Claire V. Bogdanos

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

CHOOSE GOD ( 2019 ) 2019/10/16

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My  wishes for a pleasant day

To  you  are wending  fast their way

I  hear the  church bells  as they sound

With  joy and  worship  heaven bound.

For  all who  listen to  my  voice

Your  time’s  arrived to  make a choice

Choose  God  and learn how  to obey

To  love your neighbor  and to pray.

Be kind  remembering  the  need

Of  all God’s  children and their seed

For  all are  meant to  heed  His Word

And  cherish all that  they have heard !


WHAT MATTERS ? ( 2019 ) 2019/07/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:46 am
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It doesn’t matter what you say

But what you do with every day

What kind of pattern’s left behind

What is it that you seek to find ?

How many burdens can you lift

How do you use your earthly gift,

What kind of friendship do you share

What will you do to show you care ?



THE IMPURE ( 2019 ) 2019/06/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:09 am
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My heart is full, it overflows

Clear from my fingers to my toes

Devoid of malice, free of fear

Anticipating one more year.

I think of Noah and his clan

For this is how our lives began

His holy cause for one and all

Because he answered his God’s call.

I sometimes think we’ve lost our way

With Satan’s help from angels stray

Truth is that I cannot be sure

Who does embrace all these impure !


BECAUSE OF YOU ( 2019 ) 2019/03/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:29 am
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The world outside is dark and grim

I beg You Lord, please let me in

It matters not what I shall eat

Or whom it  is that I may meet.

Tis only in the shadow of

Your all consuming constant love

That all my hopes and dreams can be

Some part of life’s reality

I promise now that I will do

What e’er You wish that pleases You !




FACTS ( 2018 ) 2018/01/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:32 am
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The thoughts that gather round my brain

I struggle hard to keep contained

Because I wish to use the best

To help me try to ace God’s test.

I see how this world writhes in pain

Without some effort, there’s no gain

If God inspires our every act

Perhaps we’ll learn to honor fact !


HEART IN HAND ( 2017 ) 2017/01/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:46 am
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Oh how I wish that we could be

Like children once again born free

Beginning with good habits taught

And acts of kindness as we ought.

Let’s use our time to good deeds do

And mend our lives with loving glue

Teach able friends to heal the land

Love one another heart in hand !




MORAL COMPASS ( 2016 ) 2016/03/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:46 am
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I’ve tarried long on this troubled road

And carried much of it’s heavy load

I’ve pushed and pulled and shoved far too hard

And buried my dreams in God’s backyard.

But dreams are not what it’s all about

It’s the values we share without doubt

And the courage it takes to do right

Even when deeds are beyond all sight !


THE WATCHMAN ( 2016 ) 2016/01/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:39 am
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This lonely vigil we need keep

Ere we shall find eternal sleep,

God’s watchman waits for deeds to show

In which direction we each go.

And who is he, this chosen guard

Who watches those who’ve worked so hard

To reach the goal God has in mind

That we perchance may heaven find ?



THE ALTERNATIVE ( 2015 ) 2015/07/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:32 am
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I’ve often thought that people care

Too much about the clothes they wear

And worry over foolish things

Like perfume, body art and rings

While others take great time to choose

Whose signature is on their shoes.

Now when it comes to pick a car

Some folks take things a bit too far

A car’s a chassis on four wheels

In custom color that appeals

It takes us where we want to go

And really must not steal the show.

Tis better far that we agree

The gifts of God to all are free

It matters not how we are clad

But if our hearts are just and glad

To know at last each choice we make

Will please our God is no mistake !


WHEN E’ER HE ASKS ( 2015 ) 2015/06/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:52 am
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Sometimes my heart seems to skip a beat

My throat goes tight, unsteady my feet

Searching for reasons what shall I find

Do deeds from the past enthrall my mind ?

Did I waste my time with selfish fun

Do I feel guilt for whatever’s been done,

Is there a rule I’ve refused to heed

Have I failed to help someone in need ?

Perhaps tis now time to readjust

Try to keep smiling, learn how to trust

Think happy thoughts, get on with God’s tasks

Be ready to help when e’er He asks !


AMAZED ( 2015 ) 2015/03/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:29 am
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I never cease to be amazed

By all the heroes we have raised

Both men and women young and old

The weak, the strong, the meek, the bold.

They come in every color known

And range from small to overgrown

What makes a hero who can say

But they were there to save the day.

They risked their lives to do a deed

To help another in dire need

God loves us all, good, bad or worst

Let’s hope our heroes will rank first !


THE ANSWER ( 2014 ) 2014/10/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:04 am
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I wait here for the toll of the chimes

That signal welcome to latter times

And the days that we’ve been dreaming of

With much thought of peace and hope and love.

What must we do to earn this pleasure

Step by step and measure by measure

Remember to keep the Written Word

Learn to avoid the evils you’ve heard !

Perform the deeds that you know as just

To earn God’s love and eternal trust

Be slow to anger, answer with thought

Forsake not the morals you’ve been taught !


THOUGHTS ARE THINGS ( 2014 ) 2014/06/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:08 am
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Sometimes dear Lord, the hour grows late

Time seems to pass beyond life’s gate

One’s entrance there can be denied

It matters not how hard you tried !

Appearing now inopportune

Depends upon how late or soon

The roots are sunk into the ground

Where permanence is to be found.

For God alone controls the space

He knows how each has run the race

You win or lose by your deport

With word and deed and inner thought !


CONSCIENCE ( 2013 ) 2013/11/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:18 pm
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At last the time has come for us to see

The battles that define our legacy

That follow us wherever we may go

No matter what the odds win, place or show.

This world a test in which we must compete

Display our colours calmly in defeat

And if by chance the winners we should be

Do take the lead with deep humility.

Have faith and trust in that we will conceive

Know God abides in all that we believe !


PEACE ( 2013 ) 2013/09/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:35 pm
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We’re asking God to help us find

A safer path to peace of mind

Not just for us but all mankind

Disperse the clouds that rend us blind

And forge our faith and will to bind

Our hearts to deeds both wise and kind.


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