Claire V. Bogdanos

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

TRY TO SURVIVE ( 2020 ) 2020/03/26

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Dear Lord above please set us free

From much of life’s indignity

Please teach us now how to survive

These terrors which all seem to thrive

Be thoughtful of each act performed

And to the rules try to conform.

Be kind to those who are alone

And left to linger on their own

Beg God remember everyone

Whose suffering is not yet done

Protect us Lord from daily fright

With rising sun to closing night !

 

TEACH ME HOW TO PRAY (2020) 2020/03/25

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Take  a good look around and tell me what you see

The  beauty that is God’s and life’s  infinity

Please hold me by the hand and  teach me  how to pray

Help me to love God and to worship Him each day !

 

AMEN.

 

THE WONDER OF GOD (2020)

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:08 am
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Outside the window the world awaits

For the Lord to raise the pearly gates

And for all the clouds to disappear

Before we have spent half of the year

The time has arrived and gone away

To leave us bereft and in dismay.

Dear Lord above forgive us our sin

Open our hearts and welcome God in

May we forever live in the glow

Of every wonder God has to show !

 

UNDERSTANDING ( 2020 ) 2020/03/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:23 am
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Oh little child who dotes on sweets

With dancing shoes attached to cleats

Black patent taps that click away

And to the world new steps display.

This child to theatre newly brought

With skills and talents often sought

Hear now the sound of tapping feet

Proceed to stage, steps and the street.

How shall we serve our Lord the best

Accepting every sort of test

And understanding as we do

That all we are belongs to You !

 

FREE ( 2020 ) 2020/03/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:22 am
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So  many words spring from the pain

That  is attacking  me again,

Oh,  how I wish  one day to be

From  all of this  forever  free !

 

JUDGEMENT DAY ( 2020 ) 2020/03/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:10 am
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Oh wind that breaks upon the waves

And breeze that shares each morning’s gaze

Teach me to chant a pirate song

That I to seafaring belong.

Oh save my heart from lonesomeness

While all my handicaps confess

Help me to strive for constancy

And all my weaknesses foresee.

Hand me the light that I might shine

It’s endless glow on yours and mine

God let us put our toys away

Make ready for our Judgement Day !

 

BORN TO DIE ( 2020) 2020/03/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:18 am
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My  heart calls out His holy name

And  searches for  the way He came

To  Calvary onto  the cross

To suffer there man’s  greatest loss,

But  who am  I   to question why

The  Son of God was born  to die !

 

 

HELP NEEDED ( 2020 ) 2020/03/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:30 am
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Angels  from heaven  are tapping  on my door

I’m  not  upset  cause  I’ve heard  them tap  before

I  comprehend their  job  and  what must be done

I  sure could  use  hands on   with  some help for fun !

 

EBB AND FLOW ( 2020 ) 2020/03/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:53 pm
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Our Father who abides on high

His wisdom reigns down from the sky

Have pity on the earth below

Where man and beast do ebb and flow

We crave Your Help and Tender Care

For soon there will be nothing there.

If man could but sustain his faith

Arising o’er the power of wraith

To triumph and reclaim his right

Hence revel in his God’s delight

Achieve that goal before one dies

Upon God’s help whence love resides !

 

MEMORY LANE ( 2020 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:09 am
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I’ve  wandered down  on memory lane

Hoping  to visit  old  friends again

Trying  to recall  what used  to be

Traveling  back in my memory

So  many shadows along the way

Of  all we have met here day by day

Celebrate  occasions one by one

From  early  morn till each  day is done !

 

 

 

 

 

GOD BLESS ( 2020 ) 2020/03/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:16 pm
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Too soon,  my  Lord,  I  give and share

For You,  my dreams  of  hope and  care

Begin  and  end  in  joyful  praise

I  beg of  You,   Your peaceful  ways.

Protect me  Lord,  I’ll ask  no more

Than  that Your  heart’s  an open door

That  offers  me a  final  choice,

Lift  up my  heart and  hear  my voice !

 

AMEN

 

THE ECHOES ( 2020 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:25 am
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Oh blessed Lord, do hear my plea

Have pity on a child like me

I am Your servant sad and low

That folows ever where You go

I wait Your Word with rapid breath

For I am Yours until my death.

There is no day without Your Light

Nor any love that shines so bright

The angels sing Your praise on high

Their voices reaching for the sky

The flutter of their wings is heard

They echo every single word.

I love You Lord and always will

Until earth’s sounds at last are still !

 

FOUL OR FAIR ( 2020 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:35 am
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Oh how my love plays tricks on me

And gathers up my sympathy

My eyes are full of sweet surprise

With all the joy of each sunrise

Observe God’s will with constant heart

Stay true to values from the start

Believe in your own destiny

Keep faith alive and courage free

Always remember God is there

To save us whether foul or fair !

 

GOD LOVES US ALL ( 2020 ) 2020/03/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:26 pm
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There  was a  street  that I used  to know

When  I was a girl so  long  ago

With an old house that had  three large floors

Lots of windows  and  quite a few  doors.

Dozens of  roses,  black  iron torch

Both  back yard  and front,  plus a great porch

Tomatoes,  peppers,  carnations  too

A home  full of love  much overdue

As  I’ve  wandered down  memory’s  lane

Couldn’t  help singing  a  glad refrain

Reminding  myself  God loves us all

Whether  we’re  skinny,  fat,  short or tall !

 

REVERSE GEAR ( 2020 ) 2020/03/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:16 pm
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How  often is  it that we think

This  world of ours  is on the brink

That  maybe we’ll  fall off  the  ledge

Or  slip as  we sit on the edge

I’m  truly  stuck in reverse  gear

What happens  next can  hold no fear !

 

REAPPEAR ( 2020 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:43 am
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Oh  sad the day  the Christ did die

And  bid this world  His last goodbye

He  suffered there  upon the cross

While  the whole world  endured the loss.

God’s  darkness fell  that distant day

And  since then  has not passed away

We’re  ready Lord,  and waiting here

For  You at last  to reappear !

AMEN.

 

 

I’M NOT AN ANGEL ( 2020 ) 2020/03/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:11 am
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Oh how I  wish that I had wings

To fly  up high where  angels sing

And  visit  in their  choir loft

As  day  begins,  the light is soft

How  sweet  and clear  their voices are

The  notes ring  out both near  and far.

Oh  how I pray  that I might  be

A  part of  their community

Just  think of  all the joy  we’d  share

If  somehow  I could  tarry there

Truth  is that  cannot be  the case

Cause  I’m  part of the  human  race !

 

PROTECT US ALL ( 2020 ) 2020/03/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:48 pm
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There  she is  our Lady Liberty

Symbol  of this  safe home of the  free

She’s  the  grandest of all  that we sight

There in the Harbor  each day and night.

She  spurs us on  to do greater things

Like  prayers we say  and hymns  we  sing

We’ll  join our hearts  and hands together

Through  pleasant days  or stormy weather.

Let’s  ask our  God  to protect us all

In  case old Satan  decides to call  !

 

 

 

AT LAST RELEASE ( 2020 ) 2020/03/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:49 pm
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I’d  like to think  that  I recall

The  tender years  when I was small,

I  sat upon my  grandpa’s  knee

And  snuggled  while he read  to me.

There  was a story  I  loved best

Both  head and shoulders o’er  the rest

About  the night  our Christ  was born

And  how the world  rejoiced that  morn

As  angels sang  and skies  did glow

The  world did kneel  and honor show.

God  placed  His star  high in the sky

With  earth  to note its  passing by,

His  promise of  eternal  peace

And  from all  sin,  at last release !

AMEN.

 

 

 

GOD’S MAJESTY ( 2020 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:34 am
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I  hear  the bells,  they call to me

They  ring  aloud in  harmony

A  song  of  sweetness  that is clear

Falls  softly on  the  list’ning  ear.

I’m  sure the  angels  hum the tune

Both  morning,  night  and  afternoon

The  music  swells into  the air

It’s  magic  meant to  linger there.

How  glorious  that all  should be

Our  praises  to  God’s  majesty !

 

 

COUNT THE COST ( 2020 ) 2020/03/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:08 am
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Rage,  rage  against the coming storm

Its  days  are here before  too long

Look  to the sky,  approaching  morn

Ere  their currents  become too strong.

The  times are changing  oh,  so fast

As  all our values soon  get lost

Into  one role  they  shall be cast

With  no way left  to count the cost  !

 

 

 

THE TRUTH IS ( 2020 ) 2020/03/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:10 am
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Half  hidden here  behind the eye

Of  all the  stress now whizzing  by

Many  events  do come and go

Disclose  or hide  facts  we need know.

Time  will invoke  the common sense

Grownups  require  in their  defense

However  will  the youth  now learn

The  value of  each truth  discerned  ?

For  without  truth how  shall one find

The  straightest  path to  help unwind

The  answer  is,  twill  always  be

The  truth alone  shall set us free  !

 

 

 

YESTERDAYS ( 2020 ) 2020/03/08

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I  see the rooftops through  the trees

The  sun  now bouncing off  the eaves

The  sky is clear  and ever bright

I  do not  see a   bird  in sight

The  silence  echoes  in my ears

Allaying  all my  aged  fears

But  soon the sun  must fade away

To  morph  into  some yesterday

My  life continues  as  it goes

Just   on and on till  heaven  knows  !

 

 

OUR JOURNEY’S JUST BEGUN ( 2020 ) 2020/03/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:20 am
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Man  cannot live  without a dream

Believing  elsewise  is  extreme

How  difficult  without  a cause

Our  lives  are dull  and lack  applause

There  is a vision  all do need

To  raise  each up,  to help succeed

We  have a God,  be  not afraid

He  is our Friend,  our Help,  our Aid

And  in the  end  when life seems  done

Tis  when our  journey’s  just begun   !

 

 

FORGOTTEN DREAMS ( 2020 ) 2020/03/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:35 am
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I  see the clouds  caught in the trees

They  all seem frozen  in the breeze

Oh  how I wish  that I could try

To  touch  their fluff while  passing by

But  heaven is  so far  away

Is  it a space  where angels play ?

I  guess that  I will never know

If  it’s a place  I’d like  to go

There  is so much  right here to see

It  might  just  take eternity

Appears  I have more time,  it seems

To  gather up  forgotten dreams !

 

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE ( 2020 ) 2020/03/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:23 am
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When  I was small  and but  a child

I  spoke in manner  sweet and mild

Twas  not a time  of angry ways

For  kindness  dwelt  in all our days.

We  spared each other  any pain

Determined  to help  and explain

Our  words displayed  the constant grace

Of  honesty  while face to face.

How  clever that  our role should be

To  echo  God’s integrity

And  live with  honor  all our days

To  seek God’s  love and sing  His Praise  !

 

 

 

FOLLOW IN HIS WAY ( 2020 ) 2020/03/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:17 am
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My  dearest child,  I miss your voice

I  know there is no other choice

In  times as these  we need be strong

To  caution’s  cause we must belong

Be  kind to those  who’ve  tried so hard

To  keep the faith  and walk  with God

Remember  always to be fair

That  of  God’s bounty  all may share

Please  grant us peace  day after day

Help  each to follow  in His way  !

 

AMEN.

 

 

 

SNOW FREE ( 2020 ) 2020/03/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:06 am
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The  winter winds  blow far and  near

I  hear the  sounds upon my ear

Windows  rattle,  panes gather frost

I  hope my  woolies won’t get lost.

The  icy branches  crackle so

Beware  to those who pass  below

The  limbs of trees all striking  bare

Does  leave  no warmth for all to share.

Oh  winter,  have you  come to stay

I’m  wishing  that you’ll go away

With  all  the troubles  that we see

Let’s  pray that  we remain snow  free !

 

 

 

 
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