Claire V. Bogdanos

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

FINAL ENDINGS ( 2020 ) 2020/05/11

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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 !

 

REAMS AND REAMS ( 2019 ) 2019/09/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:00 am
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Days come and  go,  life is  that way

We  live  in hope,  then  fade away

The days  are long  but time  is short

While in  life’s  web, we are all caught.

The chances  are we’re  not done yet

There is  much more that  we can get

Let’s fill our  hearts,  fulfill our dreams

And love our  God  just reams and reams !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AN EMPTY CHAIR ( 2019 ) 2019/06/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:36 am
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Each time that I sit down to eat

I notice there’s an unfilled seat

It’s been like that for quite awhile

I don’t feel ready yet to smile.

I wish your laugh and wisdom’s word

Were still the pleasantries I’d heard

For times have changed, you’re gone away

I miss you more, day after day !

Who’d ever guess that I should be

Alone at last upon life’s sea,

I never thought that I would share

My dinners with an empty chair !

 

 

WHO KNOWS (2019) 2019/02/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:21 am
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When I was young I used to pray

That I would be a mom one day

I’d raise my offspring to be good

And do the things that children should.

I’d hoped that we’d fulfill the dream

It was a lock or so it seemed

The angels watched from up above

And filled their heads with care and love.

But love is not enough to save

Each one of them from perils grave

There is no way that we may know

Wherein life’s tragedies will grow.

In winds of war or illness great

Who knows the time or day or date ?

 

 

SEE US THROUGH ( 2018 ) 2018/09/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:00 am
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Throughout the world, before too long

Folks will count most eight billion strong

There’s no two that will be exact

Believe, because this is a fact.

While each must follow their own track

Sadly there is no turning back

So just keep going and perform

And try your best to rules conform.

There is no right, there is no wrong

We seem to land where we belong

The only Power we’re subject to

Is God above, He’ll see us through !

 

THE VALUES OF LIFE ( 2018 ) 2018/02/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:33 am
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The winds of March are queueing up

Before life brews its final cup

The tedium of time is here

Each destination looms unclear

Perhaps tomorrow each may learn

The heritage that we have earned ?

 

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 !

 

 

CONTINUATION ( 2018 ) 2018/01/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:11 am
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And so it is that I am tossed

Among the winds and shadows lost !

 

HAVE A HEART ( 2017 ) 2017/06/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:35 am
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I hung my heart out on a limb

And prayed someone would reel me in

I searched for love the way one should

And wound up lost in some vast wood.

I tried my hand at show and tell

And that did not go quite so well

I decided right then and there

I’d had enough of grief to spare.

And so I bought myself a book

Turned out that I was this great cook,

Love’s not what it’s cracked up to be

Seems business was my destiny !

 

 

 

 

 

CURTAIN FALL ( 2016 ) 2016/12/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:35 am
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Seems I don’t know what will  come next

I cannot read the hidden text

Some days I’m sure ’twill be my last

And others when the surge has passed.

I find it most confusing now

When shall I take my closing bow

It’s difficult to get a grip

There are no lessons, how to ship !

Well, God and me are on one page

Though surely not upon the stage

And when I make that final call

I’m ready for His curtain fall !

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO MORE TIME ( 2016 ) 2016/08/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:16 am
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There are those days I can’t explain

Why sunshine makes me  feel like rain

Or why a rainbow in the sky

Compels one to begin to cry

There’s so much good I’d like to share

If only there were some to care.

But I’m afraid those folks I knew

Have disappeared, all but a few

And fate has stolen every friend

Too long before their life should end

It seems there’s great conspiracy

To hasten world propriety.

We’re relics of another time

Another place, another clime

There’s no space left for us to fit

We’ll have to make the best of it

While stating this we must resign

It’s over now we’ve no more time !

 

STORMY NIGHT ( 2016 ) 2016/05/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:06 am
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I feel the power of the storm

It’s crying out, move on, move on

The wind it lashes through the trees

And carries off all of the leaves.

The rain in torrents pouring down

Reminds us that we all could drown

Oh what a fear that we must bear

Tomorrow’s sorrows, ours to share.

If we can make it past the night

And chance survive until daylight

Perhaps exists the hope that we

May live through this catastrophe !

 

COMMON DESTINY ( 2016 ) 2016/03/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:56 am
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The moment’s come to bid goodbye

To all I love ere I should die

For time is swift as we all know

One can’t command it stop or go.

The end is quick, affords no choice

We are adrift without a voice

It matters not the age we are

Or if we’ve traveled wide or far.

The goal is clear enough to see

Just how each one is dear to me

Since all must pass, as is the case

It ‘s still the rule none can erase !

 

NOT FAIR ( 2016 ) 2016/02/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:20 am
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We little know or can surmise

What fate will bring or life surprise

Each day begins with a clean slate

That offers chance upon its plate.

A new beginning one and all

The chips of life await the call

But who will win or who will lose

I do not know who gets to choose.

Enough to say I cannot bear

Too many times life is not fair !

 

MYSTERY ( 2015 ) 2015/12/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:09 pm
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Oh Lancelot, dear Lancelot, where is it you have gone

What lost and lonely metaphor may we depend upon

Oh Lancelot, kind Lancelot, please help to make me smile

I would love to be a maiden for just a little while

And when my life is over and my fate has been resolved

I’d rise above the madness with no mystery unsolved !

 

COMPROMISE ( 2015 ) 2015/03/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:36 am
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Love cannot be life’s everything

It’s faith and hope and blossoming

It’s dreams and plans and mystery

Our spring and fall, our destiny !

It is the total of the scene

On this huge stage that’s in-between

Our days of nascence and demise

That learn to live with compromise !

 

A WORLD AFIRE ( 2014 ) 2014/11/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:53 am
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Here’s to the vets of every war

What was it they were fighting for

These valiant souls who fought and died

They stood alone or side by side,

For war is such an ugly thing

We’ve seen the sadness it can bring

The victor tastes both death and pain

While those who lose have fought in vain !

Now turn around and search about

There is some way to figure out

Chaos must end ere it’s too late

Or we will share the selfsame fate !

 

AT THE GATE ( 2014 ) 2014/09/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:43 am
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How sad it is for us to be

Hiding from life’s inequity

The question that’s been asked of me

Shall we survive the enemy ?

We surely know there will be cost

Our wisdom gone our valour lost

This tragedy which we maintain

Doth drown us all in grave disdain !

Evoking words we’ve heard before

Our future’s knocking on the door

Truth don’t you think that it’s too late

Barbarians are at the gate ?

 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS ( 1995 ) 2014/07/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:36 am
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I loved someone so long ago

He couldn’t stay, he had to go

There was another path to take

It mattered not what was at stake !

His rendezvous was preordained

It left no future to be gained

One can’t refute the final score

While knocking on heaven’s front door !

 

TIMING ( 2013 ) 2013/09/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:53 pm
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These are the dreams that we’ve forgot

They’ll linger long or tarry not

Because we are all that we’ve got

This is our goal, our life, our lot !

 

THE LOSER ( 1987 ) 2013/04/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:11 am
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You shout that life is not complete

That all you try meets with defeat,

That everytime you stand up tall

Somebody pushes and you fall,

And yet whenever I have said,

“Please  try again.” you shake your head

And vow tomorrow’s not the day

For you to find another way.

I wonder if you had the chance

You’d even take a second glance,

I think the problem’s not that fate

Has passed you by or come too late,

I’m now convinced that you don’t care

About the things we give and share.

It’s why you halt and will not see

You can’t accept that failure’s free.

 

RECOGNITION ( 2004 ) 2013/02/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:53 pm
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What magic spell or mystic charm

That option earns for good or harm

Exists within this cloud of doubt

I’d rather pass and bide without?

This query waits alone and faint

With purpose hid and calm restraint

Each choice within the human font

There in the balance finds the want.

 

I’m lost, I can’t remember why,

What source of rule should here apply?

There dwells no vision in my mind,

No sense of meaning can I find.

One answer clear I fail to see

I seek not what my fate will be.

 

 
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