Claire V. Bogdanos

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

GOD’S AMAZING GRACE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/12

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Each morn the sun shines from the east

Creating morning’s sunshine feast

You’ll view it coming down the street

Moving as though on turtle feet.

At last arriving at the door

The windows bathed in sun galore

To flood the room with so much bright

That some are blinded by the sight.

Pure yellow midst each sunlight’s glow

And magnified as it will show

The colors spread all through the space

A part of God’s amazing Grace !

 

 

 

GOD’S COMFORT AND GRACE ( 2018 ) 2018/10/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:10 am
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We are walking our way back to God

O’er a path that’s rocky and oft hard

In a manner that would uphill wind

What e’er this discovery may find.

On a foreign road unknown and strange

We’ve tackled a job due for a change

Picking up the pieces of broken hearts

While trying to find all the lost parts.

It’s a worthwhile service that we’ve found

Attempting to get our lives unbound

Praying to reach a much finer place

Therein receive God’s comfort and grace !

 

 

TO SAVE A PLACE ( 2018 ) 2018/07/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:29 am
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You love me Lord, I’m sure of that

Without Your care my world is flat

For very long I was this child

Consumed by disposition mild,

I’d always been a fan robust

Where manners are thought of as must

And try so hard to save a place

Here in my heart for God’s sweet grace !

 

OUR WILL ( 2018 ) 2018/07/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:27 am
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When is the moment we shall know

Our race is run it’s time to go

How can we learn if we are done

Seems we have barely just begun ?

Perhaps tis best to trust our fate

No matter what, it’s not too late

Our faith in God is not misplaced

We live within His world and space

Let’s trust in God and thank Him still

He is our Purpose and our Will !

 

NEWBORN SPRING ( 2018 ) 2018/06/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:48 am
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Today is such a lovely day

So full of Spring in every way

My mind is clear, the air has bounce

I need embrace it every ounce !

The buds are blooming everywhere

Their fragrance permeates the air

Oh what a joy our God does bring

To each of us with newborn spring !

 

SEEK FULFILLMENT ( 2018 ) 2018/05/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:35 am
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There is a lesson I have learned

That all misfortune is not earned

And oftentimes is ill advised

By those who have been compromised.

Tis now the time for all to rise

And beg the  Power of the skies

To ease the pain and teach us ways

To seek fulfillment in our days !

 

 

BLESSING FLOWS ( 2017 ) 2017/05/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:13 am
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There is this thought that life is sweet

That happiness makes all complete

That beauty pledges joy unbound

And wealth does penury confound.

However there’s much more to bliss

Than finance or sweet passion’s kiss

A heart that feels, a mind that knows

A God  from whom all blessing flows !

 

 

HIS CHOIR ( 2017 ) 2017/05/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:22 am
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Oh Lamb of God, sweet gentle soul

Help me to reach my proper goal

Teach me to follow in Your ways

And learn to use my precious days

In dedication to my God

No matter where it is I trod

May I find grace and peace with Him

And join His choir of cherubim !

 

MY CHOICE ( 2016 ) 2016/04/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:54 am
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Now once upon a time ago

Before my age began to show

There was a thought had crossed my mind

Of all the treasures one might find

God saved for us a special place

And kindly heart so full of grace.

I’ve known my fill of dreams and things

I do not fly and have no wings

My God’s been good, He heard my voice

And with His love approved my choice !

 

ETERNAL GRACE ( 2015 ) 2015/12/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:05 pm
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The time is coming it’s almost here

As we wait to greet the brand new year

What kind of changes shall we then see

And what will that mean for you and me ?

Since I am old and remember when

We all believed He would come again

To reign on earth for a thousand years

And heal our wounds and allay our fears.

Then once was a time when faith was strong

And peoples from divers lands did throng

To worship Him in His holy place

And join Him there in eternal grace !

 

INTENTION ( 2015 ) 2015/09/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:42 am
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I cannot see, I cannot think

My life is trembling on the brink

The world about is crass and crude

The masses live in manner rude.

This is not what God meant for us

He gave us visions glorious

Our lives reflect His hopes and joys

With echoes that His grace employs !

 

LIKE BABEL ( 2015 ) 2015/09/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:56 am
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Before my eyes the changes grow

And this old world I used to know

Is disappointing, one by one

We’ve lost our values, life’s undone.

I cannot recognize this place

Sometimes I think I’m lost in space

While all about folks speak in tongues

Like Babel, we have climbed the rungs.

Oh would that we might congregate

And from our sins chance separate

Entreat the Father of us all

To grant us grace ere we shall fall !

 

FOUR A.M. ( 2015 ) 2015/08/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:02 pm
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The wind is in the willow

the dew is on the ground

God is in His heaven and

His peace is all around.

 

QUESTIONS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:44 am
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Today seems just another day

In our long journey on the way

We pass the signs along the road

Our hearts bowed down with heavy load

Where will this lead, how shall we fare

How soon before we make it there ?

But better yet I’d like to know

Is God still with us, yes or no ?

 

TIME’S LAST RACE ( 2014 ) 2014/06/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:14 am
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Can’t find the words to speak of things

Like cats and dogs or queens and kings

Toy sailboats on a bathtub sea,

Or old old friends like you and me.

The words get lost along the way

And syllables have gone astray

As hopes and dreams that we’ve forgot

Are memories that linger not.

The slow process of growing old

When hands and feet and hearts turn cold

Are but the facts we need embrace

Before life’s end and time’s last race !

 

REMEMBER ME ( 2014 ) 2014/05/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:40 am
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Oh would that God might smile on me

Remembering how close were we

When every night I say my prayer

I’m thankful for the time we share.

I bow my head in silent grace

For all the wisdom we embrace

I’m grateful for each day we’ve known

With seeds of love forever sown.

My life is all I’ve left to give

I pledge my soul that it may live

Oh blessed Lord, please hear my plea

Two simple words “remember me” !

 

DATELINE: HOBOKEN, NJ, USA ” IT’S TIME ” ( 2014 ) 2014/04/03

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TODAY I awakened with a hymn echoing in my head, ” Faith of our fathers, living still, In spite of dungeon, fire and sword;  O how our hearts beat high with joy, Whenever we hear that glorious Word !”  Wow, 3500 years of history crammed into one verse, and nothing has changed !  Is this possible ? And still the promise calls and the hymns ring out their joyous song.  ” Faith of our fathers, holy faith !  We will be true to thee till death. ”  My hispanic friends speak reverently of “los ultimos tiempos “.  Is there no path left to create a better world ?  I am saddened by man’s inhumanity to man, I am crushed by the anger and the ignorance of mankind.  I am brought to my knees in supplication, will you help me in my quest ?  I know it’s time !  How about it ?        Sincerely,                                Claire B.

 

THE GIFT OF BLESSINGS ( 2014 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:52 am
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Of all the gifts that God has given

And all the goals for which I’ve striven

The one I’ve chosen above the rest

That seems to me the ultimate test

Is the courage needed to be strong

To accept the guilt when I am wrong,

To love my God with all of my might

On the coldest morn or darkest night,

Follow His words wherever they lead

And volunteer when there is a need

Walk with Him whether it’s night or day

Pray for His blessings along the way !

 

 

CONFESSION. ( 2013 ) 2013/07/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:13 pm
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I’ve been prepared to greet my maker my whole life        

I don’t need a herald, no bugle, drum or fife ,   

Just a quiet reason to try to know His will

Learning from the angels who ever love Him still,     

A simple sort of end that garners little space      

Begging His indulgence to hold me in His grace.

 

 
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