Claire V. Bogdanos

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

SANCTITY ( 2020 ) 2020/01/08

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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 !

 

 

NEW CENTURY ( 2019 ) 2019/12/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:39 am
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Whomever  thought I would live to be

Alive  in  another  century

How  fast all the years have whizzed on by

With a  tender shrug and  a sad goodbye.

While  I’d  like to believe  it’s okay

Trying  to pursue  another  day

In  a world  I neither fit nor last

Since the  twentieth  century’s  passed !

AMEN.

 

WHAT USED TO BE ( 2019 ) 2019/11/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:20 pm
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Oh  for the  days of what  might have been

With  memories of  remember  when,

As  the heart  recalls  the times  we knew

When  children were  as all  children do.

Their  names are tatooed  upon my brain

Like  loving words of an  old refrain

That  tugs on those  chains  of kindness past,

Of  the days  long gone  that did not last !

 

 

 

 

BRIDGES ( 2019 ) 2019/11/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:36 am
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There is this tugging on my heart

How did it  ever get its start

A  numbness rising  from the floor

Into  my feet and  out the door.

What’s  happening,  I do not know

I  cannot make it  stop or go

Please lead me Lord,  teach me the way

Help  me survive  each lonely  day.

Where are the tears  I need to cry

With  each and every  sad goodbye

Where  are the kisses  I have earned

Ere all  my bridges  have been burned ?

 

 

 

TIME TO SHARE ( 2019 ) 2019/11/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:44 am
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Oh, how  I pray that I  can  hide

These  tears  I shed  on the inside

For  all  God’s  children  that I see

Who  dwell in  abject  poverty.

They  never  really had a  chance

For  all their dreams  to be  enhanced

Or  find a  safer path to  take

That  guarantees  a better  break.

Our  Lord  is just  and answers  prayer

He  comprehends we all  must share

It’s  left to  us  to learn  and  teach

The  world we love  to  kindness  reach !

 

 

 

 

 

TIME’S RUN AWAY ( 2019 ) 2019/11/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:13 am
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There  is a joy the season brings

That dwells within rememberings

Of  times long  past and those to come

In  this old world so worrisome.

What  used to  be our yesterdays

Have  been recycled  to todays

And  we’ve recaptured  our best chance

To feel  again the  warm romance.

The world  that was,  has disappeared

To be  forgotten as we feared

Tis sad  that time  must runaway

To leave  but hours to  love and pray !

 

 

 

I’LL TAKE A CHANCE ( 2019 ) 2019/10/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:37 am
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I  hear the  whistle on  the  track

It  seems to shout,  come back,  come back

But  I have  been  this way  before

Not  once,  but  twice or maybe more

And  cannot bear  the lonesome sound

Of  emptiness  which  I  have found.

My  bags are packed  all set to go

I’m  ready for  another  show

I  do not have a  backup  plan

And  may  become  an ” also  ran ”

God  with Your  help,  I’ll  take a chance

Tis  time to  try  to learn  to dance !

 

BIG BRASS RING ( 2019 ) 2019/09/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:43 am
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Often our dreams get whisked away

Ere each one has a word to say

Too many wishes we have seen

That  fall into the cracks between,

The saga of a life  close to

Its pending end and what to do

We’ll find a spot to set aside

For this our last and final ride.

Our  dreams and wishes are just that

A chance to wear another hat

But if you choose to praises sing,

Get set to catch the big brass ring !

 

 

 

 

MY LEGACY ( 2019 ) 2019/08/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:27 am
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To those I’ve known  and loved before

Whose  memories my heart has stored

Here in the  reaches of my mind

Midst  joy and  feeings ever  kind,

Remember that  I’ll miss you all

And  pray the Lord is at your call

While  angels spread  their wings above

And  bathe you in God’s constant love !

 

 

 

 

 

ADVENTURES ( 2019 ) 2019/07/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:55 am
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Can you see the clouds all drifting by

While summer days, they do swiftly fly

The wings of time quickly fade away

Leaving shadows of lost yesterday

With those memories we shall recall

We have entered into shades of fall.

Past the windows of the mind we’ll see

Sweet beginnings of our victory

As the church bells toll for me and you

And the adventures we have been through

We shall face  tomorrow hand in hand

Prepared to enter Forever Land !

 

 

ALL OUR DREAMS ( 2019 ) 2019/07/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:30 am
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Now you and I have been around

Among these feelings we have found

Though they are not of wide import

Somehow we’ve managed to have caught

This glow that captures happiness

And triumphs love o’er great success

For life is more than what it seems

It’s smiles and hopes and all our dreams !

 

 

 

 

 

AIR, EARTH AND SKY ( 2019 ) 2019/06/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:46 am
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A little bird whispered to me

The  secret  of  eternity

Have faith in God and trust His word

It is the best that all have heard.

We cannot doubt, we must believe

Have hope in Him, we shall achieve

Each has a goal, no two alike

From aged man to little tyke.

Like every flower that will bloom

With varied scent to fill each room

Or all the wings that fly on high

To reach our Lord in distant sky !

 

 

ONE LAST LOOK ( 2019 ) 2019/06/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:32 pm
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I find myself out on a limb

Is there some one to let me

How shall I save myself on earth

What is the value of my worth ?

I know that God is always there

And that He hears my every prayer

I’ve tried so hard to do what’s right

Each morning, noon and through the night.

My clock is  running  out it  seems

Like all my hopes and all my dreams

The time is now to close the book

I wish to take this one last look !

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERE AND BEYOND ( 2019 ) 2019/06/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:03 am
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I often think  it’s sad that we

Must live with each  infirmity

Yet it may make us stronger now

If we could learn the  why and how

This life  is not a sack of dreams

Filled with a mass of wasted schemes.

It’s real,  it’s here, we  need take care

This is a  concept  all  may share

God offers us a  second chance

To live,  to hope,  to circumstance

It’s  up  to us  to  carry  on

The Lord’s our strength here and beyond !

 

 

 

 

ASEA ( 2019 ) 2019/05/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:26 am
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Our world is made of fantasy

Of wishes, dreams and ecstasy

Of worry, hope and dignity

With many other traits you’ll see

Despite how we may try agree

We are awash and blind asea !

 

LIFE IS A GAMBLE ( 2019 ) 2019/05/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:01 am
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I’ve trod the road uncounted miles

And shed more than a million tears

While time evoked a thousand smiles

As life revealed a hundred fears.

I cannot know the why of it

From each angle life has displayed

I only know I hope to fit

Before all of my cards are played !

 

MAKE HASTE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:07 am
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A little voice within my head

Whispered to me,  “get out of bed,

Stop feeling sorry for yourself

And rise up from that dusty shelf. ”

“It’s not as bad as what you think

Please move back safely from the brink

Tis time to pay attention to

All that the Lord has done for you !”

“Wake up, wake up, ere it’s too late

Just how much longer will you wait ?

This scene is coming to an end

Make haste to mend your fence, my friend  !”

 

 

 

SOME FORSAKEN ( 2019 ) 2019/03/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:44 am
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To find oneself alone at last

With memories of things now past

Of happy days and lazy times

Some foolishness, some silly rhymes

Or moments when tears cannot stop

As dreams we’ve had did a flip flop.

Tis strange how life’s misunderstood

In quite many a neighborhood

But we must carry on, you see

For that’s a part of destiny

The path that each one has taken

Leaves some winning, some forsaken !

 

 

BY WAKING TIME ( 2019 ) 2019/02/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:27 am
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Oh sandman, sandman what shall we see

In tonight’s sleepy time fantasy

While each evening I prepare for bed

I pray I’ll have pleasant dreams ahead

If  I’m honest I cannot recall

Any of my dreams of old  at all

They seemed to disappear ere came dawn

And by waking time they were all gone !

 

FOOLS LIKE YOU AND ME ( 2019 ) 2019/01/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:30 am
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Could we but know the history

Of all God’s miracles we see,

That every minute of each day

Are playing out in grand display,

Oh, what a wonder we would learn

For every fraction of life’s turn.

As occurs here before our eyes

This program happens in disguise

The simplest flight of birds on high

Got their direction times gone by

God’s world is perfect as can be

Except for fools like you and me !

 

 

OBSESSED ( 2019 ) 2019/01/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:41 am
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At times I feel I am obsessed

By hopes and dreams and fears possessed

The hope that we shall find a way

To seek a greater role to play

A dream to be the brighter star

Than what we ever really are

The fear to put our dreams to rest

And hope that all will do their best !

 

 

 

 

THE NEW YEAR BEGINS ( 2018 ) 2018/12/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:45 am
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The willows in the wood reach the ground

Stretching their branches down all around

The stars in the sky shimmer and shine

With greetings they bring to yours and mine.

This year’s ending with no alarm

Leaving us with past wealth and old charm

Let’s look ahead to days that soon come

Sharing with others a bit and some

Forgiving all our errors and sins

How wonderful each New Year begins !

 

 

MY FRONT DOOR ( 2018 ) 2018/12/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:20 pm
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Well, here it is, the early morn

Where shades of night melt into dawn

As shadows pale then disappear

Into the light now grown more near.

When I was young I found that joy

So vital to each girl and boy

My heart grew wings, I learned to fly

To heights that reached beyond the sky.

How little did I know back then

It never would return again

And wishes I’d been hoping for

All failed to knock at my front door !

 

 

TODAY’S WILDERNESS ( 2018 ) 2018/11/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:48 pm
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Sometimes I can’t help remembering

My great grandma’s house in early spring

Oh such joy those old visions bear

Of beaches, sand and the salty air.

The wonderment of childhood may be

The remembrance of past memory

And lifestyles that have all gone astray

With the pleasantries of yesterday.

I wish that I could capture the time

Instead of watch as our lives decline

So sad, dear Lord, what was meant to be

Got lost in this new posterity !

 

EXIT BOW ( 2018 ) 2018/10/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:56 am
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Stand back, stand back, you’re here no more

You’ll ne’er come knocking at the door !

Whatever’s left is God’s to take

No time for error, no mistake

The battle’s done, tis ended now

None can survive the exit bow !

 

WE HAVE TO WAIT ( 2018 ) 2018/09/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:48 am
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The wind, it whistles through the trees

Staccato bristling in the breeze

The air is crisp, its clean and clear

Sounds of autumn fall on the ear.

The Ides of March have come and gone

And Labor Day has since moved on

Ere long it will be Halloween

With other days squeezed in between.

All lives serve seasons in their turn

Each with some lesson we need learn

Our victories may have no date

Sometimes we simply have to wait !

 

SEE ME THROUGH ( 2018 ) 2018/08/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:26 am
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I’ve seen the world about me cry

And heard its whispers of goodbye

I’ve felt the tremor of its fears

All through these recent lonely years

I’ve known the truth and heard its lies

And seen them revel in disguise.

I’ve prayed for help in my distress

And been denied proper redress

I’ve hoped that opportunity

Would visit soon and set me free

But most of all I’ve asked of You

Dear Lord above, please see me through !

 

 

THIS LEGACY ( 2018 ) 2018/08/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:49 am
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Of all the wishes I have sought

Or presents that I’ve ever bought

Like treasured dreams that I have thought

Are in my heart, forever caught !

 

 
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