Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

OUR SAD CUP ( 2019 ) 2019/08/12

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When I was young,  my dad he died

And  left  us so  dried up  inside

There was no way to help explain

The  basic  anguish or  the  pain,

Through all these  years we’ve hid  it well

And  never did  that   sadness  tell

It’s simply there reminding me

Of  all  that life once used to be

It’s too late now, none can catch up

This  heritage is our sad cup !

 

 

 

 

 

AN EMPTY CHAIR ( 2019 ) 2019/06/14

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Each time that I sit down to eat

I notice there’s an unfilled seat

It’s been like that for quite awhile

I don’t feel ready yet to smile.

I wish your laugh and wisdom’s word

Were still the pleasantries I’d heard

For times have changed, you’re gone away

I miss you more, day after day !

Who’d ever guess that I should be

Alone at last upon life’s sea,

I never thought that I would share

My dinners with an empty chair !

 

 

AN UGLY WAR ( 2019 ) 2019/06/03

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Today’s  the  day we  do recall

Our heroes brave who scaled the wall

Their actions  all did set us free

They  led  us  on to victory

Remember well how many died

To free us from old Satan’s  pride !

 

THE RECIPE OF WAR ( 2018 ) 2018/12/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:41 am
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There was a war long time ago

In places that we did not know

So many years now in our past

Proof of length that memories last.

Both young and old were forced to fight

Across the globe or out of sight

A war that simply parried on

Left none untouched here or beyond.

Now I am old but can recall

Those shadows cast upon my wall

With forgotten names that I’d known

Redemptions’ chance all but unknown.

Oh, someone should research this tale

Ere soon we shall completely fail !

 

REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR DAY

 

 

ANOTHER TIME ( 2018 ) 2018/10/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:07 am
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This child I held close to my breast

Has left me now to be at rest

His life  of pain at last set free

Upon God’s unrelenting sea.

This was his battle for too long

He tried so hard, he was so strong

But here we are, this is the end

I’ll miss you son, my life, my friend.

I doubt if we shall meet again

Another time, but where or when,

There’s none to know or even learn

Truth is, no one has e’er returned !

 

 

TO SAY GOODBYE ( 2018 ) 2018/07/18

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There are no words that can help explain

The length and depth of a mother’s pain

Losing a child no matter the age

To an illness or another’s rage !

Through the passage of time, aches may fade

As sadness and loss are all displayed

Seems the worst of all that can be said

Are that those we have loved are now dead,

And with heavy heart and tearful sigh

Were denied the chance to say goodbye !

 

 

THE BAPTIST ( 2018 ) 2018/06/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:42 am
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Two thousand years ago or more

When God’s own Son did tred the shore

And angels still had free access

To every spot that earth possessed

There was a man of great repute

Round whom there was a huge dispute.

This humble man of power and fame

Then known as John, his given name

Who thrived on honey and locusts

With leather belt round his waist trussed

O’er his robe of camel hair made,

So sad that he won’t make the grade.

The “Baptist” was how he’d been called

Beheading was his final fall

Remember Herod’s Salome

It was her dance did John away !

 

 

 
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