Claire V. Bogdanos

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

WHEN ? ( 2020 ) 2020/06/13

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We’re  standing  in  a line  where  we must  wait

Tis  not  a  journey  we  anticipate

The  day  is  not  too sunny  nor  too  cool

Nor  meant  to  be a  space  for  fake  or  fool

So   here  we  stand  before  God’s  final  gate

And  wonder  how  much  longer  is  the  date

Before  we enter  into  paradise

Where  we’ll  no  longer  suffer  Satan’s  lies !


PREPARATION ( 2020 ) 2020/05/15

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I ask You, Lord, to comfort me

While this old world is still not free

Give each a turn to stand up tall

Before the times wherein we fall.

Show us the mercy that You gave

To all the Saints that You have saved

And grant us peace ere we must die

Without a fragile last goodbye !


VICTORY ( 2019 ) 2019/11/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:12 am
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I  hear the sound  of martial strains

A  proud  familiar  old refrain

One echoing  across  the plains

That tell my heart  believe again.

This  nation  bound  in history

Which fought against cruel  infamies

Won  claim  to fame and  victory

That  bested oceans and the seas !




WOUNDED WARRIOR ( 2019 ) 2019/08/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:23 am
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A little child  did pray to God

“Please bring my daddy home to me

Without him here our lives are hard

He fought a war to set us free “.

This message went upon its way

Just hoping  that none will forget

To send that daddy home  to stay

Before their  joy  becomes regret !


EXCITING INDUSTRY ( 2019 ) 2019/05/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:49 am
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From my front window I can see

The most exciting industry

All of God’s creatures hard at work

With not a single one who’ll shirk

How marvelous that it must be

Assured our God provides for thee.

Tis true that neither you nor I

Have  the  ability to  fly

But we are charged by destiny

To help His creatures remain free

This has been so since ages past

Let’s help the system work to last !




PRINCIPLES ( 2019 ) 2019/05/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:32 am
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How I’d like to think we’re all the same

That we all possess the selfsame aim

That our instincts tell us what’s correct

And the principles we must expect,

That we live our lives in manner strong

In a place in which respect belongs,

That we honor truth and liberty

In a world wherein all men are free !


LOVE AND SHARE ( 2018 ) 2018/12/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:50 am
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Oh Lamb of God, what shall I do

With open heart,  I come to You

The hour is late, the night is old

My pains increase as time grows cold.

I long for sleep, the morning nears

I need Your help to stem my tears

And wonder if my faith will last

Despite this spate of winter’s blast ?

I beg You God to bide with me

Through thick and thin, eternally

I pledge my word for those who care

That with Your love we learn to share !




HONEST JUSTICE ( 2018 ) 2018/10/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:00 am
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My passion lies askew and lost

To honesty, there is great cost

I am not sure I have that strength

Since my time is not of great length.

For presently, my age it shows

Although not yet in deep repose

However soon the shadows fall

When I receive that final call.

Upon whose shoulders it will be

I’ll place my cloak of destiny

Who has the will to carry on

This war I chose to fully don ?







IN HONOR OF ( 2018 ) 2018/09/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:23 am
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See our blest flag at half staff flown

Whence seeds of valor there were grown

To honor heroes who have died

For God and man and nation’s pride !




REMAIN TRUE ( 2018 ) 2018/08/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:53 am
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There is an echo that we hear

It speaks to all both loud and clear

Remember for each time we fall

The will one needs to stand up tall

Lies in the grace of God above

Who showers us with selfless love

While all we’re asked our lifetime through

Is to His virtue, remain true !


JUST AND FAIR ( 2017 ) 2017/09/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:58 am
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The night outside is dark and cold

I am so tired and far too old

Oh how I wish that I could sleep

But we have promises to keep

For in this world of let’s pretend

A few may care but more must mend.


Take a deep breath for a short while

Lift up your spirit, try a smile

Remember that the Lord is there

Depend on Him, He’s just and fair !





DOWN TO A MAN ( 2017 ) 2017/03/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:04 am
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Our lives are cast in many ways

With results for all of our days

No one may change what has begun

For history’s been set and done.

We hope and pray we do not fail

And of our strengths we shall avail

So each will do the best he can

To fill that role down to a man !



THE LIE ( 2017 ) 2017/03/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:40 am
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When I was young and not so smart

I fell in love and lost my heart

It didn’t take too long for me

To learn that love’s not always free !

No matter what, I can’t explain

Why life holds passion in disdain

We’re told true love will never die

For many that becomes a lie !



OBLIGATION ( 2017 ) 2017/01/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:34 am
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Isn’t it amazing we are living on the brink

With each and every moment of how we breathe and think

We’ve been taught to earn our keep in the old fashioned way

And we are growing better with what we do each day

The lesson we have learned is that God is always there

While He watches over us and does our burdens share !


DATELINE: HOBOKEN, N J, USA ( 2017 ) HALLELUJAH ! 2017/01/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:15 am
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EXCUSE ME but that’s my song they’re playing !  This morning at 5:58 AM, I was astounded by a tasteful display of the Star Spangled Banner, a beautiful panorama of Martin Luther King Jr., a montage of war memorials in D.C. and a moment of silence.  All of this on Fox Cable Network News TV as they commenced morning broadcasting.  I almost jolted out of bed however people my age never jolt anywhere at anytime !  I sat, I rose, I appreciated !  Well now here am I sharing this experience with my world at large, no basket over this light !  It’s like a reveille call.  I do not know if it qualifies, but I’m going to enjoy this show and thank the new incoming administration for reviving our waning patriotism !  Perhaps there is the hope that it is catching.  That would be heartening, thank you !  I already feel 10 pounds lighter, how about you ?     Sincerely,         Claire B.


MY TURN ( 2016 ) 2016/12/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:10 am
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One thing I’ve learned and must never forget

That here in my path is a challenge yet

There is too much to see and much to do

Before my turn here on this earth is through !


NO MEDALS ( 2016 ) 2016/09/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:57 am
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My dearest boys you’ll never know

How I do love you, ever so

I’ve watched you all as each matured

And prayed your future be secured.

I’ve been your cheering squad and fan

Those times you won or also ran

I’m there for you no matter what

I hope you’ll give it all you’ve got.

There’s nought I ask for in return

No medals sought or kudoes earned

Just be a man and do your best

Trust in your God, He’ll do the rest !


THE SECRET ( 2016 ) 2016/08/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:21 am
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We seek Your path which is rough shod

And need Your help the way is hard

For all our sin we must atone

Our secret Lord we’re not alone !




VARIED AND VAST ( 2016 ) 2016/07/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:28 am
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There is a valley through which each must pass

Where all the minutes sift through God’s hour glass

The journey will be neither swift nor fast

As there is none to know how long twill last,

Make ready my soul, for the die’s been cast

This role that we play, both varied and vast !


OUT OF PAIN ( 2016 ) 2016/06/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:36 am
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Now Moses was a Hebrew lad

So long ago in Egypt land

Twas quite a temper that he had

And such great strength within his hand.


One day a soldier in the field

Assigned to watch the slaves at work

Did beat a slave and would not yield

Because he thought the man did shirk.


When Moses struck him to the ground

This was a crime, the soldier died

In fear he ran not to be found

To Sinai, forty years did hide.


Then through the Burning Bush of Flame

That’s how God called him home again

He donned the role of Bible fame

To lead his people out of pain !



ETERNALLY ( 2016 ) 2016/06/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:35 am
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My heart is heavy and so sad

For those whose lives have turned out bad

We can’t assess where lies the blame

Our duty is to help the same.

Who knows what pain victims may bear

There is great need for us to care

For we are all one family

Children of God eternally !


HOLD ON ( 2016 ) 2016/03/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:56 am
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The sun invades the early light of morn

As each day doth pass from the dusk to dawn

The birds do exit from their hidden cleft

To search for morsels that each night has left.

While men must all learn how to face the dark

When times turn bleak and moments seem so stark

Take care that hope is not forever lost

Hold on to faith no matter what the cost !


AMERICAN ( 2016 ) 2016/03/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:02 am
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I see the flag that flies o’erhead

Red, white and blue as truth be said

This banner that forever waves

Our dignity and honor saves.

How proudly should we all observe

Respect for truth while valor serve

I’m glad to do all that I can

Because I am American !


UNKNOWN ( 2015 ) 2015/11/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:44 am
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There was a boy twas just a youth

Who in his life did honor truth

Integrity was his true bag

He loved his country and its flag.

They told him he was needed so

It’s off to war that he must go

And there was he, he went to war

He’d never held a gun before.

Since neither kith nor kin had he

The service was his family

His honor served him through those years

He did his duty without fears.

In one last charge as lives were lost

These men all shared the final cost

Broken bones in a tomb of stone

Engraved thereon one word, unknown !


THAT LAST DAY ( 2015 ) 2015/10/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:31 am
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A man stood by the lintel on that historic day

I’m sure that he was sorry he chose to pass that way

And there among the soldiers with rabble gathered round

A man collapsed on the path and hit the stony ground.

On his head he suffered a mock crown made of thorn

His body bore the scourges, his garment wet and torn

The stranger he came forward to give this man relief

He helped him drag his burden just like a common thief.

The stranger’s name was Simon from Cyrene he had come

Who guessed we’d know his name for two thousand years and some,

His courage and his kindness played well on that last day

While our Lord Jesus died in that place so faraway !


LIFE’S CYCLE ( 2015 ) 2015/06/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:02 am
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The winds of March have ceased to blow

Spring blossoms have begun to show

Too soon the waves will breach the land

To plant their kisses in the sand.

The sun will warm us one and all

And gird us to prepare for fall

As on and on life’s cycle grows

Mornings wake as all evenings close !


FAMILY BUSINESS ( 2015 ) 2015/02/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:47 pm
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My Pop he was my mother’s dad

In life he gave it all he had,

My Pop he was so ever sweet

He was a favorite on the street.

“Hey George” they’d call with hearty voice

“What’s new today, what is our choice ?”

He knew that they would come to eat

He’d nod his head and tap his feet.

He’d do a jig to make them smile

Still taking orders all the while,

He swept that sidewalk every morn

And worked that store from early dawn.

My Nana she came in at noon

It seemed that never was too soon

And after lunch was almost through

He made the bank by half-past two

He never was a minute late

And walked with happy spritely gait !

One little man in woolen cap

He’d head on home to take his nap.

When Nana died in sixty-two

We thought his storekeep time was through

It came as one complete surprise

He joined me in my enterprise !




INTO THE FRAY ( 2015 ) 2015/02/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:04 am
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Excuse me but I need to say

That all I hear are lies today

Please tell me how the truth got lost

And what will be the total cost ?

Is there one person who does know

Which way the winds are apt to blow

Who can define the final goal

Can it be true we’ve sold our soul ?

This must not be a bartered thing

For honor soars on vaulted wing !



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