Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

HAPPINESS AND CHEER ( 2019 ) 2019/03/10

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How softly falls the gentle rain

That trickles down the window pane

Reminding us that spring is due

Before the Lenten days are through.

As Easter wears her coat of green

And early buds burst on the scene

The trees prepare for all the guests

Who’ll need to gussy up their nests.

Oh what a joy for us to bear

With such great memories to share

As spring returns again this year

To spread its happiness and cheer !

 

 

THOSE ASHES ( 2019 ) 2019/03/09

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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 ?

 

OUR DANCING SHOES ( 2019 ) 2019/02/14

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When I was but a child of three 

My nana made costumes for me 

Because I danced upon the stage 

At such a very early age. 

It was the time of childhood stars 

And “black and whites” bout men from Mars 

Now my grandpa, he sure could tap 

He’d dance till dawn if people clapped. 

It seemed so natural to me 

To imitate what I did see 

For years I danced my heart away 

And if I could, I would today ! 

AT THE AGE OF 2 ( 1933 ) I BEGAN TAP LESSONS WITH

THE SWIFT SISTERS ON WASHINGTON ST.  HOBOKEN, NJ

MY SISTER  ( 9 YEARS YOUNGER )  STUDIED WITH BEN

BLUE AND RUBY KEELER AT JOURNAL SQUARE, J.C. STUDIO

ALL MY SONS STUDIED WITH BETTY BYRD HOCTOR IN

HOHOKUS, N.J. FOR THEIR EARLY YEARS AND MOVED ON TO

FRED KELLY’S STUDIO ON KINDERKAMACK ROAD IN ORADELL

FOR ADVANCED LESSONS. HE WAS GENE KELLY’S BROTHER !

THEY ALL DANCED AND STILL DO !

 

NO REMEMBER WHEN ( 2019 ) 2019/02/07

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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 !

 

 

BY WAKING TIME ( 2019 ) 2019/02/06

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Oh sandman, sandman what shall we see

In tonight’s sleepy time fantasy

While each evening I prepare for bed

I pray I’ll have pleasant dreams ahead

If  I’m honest I cannot recall

Any of my dreams of old  at all

They seemed to disappear ere came dawn

And by waking time they were all gone !

 

AND USED TO BE ( 2019 ) 2019/01/26

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There are these photos on the wall

Of folks I barely know at all

There’s a few I had never met

And others that I shan’t forget.

Familiar faces from the past

All precious images that last

As life once was, grateful to see

When all were young and used to be !

 

PLEASANTRIES ( 2018 ) 2018/12/20

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For those of you who came to stay

And others who just went away

Some traveled far and wandered wide

And searched in vain the other side

But friends remember golden days

And cover them with sugar glaze !

 

AMEN.

 

 
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