Claire V. Bogdanos

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

REPEAT SHOW ( 2020 ) 2020/06/18

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I  hear  the  whistle  of  the  train

It  keeps  on  calling  out  my  name

And  sings  to  me  its  lonesome  tune

From  morning’s  rise  till  afternoon.

It  brings  to  me  the  memory

Of  days  gone  by  that  used  to  be

Filled  with  excitement  that  suggests

Times  were  when  we shared  happiness.

The  chance  has  come  and  now  has  gone

For  hooks  to  hang  our  dreams  upon

We’ll  transport  them  where  e’er  we  go

And  pray  there’ll  be  a  repeat  show  !

 

 

FEEL THAT FREE ( 2020 ) 2020/05/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:32 am
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I hear the sound of running feet

Laughter of children from the street

All playing on the pavement wide

Darting about from side to side.

Their shrieks of glee are full of joy

Including every girl and boy

Oh such great fun that’s to be had

Without scoldings by Mom and Dad.

I love to see the youngsters play

In God’s fresh air day after day

What a sweet pleasure it would be

If all the world could feel that free !

 

ASK IT IN ( 2020 ) 2020/02/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:01 am
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Can  you hear the  rain as it pelts down

Raining  so hard  all the worms may drown

Midst  streams of water  hitting the ground

Like  rivers pushing the leaves around ?

Oh,  what a day that today  has been

With  rain pouring down  windows and trim

There’s  a storm outside  we can’t let in

Lest  we raise the  sash to ask it in !

 

 

SUNBEAMS DANCE ( 2019 ) 2019/10/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:31 am
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The sun  came out to  play today

While  sunbeams danced their hearts away

The  air was warm and smelled so sweet

And  all were  light upon  their  feet.

I  wish  somehow we could  replay

The  happenings of every day

That bring  God’s  laughter  and His joy

For  all  His  creatures to employ !

 

 

 

THE JOY OF LOVE ( 2019 ) 2019/01/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:49 am
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There is a joy that loving brings

With laughter and a smile that sings

A twinkle that does cause the eyes

To shine and light the darkest skies.

Keep positive in all you do

Remember lessons taught to you

Thank God each day for every gift

Beg Him to all your spirits lift

Take care you are divorced from spite

Continue prayers both day and night !

 

 

 

 

IT’S THE SEASONS CHEER ( 2018 ) 2018/11/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:45 am
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There’s so much snow upon the ground

Midst signs of winter all around

The wind is cold and icy breathed

It mixes with the air that’s left !

The signs of warmth rise here and there

While smoking chimneys pierce the air,

Fireplaces through the winter’s night

Will shed their pleasant warming light.

The shadows dancing on the wall

Invite us now to taste it all

With friends and neighbors far and near

So all may reap the seasons cheer !

 

 

TODAY’S WILDERNESS ( 2018 ) 2018/11/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:48 pm
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Sometimes I can’t help remembering

My great grandma’s house in early spring

Oh such joy those old visions bear

Of beaches, sand and the salty air.

The wonderment of childhood may be

The remembrance of past memory

And lifestyles that have all gone astray

With the pleasantries of yesterday.

I wish that I could capture the time

Instead of watch as our lives decline

So sad, dear Lord, what was meant to be

Got lost in this new posterity !

 

ON THE SCENE ( 2018 ) 2018/08/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:07 am
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I understand the worm and grub

And other insects in the shrub

But there is one great mystery

What can mosquitos do for me ?

Of all the vermin in the world

At which insecticides are hurled

Along with lice and flies and such

Mosquitos bother me too much !

I wish I knew just what to do

Since they escape my swatter’s “shoo”

I truly hope that heaven’s clean

And void of vermin on the scene !

 

 

 

I’M WISHING ( 2018 ) 2018/08/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:37 am
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There’s an awesome place which I once knew

Where I was sure childhood dreams  came true

As the children played the whole day through

Like those angels up in heaven do.

Oh how I wish I could join them there

With peace and joy, happiness and prayer

And spend my days alive and aware

In the glowing kindness of God’s care !

 

 

RELOCATION ( 2018 ) 2018/06/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:49 pm
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I acquired a friend quite recently

Who lives just across the room from me

Whereby my pillow I constant see

His acrobatic activity.

He lives in this house made of thick glass

He makes no noise and doesn’t harass

A more perfect mate one could not ask

Although his presence creates small task.

He requires a meal but once a day

Always remains clear out of my way

Daily the water starts to turn gray

Friday’s the day we flush dirt away.

I still have this friend at my address

I pray he moves soon so I can rest  !

 

HIS NAME IS PHELPS, A BEETA FISH

 

 

 

COMRADERY ( 2018 ) 2018/06/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:18 am
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As I awake to morning’s sound

The dawn’s exploding all around

I hear bees hum and cats meow

The birds all sing while dogs bow-wow.

The noise of traffic fills the air

While beeping horns annoy and blare

The sidewalks soon begin to crowd

Street vendors hawking goods aloud.

Oh what delight each daylight brings,

A joyous heart that hums and sings,

Along with happiness and glee

Contributes to comradery !

 

 

THIS HOROSCOPE ( 2018 ) 2018/05/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:18 am
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The moon must be up in the sky

I have this feeling I could cry

But there is nothing wrong with me

Not anything that I could see ?

Perhaps the stars got in my eyes

While I was busy watching skies

Or maybe Venus went astray

In retrograde and lost her way.

This horoscope will have to keep

I think it’s time to go to sleep !

 

 

OPEN ALL OUR EYES ( 2018 ) 2018/04/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:23 am
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I often think this plan we’ve made

Needs lots of help, a large band-aid

Like an old game we used to play

To whisk our idle hours away.

Remember this now if you please

When you’re on “Broadway” take your ease

You do not have to go to “jail”

Just whiz on by, do not post bail.

However when you pause on GO

Make ready for the final blow

For life is one great big surprise

It’s meant to open all our eyes !

 

FRESH AIR ( 2018 ) 2018/04/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:33 am
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This morning we opened the windows wide

To let fresh air swish around inside

The breezes blew all of one accord

In every space where the dust had stored.

While a little voice whispered to me

Aren’t you glad to be young and free

Well, that’s half true, I have to admit

But young’s not how I’d describe the fit !

 

 

MUCH GASSIER ( 2018 ) 2018/03/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:50 am
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It’s sad to think the world we know

Is packing up, prepared to go

Where are we going I can’t say

I haven’t heard a word today

I’m hoping that it’s not to Mars

Although I’m not opposed to stars

I’d much prefer old Jupiter

Though it is so much gassier !

 

 

 

SWEET PEA TOO ( 2018 ) 2018/03/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:24 pm
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Long time ago, I was a little tot

There was this cartoon that I loved a lot !

Oh, Popeye once you were  a bunch of fun

I laughed at all those silly fights you won

I’d like to know about Miss Olive Oyl

Tell me is she still your favorite girl ?

Popeye, of all the foods you love the best

Does your tin-canned spinach still top the rest ?

What have you done with your old corn cob  pipe

You know the one, that pipe you never light ?

I sure am glad that you have hung around

With all  of that odd salty seaman sound

My dears for all the smiles I say thank you

To Popeye,Wimpy, Bluto, Sweet Pea too !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNLIGHT ( 2018 ) 2018/03/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:03 am
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Sunlight comes seeping through the blinds

To rest in  all the cracks it finds

Its yellow fingers  reaching out

To catch those rays  that dance about.

The shards of light that move and sway

Examples of the sun at play

I wish that I could hitch a ride

Upon a sunbeam while it glides

And wake up where the sunlight grows

Just as the sun begins its glow !

 

 

 

GOD’S GRACE ( 2018 ) 2018/02/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:27 pm
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Oh little one all meek and mild

My dearest, sweetest tiny child

With wonderment and joy and grace

You light the world round your dear face !

I’ll try my love, remember well

In times to come our story tell

And pray the Lord will gracious be

To guide us through eternity !

 

 

 

EVERYTHING ( 2017 ) 2017/12/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:11 am
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There is a song lives in my heart

I don’t know how it got its start

But I adore its every word

The sweetest sounds I’ve ever heard.

It fills my mind and brings me peace

And from life’s sadness grants release

It raises hopes where none survived

And helps laughter to be revived.

How wonderful the Lord loves all

Who stand in line to wait His call

He is the Master and the King

Son of the God of everything !

 

 

ALMOST EVERYONE ( 2017 ) 2017/11/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:03 am
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This world’s full of magic, I feel it every day

Truth, I wouldn’t change it for any other way

Along with all its beauty, courage and elan

Like the great white egret that wades amongst the swan.

Seems to me the angels are watching all the fun

Sharing laughs in heaven with almost  everyone !

 

I’M NINE ( 2017 ) 2017/10/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:48 am
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Each day I wake, I thank the Lord

Because I find I’m still onboard

I’m not too sure if that’s a gift,

Until life’s haze begins to lift

I check to see if I’m all there

My fingers, toes, my face and hair

Both arms and legs are working fine

On a ten scale, I’d guess I’m nine !

 

 

WHEN SUNSHINE SMILES ( 2017 ) 2017/10/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:25 am
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I’m not a fan of winter chill

A runny nose or feeling ill

Fact is I’d like to outlaw snow

In any place I choose to go.

But I don’t wish to be extreme

Or shatter others and their dream

Though I don’t ski, I know it’s fun

I have seen hundreds on a run.

Perhaps I’ll winter in the house

Snuggled up like a hearthside mouse

I pray that I’ll keep warm till spring

When sunshine smiles on everything !

 

FIX IT OVERNIGHT ( 2017 ) 2017/09/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:08 am
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Oh Superman, what shall I do

I need some one who’s just like you

A hero brave will not suffice

He must be wise and extra nice.

Besides his strength, he must be kind

With all the courage one can find

Cause this is a tremendous task

There is a favor I must ask !

I am no longer young but old

Not of much use or so I’m told

This world we live in  has a crack

We want to have our freedom back

There’s no one left to make it right

Could you please fix it overnight ?

 

 

THE CRICKET ( 2017 ) 2017/09/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:49 am
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There’s a stranger in my parlor

How did he get inside

I thought I heard his noisy chirp

Wherever does he hide ?

Well,  never mind the sound he makes

I need to find him how,

The miracle of all of this

He’s in my house right now !

I guess I’ll learn to live with him

What else is there to do

Perhaps one day he’ll say farewell

Goodbye and toodle-loo !

 

 

SILLY GOOSE ( 2017 ) 2017/08/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:26 am
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Oh silly goose where have you been

What puddles are you waddling in

Can you reduce that honking noise

Perhaps you could acquire more poise ?

Just love your feathers, oh so soft

That make it to my sleeping loft

Your tiny goslings are so sweet

Tis sad to think, one day they’re meat !

Besides your noisy geese chorus

There is much good you’ve brought to us

With tales from famous Mother Goose

Midst spins of twists and turns unloosed !

 

 

 

A BING CHERRY ( 2017 ) 2017/07/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:22 am
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Oh how I wish that I could be

A cherry on a cherry tree

I’d wear a gown of frothy pink

As early spring was on the brink

Rains soon would flush my garb away

Uncovering my round display

While time and warmth help me to grow

Soon all my cherry colors glow

And so, my friends when birds arrive

It takes some effort to survive

I’ll make it through to harvest time

Now isn’t that sweet and sublime

Please tell me after you’ve  seen me

Am I a top notch bing cherry ?

 

UNWIND ( 2017 ) 2017/07/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:24 am
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I often dream of many things

Like butterflies and fairy wings

Or cotton candy, oh so pink

The sunrise when it’s on the brink,

A baby’s laughter chiming in

My father’s face wrapped in a grin

Those yesterdays that we forget

New people that we haven’t met,

The brand new joys we mayhaps find

As all our destinies unwind !

 

 

HERCULES ( 2017 ) 2017/06/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:39 am
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Oh Hercules, great Hercules come sit awhile with me

Please tell me the story of how strong Atlas set you free

I sure could use a hero who would be as grand as you

To save me from trouble the way that heroes often do.

I know about your labors and how it all came to be

I’d like to hear the story of your ancient history

It doesn’t matter where we’ll meet or whether near or far

I would be glad to shake the hand of such a rising star !

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(  HERCULES IS THE 5TH LARGEST CONSTELLATION IN THE SKY ! )

 

 
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