Claire V. Bogdanos

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

LIFE’S OPTIONS ( 2020 ) 2020/05/09

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Now I have trod a thousand miles and cried a million tears

I’ve lived a life of much regret that’s filled with foolish fears

And wondered why the world is sad and so misunderstood

That sometimes in the long run we can’t tell the bad from good

Our God is in His heaven, He’s awaiting each one’s choice

What will it be we have chosen to exercise our voice ?

WRITTEN WHILE UNDERGOING CHEMO AT SLOANE KETTERING THIS AM

 

ASPIRATIONS ( 2020 ) 2020/01/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:06 am
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Now  I’ve loved God  my whole life through

Without  my faith what  would I do ?

The  sum of all the good  one does

And   past visions of what once was

Are  the reasons to  carry on

When  it appears  all hope is gone

Let’s  take a chance  with  one last try

Before time  fades into  goodbye !

 

CONSISTENCY ( 2019 ) 2019/12/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:35 am
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Can  you hear winter winds break through the trees

With  frozen breath and chill,  an instant freeze ?

I hear the crackling ice,  it falls away

Reminds us  weather changes day by day,

It  sort of  vacillates and jumps about

Exposing  purpose,  choice,  free will  and doubt.

So let us now  our precious  chances take

Pray  God  we’ve no  more branches  left to break !

 

 

GROW WINGS AND FLY ( 2019 ) 2019/06/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:09 am
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Oh how I wish that we may speak

If I were strong  and not so weak

And had a chance to beg the Lord

That we  might be of one accord

Thus sleep with God and bird, may I

Perhaps one day grow wings and fly ?

 

 

 

UNKNOWN ( 2019 ) 2019/04/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:10 am
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There’s not a day that passes by

When each one’s dream may bid goodbye

There’s not  a night without a star

Reminding us how near or far

The journey of our lives will be

In terms of our expectancy.

For we are here a short time all

Without control o’er win or fall

It is the Master of our fate

Who knows our exit and its date !

 

 

A MOTHER’S LOVE ( 2019 ) 2019/04/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:14 am
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How much is it I loved you, like flowers loved the gentle rain

As soldiers loved the glory of those great battles won or gained

How can I explain God’s miracles and that which I’ve now learned

The fervor of His majesty into our hearts has been burned.

There is no other answer and to seek one would be in vain

For all we pray, we know there is not a chance we’ll meet again

I’ve promised you my darling, we shall not e’er run out of time

As long as you remember why and for whom we’ve been consigned !

 

 

 

FORMS OF SLAVERY ( 2019 ) 2019/01/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:25 am
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Oh sad it was, too sad to bear

To live a life full of despair

Twas never meant to be a chain

To anchor one to fear or pain.

How simple all our lives might seem

And open to most sorts of dream

If only peace were there for free

For all life’s forms of slavery !

 

 

ALL LIFE HAS GOT ( 2018 ) 2018/11/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:39 am
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There is a land where dreams are made

In sunny glen and evening shade

Where every day contains a chance

Again to find life’s lost romance !

Perchance that hope might come to be

Some wish filled with sweet ecstacy

Wherein the heart that knew regret

Despite its pain, learned to forget !

Perhaps for those who’ve passed this way

Our Lord above has made delay

And metered out a final shot

To give it all this life has got !

 

WE’RE TOO OLD ( 2018 ) 2018/11/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:27 am
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When most of the darkness leaves us

And we are at last all alone

There’s no one left to deceive us

We are basic’ly  on our own.

In the midst of our lifetime’s storm

When good sense and health have vanished

Imagine that this is the norm

And what’s left here has been banished.

When the new replaces the old

And life seems to have gone astray

Remember we once were that bold

But short of a permanent stay !

 

THE STATE OF MAN ( 2018 ) 2018/09/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:45 am
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Morning shades of drab tans and gray

Are always getting in the way

Of peach and golds to shocking pinks

That welcome most as sunrise sinks.

Oh what I’d give at last to see

The rainbow this world used to be

Where all felt a great need to share

With those who chanced to visit there.

I’ve often wished that I might find

A fairy wand, the magic kind,

To do the job tales tell it can

And much improve the state of man !

 

JUST DREAMING ( 2018 ) 2018/09/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:11 am
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There was this time when I was young

That many words tripped off my tongue

And as those dreams filled up my mind

The future was what I would find.

I used to wish that I could be

Some nice young man’s true destiny

It ne’er did happen I must add

Perhaps that made me rather sad.

Now as the road is winding down

I keep on smiling, seldom frown

So that my life can be pure bliss

Those dreams I’ve seen end with a kiss!

 

ALL PRAISES SUNG ( 2018 ) 2018/08/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:10 am
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When we were young so long ago

Seems each one had places to go

Our world held opportunity

At least a million sights to see.

Before the young had dreams to share

Or found someone that truly cared

There was a path that each might take

Beside the promises they’d make.

In youth we’re prone to fool around

And fail to keep our feet aground

There’s always one more thing to do

Some song to sing or dragon slew

Rooftops to scale or mountains climbed

Oceans to cross with not much time

Hopes, schemes and plans, all praises sung

Tis sad gets wasted on the young !

 

 

 

I SEEK MY DESTINY ( 2018 ) 2018/04/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:30 am
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I feel so empty deep inside

Like I’ve been on a rocket ride

Perhaps to Venus or to Mars

Out there in space among the stars.

Quite like the stranger  I’ve become

To find myself grown cold and numb

Will someone help explain to me

Where shall I seek my destiny ?

 

 

 

 

LIFE’S DEBRIS ( 2018 ) 2018/02/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:58 am
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Tis true that I would like to know

Which way the busy winds do blow

And how steep will the waves all be

Crashing in the cold winter’s sea ?

Will the tide come rushing ashore

Just as the moon rises once more

To greet its eventide asea

Amidst life’s crisis and debris ?

 

LAST CHANCE ( 2018 ) 2018/02/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:08 am
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A little bird sat on the sill

He comes to visit me at will

I’m oh so glad that he stops by

He helps the lonely hours to fly

And sometimes when I’m extra sad

Reminds me of the joys I’ve had.

Once was when times were very young

And one by one our dreams were strung

Across the tethers of the heart

Love never got its break or start

Much like that little bird I see

Perhaps exists some chance for me !

 

 

INTERMISSION ( 2018 ) 2018/01/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:28 am
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I feel somehow a pending urge

As all my fears and passions merge

The path  to seek a higher road

Henceforth to carry life’s great load

And find a place where each may rest

Before attempting life’s contest !

 

CONFESSION ( 2018 ) 2018/01/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:41 am
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I’ve always known I was a child

Polite and kind, ne’er rude or wild

Perhaps that is the reason why

My passive nature gets me by.

I wish that I could gather strength

Pursue my dreams to greater length

What is it folks are fighting for

To curry favor, change decor ?

Now I have traveled very far

Across the seas, both ship and shore

My heart has weathered many storms

And travesties beyond the norm !

 

My curly hair that used to be

Has now begun deserting me

It is not washing down the drain

Just tired curling up again.

While fate has opened every door

To follow through or settle score

I wonder what may soon occur

And to what power I must defer ?

The hours too fast are speeding by

All clouded with both tears and sigh

Oh gracious Lord now hear my plea

My hope is to abide with Thee !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOOMED TO FALL ( 2017 ) 2017/10/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:44 am
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I hear the noise and feel your pain

It’s like we are at war again

We need your help, please if you can

From every woman and each man.

Reach out, reach out to help us start

To teach our children to impart

True common sense and caring ways

Into the sharing of their days.

Let all begin to try their best

To breach the wall, to pass the test

Give God the chance to teach us all

For without Him, we’re doomed to fall !

 

IS NOT TOO LATE ( 2017 ) 2017/09/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:12 am
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There is a chill pervades the air

One feels the wind rush up the stair

The smell of fall upon the breeze

Floats gently by, soft as you please

A silence bides there in the room

Akin to patience, not to gloom.

The moments pass unnoticed now

As signs of autumn show somehow

Slowly the leaves begin to change

From light to dark the colors range

We wait here on the edge of fate

Pray God our time is not too late !

 

 

 

HAVE A HEART ( 2017 ) 2017/06/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:35 am
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I hung my heart out on a limb

And prayed someone would reel me in

I searched for love the way one should

And wound up lost in some vast wood.

I tried my hand at show and tell

And that did not go quite so well

I decided right then and there

I’d had enough of grief to spare.

And so I bought myself a book

Turned out that I was this great cook,

Love’s not what it’s cracked up to be

Seems business was my destiny !

 

 

 

 

 

KEEP SEARCHING ( 2017 ) 2017/04/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:07 am
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Of all the wishes I have missed,

( Not least of all, Prince Charming’s kiss )

I feel that I have been misled

And pandered to by lies instead.

Tis sad that I’ve not yet to learn

Love’s not a passion one can earn

Most words of love that I have heard

Are spurious and quite absurd

But still I’m sure true love exists

Keep searching, know you must persist !

 

 

LAST SLEEP ( 2017 ) 2017/04/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:30 am
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There is a faint sound that I hear

It keeps repeating in my ear

Is it a clock  ticking away

Counting the minutes of each day ?

If I were smart then I would find

Some way to make all time unwind

So I might salvage years to keep

Those that I love safe from last sleep !

 

 

 

 

WICKED BASED ( 2017 ) 2017/03/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:37 am
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A minor thought does come to mind

Outside these walls what shall I find

A world that’s cruel and much unkind

The foolishness of dumb and blind,

Society that’s gone to waste

A place devoid of any taste

That flounders in unthinking haste

On ideals that are wicked based !

 

CRUEL WORLD ( 2016 ) 2016/10/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:44 am
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My heart is full, I hear it beat

I will not bow to man’s deceit

Hard to accept, the world’s so cruel

And feeds much fodder to the fool.

The more I see the more I learn

Perhaps we each may take a turn

It’s like a wheel of chance we play

We win or lose from day to day.

However fate’s not always kind

And justice is sometimes quite blind

Is there a path to help us win

Please find a way to let God in !

 

ONE LAST LOOK ( 2016 ) 2016/01/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:32 am
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I know my life is not a dream

At times I simply want to scream

But God and I, we have a pact

There is no plan, it’s not exact.

So when my time seems overdue

And He decides that I am through

My usefulness on earth is done

For living is no longer fun.

When I accept that I’m bereft

And ashes are all I have left

Then is the time to close the book,

And with my heart take one last look !

 

TOMORROW ( 2015 ) 2015/12/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:51 am
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Tomorrow is a promise that we make everyday

Believing that the morrow is always on its way

It’s our hope for the future and one that we all share

But for some, those tomorrows may never breathe the air

No guess that time or consequence or evidence show

How much of tomorrow each of us may ever know !

 

ADVENTURE ( 2015 ) 2015/04/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:25 am
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I’ve traveled wide across the sea

To feed my curiousity

I’ve been to lands so far away

In places that I chose to stay.

Along the ridges of the cliffs

Or edges of the ocean’s rifts,

The wonders that are ours to taste

Like cultures we must not erase

Fill this old world with magic spin

And beauty we may revel in,

With so much more that’s yet to come

In God’s expected new kingdom !

 

COURAGE ( 2014 ) 2014/07/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:59 am
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I want to know about my dreams

And if they fit into life’s schemes,

How are they meant to pave the way

To help me breach the last relay?

The vigil bell rings loud and clear 

Declaring one sojourner here

The task is hard, perhaps too long

To reach God’s ears by evensong !

I’ve cast my lot upon the wind 

Forgive me Lord, I know I’ve sinned

There is no time to come again

My visit soon must meet its end !

 

 
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