Claire V. Bogdanos

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

MEMORY LANE ( 2020 ) 2020/03/19

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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 !

 

 

 

 

 

DISPARITY ( 2020 ) 2020/02/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:04 am
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Oh  little cat with  four white boots

It’s  clear to see, we’re in  cahoots

Together you and I  will be

Two  partners  in  disparity.

Your  coat of striped grey’s thick and bright

Your neck  cowl is  so  furry white

Where do you go  when you leave here

Is  it too  far or  really  near

What will  you do when  fall has  done

And winter cold  too soon  has come ?

 

I’ll  miss you if you  go away

What  can  I do  to make you  stay

I’m  trying hard  to  comprehend

I’d  like our  friendship  not to  end !

 

 

HOW WONDERFUL ( 2020 ) 2020/02/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:51 pm
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I’m  lying here in dark of night

Anticipating  morning’s  light

A  bright new  dawn is on its  way

To  wish us all  a pleasant day.

How  wonderful our God must be

With  all His  generosity

And  greater strength with  peace of mind

A  truer friend  we’ll  never find  !

 

 

FRIENDSHIP ENDS ( 2020 ) 2020/02/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:56 am
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There  is a trip  that  I need take

One  that I wish  I might forsake

However  love,  I’ve  no recourse

And  no way left  to try outsource.

This  trip is mine alone  to brave

With  no time left  for me  to  save

It  is my choice  the last one too

Before  I bid  goodbye  to you.

The  sadness is not  mine alone

To  all who are  a lifetime known

For  we shall part  while we are  friends

Until  so sad,  all friendship  ends !

 

FOREVER FRIEND ( 2020 ) 2020/02/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:43 am
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Oh tell me Lord,  where do I go

What  is it that  I need to know

How  shall  I carry on each  day

Please help me  Lord,  show me the way.

With  all my heart,  I’m  not afraid

You’ve  taught me well,  I made the grade

I’ve  found  my  Comfort once  again

My  true Love and  Forever  Friend !

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL TRUST ( 2019 ) 2019/02/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:41 am
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I’d like to take this time to say

Thanks to you who helped share my day

And all who left while others stayed

Became my friends or passed away.

I’ll miss you all and hope you know

My prayers are with you as you go

Each one of you has taught me this

That life’s comprised of tears and bliss.

What matters most, as time rolls by

That we, in hope, good sense apply

For friendship is a crucial must

A gift of love and special trust !

 

 

 

EMOTION FREE ( 2019 ) 2019/02/05


There is this pair that I do see

Each morning, smiling back at me

We three have greeted every dawn

Practically since I was born.

 

We are old friends the three of us

And no one ever makes a fuss,

Their clothes look worn and faded too

But just like me, their hearts are true.

 

There is one plus I don’t possess

They’ve candied hearts within their chests

Now that may not mean much to you

But that’s one way to not feel blue.

 

Sometimes I wish that I might be

Like those ragdolls, emotion free !

 

 

 

DOES NATURE SPEAK ? ( 2018 ) 2018/11/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:25 am
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I glanced out o’er my yard today

To watch leaves slowly drift away

As one by one they sailed on by

A gust of wind made each one fly.

It seemed as though they spoke to me

But silence is their destiny

There’s too much that I need to learn

The list is long, it’s turn by turn.

I often wonder what we’d do

If nature had a word or two

So you and I might understand

What is the message of the land !

 

BY CANDLELIGHT ( 2018 ) 2018/11/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:01 am
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A simple meal by candlelight

To take the chill off winter’s night

A table set with antique lace

Warmed by the glow of an embrace.

The silence that accompanies

This sudden chill before the freeze

While God and man try to maintain

The quiet calm that shall remain !

 

YOU AND I BELONG ( 2018 ) 2018/08/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:15 am
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Oh pussy cat, dear pussy cat, what is it that you seek

Hiding in a dark corner from which I now see you peek

Oh pussy cat, sweet pussy cat, all cuddly soft and warm

All heart and love and furry coat in such a friendly form

Oh pussy cat, I miss you so, you help me feel so strong

Come snuggle here beside me where both you and I belong !

 

COMRADERY ( 2018 ) 2018/06/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:18 am
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As I awake to morning’s sound

The dawn’s exploding all around

I hear bees hum and cats meow

The birds all sing while dogs bow-wow.

The noise of traffic fills the air

While beeping horns annoy and blare

The sidewalks soon begin to crowd

Street vendors hawking goods aloud.

Oh what delight each daylight brings,

A joyous heart that hums and sings,

Along with happiness and glee

Contributes to comradery !

 

 

OUR FATHER ( 2018 ) 2018/05/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:51 am
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This is the first I can recall

I find my back against the wall

It all seems strange with no debrief

There is scant time to seek relief.

We flounder in life’s deep morass

Without the aid of skill or class

I wonder what the future brings

Along with normal happenings.

Shall we survive until the end

In need of courage and a friend

Let’s say the prayer we all know well

And to the Lord our wishes tell !

 

 

 

STILL BE FRIENDS ( 2018 ) 2018/01/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:47 am
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There was a time that’s now gone past

When we dreamt dreams that seemed to last

And compromise was but the thought

Of all the lessons we’d been taught.

When life meant more than recompense

And most espoused good common sense

Consideration was the key

To all of God’s humanity.

Alas for most this disappeared

Replaced by arrogance and fear

Is it too late to make amends

To garner strength and still be friends ?

 

 

 

TO HAVE SOMEONE ( 2017 ) 2017/11/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:20 am
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One lonely heart beats in this breast

Will I find joy in what comes next

Since any move that I chance make

Could mean to me just more heartache ?

I do not think that I shall last

If life does not small pleasures cast

The lonely path is not much fun

Tis better far to have  someone !

 

AULD LANG SYNE ( 2017 ) 2017/11/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:29 am
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True friendship is the kindest thing

It moves the heart to smile and sing

And raises all our hopes and joys

Like birthday gifts and children’s toys.

It’s a blessing that loving shares

To soothe the beast midst worldly cares

For without friends one’s cast aside

Into life’s emptiness outside

To languish wasted on the vine

Without the warmth of auld lang syne !

 

THIS OR THAT ( 2017 ) 2017/06/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:30 am
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There’s often a thought that I have had

That life’s not clearly all good or bad

And sometimes trauma gets in the way

Like visions we’ve had that go astray.

Tis foolish to think we’re of one mind

For this world consists of every kind

The short and tall or the lean and fat

Those who prefer either this or that,

Only time will tell where all this ends

We can be enemies or make friends !

 

FAST FRIENDS ( 2017 ) 2017/05/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:35 am
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When I was young too long ago

There was so much I did not know

I learned that I might wonder why

We had to walk while birds could fly

Or why the stars were seen at night

And spent their daytime out of sight,

Or how the snow would fall all day

And by next morning melt away.

Some other things I’ve noticed too

This ageing of both me and you

Tis sad to say it never ends

I pray that we’ll remain fast friends !

 

TO MAKE AMENDS ( 2017 ) 2017/03/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:27 am
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I’d like to shout from rooftops high

To all of those just passing by

Is there compassion in your heart

What must we do to reach a start

Let’s try once more to make amends

And see if we can’t all be friends !

 

 

GOD’S EXIT DOOR ( 2017 ) 2017/01/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:51 am
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We have been friends so many years

We’ve shared the range of joy and fears

We laughed a lot, we also cried

As family and pals have died.

We toughened up and made a choice

We chose to heed the calmer voice

For this scant time we each have left

Perchance to guard against its theft

As all that we’ve been wishing for

May help us reach God’s exit door !

 

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 !

 

 

 

YOU AND I ( 2016 ) 2016/04/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:24 am
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I wish I knew that you and I

Would never have to say goodbye

And that our friendship would live on

Until the day we both are gone.

How foolish since that cannot be

For we both share mortality

And so old friend we must prepare

When you and I no longer share !

 

A LONELY CLIMB ( 2016 ) 2016/01/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:59 am
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I miss my friends from long ago

The happy times we used to know

Football games and special events

Those summer weddings under tents.

All of the wars they had their cost,

Our pals that we have loved and lost

And now the enemy’s become

The dicky hearts we suffer from.

With cancer scoring second best

Our lives are never done with tests

The joys we knew when we were young

Those carefree days are gone and done

I’m sad I’ve lost so many friends

Our lifestyles soon will meet their ends

As will both you and I, in time

This has become a lonely climb !

 

 

GREATER GOALS ( 2016 ) 2016/01/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:49 am
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How sad it is upon this day

That childhood soon must fly away

The dearest gift a child may find

Is someone who is of like mind

The search is long, it’s journey fleet

And sometimes it is bittersweet.

Tis better still as we do grow

Into the adult all should know

To leave our wayward cares behind

As need and purpose doth unwind

While hidden there amongst the shoals

Are finer truths and greater goals !

 

 

FAREWELL FRIEND ( 2016 ) 2016/01/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:25 am
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Tis sad to think that you and I

Too soon will take our last goodbye

It’s been so very long indeed

I know not how we shall proceed,

The time has gone the end draws near

Remember, I still hold you dear.

We have been friends forever now

It’s time to cut the chain somehow

And when and if there comes that day

When either one should go away

It’s not because we did not care

It’s that one is no longer there !

 

WE WERE FRIENDS ( 2015 ) 2015/10/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:10 am
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Oh for the days of auld lang syne

And friends we’ve lost or cannot find

We knew such joy and made great plans

The dreams we shared traversed all spans.

Though others fell beside the way

We managed to get through each day

But truth to tell it’s not the same

Sometimes I can’t recall a name.

I see the face and note the scent

I don’t remember where it went

There is a void left in my heart

This empty space since your depart !

 

ROCKY ROAD ( 2015 ) 2015/07/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:23 am
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Sometimes the road is rocky, sometimes it’s dusty too

Sometimes it’s filled with traffic, sometimes there’s but a few

Along life’s road there’s trouble perhaps no happy end

This is no simple matter for each must find a friend

With all the grit and dirt, the rocks, pebbles and each stone

God never meant for us that we travel on alone !

 

LOVING KINDNESS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:32 am
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I’ve failed to take the time to say

To folks I’ve met along the way

How grateful I have always been

For kindness shown, to my chagrin.

So many things get left behind

I’m loathe to think I’ve been unkind

But vow to try to make amends

As best I can to all my friends.

For friendship is this special thing

That carries care upon its wing

And shares the hopes we’re dreaming of

Amid abundance of our love !

 

 
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