Claire V. Bogdanos

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

OPINION ( 2020 ) 2020/03/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:35 am
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Stand up my dear and look around, what is it that you see      

Nonsense and  foolishness  that’s  steeped in  inequality       

How  sad  that  this is all  that’s  left of  sensibility       

When will the  guilty  be returned   to  culpability ?        





THE TRUTH IS ( 2020 ) 2020/03/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:10 am
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Half  hidden here  behind the eye

Of  all the  stress now whizzing  by

Many  events  do come and go

Disclose  or hide  facts  we need know.

Time  will invoke  the common sense

Grownups  require  in their  defense

However  will  the youth  now learn

The  value of  each truth  discerned  ?

For  without  truth how  shall one find

The  straightest  path to  help unwind

The  answer  is,  twill  always  be

The  truth alone  shall set us free  !




UNFLINCHING LOVE ( 2020 ) 2020/01/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:07 am
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When  I was young and full of vim

That  was the time  I first knew Him

It  changed my life  that  very day

For  I began to walk  His way.

How  simple it was,  I did find

As  He brought me  such peace of mind

A  strength  I gathered from above

And  power of  His unflinching love !



VICTORIOUS ( 2019 ) 2019/06/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:11 am
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This man reviled by all the press

Who came on board to fix the mess

His name will live in history

He saved this nation  for the free

And time alone shall tell the tale

So many stories to regale

Have faith that in the end we’ll see

His name will mark our victory !




PERJURER ( 2019 ) 2019/06/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:22 am
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There’s too much to remember, how do we forget

Beginning with December, days of deep regret

But now a battle’s brewing in our own backyard

We’d better pay attention ere it goes too far.

Wake up before it’s over, it will be too late

The demon’s wrapt in culture, please anticipate

Strip them of their power and put them in their place

This is the final hour, uncover their disgrace !






GOD’S SERENITY ( 2019 ) 2019/02/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:49 am
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Can you feel the chill that’s in the air

Do you sense its power everywhere

Will it burrow in and move about

As it spreads its wings both in and out ?

There’s a pendulum that keeps apace

Of all the matters each one must face

Sometimes the pressure becomes too great

Or an answer comes when it’s too late

Truth is I really would chose to be

Included in God’s serenity !


I SHALL MISS YOU ( 2018 ) 2018/11/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:22 pm
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I pray for you, my darling boy

With all the strength I can employ

There is no way I shall escape

Concern for you, to know you’re safe !

Whomever thought this heart would break

Knew right from wrong, make no mistake

I miss you now and ever still

To meet again, pray God we will !




THE LOVE OF PEACE ( 2018 ) 2018/01/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:27 am
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Oh how I wish our dreams might be

Converted to reality

Then we could ask for something more

And bring an end to ugly war.

There’s so much work we need to do

To help this fantasy come true

But first comes faith and our intent

With love of peace that’s honest meant !


PRAISE GOD THE KING ( 2017 ) 2017/10/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:19 am
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It doesn’t make much sense to me

To claim some bogus victory

Or just pretend that who you are

Is so important by much far

Who cares if one’s the simpler sort

If complications count for nought.

I’d rather be a bird on wing

Who joins his species in birdsing

Than stand upon a mighty stage

With those who are the latest rage.

They curry favor all life long

By singing out song after song,

Instead of praising God the King

Who has created everything !




DENIAL ( 2017 ) 2017/06/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:32 am
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For so it is and it will be

We need the truth to set us free

What is the cost of liberty

If we are blind or will not see ?


LOCKED DOOR ( 2017 ) 2017/01/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:57 am
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Sometimes I believe there is no end

To all the troubles fleet time may send

And how can we in good faith respond

As we find ourselves so put upon ?

Where is the justice that we must seek

To save us whether brave, mild or meek

What is it that we’ve been searching for

Or hope to find behind God’s locked door ?



TWO LEGS ( 2016 ) 2016/09/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:09 am
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Oh Humpty-Dumpty what have we here

A world of treachery full of fear

Where are the king’s horses and his men

You know we could use their help again !

To all of us it’s become quite clear

We’ve unsafe streets, the future looks drear

We need your advice if you don’t mind

There’s a solution we must now find

Make sure we promise to not crack eggs

And pray we stand on our own two legs !


CRISIS ( 2016 ) 2016/03/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:15 am
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It seems the heart returns to childhoods past

Where all of our dreams were designed or cast

The innocence of those now bygone days

Got lost in the grip of our foolish ways,

And the times we dreamt have now disappeared

To leave us caught in the crisis we feared !


DATELINE: HOBOKEN, N J , USA ( 2016 ) WHY A PRIMARY ? 2016/02/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:46 am
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EXCUSE ME but today is my birthday and I am encouraged to remember that I am imbued with old fashioned truth and the honor of my immigrant heritage.  I’m an American who dearly loves my nation and its culture.  I’ve raised a large family who share my values and of this I am proud.  In these last 85 years I have known too many wars.  I’ve had my share of patriotism, sadness and salvation, above all I continue to respect my God and my countrymen.  There’s been a lot of experience and living in all of these past years, stories beyond counting, from a family crossing an angry ocean a long time ago on a three masted ship to the tragic destruction of the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001, from Pearl Harbor to D Day to the explosion of the Challenger, and so much more.  And yet here we are battered and sullied but not beaten !  For we are made of sterner stuff.  Come join us, vote in this primary perhaps for the first time !  I hope you are aware that we don’t actually vote for the presidential candidates of our choice but for the delegates who represent them called electors, who by the way, do NOT have to elect the candidates they have been promised to, which has happened in the past !  This is why we must vote in ALL elections, please read online about the Electoral College and learn about this strange phenomenon, won’t you ?  Do you comprehend exactly how fragile our freedoms are ?     Sincerely ,      Claire B.


UNREAL ( 2016 ) 2016/02/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:33 am
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Tis long I’ve followed yon beckoning star

To seek I think what is the road too far

Since I’ve traveled long and I’ve traveled wide

And know the secrets that I need to hide,

Though all lessons taught were perfunctory

Yet each day held oh so much more to see

As the time wore on I’d begun to feel

What life’s all about is portrayed unreal !


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 !


BUYER BEWARE ( CAVEAT EMPTOR ) ( 2015 ) 2015/07/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:19 am
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The heavy crush of busy streets

Onlookers streaming everywhere

In flip-flops, sneakers, shoes with cleats

A world of madness we all share.

The hawkers, conmen, charlatans

All crowding round their corner carts

Beware the city’s denizens

In great rush to display their arts.

The simple act of walking out

And window shopping just for fun

Enjoying all the scenes about

May be precarious for some!


HONESTY ( 2014 ) 2014/09/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:20 am
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What is it that men mean to say

Their words keep getting in the way

Feint tongues are stumbling o’er their teeth

Failing to state what’s underneath ?

Much easier to honest be

When will they learn that truth is free ?


THE EXODUS ( 2014 ) 2014/08/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:54 am
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This simple child can barely speak

Tears trickle down the grimy cheek

With fear resigned upon the face

How do we live with such disgrace ?

There is no way to cure this ill

It truly seems a bitter pill

Until nations do change their mind

And hopefully some honor find !

Believe the angels in the sky

Shed tears of shame while passing by

Behavior cannot be endowed

God make it be aright somehow !


NIGHT SHADOWS ( 2013 ) 2013/12/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:27 am
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Can you perceive each shadows movement in the hall

Distorted shapes that spring and bounce along the wall ?

These need to wait till day is done and loses sight

Before they cavort and dance and play by firelight,

And so each eve they leap and bound upon the stairs

So thin and tall their prancings catch you unawares !

They frolic up and down the cabinets and sides

Grotesque shapes and sizes you don’t recognise.

I think that shadows are great fun to watch at night

That is if you remind yourself, switch on the light.

Here in our world the truth reacts in manner same

Phantoms of a lie twist your vision and your aim

The truth at best will keep your earthly values straight

Its shadows will not echo in your life or fate !


CONUNDRUM ( 2013 ) 2013/10/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:04 am
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I feel so light I want to fly

On eagle wings into the sky

To some deep woodland far away

Where unseen creatures live and play.

To breathe the air our fathers knew

When times were kind and purpose true

There seek some spot with peace content

To ponder where our ethics went.

My arms will fail me if I try

The problem is that I  don’t fly !



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