Claire V. Bogdanos

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

GREAT DANGER ( 2020 ) 2020/06/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:40 am
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What is this madness that we face

That’s taking up our total space

There is great danger spreading here

A danger that we all must fear.

Beware, because the Devil’s come

He is destroying everyone

This is a warning that’s come late

When ever will this hate abate ?

Oh Blessed Lord, we beg You please

Observe Your children on their knees

Reach out to all who are in pain

To save them from this world insane !

 

YESTERDAYS ( 2020 ) 2020/03/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:05 am
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I  see the rooftops through  the trees

The  sun  now bouncing off  the eaves

The  sky is clear  and ever bright

I  do not  see a   bird  in sight

The  silence  echoes  in my ears

Allaying  all my  aged  fears

But  soon the sun  must fade away

To  morph  into  some yesterday

My  life continues  as  it goes

Just   on and on till  heaven  knows  !

 

 

SAVE OUR SOUL ( 2019 ) 2019/11/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:31 am
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The dark of night moves in with ease

And snuggles till the morning  breeze

The angels of the night will fade

And rest until the evening shade.

The dawn arrives to welcome day

The world’s  alive and kneels to pray

God bless us all and make us whole

Improve our times and save our soul !

 

 

REMEMBERING ( 2019 ) 2019/10/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:42 pm
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Today’s  a day for  reveries

Of love  and tears and  memories

Of sadness and  reproach, it seems

Of fear and of aborted dreams.

I’ve lived a life so full of pain

And will not pass this way again

I wait here in the silence of

My  lonliness  and  derth  of love.

Dear  Lord,  protect me  from myself

And place  me  on the  “keepsafe”  shelf

I know Your heart’s  with  every child

In  manner kind,   loving  and mild !

 

 

FINAL REST ( 2019 ) 2019/09/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:06 am
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When first I  held  you in my arms

My sweetest child  so full  of charm

You stole my heart and my soul too

Like no one person  e’er could do

I  never thought  that life would be

Full of  this  joy you’ve  brought to me.

 

In all the  years you  did not fail

Or steal  the wind out of my sail

We’ve weathered  every sort of storm

And kept our lives about  the norm

Tis tragic that you  couldn’t  stay

Wherein at last  my heart will lay !

 

IT’S OVER ( 2019 ) 2019/08/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:00 am
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There are no bridges left to cross

Nor any mountains left to climb

It’s too late now to pitch and toss

Because we have run out of time.

There is no point in looking back

The curtains drawn, the page is blank

The horse got spooked and left the track

And no one’s  here we need to thank.

We have no reason now to try

I cannot ask the how and when

Believe that love just passed us by

And will not come this way again !

 

UNDERHAND ( 2019 ) 2019/07/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:24 am
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The dreams  we  knew when we were small

To be  quite true,  who can recall

These days long gone,  like those forgot

Midst times  that we remember not  ?

There are some hours passed in content

Twixt  those that were uncaring spent

A  myriad  of  loving  thought

That  fills our lives with lessons taught.

Shall  we admit  our passions  loss

Or  ignore bad  behavior’s  cost,

What  will  it  take to  understand

Too  much of life  is  underhand ?

 

AN EMPTY CHAIR ( 2019 ) 2019/06/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:36 am
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Each time that I sit down to eat

I notice there’s an unfilled seat

It’s been like that for quite awhile

I don’t feel ready yet to smile.

I wish your laugh and wisdom’s word

Were still the pleasantries I’d heard

For times have changed, you’re gone away

I miss you more, day after day !

Who’d ever guess that I should be

Alone at last upon life’s sea,

I never thought that I would share

My dinners with an empty chair !

 

 

ASEA ( 2019 ) 2019/05/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:26 am
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Our world is made of fantasy

Of wishes, dreams and ecstasy

Of worry, hope and dignity

With many other traits you’ll see

Despite how we may try agree

We are awash and blind asea !

 

DO WE DARE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:58 am
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My heart is full, I cannot bear

The loss of ones no longer there

My day begins with hope and prayer

Away, the gloom of dark despair.

With those now gone, we shall compare

A memory that all may share

Tis now, by chance won’t seem unfair

We’ll carry on,  but do we dare !

 

 

 

 

A BETTER PLAN ( 2019 ) 2019/03/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:18 am
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It happens every day I wake

My early morning “thankful” break

When I meet God  ’bout halfway there

And offer up a simple prayer.

There can be tears I must admit

Sometimes I  find it hard to quit

But even harder through the day

When I would rather run away.

That’s not an action worthy of

The special depths of mother love

I’ll have to learn as best I can

That God must have a better plan !

 

THOSE ASHES ( 2019 ) 2019/03/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:24 am
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Hark, what is it that I now hear

The sound of sleigh bells on my ear

Their ringing sounds so ever sweet

Oh how I pray they do repeat.

The tinkling of the bells anon

Reminding all that time moves on

Twill come and go and leave behind

Those ashes of another kind !

 

WHERE IS THE END OF SADNESS ?

 

JUST CARRY ON ( 2019 ) 2019/03/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:30 am
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Oh sad this time that’s now begun

Without an option, no not one,

There’ll be no babies that you’ll see

Upon your lap or on your knee.

You’ll never walk the marriage aisle

To see your daughters’  precious smile

Behind each veil the world may see

Such scenes will ever hide from thee.

We’re all so sorry you are gone

There’s no choice left but carry on !

 

FAREWELL MY CHILD (2019) 2019/02/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:09 am
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I really don’t know how to hide 

This sadness that I feel inside 

I’ve tried so hard to do it right 

E’en though I’m lost, night after night. 

The ache is there and won’t subside 

And all because my child has died 

Love’s all we’ve got no matter what 

The grief remains though we may not. 

I love you now, I always will 

Until my heart at last is still ! 

 

NO REMEMBER WHEN ( 2019 ) 2019/02/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:58 am
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I cannot bear this sadness

It tears my heart to bits

I need no cloak of gladness

This garment never fits.

 

There is no real contentment

I shall not rest in peace

I can’t forget resentment

Until I find release.

 

There is no happy ending

We’ll never meet again

No sense in my pretending

There’s no remember when !

 

 

THE LAST GOODBYE ( 2018 ) 2018/12/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:22 am
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My heart so full I cannot bear

The fact that you will not be there

There’s no warm seat by the fireside

Or any joy I feel inside.

The chimney’s cold, no fire is lit

I am so lost where e’er I sit

However long will this pain last

What will it take before it’s passed ?

I do not know, not you nor I

Or all the angels in the sky

What occurs when a loved one dies

And there’s no way left for goodbyes !

 

MY FRONT DOOR ( 2018 ) 2018/12/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:20 pm
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Well, here it is, the early morn

Where shades of night melt into dawn

As shadows pale then disappear

Into the light now grown more near.

When I was young I found that joy

So vital to each girl and boy

My heart grew wings, I learned to fly

To heights that reached beyond the sky.

How little did I know back then

It never would return again

And wishes I’d been hoping for

All failed to knock at my front door !

 

 

TURN INTO STONE ( 2018 ) 2018/11/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:11 am
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I am afraid to take a peek

My heart’s been playing hide and seek

I do not know what I can do

Or when the time to mourn is through !

Tis all I pray, help me think straight

Perhaps, remember if I ate,

But more than that it’s quite extreme

Life has become a vacant dream.

However much the time may take

I beg You  God, give me a break

Teach me to standup on my own

Don’t let my heart turn into stone !

 

 

EXIT BOW ( 2018 ) 2018/10/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:56 am
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Stand back, stand back, you’re here no more

You’ll ne’er come knocking at the door !

Whatever’s left is God’s to take

No time for error, no mistake

The battle’s done, tis ended now

None can survive the exit bow !

 

UNSELFISH CARE ( 2018 ) 2018/09/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:16 am
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Our faith in God counts quite a lot

As it’s the only hope we’ve got

That bides with us both night and day

To keep us safe and fears allay.

Too soon the dark moves closer in

As each prepares to lose or win

Remember always God is there

Sharing love and unselfish care !

 

A NEW DAWN ( 2018 ) 2018/08/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:03 am
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My heart is full, my body numb

With grief severe and overcome

No matter where I try to look

My vision blurs, I am forsook.

Seems I’ve been here few times before

Appears there’s this familiar door

And of the lessons each has found

Let’s start with feet upon the ground.

The way is long, the journey hard

The rest I find best left to God

I pray that He will hear our claim

Greet a new dawn to spur our aim !

 

NO TIME LEFT ( 2018 ) 2018/08/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:35 am
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The sun’s grown pale, the moon is red

One dare not speak, words are unsaid

See how each leaf twists in the breeze

Erase the pain Lord, if You please

There is no solace in the grave

There’s no time left, no cause to save !

 

INTIMATION ( 2018 ) 2018/08/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:52 am
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I cannot bear the tragedy

That is about to o’er take me

And wills my life to sadder be

From now until eternity !

 

TO SAY GOODBYE ( 2018 ) 2018/07/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:23 am
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There are no words that can help explain

The length and depth of a mother’s pain

Losing a child no matter the age

To an illness or another’s rage !

Through the passage of time, aches may fade

As sadness and loss are all displayed

Seems the worst of all that can be said

Are that those we have loved are now dead,

And with heavy heart and tearful sigh

Were denied the chance to say goodbye !

 

 

OH ABSALOM ( 2018 ) 2018/05/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:31 am
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Sometimes the world is full of gloom

Its sadness darkens every room

The seasons change, they come and go

From springtime’s warmth to winter’s snow.

Days roll on by with no account

Midst tears and sighs in great amount

And justice finds it needs a place

To challenge evil’s false embrace.

What was has been and is no more

Once lost will never be restored

The saddest words that one can say

Oh Absalom, you’ve gone astray !

 

 

NO LAST WORDS ( 2018 ) 2018/05/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:09 am
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At times I sense a whistle

As it rides upon the wind

There silent as the thistle

While it begs, “please let me in”.

When the moment seems to die

And the quiet does not bend

All the world whispers “goodbye”

And each friendship must now end !

 

MY MOM ( 2018 ) 2018/02/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:20 am
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Not long ago in this same place

The last time that I saw her face,

Today’s the day that I recall

The darkness of death’s knell did fall.

How sad that we shall never greet

Or hug and kiss when e’er we meet

I am so sorry that you’ve gone

We’ll catchup soon, it won’t be long !

 

LIFE’S LAST SLEEP ( 2017 ) 2017/12/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:04 am
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There’s been so many friends along the way

That have gotten lost or have gone astray

While their faces blur and the names escape

Memories get caught in the charged landscape !

As the past rolls by and the time moves on

I will wait here like an old mastodon

In a silence that I would like to keep

Until I close my eyes in life’s last sleep !

 

 

 

 
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