Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

NO CURTAIN CALL ( 2019 ) 2019/05/18

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Some memories of long ago

They are still here, they come and go

Without them, how could we move on

For sure, the meaning would be gone.

It’s odd, the thoughts that take us back

Remaining on the proper track

Remembering those days we knew

When all were safe and faith was too.

Opportunity winged on by

With no time left for second try

We’ll have to make the best of all

Because there is no curtain call !

 

 

RETROSPECT ( 2019 ) 2019/05/13

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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 !

 

 

LET US REMEMBER ( 2019 ) 2019/04/28

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Oh would that I could see my way

To finer times or better day

Recapturing moments escaped

And memories that we’ve  forsaked

Or that one might look forward to

Remembering how dreams come true

For joy’s composed of little things

That make us smile and lends us wings !

 

A BETTER PLAN ( 2019 ) 2019/03/28

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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 !

 

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 !

 

 
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