Claire V. Bogdanos

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

COUNT THE COST ( 2020 ) 2020/03/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:08 am
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Rage,  rage  against the coming storm

Its  days  are here before  too long

Look  to the sky,  approaching  morn

Ere  their currents  become too strong.

The  times are changing  oh,  so fast

As  all our values soon  get lost

Into  one role  they  shall be cast

With  no way left  to count the cost  !




THE 11TH HOUR ( 2018 ) 2018/10/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:06 am
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What is this sound falls on my ears

It is the echo of our fears

There’s no recourse, we cannot wait

Barbarians are at the gate !


VIRTUOSITY ( 2018 ) 2018/07/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:52 am
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Oh wayward star where have you been

What kind of world are you lost in

The road is slick, the path is steep

Where is the vision that you seek ?

The night is long and lost in dark

While all about is drear and stark

The mist seeps through the window pane

Engendering a new refrain

Oh Lord, be kind, help us to see

Life’s face of virtuosity !



NATURE’S FURY ( 2017 ) 2017/12/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:40 am
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The earth it rumbles, the mountain quakes

The land around it shivers and shakes

The air is silent and seems intense

With no place left for one’s own defense.

The bells ring out, hear the warnings toll

The world now plays a dangerous role

While the lives of those who mill about

Are filled with fear and tremble with doubt

Pray nature’s fury spares all our lives

With God’s help His compassion survives !



IT’S ALL WE’VE GOT ( 2017 ) 2017/11/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:23 am
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What madness does this world possess

That causes all such great distress

What petty nonsense fills our days

We’re sure is nourished by malaise ?

For eons we’ve endured the pain

And fought evil most times in vain

This has become the earth’s sad scourge

There’s no more action one may urge.

Now we are here with shattered dreams

Leftover tears and useless schemes

The best there is, it’s all we’ve got

With chances to succeed or not !


DANGER ( 2016 ) 2016/11/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:54 am
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Now I have seen the mighty mountain and heard the restless sea

There is no greater image that my old heart may bring to me

For I am not a stranger adrift upon some foreign shore

But a native born who sees trouble that’s coming soon and more.

I pray that we acknowledge that our future holds great danger

We forgot how times are changed ere we welcomed in the stranger

And so it is that now we are prepared as we must need be

To keep our homeland safe and from all its enemies be free !



TAKE CAUTION ( 2016 ) 2016/10/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:03 am
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At times life hangs upon a thread

Or teeters on a word unsaid

Tense moments caught before a scene

Or shouted words just too obscene,

Who knows what happens in a flash

Or what may cause a fatal crash ?

Tis smart to always take great care

Be conscious of what, when or where

For life comes with no guarantee

Take time to think, wait, watch and see !


WAR TORN ( 2016 ) 2016/08/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:58 am
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See all the pieces on the ground

What is this image we have found

The damaged parts of each lost soul

All crumpled bare without a goal.

Now where did all of this begin

From far away or quite close in

For this is what a war will do

Tear all apart that once were two

A war is such a vengeful thing

And wears no peace upon its wing !


HAVE CAUTION ( 2016 ) 2016/07/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:13 am
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The trumpets sound, drums beat away

The voices have so much to say

Is this the future soon to come

What is it we are fleeing from ?

Is there some place that we may hide

From all the fears we’ve deep inside

Pick up the pieces, stand up tall

Let’s learn to walk before we fall !



CLOSE AND DEEP ( 2016 ) 2016/03/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:49 am
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When I awoke this early morn

I thought about when I was born

It was the Great Depression clime

To most it was like world’s end time.

Who  could have thought that we’d survive

Or that this world would soon revive

While clouds spread over seas and lands

Deserted towns and dust bowl sands.

Too few are left who yet recall

The poverty which did befall

With angst and agonies we knew

Like pain and failures we’ve come through.

We pray that era won’t return

There are great lessons we did learn

You must not hide your  eyes in sleep

The danger grows both close and deep !



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 !


OLD MEN’S DREAMS ( 2015 ) 2015/06/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:48 am
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Once you and I walked hand in hand

We dug our toes into the sand

Salt water lapped about our feet

The ocean air was crisp and sweet

The breeze seemed to caress our hair

Twas such a pleasure to be there.

I can remember that last day

The one before you went away

All wars have costs that rise too high

With little chance for much goodbye.

War has not changed these thousand years

Great danger bides beyond our fears

Tis sad to say but true it seems

That youth still pays for old men’s dreams !


LITERATURE ( 2014 ) 2014/10/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:40 am
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There was a place that kids could hide

When they did not feel safe inside

A pleasant place where they might be

Until the time that they felt free.

It used to be about their dreams

In which they would escape it seems

But since this world is upside down

There’s no replacement to be found.

They still can join in Games of War

That’s what these instruments are for

X – Box and IPhone, who knows when

Our children will be safe again ?



WILD BEARS ( 2014 ) 2014/09/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:36 am
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The only bears I’ve ever seen

Are in the zoo or on the screen

I’d like to think I’ll never meet

A single one out on the street !

Most bears are wild and roam about

They are quite large with scary snout

But if we met I’d stay quite calm

And slowly turn away from harm,

I’d try to walk with a loud sound

Or crunchy step upon the ground

Talking and praying as I flee

Hoping that he’s as scared as me !


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