Claire V. Bogdanos

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

HAPPY CHANCE ( 2020 ) 2020/06/24

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The  wind  blows  wild  and  plays  a  song

I’d  like  to  learn  to  hum  along,

It  isn’t  hard  to  sing  a  tune

With  words  that  rhyme  like  June  and  moon.

Such  mirth  it  brings  to  wonder  this

And  to  imagine  youth’s  first  kiss,

I  wish  that  I  might be  again

That  girl  I  was  away  back  when

The  thrill  of  love  and  sweet  romance

Could  offer  me   a   happy  chance  !

 

 

 

PERSISTENCE ( 2020 ) 2020/01/02

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How  I wish our love of  Christmas cheer

Could  live through  each day of this  new year

Why  should its joy  come and go away

To  leave all  this space  for our display ?

 

Let’s  pray that  God has a  plan for all

That  will take  us there  from now  past fall

And  if we’re  lucky as  we can be

Opens  the door to  Eternity !

 

 

 

OPTIONS ( 2019 ) 2019/08/03

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Have you e’er pondered  over  angel  wings

How they  could get caught in our  worldly things

Such as  doors, windows and archways or screens

Or limbs of trees or in branches of greens ?

How do they manage to dress up each day

Looking so sweet in angelic display

I wonder if they wear stockings or boots

Do they prefer eating  ice cream  or fruits ?

Isn’t it strange that we know nothing more

Of where they’ve been until now and before

I’d sure like to find  some  lessons to use

To help me decide which pathway to choose !

 

COME LIVE WITH ME ( 2018 ) 2018/12/18

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Oh blessed Lord, come live with me

Invade my heart eternally

Help me to keep my life in line

And with your aid, I will be fine.

Oh Lord God, hear my simple plea

There is no place I’d rather be

Than safe with You each day to rise

Forever more in Paradise !

 

 

 

TODAY’S WILDERNESS ( 2018 ) 2018/11/07

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Sometimes I can’t help remembering

My great grandma’s house in early spring

Oh such joy those old visions bear

Of beaches, sand and the salty air.

The wonderment of childhood may be

The remembrance of past memory

And lifestyles that have all gone astray

With the pleasantries of yesterday.

I wish that I could capture the time

Instead of watch as our lives decline

So sad, dear Lord, what was meant to be

Got lost in this new posterity !

 

REJECT DEFEAT ( 2017 ) 2017/11/12

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The sun, it filters through the leaves

Its shadows bouncing off the eaves

Upon the rooftops round about

Seagulls and pigeons thawing out.

The frosty chill of early morn

Gives rise to wishes yet unborn

That men and nature be discreet

Learn how to share, reject defeat !

 

 

THIS OR THAT ( 2017 ) 2017/06/03

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There’s often a thought that I have had

That life’s not clearly all good or bad

And sometimes trauma gets in the way

Like visions we’ve had that go astray.

Tis foolish to think we’re of one mind

For this world consists of every kind

The short and tall or the lean and fat

Those who prefer either this or that,

Only time will tell where all this ends

We can be enemies or make friends !

 

YOUR CHOICE ( 2016 ) 2016/08/27

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While in the land of make believe

Where fallen dreams perhaps collide,

When all the plans that you conceive

In shadows dim do there abide

Just stand erect and truth receive

Or from your future choose to hide !

 

 

IF WE FALL ( 2016 ) 2016/06/25

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The dark descends upon my soul

I query if I’ve met my goal

I cannot know until the end

If I have been both foe and friend.

For in my passion I have found

At times we all may run aground

I never meant to lose my way

And I have nothing more to say,

Except that God is always there

In peace or war or bleak despair

And pray His grace be with us all

If we survive or if we fall !

 

 

FATALITY ( 2016 ) 2016/05/05

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The fog slips in and hugs the ground

The air is still there’s ne’er a sound

I feel the damp inside my bones

My feet can’t grasp the slipp’ry stones.

I sense the chill invade my space

Oh how I need escape this place,

Before my mind grows dim and old

And all I’ve known wanes dread and cold !

 

To Edward Pavlovich, an old friend who painted

my portrait in 1951,  I remember you ! Thanks !

 

 

 

HOME ( 2016 ) 2016/03/11

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Now I have traveled long and far

By foot and train and hired car

I’ve searched across the world’s domain

By boat and mule and aeroplane

Where’er I’ve gone it’s clear to see

That home is still the place to be !

 

 

IDENTITY ( 2016 ) 2016/02/20

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I knew a man once long ago

Who told me that life was a show

Where ego pranced upon the stage

Like temper tantrums or a rage.

That some preferred an audience

To fill their lives with confidence

While others still opted to be

The bastions of hilarity.

That underneath we’re all the same

With each one playing at the game

Some quiet, thoughtful, strong and bold

Or loving, kind, a heart of gold.

There is no gauge to measure man

We all make do the best we can !

 

 

INFINITY ( 2016 ) 2016/02/06

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The madness of this world we see

Leads us close to infinity

Could be that war is imminent

This is the thing we must prevent.

Let’s pray to find another way

Not black or white but shades of gray

There needs to be a middle road

Some method used to share the load.

It’s time for us to stand up tall

Accept the blame before the fall

Learn how to shoulder our fair share

Tis now to show how much we care !

 

OUR CHOICES ( 2015 ) 2015/12/16

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There is a heart that wells inside of me

And wonders where our lives may chance to be

What miracles will happen as we grow

What chips and cracks with time begin to show ?

How will we age and do our level best

To please our God and pass His greatness test,

What we do now decides what we’ll become

Fraud, hero, student, scholar, wiseman, bum !

 

FINAL GOAL ( 2015 ) 2015/09/12

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There is a basket that sits on a shelf nearby

Full of ideas that failed as other hopes did die

It holds the remnants of the life that I desired

When time was young and no special talent required.

There in that simple basket rests a thousand schemes

Amongst the fabric, ribbons, needles, plans and dreams

Pieces of wood, paper, cotton, wishes and bows

All of them part of a past that nobody knows.

The basket is silent, it never had a voice

Like those who filled my life yet never made a choice

Each has their secret cache that only they control

And each at last decides what is their final goal !

 

MIND YOUR BIZ ! ( 2015 ) 2015/06/18

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Now long ago and faraway

Before the sun came out to play

A little mouse peeked out his hole

And wandered off to take a stroll.

“To see the world before I die”

While asking why, ’twas his reply

His aim, to share with other mice

He brought a bag of pilfered rice.

He traveled far, across the street

In hopes that others he would meet

But on the way with this and that

He ran into an alley cat.

The battle left no great surprise

As mousey met his sad demise

I’d like to think the moral is

Enjoy your home and mind your biz !

 

QUESTIONS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/01

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Today seems just another day

In our long journey on the way

We pass the signs along the road

Our hearts bowed down with heavy load

Where will this lead, how shall we fare

How soon before we make it there ?

But better yet I’d like to know

Is God still with us, yes or no ?

 

OUR CHOICE ( 2015 ) 2015/01/04

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I looked for love I searched in vain

I thought that I had missed that train

So long ago I cannot say

I can’t recall upon which day !

There is no reason I can give

Or cite one person to forgive

Why it just happens who can know

For some to stay while others go.

The wheel spins round and round, you see

And stops where it is meant to be

Tis true to note we need control

It is our choice, our aim, our goal !

 

 

THE PATH TO FOLLOW ( 2014 ) 2014/11/17

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I have travelled the road and seen the light

In the early dawn or on darkest night

I have wandered far from the common way

And wondered where was it I’d gone astray.

Well I pondered long and I queried hard

And the answer I heard was a mixed card

The truth is always about the right take

God teach me how not to make a mistake !

 

OPTIONS ( 2014 ) 2014/07/05

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I’ve seen the windmills by the sea

I’ve listened as the gulls scold me

The waves that wash the sandy shores

They whisper while the ocean roars.

Like dew that rests upon the rose

Then disappears as mornings close

The sun now rises warming all

After the cool of late nightfall !

Thus it is as our goal proceeds

So much beauty among the weeds

But who can choose what does belong

It is God’s option, right or wrong !

 

 

FIDELITY ( 2014 ) 2014/05/04

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Sometimes we dance in different shoes

Why is it that the pair we choose

May not fit well first time around

Yet proper size can still be found ?

Shoes help us pace life’s hidden things

They come with laces and with strings

Some that we like or might have known

With soles of cork or leather sewn !

A shoe is meant to tread the ground

To help us keep the path we’ve found,

Along some lane or lonely street

Who dares to walk with barefoot feet ?

 

 

 

WHITHER THOU GOEST ( 2014 ) 2014/02/26

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Across the mighty mountains and

Wild rushing streams that thread the land,

We have promised we shall follow

No matter where that path may go !

Like Ruth of olden days allowed

In truth, she would not join the crowd

But traveled to that foreign place

Pursuing life in God’s embrace.

Now know the joys she’s brought to us

Without her choice, where is Jesus ?

 

PARADISE ? ( 2013 ) 2013/09/24

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I took a walk just yesterday

And watched the wind and leaves at play

I thought how simple it must be

To be the wind and know you’re free.

I thought about the drifting leaves

Somersaulting through the trees

And oh what visions you will find

As with the breeze you twist and wind.

Your voyage ends upon the ground

Is this Paradise you have found ?

 

DATELINE: HOBOKEN, NJ, USA (2013) “BREATHLESS” 2013/06/18

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Shall we speak of another poet of whom I know little or nothing about, only the words?  R.L. Sharpe, c. 1809, and the poem, ” A Bag of Tools “, beginning with the line, ” Isn’t it strange that princes and kings and clowns that caper in sawdust rings and common folk like you and me are builders for eternity? ”  Powerful thoughts and words, ” Each is a given bag of tools, a shapeless mass, a book of rules and each must make ere life is flown a stumbling block or a stepping stone”.  Will you know which choice you have made when you approach your final destination?  But of course by then, it is too late for correction, isn’t it?  Life is about choices, ” The lady or the tiger “!  However, another poet of small fame could be Adelaide Crapsey who observed ” On seeing weather beaten trees”, in eighteen simple words, an entire philosophy, ” Is it as plainly in our living shown, By slant and twist, which way the wind hath blown? ”  Just the thought leaves me breathless, how about you?

Sincerely,

Claire B.

 

 
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