Claire V. Bogdanos

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

WHO HAS HEARD ( 2019 ) 2019/11/21

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My  heart cries out  for all the pain

That  visits  man  again,  again

And  where’s  the peace we’re  waiting for

Seems  only stress  walks  through the door.

How  much longer must this  world wait

For  all  its  chaos  to abate,

What  happens to  the good that’s  done

As  years fly  by,  one  after one,

Revering  God,  His  perfect  Word

The  love and  wisdom all have  heard ?

 

 

KEEP TRYING ( 2019 ) 2019/10/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:30 am
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To  live one’s  life in  humble ease

No  anger or  excitement,  please

Accepting  what  life  dishes  out

O’ermounting  any signs  of doubt

Keep  faith in all that  you  believe

And  do your best  to help  achieve

That  single  goal you’re  striving for,

To  knock  upon  the Saviour’s  door !

 

 

 

 

NO GUARANTEES ( 2019 ) 2019/09/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:56 am
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There  are no  guarantees in life

For mother,  child,  husband  or wife,

We all  have travelled  on life’s road

Unburdened  or with heavy load

There is no  crowd to cheer us on

No magic  words to lean upon

No tragic curse that  we’re aware

Or law that says  what must be fair.

We understand that on each path

There can be times of  doubt or wrath

Yet often  seems so  very sweet

When hope and joy  with love compete

I do not  know  the  why of it

And pray  most times that we shall fit !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHO STOLE THE WIND ( 2019 ) 2019/03/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:54 am
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My dearest boy I miss you so

How sad was I,  you chose to go

Of all those dreams that you did spin

When did your fear of truth begin ?

Your spirits rose with every thought

How could your inner self get caught

With real foresight that you possessed

What was it cost you your success ?

Who was it told you all would fail

And stole the wind from out your sail ?

 

 

NOT WITH FEAR ( 2019 ) 2019/01/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:31 am
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Now I have lived so many years

Years filled with hope and thick with tears

Times when I thought that I was done

And others that were full of fun.

I’ve known the wars and tragedy

And lost those who were dear to me

I left my heart on foreign shore

For those that I shall see no more.

Sometimes  I’ve wondered how I could

Because my heart’s not made of wood

My thanks to God, I’ve come this far

I’m battle weary but unscarred.

I sense that I’ve withstood the test

And hope I’ve given all my best

The end for sure draws ever near

I face my God but not with fear !

 

AMEN.

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL CROSS ( 2018 ) 2018/12/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:54 am
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Lord, how much longer must we wait

To meet our Maker, seal our faith

What vision is it we need see,

Embrace our hearts and set us free ?

What battle more than we shall dare

Or journey far that all may share,

Where in the end of win or loss

Each faces his own special cross !

 

 

 

 

TO SWEET VICTORY ( 2018 ) 2018/05/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:34 am
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We’ve seen the shadows on the wall

Heard echoes of the clarion’s call

The battle signals rang out clear

To fall at last on hollowed ear.

There’s no mistake upon the ground

Or impact of each magic sound

While trumpets blow and blare away

This message for the latter days

A change is coming, wait and see

To wing the way to victory !

 

 

 

A BIT OF SUN ( 2018 ) 2018/03/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:11 am
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Oh can you hear the constant sound

Of weather rageing all around

We’re in the middle of a storm

That’s taken such an ugly form.

I’m glad that I am not outside

The wind might take me for a ride

Although perhaps that could be fun

If only we’d a bit of sun !

 

 

TIS JUST THE FIGHT ( 2017 ) 2017/08/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:11 am
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Our world is really in a mess

Growing much worse I must confess

Seems someone, though we don’t know who,

Has played his dirty trick or two

And left us all in one great bind

For some solution we must find.

We’re upside down and downside out

We’ve lost our strength and have no clout

So buckle up and gather strength

We need to go to any length

If we’re to win this bloody war

Tis just the fight we’re ready for !

 

INFAMY ( 2017 ) 2017/05/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:32 am
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Sometimes the heart is more inclined

To seek respite and courage find

Among the days of lesser times

When this world bode in older climes.

For where we are, not where we’ve been,

Is caught in chance and grief and sin

There’s scant honor left, we may find

In all the hours to still unwind.

Oh blessed Lord,  take care that we

Escape this time of infamy !

 

 

DICHOTOMY ( 2017 ) 2017/02/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:16 am
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I’ve often thought how bold are we

To dream aloud of  victory

There is a path we all must take

To learn what values are at stake

We strive to be a people free

Oft caught midst chains of tyranny.

As winds of war rage fierce and wild

A challenge to each man or child

We’re wrapt in our leftover tears

And chastened by impending fears.

There is no way to make amends

With God alone to help our friends

Beyond this sight what will we see

Still flying there, old Liberty !

 

 

 

 

NO LONGER FREE ( 2016 ) 2016/09/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:37 am
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The winds of change bring no relief

At times they’re cruel, not often brief

What is it that we’re meant to learn

Or how address our next concern ?

Our nation flounders all alone

For what great sin must we atone,

The sadness of our lives may be

That we remain no longer free !

 

 

 

 

NO VICTORY ( 2016 ) 2016/08/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:04 am
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The leaves of life our stories tell

As all our days with living swell

Though events happen slow or fast

Some may be short while others last.

Each committment we guarantee

Does change our path or set us free

Times are troubled and full of woe

And with the seasons seem to grow,

There is no answer clear or sweet

That shouts aloud win or defeat !

 

 

RETRIBUTION ( 2016 ) 2016/07/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:08 am
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I like to think that when I cry

The tears I shed whisper goodbye

To all the lost dreams I recall

And tragedies that did befall

For life’s composed of good and bad

Of days so sweet or ever sad

And thus we learn as we do grow

That what we reap is as we sow !

 

CHALLENGES ( 2015 ) 2015/12/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:55 am
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Of all life’s lessons we need learn

That everyone must wait their turn

Not all can prance upon the stage

Not every voice will chance engage.

The monuments of life are real

And challenge all the pulse we feel

While some are silent in the race

And some exist without a face,

There is a truth we can’t deny

Some walk, some run but others fly !

 

THE END. ( 2015 ) 2015/12/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:42 am
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I find myself so very sad

O’er deeds that seem to be quite mad

This world appears so upside down

With too much hatred to be found.

I fear it’s the beginning of

Great loss of faith, kindness and love

A time when peace is known no more

As Satan’s angels go to war.

Oh woe to man and earth below

For all who come as we’ll soon know

Those days that we’ve been expecting

No margins left for correcting,

Oh gracious Lord, please help us now

To evil’s will we cannot bow !

 

 

LIFE’S CHALLENGE ( 2005 ) 2013/04/17


 

When a flower drops its petals

and its seeds are blown away

And its dry stalks tremble, break

to drop and lie amidst decay,

When a tall tree bends its wide limbs

and its leaves are swept away

Seeking safe and sheltered haven

hence await another day,

When a dream still waits unbidden

as the years have caused delay

And the hopes that fill a young mind

through the years have gone astray

When a heart that’s old and mellow

beats its last and sad farewell

Searching for the final hospice

where the soul at peace may dwell,

When the aims of every lifetime

falter, tarry and dispel

Knowing soon the battle’s over

and its goals have too short fell,

There among these winter feelings

where the hurt will rise and swell,

Face that fleeting day of anger,

sally forth and chance rebel.

 

 
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