Claire V. Bogdanos

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

KEEP US FREE ( 2019 ) 2019/07/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:08 am
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Hail to our heroes great or small

Thanks for safety they bring us all

And here’s to those who sacrifice

To make our lives comfy and nice

Kudoes  all who save this nation

Giving cause for celebration.

The  warriors who braved the fight

And share with us the country’s might

May God bless them and keep them safe

Do to their actions  we have faith

For after  all,  the  same as we

They follow rules that keep us free !

 

 

 

EVERYTHING SHE SAID ( 2019 ) 2019/05/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:41 am
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Dear Lord, I’m glad that you are there

To hear my ever constant prayer

My mother told me long ago

That when I asked, take care to know

Because You answer each request

With what You deem to be the best

The answer will be “yes” or “no”,

“Wait for a little while or so”

“Or give us something else instead”

That covers everything she said !

 

AMEN !

 

 

 

 

HOW MUCH HE CARES ( 2018 ) 2018/07/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:06 am
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The Lady in the Harbor speaks for one and all

She stands there in the distance silent and so tall

All copper green and shining like a sentinel

Full of all those secrets and tales she’ll never tell

Lady of deep mystery, tears and joys we’ve shared

While God is watching o’er us, know how much He cares !

 

GREEN GODDESS ( 2017 ) 2017/03/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:07 am
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When I look out and see her there

Our Liberty with greenish hair

So grand and strong reminding me

We have remained land of the free

Far longer than two hundred years

Amidst hurrahs and raucous cheers.

 

But now we are put to the test

To do what we know to be best

Thus save our nation from distress

And for the rest our foes impress

Our job’s ongoing, working hard

Protect ourselves and thank our God !

 

DICHOTOMY ( 2017 ) 2017/02/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:16 am
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I’ve often thought how bold are we

To dream aloud of  victory

There is a path we all must take

To learn what values are at stake

We strive to be a people free

Oft caught midst chains of tyranny.

As winds of war rage fierce and wild

A challenge to each man or child

We’re wrapt in our leftover tears

And chastened by impending fears.

There is no way to make amends

With God alone to help our friends

Beyond this sight what will we see

Still flying there, old Liberty !

 

 

 

 

IT’S TIME ( 2017 ) 2017/02/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:30 am
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I often think no matter what

That I will give all that I’ve got

And pray that I’m much better than

Some mediocre protest plan !

I’ll stand up for the land I love

Her people that I am proud of

Her flag and constitution too

The honor of red, white and blue

I sure hope most will join with me

To fight to keep our liberty !

 

LIBERTY ( 2016 ) 2016/10/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:18 am
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There was a greenish statue that on an islet stood

When I was but a child too nearby my neighborhood

We did pay small attention, we called her Liberty

She was this grand figure that you couldn’t help but see.

With every place I’ve lived she was always in my sight

You could not escape her glance not morning, noon or night

She’s still there in the harbor exposed for all to see

A symbol of our freedom and still called Liberty !

 

( WHEN I CLOSED MY BLINDS SHE WAS THE FINAL THING I’D SEE )

 

USED TO BE ( 2016 ) 2016/05/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:12 am
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I find myself  remembering

Those things that once were used to be

When days were sweet and lingering

And hearts were fond of liberty

While life itself was happening

And peace was all we sought to see !

 

UNWIND ( 2016 ) 2016/04/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:02 am
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A simple thought occured to me

Our lives are pools of blasphemy

Despite our faith, tis truth we’ll find

That liberty’s on fast rewind

But who is there to make the case

And help us all regain God’s grace ?

 

LIBERTY ( 2016 ) 2016/03/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:01 am
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The lady in the harbor that we call Liberty

Stands waving her approval for all the world to see

She’s been there far too long on that island in the bay

Think of all that she has seen and what she has to say.

May the Lord in heaven look down kindly from above

Protecting our great nation and values that we love !

 

 

AMERICA UNDER SIEGE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:17 am
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What’s happened to this place that we so love

This precious land the world is jealous of

One nation under God for all to see

With the true blessings of our liberty.

From the north to south, from the east to west

From the mountains high to the valley’s crest

Over the fields and across the great plains

From the sun drenched sands to the coastal rains.

The need to feel free and be all you can

With a heart strong and a love of the land

A nation so great most dream to come here

Our red, white and blue, let’s stand up and cheer !

 

THE LIGHT OF WISDOM ( 2015 ) 2015/11/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:53 am
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There is a light that burns so bright

Its luminescence floods the night

It is the light that knowledge brings

Into our lives where freedom rings.

The song we hear is incomplete

Its notes sing out both clear and sweet

All promising that we shall learn

How to address one great concern.

Our safety lies within that glow

Where wisdom’s power does constant grow

Else who is left to keep the lights

Forever burning through our nights ?

 

 

HEAVEN’S ANGELS ( 2015 ) 2015/05/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:46 am
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Our lady in the harbor with torch held oh so high

She waves as strangers greet her while they are passing by

She is a precious omen that opens wide the door

To bid each one a welcome who comes here searching for

A little bit of heaven, the chance to be one’s own

Reach out to touch the angels who call this land their home !

 

INDEPENDENCE ( 2014 ) 2014/07/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:51 am
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Our heroes bold, those men of yore

Brave soldiers who did wage the war

They fought and died to make us free

And won for us our liberty !

They’d come from every walk of life

And served us well in times of strife

They sacrificed both lives and land

To save us from the tyrant’s hand !

These battles waged within the past

We’d hoped would be our very last

Now seems we’ve made a grave mistake

And find our world facing heartache

What shall we do, where will we turn

Who’ll save us now the beast’s returned ?

 

SILENT THIEF ( 2013 ) 2013/06/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:03 pm
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Do you recall those summer days that used to be

When all we did was play beside the sand and sea,

No thought or care to question our security

And whether freedom’s virtues were no longer free,

What’s caused all this, I do not know or cannot see

Who is it now that schemes to curb our liberty?

 

IDENTITY ( 1998 ) 2013/05/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:34 pm
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I am an empty seashell that waits beside the sea

To catch each impatient wave that washes over me,

Within the deeper crevice which is my inner part

There swells all the emptiness that drowns a heavy heart.

I am a frigid winter that never sees the  sun

Yet dreams to hold one sunbeam before its light is done.

I am a hollow nighttime wind crying out aloud

Embracing every vacant space stretching wide and proud,

Sheltering a burden while seeking that final cave

To echo trust and recapture all the love I gave.

 

I am deserted memory living in the past

Wherein all wind and waves and snow are forgotten fast.

I am a lonely stranger, timid, pale and lost, how sad,

Who for the sake of liberty committed all I had.

 

 
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