Claire V. Bogdanos

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

SHARING ( 2020 ) 2020/06/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:17 am
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My  life  is  o’er,  how  fast  it  went

I  wonder  where  my  time’s  been  spent

It’s  passing  by  too  swiftly  now

The  cradle  has  long  left  the  bough.

I  shall  not  pass this  way  again,

Perhaps  I  may  remember  when

The  days  have  gone  or  passed on  by

Each  full of  smiles or  tears  we’ve  cried.

Oh  how I  wish  that  I  would  be

Some  creature  flitting,  tree  to  tree

Who’s  spent  its  life  up  in  the  air

Where  only  God and  birds may  share !

 

 

 

 

FINAL ENDINGS ( 2020 ) 2020/05/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:57 pm
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My gratitude, dear God above

I am surrounded by true love

My fate’s been sealed and is secure

There’s no escape, of this I’m sure

The time grows late, what else is left

Too soon it is, the world’s bereft !

 

CONCLUSION ( 2020 ) 2020/02/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:22 am
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Sometimes  this world gets in the way

We  come and go,  yet cannot stay

Or  find a path  to keep us free

From  all of life’s  complexity.

I’ve  often  wondered  just how long

We’re  all expected  to be strong

It  takes some bit of  grit to see

The  pathway  to  eternity !

 

 

ETERNAL BLISS ( 2019 ) 2019/10/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:58 am
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I’d  like to think  that God  is here

And  those I’ve loved are  ever near

That  all I need is  close at hand

And  everything will  turn out grand.

I’ve  waited my whole  lifetime through

To  know what  is it I must do

Be  thankful  and remember this

God’s  gift to all,  eternal  bliss !

 

BIG BRASS RING ( 2019 ) 2019/09/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:43 am
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Often our dreams get whisked away

Ere each one has a word to say

Too many wishes we have seen

That  fall into the cracks between,

The saga of a life  close to

Its pending end and what to do

We’ll find a spot to set aside

For this our last and final ride.

Our  dreams and wishes are just that

A chance to wear another hat

But if you choose to praises sing,

Get set to catch the big brass ring !

 

 

 

 

JOYOUS AND FREE ( 2019 ) 2019/09/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:21 am
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A  little  bird there on the  wing

His pretty song did choose to sing

The notes did  travel on  the air

To lend the  hour a special  flair,

Oh  how I  wish  that  I could  be

So like  that bird,  joyous and free !

 

 

WINTER BEAUTY ( 2019 ) 2019/02/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:50 pm
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The snow has covered all the ground

There’s not another soul around

Our world of white is drowning in

A swirl of ice and sleet and wind.

There is no color anywhere

Except for trees whose limbs are bare

And evergreens both small and tall

Whose silouettes display it all.

This winter beauty that we see

Will fade away eventually !

 

YOUR LAST CHANCE ( 2018 ) 2018/12/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:22 am
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One day you’re here and then you’re gone

While every other soul moves on

The time’s arrived when you are done

Tis soon an end to all begun.

There really is no second chance

Except for that last parting glance

So soak it up, the final perk

Tighten your belt and get to work !

 

 

I’VE CRIED AND CRIED ( 2018 ) 2018/12/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:21 am
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It’s been awhile since you’ve been gone

I find it hard to carry on

My days are long, the hours unwind

To seek the peace I cannot find.

A part of me has lost its way

The rest seems to have gone astray

I heard those last words that you said

They are imbedded in my head

O’er every word, I’ve cried and cried

My son, for you, I would have died !

 

 

 

OH CHILD OF GOD (2018 ) 2018/11/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:27 am
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Oh, Child of God, so pure and sweet

The earth paid homage at your feet

Great wars were fought to save Your name

Your Image garners world wide fame.

You are the Sum of what we are

Yet, You have never travelled far

How wonderous that You should be

The Key to God’s eternity !

 

CYCLES ( 2018 ) 2018/09/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:25 am
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The sun it rises in the eastern sky

Each day to bid the starlit night goodbye

This ancient pattern must be kept alive

For one without the other can’t survive !

 

I HAVE HOPES (2018 ) 2018/06/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:58 pm
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I’m trying hard to keep abreast

Of all the import of each test

I beg God’s help and am undone

There’s one last battle to be won

Grant me the power to climb the ropes

True to the dream, for I have hopes !

 

HERE COMES THE MORN ( 2018 ) 2018/05/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:43 am
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I miss the peace of morning sounds

The tender tug that calm expounds

The smell of coffee in the air

It seems to be most everywhere

The gentle hum as life revives

Before the world becomes alive

The quiet lull before the dawn

That signals all, here comes the morn !

 

SCHEME AND DREAM ( 2018 ) 2018/04/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:39 am
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Oh Santa Claus, dear Santa Claus

This is the wrong time of the year

However, I need ask because

Too soon the holidays are here.

We get so very bothered now

Just trying to keep up with life

It’s slipt away, I don’t know how

Between our courage and our strife.

I’d like to think that you and I

Perhaps could share the central theme

While knowing one day all shall die

Each needs accept both scheme and dream !

 

ITS OWN REWARD ( 2018 ) 2018/04/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:47 am
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The signs of life are all around

My heart does quicken with their sound

I feel the pulsing of the beat

It seems to echo down the street.

See there the movement  in and out

Each quiver likened to one shout

Oh gentle dove, I hear your  “coo”

What is it I may do for you ?

We operate in finite ways

This is the vision of our days

Life’s aspects all are in accord

Each day shall bear its own reward !

 

IF WINTER COMES ( 2017 ) 2017/12/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:38 am
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The wind, it whips around the bend

How long before the winter’s end

The snow, the sleet, the icy road

That soon becomes a heavy load

But when the elements do flee

The spring arrives to comfort me.

I’d like to greet another day

With fragrant blossoms on the way

There is a line I can’t ignore

I’ve heard so many times before

If winter comes, it’s true you’ll find

That spring is never far behind !

 

 

 

ELUSIVE REST ( 2017 ) 2017/12/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:06 am
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The snow is clinging to the bough

The weather’s turning cold and how

The winter chill cuts to the bone

I think I’d rather stay at  home.

I’d like to be inside for now

So I may  keep warmed up somehow

And pick a spot close to the fire

Therein imagine sweet desire

Where in the end life does attest

Our souls do seek elusive rest !

 

A SPECIAL PRAYER ( 2017 ) 2017/11/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:40 am
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I see the flag o’er coffins draped

Our values and our nation raped

And youth that we look forward to

Who shall inherit all we do ?

These are the victims of the crime

That worsens with passing of time

Oh Lord, please say a special prayer

To save us from this dark despair !

 

ALL ETERNITY ( 2017 ) 2017/04/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:19 am
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There is no way to halt the sun

Until life’s time on earth is done

And so we praise its warming rays

Else what would light our every days ?

This system is God’s master plan

We comprehend as best we can

He is the Lord and Leader too

And what He bids is what we’ll do.

It matters not if we agree

He rules for all eternity !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LESS FROWNS ( 2017 ) 2017/04/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:47 am
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When life seems poorly, sad or tragic

Please try a smile, it works like magic

It is contagious as you can see

Most all folks react like you and me.

Have you noticed those whose mouths turn down

It lends faces that unpleasant frown

What a friendly picture it could be

To see a smile, maybe two or three.

Life certainly has both ups and downs

It would be great if we saw less frowns !

 

 

HAVE A START ( 2017 ) 2017/01/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:09 am
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I’d like to think that God is there

And hears our every thought and prayer

For He is privy to our dreams

A part of all our lifetime schemes.

I pray that He does not forget

We’ve all done things that we regret

And dare not hide our many faults

Although it’s He our heart exhalts.

But for our God what have we got

Forsaken goals and empty plot

Without His care and loving heart

No life on earth would have a start !

 

 

KEEP HOPE ALIVE ( 2016 ) 2016/10/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:56 am
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So many times I have felt quite sad

Like I’d lost something I knew I had

Though I searched and searched most everywhere

I just couldn’t find what once was there.

Well I think that’s how it is with war

When you’re sure you can’t bear anymore

And the heartache becomes so intense

There’s nothing more left for your defense.

Turn to the Lord and offer a prayer

That you won’t lose faith in your despair

Beg Him please to keep your hope alive

And pray for help that you will survive,

For life without faith can have no goal

As one without God will have no soul !

 

 

PIECES ( 2016 ) 2016/10/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:26 am
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It seems the hours just tick on by

While all my days have learned to fly

There is no time for this to last

As days and months have rapid passed

And what began so long ago

Is now approaching its last show.

Wish I knew how the story ends

But I don’t have those kind of friends

I guess I’ll have to wait a bit

To see how all the pieces fit !

 

 

 

GOOD DAY ( 2016 ) 2016/10/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:58 am
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There is a darkness that I see

It gently closes over me

The shades of night begin to fall

The shadows seem to cover all.

There is a quiet that I seek

And feel no need to eye or peek

There are no words that I must say

For now is time to bid good day !

 

 

BATTLESORE ( 2016 ) 2016/09/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:17 am
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Days are I wakeup with such pain

Especially if it should rain

I’d rather stay tucked in my bed

Until all of the rain has fled

However that might take more time

I could move to another clime.

To tell the truth I’m not quite sure

If that solution is the cure

Perhaps since ageing is the case

I’m stuck here with the human race

I guess I’ll have to settle for

These last few years with battle sore !

 

 

 

SALVATION DAY ( 2016 ) 2016/09/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:54 am
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Do I gamble, be assured I do

As the dark o’erhead turns to sky blue

And my life like yours becomes the stake

With every moment that we’re awake

I do know how lucky we may get

And am grateful now to hedge that bet.

I speak with God, He is always there

I beg Him please, keep us safe in prayer

As we shall gamble our lives away

He leads us all to salvation day !

 

 

EVALUATION ( 2016 ) 2016/08/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:01 am
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I’ve sailed upon the seas of life

Both when it’s calm or full of strife

And I can say without a doubt

That safety nests in faith devout.

There is no time to make amends

Nor look about in search of friends

For God demands the total count

Of all we’ve done in what amount,

The good, the bad, the inbetween

Of what we’ve said and what we mean

He understands and will forgive

He is the reason we all live !

 

IF WE FALL ( 2016 ) 2016/06/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:39 am
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The dark descends upon my soul

I query if I’ve met my goal

I cannot know until the end

If I have been both foe and friend.

For in my passion I have found

At times we all may run aground

I never meant to lose my way

And I have nothing more to say,

Except that God is always there

In peace or war or bleak despair

And pray His grace be with us all

If we survive or if we fall !

 

 

 
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