Claire V. Bogdanos

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

SANCTITY ( 2020 ) 2020/01/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:31 am
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Millions  of dreams have  gone astray

Because  of wars we  fight each day

When  does  it end,  shall we survive

What  must we do  to keep alive ?

So  many  innocents to  save

By  heroes who have  filled each grave

And  what of all  the families

Left  behind with  but memories ?

Of  fathers,  sons and daughters  too

Who  gave themselves  in lieu of you

Bless  them all  and promise to be

Defenders  of their  sanctity !



KEEP US FREE ( 2019 ) 2019/07/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:08 am
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Hail to our heroes great or small

Thanks for safety they bring us all

And here’s to those who sacrifice

To make our lives comfy and nice

Kudoes  all who save this nation

Giving cause for celebration.

The  warriors who braved the fight

And share with us the country’s might

May God bless them and keep them safe

Do to their actions  we have faith

For after  all,  the  same as we

They follow rules that keep us free !




AN UGLY WAR ( 2019 ) 2019/06/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:25 am
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Today’s  the  day we  do recall

Our heroes brave who scaled the wall

Their actions  all did set us free

They  led  us  on to victory

Remember well how many died

To free us from old Satan’s  pride !


CANNOT FORGET ( 2018 ) 2018/07/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:38 am
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Oh to be the hero who lived to see the sun

Early in the morning after the battle’s won

Or to feel the wonder that follows in the morn

Now that all is quiet and hope can be reborn.

Sadly in the shadows, their voices silent now

Those who can’t return or will ever take their bow

Dreaming in a twilight that will not rise nor set

Those men that we’ll remember and cannot forget  !



ARRIVE TOO LATE ( 2017 ) 2017/11/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:01 am
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My tears are for the many men

Who never will go home again

Like those who pledged to give it all

In battle’s heat as they did fall.

Oh Lord in Heaven hear my plea

They gave their lives for me and Thee

Their sacrifice was far too great

With rewards that arrive too late !


WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ( 2017 ) 2017/08/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:20 am
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Her mountains rose up from the sea

While sunshine showed her true glory

Her rivers flowed upon this earth

The nation prospered for its worth.

Her people stood there by her side

They lived and fought and too soon died

The grandest place this world has seen

The saddest words “what might have been ” !


SACRIFICE ( 2017 ) 2017/05/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:24 am
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Hear now the battle marchers’ roar

Sending our children off to war

If not for them who will it be

That gives their life to keep us free ?


YOUR COLORS TRUE ( 2016 ) 2016/04/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:01 am
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To those of you who can’t recall,

One war was fought to end them all

How foolish was it that we thought

This war would be the last we fought !

The lesson that we should have learned

Our history too often spurned,

Like those who never went to war

Don’t have a clue what war is for !

The bloody battles, millions dead

Broken bodies, hunger and dread

These mean nothing, you weren’t there

You have not known this great despair !

You think that war is just some game

Untouched by loss, you are the same

You sleep, you eat, you talk the talk

But you have never walked the walk !

Oh cowards all, that’s who you are

You speak  so grand from oh so far

But show us now what you can do

Tis time you shared your colors true !





A HISTORY ( 2016 ) 2016/02/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:08 am
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When I was young and eager and my world was oh so new

I fell in love with ideals as young persons often do

And found myself those heroes I would keep my whole life through

Now one of those was Nehru, to his values he was true

Then there’s Walter Reuther whose murder didn’t spin a clue,

General George Patton, the hero all red, white and blue !

Who recalls Doug MacArthur and the victories he drew

As he saved wartorn nations for the many from the few

Next came Kenneth Galbraith and economies that grew.

Teddy Roosevelt was keen and a giant prone to spew

Who made Panama Canal a reality to view,

Then Christ who made the promise I’m still looking forward to !


HEROES, HEROES EVERYWHERE ( 2015 ) 2015/12/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:55 am
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I’m sure we have heroes everywhere

Even if we do not know their names

We’re so positive that they do care

Always ready to preserve our aims.

They have faith and heart and courage too

Belief in all of our true ideals

No matter what others say or do

These are passions that a hero feels !



AMAZED ( 2015 ) 2015/03/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:29 am
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I never cease to be amazed

By all the heroes we have raised

Both men and women young and old

The weak, the strong, the meek, the bold.

They come in every color known

And range from small to overgrown

What makes a hero who can say

But they were there to save the day.

They risked their lives to do a deed

To help another in dire need

God loves us all, good, bad or worst

Let’s hope our heroes will rank first !


AT HEAVENS GATE ( 2015 ) 2015/02/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:39 am
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We’ve lived our lives, our golden days

We’ve overcome our wayward ways

We’ve learned to plan for peace at hand

Ere we shall seek the promised land.

We’ve watched while men do values slay

Crushing all who stand in their way

Destroying things not understood

No tolerance for kind or good !

Those qualities which they exude

Empower the false, the harsh, the crude

How much longer must we all wait

To catch one glimpse of Heaven’s Gate ?


COLLATERAL ( 2014 ) 2014/08/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:16 am
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The men who die to keep us free

And give their lives for victory,

They’ll never see the war’s ending

Or hear the peal of freedom ring !

They sacrifice all that could be

Without a thought or guarantee,

There was a chance they knew darn well

They could be caught and sent to hell !

Some would survive another day

While others meant to turn away,

How sad that their reward is small

For death in war rates no recall !


INDEPENDENCE ( 2014 ) 2014/07/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:51 am
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Our heroes bold, those men of yore

Brave soldiers who did wage the war

They fought and died to make us free

And won for us our liberty !

They’d come from every walk of life

And served us well in times of strife

They sacrificed both lives and land

To save us from the tyrant’s hand !

These battles waged within the past

We’d hoped would be our very last

Now seems we’ve made a grave mistake

And find our world facing heartache

What shall we do, where will we turn

Who’ll save us now the beast’s returned ?


THE BATTLE ( 2014 ) 2014/04/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:23 am
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The battle raged, the bullets fell

One thought it was the bowels of hell

When it was done the silence came

And those who could, called out God’s name.

But if He heard, they never knew

Of many there were but a few

Who straggled out that fateful day

And met their death along the way.

This nation which faced great defeat

Lost skirmishes that would repeat,

But in the end she did avail

Avowing that we’d never fail !


DATELINE: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA”OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES” ( 2013 ) 2013/05/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:51 pm
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May I share with you one of my favorite American poets, a man of versatility and ” exquisite ” sensitivity ?  Born in 1809, he was a doctor during the Civil War and the father of a Union Soldier who served 30 years as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Oliver Wendell Holmes ( the younger ).  The senior Holmes wrote volumes including ” The Last Leaf”, ” Old Ironsides ” and the creme de la creme,  ” The Chambered Nautilus “.  Who can forget “Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,” concluding with ” Leaving thine outgrown shell by life’s unresting sea! “?  Father and son, men of honor, confirming an old adage ”  the apple doesn’t fall far from the apple tree “.  Please take the time to research and perhaps ” find ” another hero!


Claire B.


HEROES ( 2013 ) 2013/04/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:15 am
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There are times the sadness of this life is overbearing

While our days are spent without the hope of ever sharing

Such a painful thought of never truly comprehending

Why and if there is to be a simpler happy ending.

Those cherished values scorned by raving heretics amused

Hold faithful to a code that waits discarded and abused.


These unsung heroes thus having forged our destiny

Awaken from the sleep that took them to eternity

Engaging in a task so powerful it never ceases

Leaving us employed in scooping up the tattered pieces.

Waves of all the talents that marked our yesterdays

By those who earned the right to claim a share of glory’s praise,

“ Fidelity” a word once hopeless lost among the rules

Now challenged by this useless cadre of important fools !


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