Claire V. Bogdanos

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

EXCHANGE GOODBYES ( 2020 ) 2020/06/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:16 am
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Time  is  passing,  tick  tock,  tick  tock,

The  hands  keep  moving  on  the  clock

Minutes  are  speeding  one  by  one

From  early  dawn  till setting  sun.

How fast  our  lives  do  melt  away

While  none  have  found  a  way  to  stay

Help  us,  oh  Lord,   to  seek  a  trail

Where  excess  time  may  be  for  sale.

Let’s  close  our  eyes and  hope  and  pray

That  tomorrow  could  be  the  day

We’ll  ring  a  bell  and  yell  ” surprise ”

And  never  more  exchange  goodbyes  !

 

 

 

ENCORE ( 2020 ) 2020/06/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:59 am
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Now  I  have  had  a  thousand  dreams

And  planned  at  least  a  hundred  schemes

I’ve  wished  perhaps  five  hundred  more

Before  I  close  life’s  final  door.

I’ve  tried  so  hard  to  not  pretend

That  I  know  how  my  days  will  end

Ere  I  have  had  the time  to  leave

Instructions  as  to  how  you  grieve.

Remember  me  please,   If  you  do

But  only  of  my  love  for  you

I  can  not  ask for some  thing  more

Except,  my  dear,  just  one  encore   !

 

NO REGRETS ( 2019 ) 2019/08/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:08 am
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Do you  know why I’m missing  you

From early morn till  nightfall too

I   cannot bear you are not  here

Please bundle up,  get back in gear.

The sky is  falling,  have you heard

My heart hangs onto  every word

Tis true, I  shan’t see you again

But no  regrets,  remember when !

 

TO FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES DEPARTED FROM MY LIFE

 

TOO SOON GONE ( 2019 ) 2019/08/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:44 am
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The open window invites the breeze

To sashay in from beneath the trees

Take a dance around a room or two

Sharing fresh air between me and you.

Enjoy the night times secret pleasure

Amidst the joys we all do treasure

Remember how fast the seasons fly

Before we each have to bid goodbye

As the nights grow cool before the dawn

And the years we loved are too soon gone !

 

 

LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY ( 2019 ) 2019/07/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:44 am
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There was a dream that I once knew

When you loved me and I loved you

So long ago in years gone by

Before we had to say goodbye.

I stood there all alone that day

The day that God took you away

Somehow I didn’t comprehend

Was this the way our lives would end ?

Now here am I still standing tall

Awaiting God’s last curtain call

Stay with me Lord, I need Your strength

To get me through this final length !

 

TOODLE-OO ( 2019 ) 2019/04/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:39 am
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I hear the train move on the track

I think it says  ” click-clack, click-clack “,

And wings upon the breeze to here

Appearing to be ever near.

Our journey soon will reach its end

Without our luggage or dear friend

We’ve bid goodbye as trav’lers do,

Goodbye, so long and toodle-oo !

 

 

I MISS MY FRIEND ( 2019 ) 2019/04/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:43 am
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Before I entered in life’s maze

I’d been alive a thousand days

I walked and talked and learned to sing

Good manners came with everything.

My mother,  she was but sixteen

Had never been a high school queen

She was my best friend my whole life

Through happy days and those of strife.

The hard times came, then went away

But left the scars of yesterday

Sometimes when I do quiet sit

Those memories may be relit.

I’ve often wondered how we did

When daddy died, I was a kid

Today the days just seem to fly

I must learn now to say goodbye !

 

 

FAREWELL MY CHILD (2019) 2019/02/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:09 am
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I really don’t know how to hide 

This sadness that I feel inside 

I’ve tried so hard to do it right 

E’en though I’m lost, night after night. 

The ache is there and won’t subside 

And all because my child has died 

Love’s all we’ve got no matter what 

The grief remains though we may not. 

I love you now, I always will 

Until my heart at last is still ! 

 

I CANNOT SAY ADIEU ( 2019 ) 2019/01/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:49 am
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There are so many varied things that I have learned to do

Twixt time and need and fuss and rush before my life is through

Yet I recall the one and all that is most overdue

I’ve tried so hard, I don’t know how, I cannot say  “adieu” !

 

TO MY SON.

 

 

A MOTHER’S FAREWELL ( 2018 ) 2018/10/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:22 pm
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Oh my dearest child, what shall  I do

When your time on earth with us is through

As your voice is silenced fore’er more

You will knock no more upon my door.

We shan’t have those chats of heart to heart

Like we did before we had to part

I’ll miss you for my remaining days

Remembering  your familiar ways.

This will not change and can never be

Since God has chosen to set you free !

 

T O   D E N O ,   L O V E   M O M

 

WE SHALL MISS YOU ( 2018 ) 2018/10/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:50 am
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We’ll miss you love, when you have gone

And seek God’s strength to carry on

Twill be so strange as in this case

We’ll ne’er again meet face to face.

Nor shall we ever ” tete a  tete ”

As soon we may tend to forget

How much we pray for one last kiss

Too late we all have been remiss !

 

THE CALENDAR ( 2018 ) 2018/09/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:24 am
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The pages of the calendar do fly

Like storm tossed leaves across a windy sky

Days of our lives now swiftly pass us by

Their hours, minutes all whispering goodbye !

 

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 !

 

THE FAREWELL ( 2018 ) 2018/03/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:59 am
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I hear the sounds of early morning now

Somewhere in the distance, a mooing cow

With traffic passing on a busy road

The whir of truck tires with their heavy load

The predawn mist that finds it’s meant to stay

On a day that seems dark and dullish grey

As the tides roll in they all crash ashore

Just to wash away what was here before !

 

WHISPER GOODBYE ( 2018 ) 2018/01/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:36 am
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How often I have wished that I

Could spread my wings and learn to fly

O’er mountain peaks there rising high

Across the meadows whisking by

The waters stretched to touch the sky

While gravity on earth denies.

Along the ridges wide and dry

Where eaglets nest and flight imply

I hear the mighty oceans sigh

And whisper to  this world goodbye !

 

GOD BLESS HIS WORLD  !

 

BID GOODBYE ( 2017 ) 2017/12/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:14 am
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Seems like old age is sneaking up on me

Urging to make way for reality

And join the varied seasons passing by

As all the fragments of each year do fly.

With all my heart I wish that I could see

The times I loved that were our used to be

Too soon old memories we’ve kept must die

While most need learn how does one bid goodbye !

 

 

TO SAY GOODBYE ( 2017 ) 2017/11/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:06 am
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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

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 !

 

 

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 !

 

BID ADIEU ( 2016 ) TO LANCE ROBINSON 2016/06/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:31 pm
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Sometimes our dreams just go astray

Or fickle fate gets in the way

Sometimes we’re stopped cold in our track

Seems like there is no turning back.

Sometimes it feels as though we’re trapped

And all our hope is lost or strapped

Sometimes the love we live each day

Does fade and die, perhaps decay.

There is no promise we may keep

Once we have slipt into last sleep

The best that’s left for us to do,

A grateful smile and bid adieu !

 

 

 

TOO LATE ( 2015 ) 2015/09/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:54 am
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There’s no morning sunshine or even setting sun

When our lives are over and all of this is done

And sadly through the mist as life has passed us by

There’s no time left to think or laugh or wave goodbye !

 

ANNA ( 2013 ) 2013/11/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:19 pm
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Her gentle smile,  her charm and grace

Her tender ways, her sweet, sweet face

She’s left us with her last embrace

And gone to find God’s holy place.

 

LAST FAREWELL ( 2013 ) 2013/10/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:41 pm
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What shall we do

When winter calls

And those we knew

Leave empty halls ?

Secure the door

We’ve wandered thru

They’ll tred no more

Within our view.

The place they’re bound

Is far away

It can’t be found

No, not today.

We’ll need a break

And patience there

It may just take

A special prayer.

 

 
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