Claire V. Bogdanos

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

DECISIONS ( 2020 ) 2020/05/19

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I’d like to spend my time imagining

What life is all about and reason why

The Lord decided it was smart planning

And gave us choices to help make us try !

 

A DREAM TO FIND ( 2020 ) 2020/02/05

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Nightshades  have fallen,  all is dark

Tree  limbs above are  bare and stark

There  is this silence  that abounds

As  nature  softens all  her sounds.

Yet  I  can  see  stars  in the  sky

That  clouds keep  hiding from the eye

Oh  how I wish  that I could be

Some  wise old owl  perched in a tree

Who  comprehends that  hopes unwind

To  help us each  our dream  to find !

 

 

LOOK UP, LOOK UP ( 2019 ) 2019/08/25

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The sky is full of  bits of cloud

With some that  fairly shout aloud

They gather with each wind that blows

In shapes both  recognized or posed.

So like  an army  on the move

That does its best to heav’n improve

And  paints us  pictures way up high

To keep  us focused  on God’s sky !

 

 

 

VANISH ( 2019 ) 2019/05/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:32 am
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I used to think that I was strong

And knew therewith where I belonged

How sad to learn fate flew away

Ne’er to return e’er aft that day.

So long ago, that distant past

How foolish to believe t’would last

For dreams will keep us warm at night

But vanish with the morning light !

 

EYES OF FANTASY ( 2019 ) 2019/01/24

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Oh how I wish that I might spy

A comet streaking cross the sky

Or sight a rainbow shining through

When clouds appear misted with dew.

I want to know which way to go

As evening stars commence their show

Or what it takes to reach the moon

By rocket ship or space balloon.

How wonderful this world would be

If seen  with eyes of fantasy !

 

KEEP UP YOUR GUARD ( 2018 ) 2018/10/26

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Tis true, tis true, all heaven knows

There is a feeling, grows and grows

We need You Lord, the night blows bold

Tis sad to think,  but youth gets old.

They too must trod this selfsame road

Perhaps bearing a greater load

Remember that each breath we take

Has many varied paths at stake.

Make sure each step is firmly gripped

Without a chance, footings have slipped

Take care secure one true regard

Think safety and keep  up your guard !

 

 

 

A PUZZLE ( 2018 ) 2018/08/20

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Have you wondered what clouds must see

While floating o’erhead lazily

And what about the mountain’s heighths

With all its smells and sound delights ?

Do you believe that clouds can tell

If all below are doing well

Or when to rain or sail away

Perhaps return another day ?

God’s world is huge and ever wide

What do you think He keeps inside,

Seems it’s a deep dark mystery

A puzzle for eternity ?

 

AMONGST THE LIES ( 2018 ) 2018/04/21

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When I look up into the sky

So full of creatures that do fly

Where images that catch my eye

May mix with clouds here passing by.

Imagination can’t restore

What it is we are searching for

That special something most adore

A secret gift behind each door.

The world is full of guile and guise

Beneath the sea, above the skies

We live in times of great disguise

Truth is hidden amongst the lies !

 

OUR REMEMBER WHEN ( 2017 ) 2017/11/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:08 am
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Oh Santa Claus, dear Santa Claus

I’m writing to you just because

Christmas is coming round the bend

It’s time to share it with a friend

Though not so simple as it seems

As Christmas nears it fosters dreams.

It is a season to feel young

With Yuletide carols to be sung

It would be nice if we’d return

To days when candles would be burned

When children small were told the tales

Of magic sleighs that had no sails.

 

The reindeer were believed to fly

Across the reaches of the sky

But let’s pretend a moment more

That elves may work in Santa’s store

It’s true I’ve never seen an elf

Except ceramic on a shelf.

Well never mind, this too shall pass

Like Alice through her looking glass

Until next year, same time, same place

Anticipating your embrace

I pray I’m not too old by then

Forgetting our remember when !

 

ISN’T IT WONDERFUL TO SEE WITH THE HEART OF A CHILD ?

 

 

 

LAST SLEEP ( 2017 ) 2017/04/08

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There is a faint sound that I hear

It keeps repeating in my ear

Is it a clock  ticking away

Counting the minutes of each day ?

If I were smart then I would find

Some way to make all time unwind

So I might salvage years to keep

Those that I love safe from last sleep !

 

 

 

 

REALITY ( 2016 ) 2016/06/16

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Repeated for hundreds of years or more amongst ourselves

Are stories of the jinn and little folk, fairies and elves

Reminding us that the mystery of life is just that

Charming and enchanted tales recovered from life’s magic hat

Teaching us morals and lessons of what our lives could be

Without losing attachment to our God’s reality !

 

A SPECIAL HORSE ( 2016 ) 2016/05/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:19 am
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Sometimes I wish I had a horse

Not one who races on the course

But wooden, painted, made by hand

By skilled craftsmen whose work is grand.

Carousel horses can be smart

Carved and sculpted right from the heart

With pony tail that flicks and flies

Plus eyelashes o’er bright glass eyes.

Oh what a thrill that it would be

To ride that swift painted pony,

I dream that one day I may find

That special horse my mind combined !

 

 

SOLO FLIGHT ( 2016 ) 2016/05/04

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There are those days I wish that I

Could clip-on wings and learn to fly

Think how much fun that task would be

To soar across both land and sea.

I’d spread my wings like eagles bold

And head on south in winter’s cold

There would not be a need to pack

I’d wear a knapsack on my back.

That sure might be a funny sight

One old grandma on her first flight !

 

CHILDHOOD’S END ( 2016 ) 2016/03/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:09 am
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Who knows where we’re going or where we’ve been

“Not I”, said the top who began to spin

While the jacks and the ball started to play

The electric clock tried to run away.

As the toys in the playroom danced about

Tin soldiers awoke and started to shout

Oh such fun it was to play let’s pretend

So sorry childhood must come to an end !

 

CELEBRATION ( 2015 ) 2015/12/16

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My thoughts do turn to silly things

Like hugs and kisses and brass rings

Like elephants and tiger eyes

A world chock full of wild surprise

A heart that’s packed with joy and peace

And music that will never cease.

Ballet shoes made of satin white

That keep on dancing through the night,

The love of God and angels sweet

Who choose to walk with unclad feet

Chocolates and marshmallows too

To help our sweetest dreams come true !

 

LOOKING GLASS ( 2015 ) 2015/11/13

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I feel the mist that covers all

While winding through the shades of fall

Seems life survives beneath this tent

Of autumn days that God has sent.

The leaves that fly along the street

Now dog the foosteps of our feet,

Ambitious winds that heave and sigh

Impatient now await goodbye.

The seasons come, the seasons go

This is the pattern that we know

So little changes as we pass

Our lives before God’s looking glass !

 

ZOMBIES ( 2015 ) 2015/08/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:31 am
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I look around what do I see

A world that’s built on fantasy

It’s all about the vampire’s touch

Super heroes, witches and such.

While Spiderman or rich Bruce Wayne

Are concepts both wild and insane

Star Wars, Aliens and Doctor Who

Bewitched, Bedazzled, through and through.

I find my world is quite enough

I’m not yet ready for this stuff

I fear for what may be in store

Seems true, nothing’s real any more !

 

TIME TO SUCCEED ( 2015 ) 2015/05/15

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Oh how I wish that I could be

A riv’let running to the sea

That constant trickles down the drain

The remnants of the night time rain.

A drip, drip, drip upon the wall

Now gathers fast at evenfall

And makes its downward way complete

Runoffs from gully, stream and street.

The volume growing as it flows

Cross valleys, fields and tall hedgerows

Until at last its task is done

And we have breached the river’s run !

 

MEANDERINGS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/20

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There is a world that lives within the magic of my mind

And in this place I know exists the actions that I find

A road that twists along the way and creatures that I meet

Are there to greet this stranger as I travel on their street.

 

MERMAIDS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/14

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Have you ever seen a mermaid when you’ve been out to sea

I’m sure that I have not nor anyone that’s known to me

Seems mermaids were a help to men at least a thousand years

There is a place on the Rhine I’ve been told that one appears,

Unlike the Disney creatures who know all the rights from wrongs,

The sailors call them Lorelei they sing enchanted songs.

Like Homer’s Sirens tempted those from Troy who homeward bound

Did flounder on the rocks about on hearing their sweet sound,

I’m sad that I might have to spend another thousand years

To hear a mermaid chant her song into my waiting ears !

 

SEAFARER ( 2015 ) 2015/02/03

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I do not think I’d like to be

A great big fish who lived asea

Or even just a liitle one

Who swims around a tiny pond

I might consider alternates

Without the use of fishing nets.

Perhaps glass bowl or maybe tank

In which the chest and diver sank

To sandy bottom rich in shells

Midst pirate tales each sailor tells,

Oh what a treasure there must be

Of stories spun about the sea !

 

 

THE MAGIC SPINS ( 2015 ) 2015/01/25

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Along the shore the seashell hides

It’s tossed about by feckless tides

There polished by the caustic sands

To fit into small childish hands,

And with each one they will dream on

Imagining some marathon

Of voyages across the seas

In their shell crafts upon the breeze.

Oh what a tale adventure spells

And how much joy the journey tells

As children dream while magic spins

Their seashell ride into the winds !

 

REFLECTION ( 2015 ) 2015/01/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:34 am
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The pigeon perched upon my sill

He saw his image in the pane

And for a moment stood quite still

He preened and turned around again.

I wonder if he questioned why

There was a fellow in the glass

And who could be that handsome guy

He didn’t look like second class !

Oh silly bird, what thoughts we keep

I really think you are a dear

You close your eyes, are you asleep

I pray you stay forever near !

 

IMAGINATION ( 2014) 2014/12/30

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I wish I were a lily pond

With fronds so large frogs sun upon

Where bees that buzz and zap about

Do forage there to find a spout

Of honey dip where they may sup

Like queens who nip from golden cup.

Or fragile birds who’ll take a sip

And clean themselves or have a dip

Like magic faun who deign to hide

From human eye by waterside,

Oh such sweet paradise is there

Let’s all rejoice and choose to share !

 

STORYLAND ( 2014 ) 2014/11/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:18 am
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There was a time in storyland

When castles were both large and grand

Where wizards ruled across the seas

And royalty lived as they pleased !

In storyland there is no pain

The dragons all have fought in vain

The heroes dress in white and gold

And children love the stories told !

I think I might have liked it there

While we all know that’s not quite fair

Though fantasy much pleasure gives

It’s there imagination lives !

 

LACE CURTAINS ( 2014 ) 2014/07/21

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I love to see the curtain’s edge

Lift gently from my window ledge

The breeze outside comes pushing in

As lacy fluff lifts in the wind !

The fabric floats into my space

Creating gauzy veils of lace

While visions seem to spin around

Like Venus in her dressing gown !

This has no place now I’ve been told

These styles I chose are just too old

And no one cares or wants to see

Lace panels here except for me !

 

IMAGINING ( 2014 ) 2014/04/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:40 am
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I’d like to be an elephant

With memory forever long,

A wrinkled trunk to honk and rant

My strength and power exceeding strong !

I’d travel with a circus troupe

To visit many foreign lands

While children all around would group

And smile and laugh and clap their hands !

Can you just picture all the joy

This spectacle would bring to me

Imagining I could employ

The magic wand my mind must be ?

 

 

 

THE MERMAID ( 2013 ) 2013/08/17

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Innocent mermaid with her seaweed hair

As she suns herself in the salty air

On a spacious rock that hides with the tide

She sings a lilt that wells up from inside

And thinks of her life that will never change

Because the ocean’s the depth of her range,

Poor mermaid at sea with no future dream

A victim of fates impossible scheme.

 

 
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