Claire V. Bogdanos

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

REGRET ( 2020 ) 2020/06/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:37 am
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A  simple  thought  just  for  today

That  we  mean  everything  we  say

The  truth  is  what  this  world’s  about

Because  of  this  we  have  no  doubt.

The  lies  are  but  another  ploy

Of  all  the  tricks  humans  employ

To  twist  and  turn  each  form  of  strife

Into  an  enemy  for  life.

How  sad  that  we  perchance  forget

Too  many  days spent  in regret  !

 

 

 

 

POWER ( 2020 ) 2020/06/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:01 am
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We  view  our  lives  through  tainted  eyes

Because  this  world  is  bathed  in  lies

Real  faith  exists  in  truth  alone

Since  hearts  of  men  oftimes  are stone.

Though  many  strong  are  honor  bred

While  others  bask  in  shade  instead,

How  sad that  we  discover  late

Powers  we  hold  o’er  our own  fate  !

 

 

NO SECRETS HERE ( 2018 ) 2018/11/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:59 pm
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It matters not where you are from

The lower class or high income,

The price has always been the same

A sense of honor, your good name !

Respect for elders, kindly deeds

Concern for others and their needs

The fact that truth is scoring high

Why would another tell a lie ?

If words are all that one has got

What else is there if one is not ?

Tis sad to note that common man

Has more to hide than less to plan

God knows us all and what we do

No secrets here, not me, not you!

 

ACCEPTANCE ( 2018 ) 2018/10/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:15 am
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I never thought that I would be

A victim of hypocrisy

But day by day in every way

I see the role I’m meant to play.

Truth is I can’t remember when

We’ll have the chance to speak again

Though I shall wish you all the best

While begging God, control the rest !

 

AVID FEAR ( 2017 ) 2017/07/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:52 am
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Have you seen the trouble we are in

Our world’s tilted and in a spin

We’re upside down, we’ve lost our way

There’s nothing left for us to say.

We are not what we used to be

Our freedom is no longer free

The world we’ve known has disappeared

Transformed by lies and avid fear !

 

 

 

 

SAVE OUR LAND ( 2017 ) 2017/07/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:51 am
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The drums of war beat hard and loud

All occasioned by an ugly crowd

No patriots to save the day

All in the hands of men who pay

Oh precious Lord, please hear our plea

And save our land from infamy !

 

 

TRIUMPH O’ER DEFEAT ( 2017 ) 2017/06/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:44 am
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This world is crashing all around

Please tell us if you hear the sound

The thunder roars above our head

We cannot hear what e’er’s been said

There still is time left to escape

We need locate our hero’s cape.

Oh Lord we seek some help down here

The path ahead looms dark and drear

Please send us aid on winged feet

So we may triumph  o’er defeat !

 

TATTERED SAILS ( 2016 ) 2016/10/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:58 am
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The truth seems to be put aside

Else fears and lies will soon collide

For who can know the depth of this

Its people caught in self-abyss ?

One wonders why deceit is king

When honesty heals everything

How can it be blindness prevails

While all our ships hoist tattered sails ?

 

 

CRUEL WORLD ( 2016 ) 2016/10/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:44 am
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My heart is full, I hear it beat

I will not bow to man’s deceit

Hard to accept, the world’s so cruel

And feeds much fodder to the fool.

The more I see the more I learn

Perhaps we each may take a turn

It’s like a wheel of chance we play

We win or lose from day to day.

However fate’s not always kind

And justice is sometimes quite blind

Is there a path to help us win

Please find a way to let God in !

 

REGRETTABLE ( 2016 ) 2016/09/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:42 am
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Oh how I wish I could return to when

I was that innocent young thing again

A time of dreaming and a time of trust

When truth was important and faith a must.

Each path we took had a positive end

We knew the value of a longtime friend

Our nature bade us to follow the rules

Not to venture along the path of fools

That time’s now long gone and all that is left

Are shattered dreams and regrettable theft !

 

 

INVADERS ( 2016 ) 2016/07/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:41 am
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The hopes of a nation are at stake

Our country’s heart is ready to break

See the facade of all that we are

No more a dream but a falling star.

It matters little what we desire

Because  we are a people afire

The disease is swift consuming all

Hypocrites stand awaiting the fall !

 

ONCE MORE ( 2016 ) 2016/07/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:12 pm
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There was a time quite long ago

When our true colors we did show

And saved this world from tryanny

We helped to set the enslaved free.

Now red was for the blood we shed

So children could sleep safe abed

The blue for truth and honesty

Did aid the weak fight anarchy.

And white for those that died to save

God’s people to escape the grave

How sad that we are forced once more

To fight another ghastly war !

 

WHAT SHALL WE SEE ( 2016 ) 2016/04/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:31 am
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The time is here, the time is now

We knew that it might come somehow

Last night deep frost did show its face

Now most new green has been erased.

I see the limbs of all the trees

Succumbing to the crippling freeze

That yesterday were chock full of

The thrill of spring and signs of love.

The blossoms filled each branch and twig

At times enhanced by petal’d wig

What shall be left when frost has gone

And damaged growth must carry on ?

 

IGNORANCE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:29 am
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The world we know is changing fast

The hopes we held can never last

Our dreams now seem far out of reach

No lessons left for us to teach.

How sad it is that we are lost

How great will be the final cost

What warning signals did we miss

Remember ignorance is bliss !

 

OH FOOLISH CHILD ( 2015 ) 2015/10/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:04 am
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In God’s Eden one peaceful morn

Was the first time a lie was born

As Satan turned from good to bad

And ruined the paradise they had !

Sly Satan spoke strong words to Eve,

His purpose meaning to deceive

He answered her as she asked why

“I tell you that you will not die !”

“Come eat of this forbidden tree

That opens eyes so you can see

The difference of wrong and right

And what is wise here in God’s sight.”

Oh foolish child you could not know

How perils of your act would grow !

 

DISGUISED ( 2015 ) 2015/08/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:50 am
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The drums are throbbing, hear the sound

There is no silence to be found

With victims sobbing loud and strong

How do agressors still prolong ?

There is great danger in the air

The wolves have left their secret lair

They lie in wait with coats now shorn

Disguised with sheeplike woolen worn.

Oh sad the lies that we all hear

With foment manufactured near,

Proponents of “egality”

What happened to equality ?

 

THESAURUS ( 2015 ) 2015/08/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:48 am
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I pull the words out of the air

There are so many words to share

Some words are good and kind and sweet

While some are mean, fierce, incomplete.

Of all the words I’ve ever used

I shy away from those confused

And try to stick to making sense

As nastiness has no defense.

I pray that God and I agree

Of all our words there are but three

That humans, angels, heaven too

All need to hear, that’s “I love you.”

 

PANDORA’S BOX ( 2015 ) 2015/07/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:25 am
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The pitter-patter of the rain

Now dancing on my windowpane

Reminds me of that long ago

Forgotten game of tell and show.

Oh what great fun we all had then

I do not think that I was ten

We lived our lives from day to day

Simplicity that was our way.

Depression had not loosed its grip

Our world much like a sinking ship

The war had not yet reached our shore

Though it was gnawing at the door.

And when it came none was prepared

For most believed it wasn’t there

Like all our games of show and tell

In truth it all went straight to hell !

 

THE SECOND LIE ( 2015 ) 2015/04/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:36 am
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Throughout our history we’ve learned

That words are more than image earned

From Cain’s admonishment reply,

“I know not”, that was his deny.

“Am I my brother’s keeper ?” so

From that day hence God made him go

Into the land of Nod went he

To live and raise his family.

( The first lie serpent spoke to Eve

“Ye shall not die”, and she believed

Alas, her true naivety

Willed us our real heredity ! )

 

RECKLESS ( 2015 ) 2015/04/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:29 am
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The clouds above seem ominous

And cast dark shadows over us

The wind is still and quiet now

There is no swaying of the bough.

The silence of this early morn

Bears portents of a day forlorn

Oh Lord, we weep for those we’ve lost

Is there no end to freedom’s cost,

Where is the path for us to save

Our world from such a reckless knave ?

 

DATELINE: HOBOKEN, N J, USA ( 2015 ) “TANGLED WEB” 2015/04/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:01 am
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EXCUSE ME but I was raised with my mother’s familiar and oft repeated admonition that echoed Sir Walter Scott’s lines from his lengthy poem “Marmion”, you know the one, “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive”.  In retrospect that simple homily is far more applicable today than it would have been in the Garden of Eden !  Quite an observation, eh ?  I encourage you to consider all of today’s headlines, storylines and psycho-babble, is this not part of that oh-so-tangled web ?  Lord, save us from the power of those who know everything !  I readily admit that I know nothing, I find that somehow comforting !  How about you ?                          Sincerely,                       Claire B.

 

BOLD DECEPTION ( 2015 ) 2015/02/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:39 am
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Somehow it seems along the way

I can’t say why we’ve gone astray

We’ve wandered far off of the road

And took on this excessive load

Who was it knew what this might be

A final act of heresy  ?

Some were good men we know by name

Who tried to save us from this game

As others rushed headlong into

Lack of concern for what was true

They’ve lied and cheated on us all

And bear the blame for freedom’s fall !

 

VALUES ( 2015 ) 2015/02/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:25 am
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One fact I’ve learned

Respect is earned

The truth is just

And builds our trust

Deceit is cruel

And breaks the rule

A lie is worse

And brings a curse.

 

AT HEAVENS GATE ( 2015 ) 2015/02/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:39 am
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We’ve lived our lives, our golden days

We’ve overcome our wayward ways

We’ve learned to plan for peace at hand

Ere we shall seek the promised land.

We’ve watched while men do values slay

Crushing all who stand in their way

Destroying things not understood

No tolerance for kind or good !

Those qualities which they exude

Empower the false, the harsh, the crude

How much longer must we all wait

To catch one glimpse of Heaven’s Gate ?

 

DISGRACED ( 2014) 2014/05/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:27 pm
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Such disappointments we have found

Before our feet can hit the ground

The lesson is you cannot win

No matter who may let you in,

I find it strange that no one cares

Who gives or takes, or hoards or shares !

How sad that we are overcome

By tales of greed and waste by some

Our nation weeps we are so lost

There is no way to count the cost

Our dignity has been disgraced

And standards need be replaced !

 

FALLACY ( 2014 ) 2014/03/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:56 pm
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The wind and rain came pelting down

To leave my senses all aground

One question that I asked aloud

Can life progress under a cloud,

Are we all bound to be possessed

By causes old and thoughts distressed ?

Oh, what I’d give to find release

In pleasant joys and joyful peace !

The fantasy of modern day

That won’t attempt to melt away

And hides behind a false facade

Is that no one is fooling God !

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRICE ( 2014 ) 2014/01/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:48 pm
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My heart cries out it’s full of pain

To think that we’re at war again

We search for calm it isn’t there

The world still writhes in deep despair

When will it cease the unknown crime

This war on peace destroys our clime,

Oh why is man so incomplete

Unable to accept defeat ?

We’ve lost all sense in this foray

Will we survive another day

The question rises to the fore

From day to day who keeps the score,

The boy who grows to be a man

To love his God and have a plan

Or one who scatters discontent

No matter what the message sent ?

Who is to judge the final test

And weigh the cost of such unrest ?

 

TOO SAD ( 2013 ) 2013/09/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:00 pm
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The world is drowning in distress

I know you’ve heard it’s S. O. S.

Their cries get lost in foolish things

Like selfishness vain glory brings

While on their lips all stained with lies

These wanton ones, Gods will defies

They carry on with true remiss

There seems no way we can dismiss

Horrendous waste that they sustain

Until we’ve learned to trust our brain !

 

 
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