Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

EMPTY NEST ( 2014 ) 2014/10/20

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When I was young I fell in love

What was it I was thinking of

The curly hair, the handsome face

A trip to some romantic place !

Before I knew it children came

It made me grey and changed the game

We grew up fast it had to be

But oh such joy, a family !

The years rolled past now all are grown

Those children gone their seeds are sown

While old age creeps upon the stage

This empty nest is all the rage !

 

UNCLOTHED ( 2014 ) 2014/08/11

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The cards we’re dealt may often be

A symbol of adversity

Into this world I came unclothed

My exit should be just as bold !

I cried aloud to be myself

But lingered long upon the shelf

Truly I am depression’s child

Who’s taught to think and act worthwhile !

I saw the pain and wriggled free

But failed to find my destiny !

 

DATELINE : HOBOKEN, NJ, USA (2013) “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” 2013/06/28

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In Philadelphia, July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress formally adopted Mr. Jefferson’s masterpiece !  However, our national anthem which began as a poem written by a 35-year old Maryland lawyer ( who wasn’t born until 3 years after the signing of our nation’s birth certificate ) while he was being detained, a British prisoner on the deck of a warship in Baltimore Harbor on September 13, 1814.  The fleet continued a crushing bombardment of  Fort McHenry throughout the night, the Americans had ordered the largest flag to overfly the encampment to encourage the occupants of Baltimore.  On the morning of the 14th, when the smoke had cleared the question was heard, “oh say, can you see” and the answer was, “yes” !  Well, that insignificant poem written on the back of an envelope exists today with the entire world recognizing its power !  And yet the War of 1812, first invasion of our homeland, doesn’t warrant interest ?  Reminds me that the reason behind our war of independence was, hold on, take a deep breath, “taxation without representation” !  I believe America needs a refresher course, don’t you?  And who is in charge of “TRUTH.COM”, anyone you know?  “Not I”, said Ducky Lucky, “not I”, said Turkey Lurkey; farmyard tales, oh no!  While those brave men in Indian war paint tossed that whole cargo of tea into Boston Harbor, the rest of the citizenry backed them up !  Since there was no coffee, probably just chickory, did they drink wine or beer?  Well, it’s our birthday again and we are all here, although we are still in need of truth and glory !

 

 
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