Claire V. Bogdanos

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

IT’S POLITICS ( 2020 ) 2020/01/20

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Some  days may start with  smiles and grin

Before  life’s  problems  do begin

Somehow  we never  seem to know

Which  way each  season’s  wind will  blow.

We  take our chances,  pray a lot

Make  do the best with what we’ve got

Remember  how the people care

The  kindest are more  prone to share.

Today  the nation’s  full of fools

Believing  they make up  the rules

And  follow any path  they choose

Without  a threat of  win or lose.

How  sad that  we are come to this

Peace  destroyed by a ” Judas ” kiss !





TO SET US FREE ( 2019 ) 2019/12/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:57 am
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My heart’s so full I dare not speak

A world so sad, so dark, so bleak

The winds of war doth us surround

The earth begs cleansing all around.

May God in heaven hear our plea

And use His power to set us free !



MY OBSERVATION ( 2019 ) 2019/12/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:51 pm
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While  Congress  prances all around

Our  troops lay  dying on the ground

But  little care do  they eschew

That  comforts any  other view

There  is a God  we must  believe

Who  soon our honor  will retrieve  !




TO THE END ( 2019 ) 2019/10/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:01 am
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The  northern  winds are  blowing now

They’ve  lobbied  hard across the bow

And  times are changing  every day

As  life is  waning  fast away.

When  is it  we’ll get straight  again,

Begin  once  more to  act like  men

Preserve  our  values  and defend

Our  Constitution  to the end ?





FREE LANDSLIDE ( 2019 ) 2019/09/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:26 am
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Corruption  bides  a care  away

Assailing all,  day  after day

With evil  lurking  everywhere

Around  the corner, up  the stair.

The malice and  the  discontent

Behind each issue  and  event

Spurred on by those  who envy  all

And  wage  no other  lifetime  call.

Tis sad to think so  many more

Are rushing  through  our  broken door

And  bringing nought  to help our side

Each  seeking  but a  free  landslide !




IN JESUS’ NAME ( 2018 ) 2018/04/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:43 am
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Let’s pull the bell and ring the chimes

It’s time to welcome latter times

We’ll sing a hymn and raise each voice

To praise the Lord and make our choice.

The day is come, remember this

Christ was betrayed by but one kiss

Oh Judas, if you could have known

Would you have chosen to stay home ?

Accursed your name forever is

Throughout the world, both ours and His

I am so sad you’ve earned this fame

God save us all in Jesus’ name !


SAVE OUR LAND ( 2017 ) 2017/07/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:51 am
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The drums of war beat hard and loud

All occasioned by an ugly crowd

No patriots to save the day

All in the hands of men who pay

Oh precious Lord, please hear our plea

And save our land from infamy !



PERIPHERY ( 2017 ) 2017/06/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:56 am
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I find the world is occupied

With selfishness and foolish pride

Such nonsense to cast sense aside

While from the truth forever hide !


TRUE CREED ( 2017 ) 2017/06/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:23 am
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I’m told  that justice is quite blind

In all the truths that man does find

She is the judge who may deceive

But yet the one most will believe !

How sad that she must blinded be

Throughout the world’s vast infamy

Unfaithful to her name indeed

And traitor to her precious creed !


CONCEALED ( 2016 ) 2016/06/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:43 am
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I’ve often thought that life would be

A picnic ‘neath an apple tree

Or cottage with white picket fence

Set in a garden filled with scents

Perhaps a seaside path that winds

Along some beach the seaweed finds.

That used to be the way I thought

Until my vision soon got caught

Into the lessons life may teach

All we perceive before we reach

That space in time when truth revealed

There’s too much left that is concealed !


A NATION LOST ( 2016 ) 2016/04/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:08 am
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The cannibals are on a path

Appearing to be full of wrath

Consuming all that came before

The good, the kind and so much more.

With scant discretion on their part

They operate without a heart

It matters not what they destroy

Or which tactics they employ,

The need for power is all they know

However shall this nation grow ?


WHAT SHALL WE SEE ( 2016 ) 2016/04/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:31 am
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The time is here, the time is now

We knew that it might come somehow

Last night deep frost did show its face

Now most new green has been erased.

I see the limbs of all the trees

Succumbing to the crippling freeze

That yesterday were chock full of

The thrill of spring and signs of love.

The blossoms filled each branch and twig

At times enhanced by petal’d wig

What shall be left when frost has gone

And damaged growth must carry on ?


THE COST ( 2015 ) 2015/12/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:02 am
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The serpent slithers on the ground

And waits in crevises around

Sometimes he slips his skin aside

To cloak his strike or presence hide.

Oh evil spirit, this we know

Who spoke to Eve so long ago

For it was he inspired the pair

To disregard God’s warning there.

And thus man’s paradise was lost

There is no way to count the cost !


DISGUISED ( 2015 ) 2015/08/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:50 am
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The drums are throbbing, hear the sound

There is no silence to be found

With victims sobbing loud and strong

How do agressors still prolong ?

There is great danger in the air

The wolves have left their secret lair

They lie in wait with coats now shorn

Disguised with sheeplike woolen worn.

Oh sad the lies that we all hear

With foment manufactured near,

Proponents of “egality”

What happened to equality ?


RECKLESS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:29 am
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The clouds above seem ominous

And cast dark shadows over us

The wind is still and quiet now

There is no swaying of the bough.

The silence of this early morn

Bears portents of a day forlorn

Oh Lord, we weep for those we’ve lost

Is there no end to freedom’s cost,

Where is the path for us to save

Our world from such a reckless knave ?


DATELINE: HOBOKEN, N J, USA ( 2015 ) “TANGLED WEB” 2015/04/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:01 am
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EXCUSE ME but I was raised with my mother’s familiar and oft repeated admonition that echoed Sir Walter Scott’s lines from his lengthy poem “Marmion”, you know the one, “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive”.  In retrospect that simple homily is far more applicable today than it would have been in the Garden of Eden !  Quite an observation, eh ?  I encourage you to consider all of today’s headlines, storylines and psycho-babble, is this not part of that oh-so-tangled web ?  Lord, save us from the power of those who know everything !  I readily admit that I know nothing, I find that somehow comforting !  How about you ?                          Sincerely,                       Claire B.


THE DIFFERENCE ( 2014 ) 2014/07/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:03 am
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The coward utters emboldened word

He will repeat what he has heard;

A man of courage will peace prolong

His ethic must be both bold and strong !

The weak man hides his deceptive heart

And covers all with fallacious art

How sad that only time can reveal

The deep dark secret he does conceal !

Oh would that God might give us a sign

That we should each our allegiance find !



HAVE WE THE TIME ? ( 2014 ) 2014/07/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:16 am
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What madness here that I can see

With strength that overpowers me

And grows intense as days go by

To watch our freedoms fade and die ?

Where is the world that I once knew

Its courage strong, it’s values true

While shadows fall upon the thieves

And on the streets the poplace grieves ?

This country that we love so much

Suffers greatly from Midas’ touch

When will this deity be gone

Have we the time to wait that long ?




THANKLESS ( 2014 ) 2014/07/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:29 am
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I do recall when I was young

How proud we were and prayers we sung

To thank the Lord up in the sky

While watching that bright banner fly !

We pledged our trust to God and man

Assuring all with voice and hand

We will not fail or fall behind

Our actions would be just and kind !

And so it was these many years

We have survived through trials and tears

Seems now that we have reached an end

Our flag reviled and without friend !


VIPER ( 2014 ) 2014/06/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:53 am
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The leaves of time blow wild and sere

The trees of life turn stark and drear

This is the season we’ve been told

That chills the mind and waxes bold.

The serpent moves in secret ways

Designed to veil his anguine days

We need take care to not be caught

Within the net the viper wrought !


CONSEQUENCE ( 2013 ) 2013/08/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:02 pm
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I find myself a stranger in this land

With unknown issues slipping out of hand

Lost and forgotten on these streets of glass

All vision clouded by a wall of crass

Once was our rights meant freedom from the fear

That arrogance would chance to anchor here.

We’ve been remiss and careless in our cause

Our cowardice and lies should give us pause

This place is weakened by a flock of fools

Who have no goal except ignore the rules

And bow a nation down to even score

What happens when the Fagin yields no more ?


SILENT THIEF ( 2013 ) 2013/06/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:03 pm
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Do you recall those summer days that used to be

When all we did was play beside the sand and sea,

No thought or care to question our security

And whether freedom’s virtues were no longer free,

What’s caused all this, I do not know or cannot see

Who is it now that schemes to curb our liberty?


LOST ( 2013 ) 2013/05/10

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These memories that from our youth still cling

To values old that hope and trust will bring

Into this world since truth has lost its place

With no good choice to fill the empty space.

A valued thought by chance may come to mind

To help employ the wisdom we shall find

And question why our world has lost its way

Amid the toxins of the present day.

As men reject their past identity

In this sad world of such dishonesty

And leave us here to ponder why they do,

We lose our faith their words or deeds ring true!


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