Claire V. Bogdanos

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

FEARS ( 2020 ) 2020/06/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:03 am
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The  wheels  of  time  turn  slowly  round

Wherein  the scale  of  life  is  found

The  hours  are counted  one  by  one

Until  each  lonely  day  has  done.

We’ll  dream  our  dreams  and  pray  that  we

Accept  the  rule,  freedom’s  not free

Oftimes  the  cost  goes  far  beyond

A  price  of  which  we  are  not  fond.

Since  discipline  is  what  it  takes

And  safety  is  the  rule  it  breaks

We’ll  try  again  to  make  it  clear

The  only thing  to  fear  is  fear  !



I’LL REMEMBER YOU ( 2019 ) 2019/10/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:39 am
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Oh  blessed Lord, see how my heart grieves

When  another of Your  children leaves

This  generation has missed so  much

No  love or kisses,  no  tender touch

A  prayer or  two for what  used to be

And  a hint  of things we’ll  never see.

I  beg You  Lord  to find him a  place

Help  him to rest  in  a  special  space

Show  him the  love  that  he’s  never known

Treat  him as if  the sky were his home

Answer  his queries best as  You can

Help  him  remember he  died a man !



VISITORS ( 2019 ) 2019/02/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:39 am
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It occurs to me the world’s upside down

And instead of smiling it wears a frown

Now that’s not the way it was meant to be

With its splendid vistas and great beauty.

Stop for a moment and take a real look

There’s billions of photos filling each book

No one can create a new mountain peak

It’s those who try climbing of whom we speak.

The wisdom of God is beyond our reach

No matter how much or how hard they teach

The world is not ours, one we could not make

All have a short span to visit not break !


THE 11TH HOUR ( 2018 ) 2018/10/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:06 am
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What is this sound falls on my ears

It is the echo of our fears

There’s no recourse, we cannot wait

Barbarians are at the gate !


SHOW US HOW ( 2017 ) 2017/07/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:29 am
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I do believe that most try hard

To keep their faith and honor God

But stuff keeps getting in the way

It seems to happen every day.

We need a plan to get us through

To teach us all what we must do

Dear Lord above we need You now

Whom else is there to show us how ?



RETRIBUTION ( 2017 ) 2017/03/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:58 am
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I have often pondered how it’s done

How life progresses aft battles won

Or how one knows when it is enough

As the road runs easy, smooth or rough ?

Who makes a choice either high or low

When the winds of life begin to blow

And how is it one comprehends

If the paths we follow know no ends ?

Is there a voice that but few may hear

To whisper softly into each ear

Take care my child as the way is steep

And the hole we dig may be too deep ?






RELEASE ( 2016 ) 2016/11/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:09 am
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There are those days when I recall

The summers, winter, spring and fall

Of years now past and gone astray

Like thoughts and things I’ve stored away.

Let caution be the path I choose

I may not win but fear to lose

But share will I the pleasures found

And cherish all treasures unbound.

May God grant all eternal peace

To  find at last our souls release !





WAR TORN ( 2016 ) 2016/08/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:58 am
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See all the pieces on the ground

What is this image we have found

The damaged parts of each lost soul

All crumpled bare without a goal.

Now where did all of this begin

From far away or quite close in

For this is what a war will do

Tear all apart that once were two

A war is such a vengeful thing

And wears no peace upon its wing !


HAVE CAUTION ( 2016 ) 2016/07/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:13 am
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The trumpets sound, drums beat away

The voices have so much to say

Is this the future soon to come

What is it we are fleeing from ?

Is there some place that we may hide

From all the fears we’ve deep inside

Pick up the pieces, stand up tall

Let’s learn to walk before we fall !



SOTTO – VOCE ( 2016 ) 2016/05/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:35 am
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Speak softly now, oh my sweet soul

And we shall make it to our goal

Let kindness be the guide we use

While arrogance must we refuse.

For who is there will bear the pain

Of impudence again, again

The folly of impatient fools

Will put to waste all proper rules.

Beware my dear we have small choice

Tis better far speak sotto voiced !




GOD’S INTENT ( 2016 ) 2016/05/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:56 am
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Times I have spent the lonely night

In front of fire by candle light

And watched the shadows on the wall

With quiet passion rise and fall.

I’ve felt the chill invade the room

Its fingers spreading cold and gloom

What mystery do we have here

I sense its movement growing near.

Beware my heart as truth can fail

And danger lurks beyond the veil

For what we seek as heaven sent

May be at odds with God’s intent !


CLOSE AND DEEP ( 2016 ) 2016/03/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:49 am
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When I awoke this early morn

I thought about when I was born

It was the Great Depression clime

To most it was like world’s end time.

Who  could have thought that we’d survive

Or that this world would soon revive

While clouds spread over seas and lands

Deserted towns and dust bowl sands.

Too few are left who yet recall

The poverty which did befall

With angst and agonies we knew

Like pain and failures we’ve come through.

We pray that era won’t return

There are great lessons we did learn

You must not hide your  eyes in sleep

The danger grows both close and deep !



BLIZZARD ( 2016 ) 2016/01/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:12 pm
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The waters rush upon the shore

The winds outshout the ocean’s roar

The frigid air invades each room

While sharing its contentious gloom.

The winter’s storm arrived at last

And left us stunned and all aghast

Well toughen up, display your grit

And pray to make the best of it !


FOOTSTEPS ( 2015 ) 2015/05/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:40 am
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I sense the world writhes in defeat

As danger lurks on every street

What else is there for us to fear

The day of judgement drawing near ?

Tis now that we must all align

Our actions into God’s design

We’ll use His words to seek the way

And trace His footsteps every day !


BEWARE ( 2015 ) 2015/05/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:34 am
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There is a bit of keen advice that I would give you all

That as you travel through your life try to avoid the toll

Of those so full of avarice who wish to be a friend

Take care because their interest sometimes is but pretend !


THE PATH TO TAKE ( 2014 ) 2014/07/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:31 am
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We thank you Lord for grace and care

And all the blessings that we share

Through times of good and times of bad

Those times we gave it all we had !

Some lifetimes have a slow restart

For many hide a timid heart

Beyond our skills the fear still lurks

One foot before the other works !

The steady pace of trying hard

Should help to keep us on our guard

The path ahead cannot be sure

Pray it will make our way secure !


VIPER ( 2014 ) 2014/06/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:53 am
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The leaves of time blow wild and sere

The trees of life turn stark and drear

This is the season we’ve been told

That chills the mind and waxes bold.

The serpent moves in secret ways

Designed to veil his anguine days

We need take care to not be caught

Within the net the viper wrought !


NONSENSE ( 2014 ) 2014/03/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:14 am
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My life is like a slippery hill

Sometimes I fall or take a spill

And there are times I cannot see

A feckless bump in front of me.

My eyesight dims, my courage fails

And all my strength in shadows, pales

I know I should be better at

This game of playing mouse and cat.

I find such things a childish chase

My life has need of richer pace,

Dark monsters hurry, fast away

I have no time for games today !


WISDOM ( 2014 ) 2014/01/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:15 pm
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The storms of life ride on the winds and round again

While noses pressed upon the frosted window pane

As closely as one can should sight the lights below

Of cars that creep and crawl and skid in midnight snow.

The safety and the eloquence of night time charm

Encouraged to protect us from intrinsic harm

Far wiser to outwait the storm and greet its end

Than try to force a circumstance and not unbend !


SAFETY ( 2014 ) 2014/01/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:25 am
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The ships in harbor seem absurd

There waiting on the watchmen’s word

To raise life’s sail on swollen waves

And seek escape from salty graves !


TAKE CAUTION ( 2013 ) 2013/06/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:34 am
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I guess that life may be a mix of good and bad

A challenge of courage with outcome sometimes sad,

While thinking about it in modest simple ways

Let’s pray that we should learn to balance all our days

With care and moderation, cautious as we try

Beware of foolish aims that scheme to reach too high.

We do not wish to fail the last and final test

For in the end who dreams to be just second best?

Keep to the path you’ve chosen and follow ev’ry  rule

Abide by all you trust and use each proper tool.

Near to the end be wise, accepting each new role

And thank those stars above you’ve earned your earthly goal.




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