Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

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 !

 

 
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