Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

BEFORE WE FALL ( 2018 ) 2018/09/05

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Seems truth keeps getting in the way

Of all the wisdom known today

I can’t accept just how things are

World ignorance has gone too far.

If this is all our lives shall be

I’ll opt for lack of parity

And pray that God who’s Judge of all

Comes to our aid before we fall !

 

INVADERS ( 2016 ) 2016/07/27

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The hopes of a nation are at stake

Our country’s heart is ready to break

See the facade of all that we are

No more a dream but a falling star.

It matters little what we desire

Because  we are a people afire

The disease is swift consuming all

Hypocrites stand awaiting the fall !

 

ONCE MORE ( 2016 ) 2016/07/20

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There was a time quite long ago

When our true colors we did show

And saved this world from tryanny

We helped to set the enslaved free.

Now red was for the blood we shed

So children could sleep safe abed

The blue for truth and honesty

Did aid the weak fight anarchy.

And white for those that died to save

God’s people to escape the grave

How sad that we are forced once more

To fight another ghastly war !

 

CHAMELEON ( 2015 ) 2015/07/18

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The sky is clear the sun so bright

A welcome change and sheer delight

The wind caresses all the trees

There’s salted breath upon the leaves

The water washes on the shores

The river hums the ocean roars.

Think back to times long gone away

When stalwart ships entered the bay

Folks came with baggage sparse and lean

Unknowing what the trip would mean

To greet this new world of their dreams

This foreign land where freedom gleam’d.

For most it was a great success

Each garnered something to possess

Those lessons learned seem long forgot

Replaced by greed and unctuous rot

Our government the gross suspect

Has changed our land by forced neglect !

 

OBSCENE ? ( 2015 ) 2015/06/02

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Oh how this world has changed since I

Was young and only stood knee high

The universe has grown much more

So many went there to explore.

We’ve learned how to communicate

With sound and vision up-to-date

Our satellites now fill the skies

All are results of enterprise.

Midst all the challenges we face

Like limbs and organs to replace

With all the changes we have seen

Has faith become an act obscene ?

 

DATELINE: HOBOKEN, N J, USA ( 2015 ) “TANGLED WEB” 2015/04/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:01 am
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EXCUSE ME but I was raised with my mother’s familiar and oft repeated admonition that echoed Sir Walter Scott’s lines from his lengthy poem “Marmion”, you know the one, “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive”.  In retrospect that simple homily is far more applicable today than it would have been in the Garden of Eden !  Quite an observation, eh ?  I encourage you to consider all of today’s headlines, storylines and psycho-babble, is this not part of that oh-so-tangled web ?  Lord, save us from the power of those who know everything !  I readily admit that I know nothing, I find that somehow comforting !  How about you ?                          Sincerely,                       Claire B.

 

AT HEAVENS GATE ( 2015 ) 2015/02/01

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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 ?

 

 
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