Claire V. Bogdanos

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

FEEL THAT FREE ( 2020 ) 2020/05/24

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I hear the sound of running feet

Laughter of children from the street

All playing on the pavement wide

Darting about from side to side.

Their shrieks of glee are full of joy

Including every girl and boy

Oh such great fun that’s to be had

Without scoldings by Mom and Dad.

I love to see the youngsters play

In God’s fresh air day after day

What a sweet pleasure it would be

If all the world could feel that free !

 

SOUNDS OF JOY ( 2020 ) 2020/03/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:29 am
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Do  you hear  the  children  hard  at play

On  this  idyllic  autumnal  day

Happy  voices raised,  so full of  glee

Charming  the likes of both  you and me !

 

BEFORE THE END ( 2019 ) 2019/08/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:03 am
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Can you remember  what it’s like

To spread your wings and feel grown up

When I was but a  tiny tyke

I learned to sip the grownup  cup

And now I’m  old  I can’t excuse

The habits I’ve acquired since  then

I wish  somehow I could refuse

And to be young once more again.

Oh blessed  Lord so much to see

In this new world  of let’s pretend

We’ll try our best to  gracious be

And hold on tight  before the end !

 

 

TIME IS FLEET ( 2019 ) 2019/07/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:25 pm
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I  hear the sound of  running  feet

It fills my heart with pride  replete

Midst noise  of children in the  street

And all  their  antics with  each  feat

They’ve  not yet  learned to be  discreet

Reminding  all  how  time is  fleet !

 

WHO KNOWS (2019) 2019/02/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:21 am
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When I was young I used to pray

That I would be a mom one day

I’d raise my offspring to be good

And do the things that children should.

I’d hoped that we’d fulfill the dream

It was a lock or so it seemed

The angels watched from up above

And filled their heads with care and love.

But love is not enough to save

Each one of them from perils grave

There is no way that we may know

Wherein life’s tragedies will grow.

In winds of war or illness great

Who knows the time or day or date ?

 

 

DO TAKE CARE ( 2019 ) 2019/01/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:50 am
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Oh hear the sounds that fill the air

Of children laughing everywhere

The glist’ning snow keeps falling down

Windblown to cover all the ground.

E’er softly while they drift and blow

O’er scenes observed now cloaked in snow

If you should wish to venture there

Dress warmly and please do take care !

 

SHARING LOVE ( 2018 ) 2018/05/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:24 am
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The smallest tot on Mommy’s knee

Now laughs and smiles each day with me

And through those hands plays  “I can see”

While sharing love quite easily !

 

 

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 !

 

 

 

 

OUR REMEMBER WHEN ( 2017 ) 2017/11/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:08 am
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Oh Santa Claus, dear Santa Claus

I’m writing to you just because

Christmas is coming round the bend

It’s time to share it with a friend

Though not so simple as it seems

As Christmas nears it fosters dreams.

It is a season to feel young

With Yuletide carols to be sung

It would be nice if we’d return

To days when candles would be burned

When children small were told the tales

Of magic sleighs that had no sails.

 

The reindeer were believed to fly

Across the reaches of the sky

But let’s pretend a moment more

That elves may work in Santa’s store

It’s true I’ve never seen an elf

Except ceramic on a shelf.

Well never mind, this too shall pass

Like Alice through her looking glass

Until next year, same time, same place

Anticipating your embrace

I pray I’m not too old by then

Forgetting our remember when !

 

ISN’T IT WONDERFUL TO SEE WITH THE HEART OF A CHILD ?

 

 

 

HUGE THANK YOU ( 2017 ) 2017/10/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:17 am
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Oh Christopher, brave Christopher how did you spend your life

Across the seas and oceans wide amidst chaos and strife

You stumbled into a new world upon your wooden ship

What a surprise it was to learn this was no Asia trip !

And thus it was so long ago this land of ours was found

When the Spanish came to conquer and rule all on the ground

Now that is how it did begin in fourteen-ninety-two

Today we owe Columbus all our love and huge thank you !

 

 

IN HIS CARE ( 2017 ) 2017/09/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:26 am
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Oh little child so full of dreams

Life isn’t always as it seems

The door of hope is not quite free

It may not open up  for thee.

Just wait awhile and softly pray

That God above will save each day

For it is He who blesses all

And answers when the children call.

Be not afraid He’ll keep you there

Close to His heart and in His care !

 

GOD’S TRUE LOVE ( 2017 ) 2017/07/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:05 am
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I wish I were a child again

Returning to remember when

Those days gone by that I recall

When I was young and oh so small.

I never questioned for one time

That I was in some unsafe clime

I wish that I could do the same

For all those children I can’t name

Who need to seek the safety of

A world chock full of God’s true love !

 

ANGELS FLY ( 2017 ) 2017/06/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:01 am
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There is no way one can explain

Why children love to splash in rain

Or why the mud is so much fun

In which to slide upon one’s bun.

There’s no accounting for the joy

That comes to every girl or boy

To screech as loudly as they may

To frighten every bug away.

Or why each babe will play with you

The game grownups call “peekaboo”

And truly I do not know why

They all believe that angels fly !

 

 

 

SACRIFICE ( 2017 ) 2017/05/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:24 am
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Hear now the battle marchers’ roar

Sending our children off to war

If not for them who will it be

That gives their life to keep us free ?

 

JESUS LOVES ME ( 2017 ) 2017/03/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:18 am
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This is a song small children sing

That I can’t help remembering

About how much we each are loved

By Jesus who resides above

A simple tune of honest word

The earliest I’ve ever heard

It rings so clearly in my head

The dearest words that can be said !

 

 

 

 

 

LICK-ET-Y-SPLAT ( 2016 ) 2016/09/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:30 am
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I’m trying hard to help explain

About the weather and the rain

It seems that moisture from the sea

Is gathered up to shower me.

Most of the fluffy clouds that float

Above my head, land, sea or moat

Are full of water to the brim

That sometimes splashes o’er the rim.

So when those clouds grow ever dark

And cannot find a thirsty park

They open up where e’er they’re at

And flush their cache lick-et-y-splat !

 

THE OLIVE TREE ( 2016 ) 2016/07/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:15 am
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I wish, I wish that I could be

The fruit upon an olive tree

So good to eat and full of health

Both for the heart and greater wealth.

This tree can live a thousand years

Producing fruit and soothing fears

The Greeks and Romans knew its worth

Their fables told about its birth.

Seems God gave man the olive tree

In truly ancient history

Add this to all its virtues found

The olive’s wealth must all astound !

 

USEFUL ( 2016 ) 2016/07/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:12 am
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I’d like to be a shining star

Whose light did twinkle from afar

Oh what great fun that it would be

If little children wished on me !

I’d like to be a chapel bell

That every day the hour must tell

From faraway you’d hear the chime

That’s how you knew what was the time !

But better still I wish that I

Had angel wings so I might fly

To greet you all at Peter’s gate

Just to make sure you aren’t late !

 

ETERNALLY ( 2016 ) 2016/06/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:35 am
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My heart is heavy and so sad

For those whose lives have turned out bad

We can’t assess where lies the blame

Our duty is to help the same.

Who knows what pain victims may bear

There is great need for us to care

For we are all one family

Children of God eternally !

 

THOUGHTS OF HOME ( 2016 ) 2016/04/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:01 am
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There is a place we all yearn to be

It’s not across some far-widened sea

Nor over hills or great mountainsides

And not where malice or anger hides.

It’s not under trees that reach for sky

Or where the eagles and buzzards fly

It’s just a place around the last bend

Of a lonesome road that seeks its end,

To that spot where most lives got their start

And have left behind their lonely heart !

 

HIS NAME WAS PAUL ( 2016 ) 2016/04/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:46 am
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There lived a man his  name was Paul

In Hebrew he was known as Saul

Though Tarsus was his native home

He traveled much, martyred in Rome.

Upon Damascus Road went he

To destroy Christianity

Twas on this trip none would forget

Christ had His death before they met !

“While on this road where do you go

Why do you persecute me so ?

My brightest light has made you blind

Three days you’ll spend to purpose find !”

Well Paul at last did true believe

And baptism he did receive

His Acts and Letters we all know

Because our bible tells us so !

Thirteenth Apostle that was he

Who wrote chapters abundantly

He lost his head to Roman  ax

His body rests entombed with Pax !

 

 

 

GENERATION LOST ( 2015 ) 2015/12/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:35 am
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Her eyes so sad, her smile so sweet

She stood there staring at her feet

This tiny child so motionless,

I had to pause, I must confess.

She didn’t speak, no not a word

I wondered if she even heard

I thought she must be in distress

So silent in her wornout dress.

Too many children are alone

Neglected, lost, left on their own

I beg you God forget them not

You are the only hope they’ve got !

 

OH FOOLISH CHILD ( 2015 ) 2015/10/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:04 am
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In God’s Eden one peaceful morn

Was the first time a lie was born

As Satan turned from good to bad

And ruined the paradise they had !

Sly Satan spoke strong words to Eve,

His purpose meaning to deceive

He answered her as she asked why

“I tell you that you will not die !”

“Come eat of this forbidden tree

That opens eyes so you can see

The difference of wrong and right

And what is wise here in God’s sight.”

Oh foolish child you could not know

How perils of your act would grow !

 

AUTUMN GOLD ? ( 2015 ) 2015/10/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:37 am
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Have you noticed that the leaves are flown

They’ve been whisked away to parts unknown

I wonder where they now congregate

It once was beside each garden gate.

There was a game the small children played,

Heap up the biggest pile of leaves made

And then just jump and roll around

In that leafy mess upon the ground.

I never thought that game was much fun

With all that cleanup you would have done

But now I’m confused, where are the leaves

Are we victims of bucolic thieves ?

 

SAFE AND FREE ( 2015 ) 2015/09/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:16 am
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Do you recall what it was like

When you were but a tiny tyke

And kids would play out in the rain

Barefooted, zooming like a plane ?

Or hopscotch on a city street

With concrete squares beneath your feet,

What’s happened to those days of joy

When children could be girl or boy ?

A game of tag or hide and seek

Just count to ten and do not peek,

Oh how much fun there used to be

When children were kept safe and free !

 

HEAVEN’S GIFT ( 2015 ) 2015/09/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:22 am
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A little bit of heaven has nestled next to me

An angel without wings I’m convinced that he must be

He is a precious package and smells so extra sweet

His daddy’s pride and joy and his mommy’s dearest treat.

Oh tiny babe, with chubby cheeks, hands of doll-like size

You are God’s gift of true love, His blessing in disguise !

 

SAFETY FIRST ( 2015 ) 2015/09/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:20 am
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Mary, Mary, where have you been

What trouble is it you are in

Is your snow white lamb lost once more

Could he be waiting at the door ?

You need to be so careful please

Protect yourself, face, hands and knees

Perhaps you could learn self-defense

Take care when climbing any fence.

Times used to be you were a child

Quite innocent, both kind and mild

Those days are now forever gone

Keep safe my child, the world moves on !

 

I HEARD MY NAME ( 2015 ) 2015/06/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:32 am
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A little child called out to me

At least I thought it was my name

I heard the word clear as could be

Though there are many called the same.

I know it seems I reminisce

‘Bout times that were and are no more

When I’d receive a hug and kiss

Before they all stepped out the door.

Strong memories of yesteryear

Still precious, cling within my mind

There is no thought brings greater cheer

That in this world you’ll ever find !

 

 
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