Claire V. Bogdanos

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

IS THIS THE END ( 2020 ) 2020/06/30

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I  watch  the  street  as  strangers  pass

Across  my  kitchen’s  window  glass

It’s  one  by  one  as  they pass  by

They  seem  so  sad,  I  want  to  cry

Can  it  be  true,  is  this  the  end

Including  all,  both  foe  and  friend   ?

 

OZ ( 2020 ) 2020/06/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:47 am
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The  sun  is  fading  in  the  west

My  world  unravels  as  a  test

I  bear  the  weight  of  my  belief

Too  soon  there’s  nothing  left  but  grief.

Awake  my  heart  and  try  to  say

Great  words  before  you  melt  away

Like  Dorothy  ere  she  is  caught

In  winds  life’s  misery  has  brought.

Command  the  soul,  be  steady  now

And  to  its  pain   refuse  to  bow

Then  keep  your place  in  heart  and  mind

Until  God’s  rest  that  you’ll  soon  find  !

WALK WITH ME.

 

FINAL ENDINGS ( 2020 ) 2020/05/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:57 pm
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My gratitude, dear God above

I am surrounded by true love

My fate’s been sealed and is secure

There’s no escape, of this I’m sure

The time grows late, what else is left

Too soon it is, the world’s bereft !

 

THE AGONY ( 2020 ) 2020/01/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:39 am
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Oh  little  Lamb,  I suffer so

Please  tell me when it’s time to go

What  I have done my whole  life through

I  pray has been enough  for you.

Remember  me aft I am gone

And know  that You  have been  the One

Who’s  kept me on  Your righteous path

And  brought me all the love I hath !

 

 

FACE OUR FEARS ( 2020 ) 2020/01/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:37 am
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The  days keep folding  into night

Obscuring  everything in  sight

Each  dawn awaits  the fading dark

Like  spring anticipates  the lark

For winter  comes but once  the year

To  bring us all its  Christmas  cheer

Lets  face our fears  and try to fly

On wings of hope  ere we shall die  !

 

MOMENTS LOST ( 2019 ) 2019/10/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:42 am
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The  pages of my  calendar

All now seem to be  flashing by

They  are racing one  another

I  find I’m helpless  as they  fly.

I never thought that I would see

A time that  would  evaporate

This  world with such  rapidity

Without a  chance to  concentrate.

And so  it is  the days  have passed

Without  one moment  to be  lost

Like  pictures  in a  looking  glass

With  no one there to count the cost !

 

 

BIG BRASS RING ( 2019 ) 2019/09/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:43 am
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Often our dreams get whisked away

Ere each one has a word to say

Too many wishes we have seen

That  fall into the cracks between,

The saga of a life  close to

Its pending end and what to do

We’ll find a spot to set aside

For this our last and final ride.

Our  dreams and wishes are just that

A chance to wear another hat

But if you choose to praises sing,

Get set to catch the big brass ring !

 

 

 

 

IT’S OVER ( 2019 ) 2019/08/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:00 am
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There are no bridges left to cross

Nor any mountains left to climb

It’s too late now to pitch and toss

Because we have run out of time.

There is no point in looking back

The curtains drawn, the page is blank

The horse got spooked and left the track

And no one’s  here we need to thank.

We have no reason now to try

I cannot ask the how and when

Believe that love just passed us by

And will not come this way again !

 

ONE LAST LOOK ( 2019 ) 2019/06/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:32 pm
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I find myself out on a limb

Is there some one to let me

How shall I save myself on earth

What is the value of my worth ?

I know that God is always there

And that He hears my every prayer

I’ve tried so hard to do what’s right

Each morning, noon and through the night.

My clock is  running  out it  seems

Like all my hopes and all my dreams

The time is now to close the book

I wish to take this one last look !

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAK SOFTLY ( 2019 ) 2019/03/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:07 am
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I hear the wind, it stirs the trees

And whispers softly to the breeze

Please help me Lord because I’m lost

It matters not what e’er the cost

For I am old, prepared to die

And learning how to say goodbye !

 

SHARED BY ONE AND ALL ( 2019 ) 2019/02/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:08 am
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Oh where am I, what do I see

This place precedes eternity

That’s full of tears and many sighs

Of past romance and sad goodbyes ?

The journey long that each must make

Full of surprise and glad mistake

Who knows what comes to light at last

After each one’s lifespan has passed ?

We hope and dream and wish for more

As we have never dared before

Since life is not a chance recall

The end is shared by one and all !

 

 

 

LIFE IS SHORT RANGE ( 2018 ) 2018/12/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:32 am
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The end draws near and seems so strange

That life of man lasts but short range

While trees exist for centuries

Attested by the rings one sees.

In man there is this pressing need

For lives to fail or to succeed

As each is counted one by one

But who shall know when counting’s done ?

 

GOD’S CHARITY ( 2018 ) 2018/09/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:24 am
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What quiet signals do we send

When we’ve moved so close to the end

What simple gestures do we make

When our whole system’s doomed to break ?

The moment’s here and on its own

Wherein the final action’s known

And as the fateful hour appears

A darkness falls among our peers.

Soon angel wings waft some away

To seek a dawn that’s gone astray

Forgive us Lord for all the sin

And help us save most left within

How fortunate that each may be

Depending on God’s charity !

 

“MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE UNTO THE LORD”

PSALM/ 66:1 / 88:1 / 95:1-2 / 98:4-6 / 100:1-5 / 149:3 / et al.

 

 

ECHOES OF ETERNITY ( 2018 ) 2018/05/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:09 am
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It little matters what we say

Moment to moment, day to day

Our time is come, we can’t forget

As one by one, our hearts regret.

The past we’ve known, that it may be

Sweet echoes of eternity,

As sad farewell must turn away

Our hope that begs a new today !

 

 

NO LAST WORDS ( 2018 ) 2018/05/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:09 am
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At times I sense a whistle

As it rides upon the wind

There silent as the thistle

While it begs, “please let me in”.

When the moment seems to die

And the quiet does not bend

All the world whispers “goodbye”

And each friendship must now end !

 

JUST MELT AWAY ( 2017 ) 2017/10/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:58 am
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The day grows short as twilight nears

Increasing all impending fears

The darkness moves in closer now

Casting its shadow cross the brow

Welcome to night time one and all

We’re making ready for the call

That detours each along the way

Before our lives just melt away !

 

 

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 !

 

 

OUR HEREDITY ( 2017 ) 2017/08/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:26 am
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What is it that we all should learn

When each of us must face our turn,

This world rotates with all about

We’re none excused nor few left out

For who’ll arrive at that sad space

Where in the end all take their place

To meet their Maker, brash or mild

As we’re nought  but our Father’s child ?

 

 

THE FOOLISHNESS OF MEN ( 2017 ) 2017/03/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:57 am
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I try so hard to comprehend

Why all our dreams are at their end

Or why our future is unclear,

The minds of most too full of fear ?

I thought we’d learned how to behave

To play the hero not the knave,

Accept the truth with open heart

And to define its nobler part.

We look into the mirror blind

What type of image will one find

Does no one see themselves for real

How can this nation ever heal ?

Oh Lord, dear Lord, what have we done

What madness is this we’ve begun ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIECES ( 2016 ) 2016/10/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:26 am
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It seems the hours just tick on by

While all my days have learned to fly

There is no time for this to last

As days and months have rapid passed

And what began so long ago

Is now approaching its last show.

Wish I knew how the story ends

But I don’t have those kind of friends

I guess I’ll have to wait a bit

To see how all the pieces fit !

 

 

 

ASHES ( 2016 ) 2016/09/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:35 am
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Now as for me when I am dead

My ashes will wind up instead

Upon the surface of the sea

Tis such a briny place to be

There float away to foreign lands

And rest at last on distant sands !

 

JOURNEY ( 2016 ) 2016/06/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:51 am
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Now this has been a journey long

From birth to death, one’s telltale song

As we have been upon life’s road

Each burdened by our heavy load.

It matters not what we have thought

There in this net all have been caught

And so it is that we shall be

A cog in God’s eternity !

 

TAPS ( 2016 ) 2016/05/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:27 am
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My heart is wild, I know the tune

I hear the sound midnight or noon

It echoes sadly aft we start

Before life ends or lives must part !

 

LAMENT ( 2016 ) 2016/03/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:33 pm
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I hear voices from the past now crying

Drowning my senses with their last sighing

Alas, for all about me are dying !

 

CULMINATION ( 2016 ) 2016/02/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:26 am
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Oh what a waste all wars must be

God’s lesson in futility

The silence of the gentle folk

Whose fear these fatal times invoke,

Oh would that they might wish away

The consequences of each day.

Like the last prayer the dying said

These final words ere they are dead

With all the faith they place in them

Next year dear Lord, Jerusalem !

 

CURTAIN ( 2015 ) 2015/12/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:37 am
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The dearest words that we can say

Are “thank you Lord” for each new day

Tomorrow has some time to wait

Its thanks may come a day too late.

The time is now not hours hence

It only makes good common sense

The days may rise and after pass

Till we have breathed our very last

There is that moment each must know

We’ve reached the end of life’s last show !

 

THE END. ( 2015 ) 2015/12/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:42 am
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I find myself so very sad

O’er deeds that seem to be quite mad

This world appears so upside down

With too much hatred to be found.

I fear it’s the beginning of

Great loss of faith, kindness and love

A time when peace is known no more

As Satan’s angels go to war.

Oh woe to man and earth below

For all who come as we’ll soon know

Those days that we’ve been expecting

No margins left for correcting,

Oh gracious Lord, please help us now

To evil’s will we cannot bow !

 

 

EXPENDABLE ( 2015 ) 2015/10/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:00 am
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The sands of time consume my feet

In gritty piles silent, discreet

The speed of light is on its way

Its hours burn both night and day.

There is no vigil I must keep

It matters nought how long I sleep

For time does know its boundaries

It comes and goes and perhaps flees.

The winds all blow in divers ways

Tis soon the last of all my days !

 

 
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