Claire V. Bogdanos

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

LOST THE RACE ( 2020 ) 2020/02/27

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The  morn is grey  and overcast

How  long will  this oppression last

There  is a silence  everywhere

One  needs a blade  to cut the air.

The  sky above  is masqued white

With  not a bit of clear  in sight

My  skin is  cool,  I feel  the chill

The  world  I live in  is quite ill.

The  tree limbs  are all stark and bare

With  ne’er  a bit of life out there

No  hint of green  left any place

It  makes me think  we’ve lost the  race !

 

 

 

 

WHAT USED TO BE ( 2019 ) 2019/11/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:20 pm
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Oh  for the  days of what  might have been

With  memories of  remember  when,

As  the heart  recalls  the times  we knew

When  children were  as all  children do.

Their  names are tatooed  upon my brain

Like  loving words of an  old refrain

That  tugs on those  chains  of kindness past,

Of  the days  long gone  that did not last !

 

 

 

 

OF SMALL CONSEQUENCE ( 2019 ) 2019/10/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:19 am
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One’s  heart grows old  and  tired too

With  oh, so  many  things  to do

Before  I reach the end of  time

When  life will be no longer  mine.

I   close the book   and  ask my  God

Why  life has been  so very  hard

What  can I do to  make amends

To  family and  to my friends ?

I’ve  often  thought the  world we knew

Had  little time  to guide us  through

We  each  are of  small  consequence

And  leave to  God  our  self defense !

 

 

STILL MISSING YOU ( 2019 ) 2019/09/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:41 am
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My  dearest friend I’m  missing you

With  all my heart  when I am blue

We were great friends through all the years

Times were we  laughed or cried real  tears.

Some days were good and  some were bad

We beat  the odds  though life was  sad

I  truly  wish  you were  still  here

For one last  time to bend  your ear !

 

MISS YOU.

 

NO GREATER COST ( 2019 ) 2019/08/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:29 am
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I  see  the  patterns on  the wall

Of  where the rays of  sun do fall

Tis only  with a  mild constraint

One thinks about the fading  paint

But rather  all the joy  we find

When  sunlight flickers  through the mind

And raises  spirits  sometimes lost

To heights  without a  greater cost !

 

 

 

SACRED MEMORY ( 2019 ) 2019/06/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:49 pm
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This  day to me is  just so real

I  can’t explain  quite how I feel

My heart so full I think  t’will  break

There was so very much at  stake.

Ten thousand lost upon that shore

Who  t’were  not seen  forevermore

My  heart cries out,  I cannot bear

The  deprivation  we did share.

How many dreams were  lost that day

How  many hopes were  snatched away

Oh God above,  please hear this plea

Vouchsafe  this  day of  infamy  !

 

 

 

RETROSPECT ( 2019 ) 2019/05/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:04 am
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Days come and go, they slip away

To morph into some yesterday

Where yesterdays forgotten lie

Reminding all of past goodbye.

Too sad that we cannot replace

Those memories of last embrace

As o’er the years of each regret

Somehow the pain we can’t forget.

Our vision dims, the picture fades

And we are here left with charades

That echo pain and misery

Of loving days that used to be !

 

 

WHO STOLE THE WIND ( 2019 ) 2019/03/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:54 am
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My dearest boy I miss you so

How sad was I,  you chose to go

Of all those dreams that you did spin

When did your fear of truth begin ?

Your spirits rose with every thought

How could your inner self get caught

With real foresight that you possessed

What was it cost you your success ?

Who was it told you all would fail

And stole the wind from out your sail ?

 

 

NO CHOICES ( 2019 ) 2019/01/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:21 am
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Regarding all life’s pain and ache

I’ve found my heart close to a break

Select a path which each must choose

And for this once walk in my shoes

The complex part aft all’s been done

Is sadness that does one o’ercome.

However long this life may be

There’s but one judge of thee and me.

Tis true for those who’ve gone away

There is no option leave or stay !

 

WE’RE TOO OLD ( 2018 ) 2018/11/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:27 am
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When most of the darkness leaves us

And we are at last all alone

There’s no one left to deceive us

We are basic’ly  on our own.

In the midst of our lifetime’s storm

When good sense and health have vanished

Imagine that this is the norm

And what’s left here has been banished.

When the new replaces the old

And life seems to have gone astray

Remember we once were that bold

But short of a permanent stay !

 

SUICIDE ( 2018 ) 2018/07/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:08 am
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We have seen the soldiers marching

And have heard all the cannons roar

In the distance, rockets launching

There in the middle of this war

To find ourselves thus encompassed

In a battle we cannot win

Where the madness is upon us

And the world’s drowning in chagrin !

 

VIRTUOSITY ( 2018 ) 2018/07/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:52 am
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Oh wayward star where have you been

What kind of world are you lost in

The road is slick, the path is steep

Where is the vision that you seek ?

The night is long and lost in dark

While all about is drear and stark

The mist seeps through the window pane

Engendering a new refrain

Oh Lord, be kind, help us to see

Life’s face of virtuosity !

 

 

OUR FRIENDS ( 2018 ) 2018/07/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:54 am
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Here am I wrapt within the tide

Of where all hopes and fears reside

As surging life and death are found

Beneath, above and all around

While time bides with us to the end

And God and angels all befriend !

 

EMBERS ( 2018 ) 2018/06/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:27 am
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The candle burns, its flame is bright

Lord help us to survive the night

It is no matter what we know

Or where it is that we shall go

Perhaps we’ll never meet again

Or share once more remember when !

 

OCCUPATION ( 2018 ) 2018/01/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:29 am
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Who hears the sound of running feet

Our world reverberates defeat

While strangers view the failing trend

When will this anger ever end ?

How tired have we all become

With vision clear to only some ?

My passion washes down the drain

Promising no, not e’er again

The silence closes in once more

Too soon our Lord may bar the door !

 

ACCEPT DEFEAT ( 2018 ) 2018/01/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:34 am
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This world we know is dying fast

It seems that  peace will never last

In truth it cannot ever win

There is no way we can begin.

The die was cast too long ago

There’s no route left to touch or grow

How sad that we have come this far

To barely reach or touch the bar.

We’ll bow our heads in feigned surprise

Since we have caused our own demise !

 

 

CONTINUATION ( 2018 ) 2018/01/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:11 am
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And so it is that I am tossed

Among the winds and shadows lost !

 

EMPTY CITY STREETS ( 2017 ) 2017/11/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:24 am
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The early morning fog begins to clear

I hear each leaf’s staccato on the ear

The wind whips through the clutter at the curb

While seeming to declare, do not disturb

The hollowed silence  of forgotten days

Now echoes through this empty canyoned maze !

 

SEARCHING ( 2017 ) 2017/10/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:14 am
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The world we knew,  today becomes the “used to be”

To  leave us with sensations of futility

Times change and fade into this generation lost

Where one can never learn what is the total cost

Farewell to dreamers, writers, artists and their kind

They have a need of safe environments to find !

 

NO ANSWER ( 2017 ) 2017/07/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:51 am
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At times I find myself uptight

Caught in a terror of the night

I cannot rest or close my eyes

Recapturing sweet sleep’s reprise.

The angels have deserted me

My world is wrapt in apathy

There is no answer to be found

Help me to turn the mood around !

 

CHOOSE TO FOREGO ( 2017 ) 2017/07/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:14 am
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My heart flies high on silvered wings

As I embrace rememberings

For all on earth I have not seen

And places that I haven’t been.

Like memories forever lost

It matters not whate’er the cost

Some visions I will never know

Are those that I choose to forego !

 

 

EDEN LOST ( 2017 ) 2017/01/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:19 am
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Does man get lost in hopes that are not fair

While ever wanting to seek paradise,

As trees lift up their arms to God in prayer

Are men then left alone to their device ?

Life has a vast divide existing there

To reach in darkness feeling no alarm

For man’s oft judged by trappings he may wear

And so has learnt how to evade this harm ?

But still in God’s lost idyllic garden

Where fragrant roses will forever bloom

Lie shadows of those soon forgotten

Not unlike whispers in a silent room !

 

 

INTO THE AIR ( 2016 ) 2016/12/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:12 am
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When I was young I fell in love

What was it I was thinking of

New fallen snow and frosty air

What did I see that wasn’t there ?

 

I was in love with winter’s spell

Cozy firesides if truth can tell

And as it happened I was lost

In passion strong that took its course.

 

I really thought our dreams came true

That you and I shared the same view

The winter once more brought the snow

Those fields of white began to grow.

 

But snow like life does fade away

To make room for another day

So like that snowman shrinking there

Some love just melts into the air !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO AVAIL ( 2016 ) 2016/12/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:56 am
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There is a road that leads somewhere

But I don’t know if I’ll get there

Its pathway is so long and bleak

Yet will it hold the aim I seek ?

I cannot find a moment’s rest

Seems life is just one endless quest

As on and on this weary trail

I struggle but to no avail !

 

 

 

A WASTE OF TIME ( 2016 ) 2016/10/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:45 pm
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When I was young and just a lass

I found a lovely bead of glass

Its color was the purest gold

The shape was bevelled and quite old.

 

I’d often thought from whence it came

And did its owner have a name

How foolish now as I recall

It hid amongst the leaves that fall.

 

But such a girl I was back then

I thought about it not again

For beads of glass without a home

Are objects of  forgotten tome.

 

We cannot find the rest of it

And only have the smallest bit

‘Twould be a waste of time and care

To seek whatever once was there !

 

 

 

REVISION ( 2016 ) 2016/10/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:32 am
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There are those thoughts that slip away

Into the realm of yesterday

Deep hidden midst one’s memory

Like moments caught in reverie

At times drawn from the saddened past

To seek those dreams that did not last !

 

DREAMS UNDONE ( 2016 ) 2016/10/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:23 am
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The fall just seems to crisp one up

Like cocoa in a steaming cup

The air is brisk the odor sweet

I felt my heart, it skipped a beat.

The years are ending far too soon

My fondest wishes sadly hewn

And left to nought piled in a heap

While dreams undone have gone to sleep !

 

OLD MEMORIES ( 2016 ) 2016/09/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:24 am
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Why can’t I remember or recall

All those precious times when I was small

When I sat upon my daddy’s knee

As he held me tight and talked to me ?

These memories are melting away

Just like my life, drip by drip each day

Oh what I’d give to capture it all

Sweet memories from when I was small !

 

 

 
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