Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

TO SAY GOODBYE ( 2017 ) 2017/11/01

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I never thought I’d rue the day

Once that I gave my heart away,

I stored my dreams upon the shelf

With no reserve about myself.

This life I planned of magic theme

Would ne’er become idyllic scheme

It didn’t take too long to see

True happiness is never free

No matter how we try and try

There’s no kind way to say goodbye !

 

 

CURTAIN CALL ( 2017 ) 2017/10/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:03 am
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What does one seek after the midnight hour

Neath the veil of darkness and loss of power

When the stilled air deserts its resting place

And we bid farewell to eternal grace

May the love of God now protect us all

From the final cut of the curtain call !

 

 

ELEGY FOR DENO ( 2017 ) 2017/10/08

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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 !

 

 

THE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN ( 2017 ) 2017/01/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:27 am
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It’s been so very many years

Since the circus came to town

I guess there’ll be a lot of tears

Soon as it’s no longer round.

I worry bout the children’s joys

Watching silly circus clowns

What shall they do, those girls and boys

To help melt away their frowns ?

I wonder if we’ll ever see

A zoo on wheels once again

I can’t imagine it will be

A good plan for now or then.

So we’ll just have to make-believe

With lots of drums and loud noise

And set-up tents you can perceive

Full of fuzzy hairy toys

We could hang photos on the wall

Tell me if that sounds too queer

But this will never do at all

There are no animals here !

 

REMAINING FEW ( 2016 ) 2016/11/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:36 am
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For all of the joy that the holidays bring

There is this bit reminding us of one thing

That through all the pleasures each season may bear

Sometimes there’s a reason that we daren’t share.

The heart’s just a muscle that rises and falls

Yet treasures the moment and often recalls

Those times that were real, much before used to be

When some had to leave for a new destiny

Wherever they’ve gone, we have bid them adieu

As we must carry on, the remaining few !

 

TO MILDRED 1926-2016 2016/10/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:31 am
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I had a call just yesterday

A friend told me you went away

I’m sorry that I was not there

I’m sure you knew how much I cared.

We have been friends for forty years

And shared our coffee, laughs and tears

I’ll miss you kid, I feel so bad

So much in common that we had.

We lived our lives and kept no score

And understood what was in store

What shall I do now that you’re gone

I’ll trust in God and carry on !

 

 

 

APOLOGY ( 2016 ) 2016/09/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:51 am
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Too often in the twilight as day begins to fold

And all of life’s real stories prepare to be retold

There rises intermission when nighttime hushes all

As somewhere in the distance a vision is recalled.

Now we are brought again to the stories of the past

Where tales of our commission were never meant to last

And in these final moments as life does fade away

We’re left with the decision of what we have to say.

Farewell to all our colleagues, both family and friend

And if we’ve ever hurt you, please know it is the end

There will be no tomorrow this is a last goodbye

One final wish we ask for, remember do not cry !

 

 
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