Claire V. Bogdanos

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

THE WEB ( 2020 ) 2020/06/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:59 pm
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Too  often  I  have  had  the  thought

That  in  a  vicious  web  we’re  caught

Our  world,  tis  true,  is  upside  down

And  turned  our  smiles  into  a  frown,

How  shall  we  get  our  laughter  back

We  need  to  find  the  proper  track.

The  madness  grows  day  after  day

Why  can’t  we  filch  its  power away,

Perhaps  we’ll  have to  wait  in  line

To  learn  if  this  will  turn  out  fine  !

 

 

WHERE AM I ? 2020/04/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:20 pm
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Help me share this moment of fear

Of chaos, of loss with a tear

I’m caught in a net of sadness

Lost in the spin of its madness

Seeming so empty and tragic

Here in the twist of life’s magic !

 

GOD IS WITH US ( 2020 ) 2020/02/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:26 am
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How  many times  we run away

From  all the  problems  of the day

Or  shut our eyes  and close our ears

Escaping  from a world  of tears.

How  wise that most  chose to forget

Days  of rejection  or regret

We  need remember  by and by

That  God  is with us  ere we die !

 

 

AFTER EACH FALL ( 2020 ) 2020/01/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:19 pm
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When  I  was sweet sixteen,  long time ago

The  world was all  mine to worship and grow

I  promised me that I’d try hard to  be

The  bestest girl  that anyone could see.

I’d  make  my mark with the greatest of ease

Doing  whatever it would take  to please

Now  life has come and gone with  fewer dreams

Leaving  me falling  apart at the seams.

I’m  sure that the Lord  will always be there

To  buck up my shoulders,  teach me to care

While  I’ve  discovered after  beaucoup  years

To  make peace with  myself,  dry up my tears

Cause  it’s not the results  that count at all

It’s  whether you rise up  after each fall !

 

 

SLIPPING AWAY ( 2019 ) 2019/07/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:23 am
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It seems  my life is  slipping  away

The  pull gets stronger  day after day

How  shall one  decide  which  way to go

Is there  a clue we  have need  to know

What  has  happened  to  ” home  of the  free ”

An  example  of  true  liberty ?

The chaos that  reigns  over our land

That used  to be this  nation  so grand

Became a  faction we  have  to chase

Hard  as we  may to change or  erase

Whatever  prayers that  need to  be said

Do say  them now  before we  are dead !

 

MOST UNREAL ( 2018 ) 2018/12/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:53 pm
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Sometimes I waken in the night

To find there’s no one else in sight

And I am torn to ponder why

The bright lit stars desert the sky

Or why the valleys lose their glow

When meteors do fail to show !

Instead we face a blackened sky

Unveiled before our darkened eye

To note the lonliness we feel

And pray that it is most unreal ?

 

BEFORE WE FALL ( 2018 ) 2018/09/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:08 am
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Seems truth keeps getting in the way

Of all the wisdom known today

I can’t accept just how things are

World ignorance has gone too far.

If this is all our lives shall be

I’ll opt for lack of parity

And pray that God who’s Judge of all

Comes to our aid before we fall !

 

IT’S NOT EASY ( 2018 ) 2018/02/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:40 am
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Once long ago I knew a life

Which proffered me all that it could

As daughter, mother and a wife

In happiness with aspects good

Seems it appears after all that

I find myself left derelict

And wearing an indifferent hat

My days no longer kept that strict !

 

 

 

ACCEPT DEFEAT ( 2018 ) 2018/01/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:34 am
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This world we know is dying fast

It seems that  peace will never last

In truth it cannot ever win

There is no way we can begin.

The die was cast too long ago

There’s no route left to touch or grow

How sad that we have come this far

To barely reach or touch the bar.

We’ll bow our heads in feigned surprise

Since we have caused our own demise !

 

 

WHO’S NEXT ? ( 2017 ) 2017/04/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:44 am
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Slowly, slowly, as years unwind

What kind of future shall we find,

Where are the endless ways we’ve lost

And who is left to count the cost

Oh foolish ones of no context

Please tell us what will be the next !

 

 

LOSE OUR GOAL ( 2017 ) 2017/04/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:48 am
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We are a people born to be free

To cherish peace and sweet liberty

Since we  began in seventy-six,

As we fought and died and took our licks

More than two hundred years in the past

A long time now in this world so vast.

We’ve stuck it out and held on so tight

Through coldest days and in darkest night

We’ve fought off each villain we have met

And what this cost we shall not forget

But now the fight’s for our heart and soul

We cannot afford to lose our goal !

 

WIN, LOSE OR BREAK ( 2017 ) 2017/03/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:13 am
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I can’t imagine what to think

The world we knew is on the brink

The powers that be are paralyzed

Too many here are traumatized.

We’re in a bind and can’t get out

No matter how we rale or shout

So sad that time’s not on our side

When we have issues to decide.

Let’s run our goals on super fast

And pray that God will help it last

We need peace now, make no mistake

Whate’er we do, win, lose or break !

 

 

 

2016 ( 2017 ) 2017/01/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:30 am
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As this old year draws slowly to its close

Unlike the phoenix which from ashes rose

May pass without a hint of shadow kind

To leave its taste of bitterness behind !

 

 

TATTERED SAILS ( 2016 ) 2016/10/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:58 am
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The truth seems to be put aside

Else fears and lies will soon collide

For who can know the depth of this

Its people caught in self-abyss ?

One wonders why deceit is king

When honesty heals everything

How can it be blindness prevails

While all our ships hoist tattered sails ?

 

 

REGRETTABLE ( 2016 ) 2016/09/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:42 am
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Oh how I wish I could return to when

I was that innocent young thing again

A time of dreaming and a time of trust

When truth was important and faith a must.

Each path we took had a positive end

We knew the value of a longtime friend

Our nature bade us to follow the rules

Not to venture along the path of fools

That time’s now long gone and all that is left

Are shattered dreams and regrettable theft !

 

 

NO RETURN ( 2016 ) 2016/09/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:36 am
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We can’t go back, there is no way

To what was once our yesterday

When all we wished or hoped to be

Became forgotten memory.

Tis sad to see our former joys

Discarded there like broken toys

That line the cluttered roads we take

O’ershadowed by dreams we forsake.

Worse to believe that this is all

That’s left for us to chance recall

Those glory days which made us great

They’re gone and now it’s just too late !

 

PAUSE ( 2016 ) 2016/04/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:41 am
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Rise up, rise up and sieze the dawn

Another day, another morn

With one last chance to be reborn.

Pursue your dream or seek your cause

It’s yours to take to heal the flaws

Still yours to win, go, stop or pause !

 

CRISIS ( 2016 ) 2016/03/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:15 am
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It seems the heart returns to childhoods past

Where all of our dreams were designed or cast

The innocence of those now bygone days

Got lost in the grip of our foolish ways,

And the times we dreamt have now disappeared

To leave us caught in the crisis we feared !

 

START AGAIN ( 2015 ) 2015/12/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:07 am
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The snowflakes fluttered to the ground

And fell in soft peaks all around

The winter winds blew brash and bold

And shimmered in the midnight’s cold

The sting of frost left on my face

Like numbness of our last embrace.

When I was young and dreamt a bit

I thought my dreams could never fit

But now I’m old and understand

Sometimes fate deals a losing hand

And we must make another plan

To manage fear and start again !

 

AWAKE ( 2015 ) 2015/10/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:12 am
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I sense the silence falling on my ear

What is this message that we cannot hear

Who reaches out because of these dark fears

I think the day of tribulation nears.

Awake, I know the morning will soon come

What is it we are all escaping from

There can be no true place of safety left

And that of which we dreamt leaves us bereft  !

 

WORLD DICHOTOMY ( 2015 ) 2015/08/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:30 am
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The war for peace goes on and on

There is no winning, no gladsong

The globe is shrinking, smaller now

Yet none can win, they don’t know how !

 

PANDORA’S BOX ( 2015 ) 2015/07/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:25 am
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The pitter-patter of the rain

Now dancing on my windowpane

Reminds me of that long ago

Forgotten game of tell and show.

Oh what great fun we all had then

I do not think that I was ten

We lived our lives from day to day

Simplicity that was our way.

Depression had not loosed its grip

Our world much like a sinking ship

The war had not yet reached our shore

Though it was gnawing at the door.

And when it came none was prepared

For most believed it wasn’t there

Like all our games of show and tell

In truth it all went straight to hell !

 

FAILURE ( 2015 ) 2015/07/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:08 am
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A gasp, a sigh, some sign of life

Those battle scars after the strife

A dusty road strewn with debris

A shattered world is left to see

The sadness lingers on it seems

The vanquished have forgot their dreams !

 

SHOW US THE WAY ( 2015 ) 2015/05/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:32 am
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Sometimes our lives just melt away

Where have they gone, we cannot say

Tis like a wind across the sands

That garners strength, makes no demands.

One moment here, another there

Perhaps unsafe, sometimes unfair

Oh Lord, please help us day to day

Show us the way we need to pray !

 

BOLD DECEPTION ( 2015 ) 2015/02/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:39 am
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Somehow it seems along the way

I can’t say why we’ve gone astray

We’ve wandered far off of the road

And took on this excessive load

Who was it knew what this might be

A final act of heresy  ?

Some were good men we know by name

Who tried to save us from this game

As others rushed headlong into

Lack of concern for what was true

They’ve lied and cheated on us all

And bear the blame for freedom’s fall !

 

LAST RESORT ( 2015 ) 2015/02/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:38 am
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When I was small I was not tall

In school I placed the third of all

We had to stand up every day

Beside our desks to pledge and pray !

That’s how our schoolday would begin

“Stand up erect and do not grin”,

We wrote in ink with nib and pen

And studied with our texts open !

We raised our hands to speak out loud

There was no chaos in that crowd

For discipline was number one

We studied hard and still had fun !

I miss the ways we used to learn

Each grade we got, we truly earned

While now the grades have no import

They’re given as a last resort !

 

 

WITHOUT A DREAM ( 2015 ) 2015/02/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:01 am
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Why is this world so very blind

So anger filled and too unkind

A study that is worst of all

With joy when evil does befall ?

Is this the manner of our fate

And why our lives remain ingrate

Denied our human dignity

And bathed in man’s iniquity ?

What kind of life is left to us

Where God is deemed inglorious

How shallow is the purpose seen

It leaves this world without a dream !

 

 

 

TOOTH AND NAIL ( 2014 ) 2014/10/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:00 am
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We’ll say goodbye to days that were

With all the visions they incurred

While every road must have a bend

So every page may have an end !

The times have come and gone away

To leave us lost or led astray

Or on the path to happiness

Possessing keys to our success !

To each is given that bag of tools

God’s map to life supplies the rules

What shall we do then if we fail

We’ll try again with tooth and nail !

 

 
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