Claire V. Bogdanos


STILL BE FRIENDS ( 2018 ) 2018/01/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:47 am
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There was a time that’s now gone past

When we dreamt dreams that seemed to last

And compromise was but the thought

Of all the lessons we’d been taught.

When life meant more than recompense

And most espoused good common sense

Consideration was the key

To all of God’s humanity.

Alas for most this disappeared

Replaced by arrogance and fear

Is it too late to make amends

To garner strength and still be friends ?




WE ARE IN NEED ( 2017 ) 2017/12/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:35 am
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There is great joy that words may bring

Words that can cause one’s heart to sing

Sweet words that need remembering

Like peace and calm and happening.

Those gifts conceived that cannot wait

Like ice cream cake on lacy plate

Or breakfasts that begin at eight

With maple pancakes tasting great.

Christmas stockings filled to the brim

When all our blessings are from Him

A helpful thought, a kindly deed

An effort sought for those in need !



AULD LANG SYNE ( 2017 ) 2017/11/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:29 am
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True friendship is the kindest thing

It moves the heart to smile and sing

And raises all our hopes and joys

Like birthday gifts and children’s toys.

It’s a blessing that loving shares

To soothe the beast midst worldly cares

For without friends one’s cast aside

Into life’s emptiness outside

To languish wasted on the vine

Without the warmth of auld lang syne !


NARROW ROUTE ( 2017 ) 2017/08/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:39 am
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Oh how I wish that I might find

A path that’s safe and does not wind

The straightest road without a curve

Is more a choice than I deserve

For narrow as the options be

It is the route that pleases me !


EACH DAY ( 2017 ) 2017/08/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:20 am
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Oh dearest Lord, please hear my plea

Create a stronger need in me

Help me to learn a kinder way

To face the challenge of each day !


TO STILL MY VOICE ( 2017 ) 2017/06/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:07 am
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There is this battle that I fight

From early morn straight through the night

It is a war I cannot win

Sometimes I think I should give in

But that is not left up to me

And leaves no option I can see.

As much as I may choose to stay

Such choices do not pass my way

My God supreme does have control

O’er conscience, body, heart and soul

And He alone does make the choice

To stop my heart or still my voice !





MANNER KIND ( 2017 ) 2017/06/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:21 am
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Sometimes my dear, the world we know

Is not the one we’d like to show

Sometimes coditions are not clear

As we are caught in doubt or fear

Please help us Lord fine tune our lives

In manner kind where goodness thrives !


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