !




HAPPY ENDING ( 2017 ) 2017/07/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:11 am
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There is this tale that we’ve been fed

That often shows or rapid goes

Sometimes it rushes to the head

Or travels down into the toes

It is a hope for all the joys

That everyone’s been sending

So full of care for girls and boys

Wishing all a happy ending !



Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:20 am
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EXCUSE ME but I have just returned home from another one of my medical adventures which are becoming more frequent as time passes.  I am impelled to applaud many of the professionals who take their ER duty to the Nth degree !  There’s Danielle who daily travels from south Jersey to Hoboken regardless of traffic or weather.  Or Joy, who moves around helping the patients attached to varied drips or machines reach the facilities or get a food tray or liquids, or Ado as he endlessly smiles and tends the infirm.  And Frank who constantly manoeuvers the beds from one area to another during his shift, never making a sound !  When you have at last secured your bed space in the proper department, with the helping angels, nurses, aides like Marichelle, Maria, Michele, Kathy, Paolo and many others with their stream of endless care.  We even experienced a real fire emergency on the 2nd day ! There are myriads of other workers, laundry, cleaning, maintenance like Carmen or Billy on their toes and alert.  And the doctors, Simon, Orbelyan, Lim or  Krish on the floor moving from room to room.  There are nurse managers like IJ overseeing procedures and needs.  But my favorite is the Chaplain Marjorie who has words to bring peace to all, group prayer, sing-a-long hymns.  She is the soft spoken disciple of God who utters kind words of comfort and reason !  God bless all and thank you for being there !      Sincerely,      Claire B.


YOU WILL BE THERE ( 2017 ) 2017/07/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:26 am
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Of late the days all seem to fly

As leaves of time keep flashing by

There is so little I can grasp

I need a halt to take a gasp.

Sometimes I’m deaf and sometimes blind

I’m never sure what I shall find

How can my life just melt away

Without my having any say ?

I trust You Lord and know You care

That in my pain You will be there !



TO MOTHERS ( 2017 ) 2017/05/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:34 am
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I cannot bear the thought of life without

Their special love that never leaves a doubt

A love that permeates the air we breathe

That has not learned to lie or to deceive !






SHE’S GONE ( 2017 ) 2017/03/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:55 am
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Sometimes I think, when I do recall

All those precious days when I was small

I would grasp my mommy’s hand so tight

As we crossed the street without a light

We always walked close and side by side

Or shared the seat on a trolley ride.

We were such great pals she and I

While all of the years were passing by

And as those times seem to fly away

Appears we switched places on one day

It was she who took my hand to cross

And me who watched she did not get lost.

Those days are gone and I miss her much

And long for the warmth of her sweet touch

I wish I knew what I could have said

Before she passed and our friendship fled !




GOOD FRIENDS ( 2016 ) 2016/10/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:28 am
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We’ve been good friends for many years

Through smiles and laughter, doubts and fears

We have been up, we have been down

Hugs and kisses, at times a frown

I’ve often thought what shall I do

Without a pal who’s just like you ?

It’s been so long that I’ve forgot

What life would be if you were not

And so today I want to state

That we are buddies soon or late

Whatever else may chance to be

I’m here for you when you need me !


HE WILL BE THERE ( 2016 ) 2016/07/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:33 am
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Sometimes life deals us tragedy

Too difficult to understand

We look to God for clarity

As we reach out to grasp His hand.

In crisis mode we may feel lost

Seems no one has the time to care

Reach out to God, He knows the cost

And promises He will be there !


LOST MY WAY ( 2016 ) 2016/06/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:28 am
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The winds of change blow loud and long

I hear the call both wild and strong

While in my mind the challenge grows

From my head down unto my toes.

My heart’s in pain and agony

There is no help that I can see

This world I’ve known melted away

Please help me God, I’ve lost my way !


CLOSE BY ( 2016 ) 2016/06/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:42 am
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Of all the dreams I’ve ever had

……But one remains quite clear

The dearest one I do believe

……That God is very near.

He sees our woes and understands

……How fearful we must be

And promises to stay close by

……Until at last we’re free !



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