Claire V. Bogdanos

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

OUR VETERANS ( 2020 ) 2020/06/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:03 am
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Today  is  not a  holiday

We celebrate  like  some  birthday

Instead  it  is  a  mark  in time

That  saved  us  all  from  our  decline.

Six,  six,  four,  four,  who  can  forget

Those  memories  without  regret

The  world  we knew  was  on its  knees

Until  those ships  did  sail  the seas

To  land  upon  that  foreign  shore

Where  thousands  died and  so much  more.

How  sad  that we  discard  their  deeds

And in  the  end,  neglect  their  needs  !



6 – 6 – 4 – 4 ( 2019 ) 2019/06/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:17 am
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Of  all the  days that  I recall

This  one’s the very  best of all

The day that freedom had its chance

Somewhere  along the coast of France.

Remember well  the days  we knew

An  ugly war that we’d been through

With  moments when we understand

True  life  is not a  sleight-of-hand.

Let’s make the best of what we’ve got

Pray that  we will  forget it not !





NEVER FORGET ! ( 2014 ) 2014/06/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:26 am
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Oh Lord, walk with me, we’ll go hand in hand

Across that sad beach in some foreign land

Our journey is swift, return we may not

But that long ago day can’t be forgot.

While the time fades away into the past

The lesson we learned is one that won’t last

Just turn around to observe where we are

Sadly you’ll see that we haven’t come far !


DATELINE: Hoboken, NJ, USA ” D- DAY ” ( 2013 ) 2013/06/07

Filed under: HISTORY — bogdanosclaire @ 5:14 pm
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A-B-C-D,  D-Day who remembers? This is one of my ” special ” dates, 6/6/44,  that time cannot fade and years should not erase!  We all need to be reminded once in a while of man’s inhumanity to man, and one trip to the beaches of Normandy reinforces that belief.  Each time that I return to this consecrated ground I am reminded of those men, women and children, numbering in the millions worldwide, whose lives were changed forever on that day.  From Ste. Mere Eglise to that piece of land deemed to be our sovereign soil, called the American Cemetery,  you cannot keep a dry eye!  It makes you feel so insignificant and so powerless.  What a history lesson!  May I suggest that you try it?


Claire B.


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