Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

CURTAIN CALL ( 2017 ) 2017/10/13

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What does one seek after the midnight hour

Neath the veil of darkness and loss of power

When the stilled air deserts its resting place

And we bid farewell to eternal grace

May the love of God now protect us all

From the final cut of the curtain call !

 

 

ELEGY FOR DENO ( 2017 ) 2017/10/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:20 pm
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I hear the echoes through the trees

Life’s shadows move with each new breeze

Old voices carry loud and clear

And fall upon the listening ear.

The book has closed the story ends

And bids farewell to all our friends

To leave one nothing more to say

Ere we are forced to look away.

But let us go in peace and calm

Believing one must do no harm

Remembering those days of yore

And all of paradise before !

 

 

STRONG OPINION ( 2017 ) 2017/07/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:52 am
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What is this hell that men call war

What is it they are fighting for

They’ve wasted so much blood and gore

We’ve known  it all and want no more !

 

I CAN’T FORGET ( 2017 ) 2017/03/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:49 am
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My heart got lost so long ago

How that occured I cannot know

It was that war, I often think

That took our values to the brink

The young, the old, the in-between

Not one of us escaped the scene

It hollowed out each living thing

And in our lives did chaos bring

We took the test and some did win

Although too many were done in

And there were those, ones that I  saw

Who ne’er returned forever more

Oh Lord I wish I could  forget,

I haven’t mastered that trick yet !

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*(  MEMORIES OF WORLD WAR II )

 

 

 

 

JULY 1, 1916 BATTLE OF THE CENTURY ( 2017 ) 2017/02/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:53 am
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There was a bridge in the Great War

That both sides had been fighting for

So many died in that one fight

From early morn to darkest night

Tis true that they performed their best

Though in the end all failed that test.

They died there by the River Somme

As back and forth all hell did come

Of Brits alone some price to pay

Fifty-eight thousand fell that day

Now this occured lifetimes ago

And none are left who really know

But tell me please if any can

What does this say about a man ?

 

 

 

ELI ELI LAMA SABACH THANI ? ( 2017 ) 2017/01/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:46 am
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There is a song the people sing

That praises God and glories bring

It is a hymn from times long gone

That we have pinned our hopes upon.

A darkened hill, a blood soaked cross

The ugly terror of our loss

A day that one cannot forget

That caused earth’s early sun to set.

It rent the temple’s curtain break

As trembling earth did mighty quake

While God to man anger displayed

Christ’s vow to us had long been made !

 

 

SIMPLISTIC ( 2016 ) 2016/12/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:26 am
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One cannot know just how I feel

About a war that was so real

There is no way I  will forget

All those sad days that haunt me yet

And sometimes when I’m in sleep land

The visions seem too close at hand.

I pray to God we’ll never know

The ugliness that from wars flow

Quite often when I’m at my ease

I beg of God, end all wars please !

 

 

 
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