Claire V. Bogdanos

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

BEFORE WE FALL ( 2018 ) 2018/09/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:08 am
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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

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:41 am
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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

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:12 pm
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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

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:28 am
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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

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:38 am
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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

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 ?


HONEST CRITICISM ( 2014 ) 2014/12/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:16 am
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Such foolish works my eyes do see

Included in our destiny

We’ll visit Mars and plant a flag

And capture air there in a bag.

We’ll send a rocket into space

Perhaps to seek another place

And all the while back here on Earth

Most human lives have little worth.

I find it hard to understand

The ruling class lives large and grand

When millions die or have no choice

Who speaks for them with honest voice ?



GOD’S LOVE ( 2014 ) 2014/09/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:49 am
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This little word  L – O – V – E

Is the true  link twixt thee and me

It cannot die or fade away

And is the rule for every day !

Love is the weapon children choose

To tease and taunt and to amuse,

Sometimes the word rolls off one’s tongue

Where wishes, hopes and dreams are hung

To promise nothing more or less

Thus from its meaning does digress !

Our God’s all knowing great and true

And won’t be fooled what e’er we do !



A NEW SUNRISE ( 2014 ) 2014/08/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:47 am
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I wonder if the angels weep

For those who have no place to sleep

Or cry for those who writhe in pain

With nothing left to lose or gain ?

Can it be so that we are meant

To never know where honor went

Or why our lives are meaningless

With naught to rise to our defense ?

My heart is sad it wants to smile 

I’m tired of the fractious guile

I beg the Lord open our eyes

That we may greet a new sunrise !


LOST SYMBOL ( 2014 ) 2014/06/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:41 am
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The stalwart stag upon the hill

Waits there erect and rigid still

His antlers splayed and elegant

While seeming made of olifant.

This noble beast impresses me

He does not flinch nor will he flee

His heart beats hard and flutters fast

He rules the streams and forests vast.

A simple creature God has wrought

With strength and courage as he ought

He roams this land that once was free

Lost symbol of security !


GENERATION OF VIPERS ( 2014 ) 2014/05/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:15 am
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Where in the darkness hides the light,

Where in the battle was the fight,

Where in the world can men be free,

Where in the future will we be ?

Questions asked with no answer found

This simple task turns round and round !

The speech of fools does foul the air

They cannot know, they do not care,

There is no lesson they have learned

There is no honor they have earned !



THE PRICE ( 2014 ) 2014/01/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:48 pm
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My heart cries out it’s full of pain

To think that we’re at war again

We search for calm it isn’t there

The world still writhes in deep despair

When will it cease the unknown crime

This war on peace destroys our clime,

Oh why is man so incomplete

Unable to accept defeat ?

We’ve lost all sense in this foray

Will we survive another day

The question rises to the fore

From day to day who keeps the score,

The boy who grows to be a man

To love his God and have a plan

Or one who scatters discontent

No matter what the message sent ?

Who is to judge the final test

And weigh the cost of such unrest ?


THE PROMISE ( 2013 ) 2013/12/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:10 pm
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To all of those who know and care

Please be assured that God’s still there

Behind a crowd of works and deeds

Invisible when He succeeds.

He hears them while these mortals scheme

And hovers over the lost dream

He boosts our strength as faith survives

The world outside wrestles and writhes.

Our wish remains within His eye

Though plots and plans oft go awry

He knows what’s true and what is not

What we recall and have forgot

His love is sure and full of grace

But once it’s lost cannot replace.


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