Claire V. Bogdanos

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

I BELONGED ( 2019 ) 2019/06/15

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Oh little  birds you crowd my door

What is  it you  are waiting for

A bit of bread or  cracker crumbs

That from my kitchen table comes

Leftovers  from a  berry  tart

I meant for you right from the start ?

I want to  share my feast with you

The way most thoughtful persons do

The Lord above has taught us this

Some joys in life we must not miss.

Perhaps one  day when I am old

And all my senses have grown cold

You’ll sing to me your old time song

Reminding  me that I belonged !

 

AMEN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  !

 

 

 

TRY TO REMEMBER ( 2019 ) 2019/03/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:13 am
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Oh dearest friend, I feel your grief

I wish to proffer some relief

You close your eyes to bar the strife

That’s happening within your life.

An agile mind that used to be

Now chained by its infirmity

Oh dearest one, you’ve come this far

Try to remember who you are !

 

 

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 ! 

 

HAVE COURAGE ( 2018 ) 2018/06/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:10 am
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Memory is a powerful tool

Not governed by sets of standard rule

A list of items hidden away

To safely keep for another day,

The human mind, a knowledge beyond

May save the secrets of which we’re fond,

A shadow here or a whisper there

Moments in time we chose not to share

These are the treasures that we may find

When we have courage to speak our mind !

 

INFAMY ( 2017 ) 2017/05/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:32 am
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Sometimes the heart is more inclined

To seek respite and courage find

Among the days of lesser times

When this world bode in older climes.

For where we are, not where we’ve been,

Is caught in chance and grief and sin

There’s scant honor left, we may find

In all the hours to still unwind.

Oh blessed Lord,  take care that we

Escape this time of infamy !

 

 

AN ETERNITY ( 2017 ) 2017/02/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:18 am
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Oh for the road not traveled along

And the memory of an old song

With a tune that cuts right to the core

And melodies of forgotten score,

Like a fragile view of times long past

With all of those things that could not last

On this lonely road exclusively

That leads one to an eternity !

 

 

 

MY TURN ( 2016 ) 2016/12/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:10 am
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One thing I’ve learned and must never forget

That here in my path is a challenge yet

There is too much to see and much to do

Before my turn here on this earth is through !

 

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 !

 

APOLOGY ( 2016 ) 2016/09/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:51 am
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Too often in the twilight as day begins to fold

And all of life’s real stories prepare to be retold

There rises intermission when nighttime hushes all

As somewhere in the distance a vision is recalled.

Now we are brought again to the stories of the past

Where tales of our commission were never meant to last

And in these final moments as life does fade away

We’re left with the decision of what we have to say.

Farewell to all our colleagues, both family and friend

And if we’ve ever hurt you, please know it is the end

There will be no tomorrow this is a last goodbye

One final wish we ask for, remember do not cry !

 

MONUMENT ( 2016 ) 2016/09/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:46 pm
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There’s a wall rises by the sea

That resonates past treachery

With fountains, trees and marble cold

And names to last through eons old.

Remembering this is our choice

Our dead shall never lose their voice

But cry aloud so all should hear

There’ll be no tyrant here to fear

This is our home twill ever be

Land of the brave forever free !

.                 (  TO HONOR THIS DAY )

 

MEMORIAL ( 2016 ) 2016/05/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:22 am
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I’d like to think where e’er you are,  you hear the bugle’s call

And know we’re missing you from mid-November through next fall

I see you in the twilight just before the even’s pall

It’s with morning sunlight rising I miss you most of all !

 

THOUGHTS OF HOME ( 2016 ) 2016/04/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:01 am
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There is a place we all yearn to be

It’s not across some far-widened sea

Nor over hills or great mountainsides

And not where malice or anger hides.

It’s not under trees that reach for sky

Or where the eagles and buzzards fly

It’s just a place around the last bend

Of a lonesome road that seeks its end,

To that spot where most lives got their start

And have left behind their lonely heart !

 

ENCHANTMENT ( 2016) 2016/04/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:08 am
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I find myself enchanted by

The way all days just seem to fly

How weeks and months now quickly pass

Like shadows in a looking glass.

I wish that I might halt the clock

And silence all of time’s tick-tock

Before my life does pass away

And I should lose my yesterday !

 

DESOLATE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:09 am
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How fleet and swift our lives pass by

With minutes lost, the hours fly

There is no time called used to be

What we once knew did rapid flee

And left us there in life’s abyss

Our hopes awash, our love unkissed !

 

A WOODEN SPIRE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:44 am
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There is a day that I recall

It happened early in the fall

As we were riding in the car

To visit someone not too far.

We came upon a crossroads stop

I felt my mind spin like a top

For there before my very eyes

Was the most wonderful surprise.

A country church its spires high

They stretched to reach into the sky

This ancient brown wood edifice

That seemed to speak of heaven’s bliss.

The beauty of the grounds about

Spoke loudly for its faith devout

The sight of that old wooden spire

Breaching heaven sets hearts afire.

It’s been so long since I was there

I think I can’t remember where

But this I know when I am sad

The thought of it makes me feel glad !

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONE SMALL PRAYER ( 2015 ) 2015/11/25

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There is a garden in the mist

Where hopes and dreams by chance exist

Just close your eyes and be prepared

Perhaps one day you’ll visit there

And if you do, remember me

Say one small prayer in memory !

 

FINDING COURAGE ( 2015 ) 2015/10/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:32 am
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There are those times that I can’t help but wander back

To those wartime years after Pearl Harbor’s attack

Now as our numbers winnow down to disappear

Gone the values we had that triumphed over fear.

Too many forget those stark days we learned to bear

Almost as though the bulk of us were never there

Memories so hard to crush, dormant in the mind

Whence hides the greater part of courage each did find !

 

LAMENTATION ( 2015 ) 2015/08/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:37 am
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There is a longing in my heart

That has been forever there

I don’t know how it got its start

I can only guess from where.

I’ve begged the Lord to help me out

As oftentimes I feel lost

I find myself quite full of doubt

No way now to count the cost.

I am the sum of all my fears

In truth I possess a few

I’ve laughed and cried a million tears

All of them seemed overdue.

 

NO TIME LEFT ( 2015 ) 2015/08/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:36 am
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There was a town I used to know

I was so small, it’s long ago

It bordered by the river there

The land was flat, sandy and bare

The pines, they grew so tall and strong

The nights were cool, the days were long.

And there beside the water’s edge

I made myself a solemn pledge

That one day when I was all grown

After my foolish deeds were sown

I would return to this sweet place

And once again true life embrace,

Alas for me now bides no chance

There’s no time left for this last dance !

 

MEMORIES ( 2015 ) 2015/07/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:45 am
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Sometimes a special sound will bring to mind

Forgotten memories we’ve left behind

Or carry on the fragile scented air

Images of those times no longer there.

Reminders rising from some hidden past

Into this world unfeeling and aghast

And there without our understanding why

Refusing still to fade or say goodbye !

 

COWBOY HEAVEN ( 2015 ) 2015/04/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:40 am
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I haven’t seen a cowboy of late upon the scene

There are no cowboy idols as cool as Steve McQueen

There used to be Gene Autry his horse was Champion

Or what about Hopalong with Topper on the run ?

Dale Evans rode Buttermilk, they were the best of buds

While Roy was fond of Trigger along with other studs

Silver was so beautiful, Lone Ranger was top gun

Jay Silverheels on Scout played Tonto, Mohawk “injun”.

If there’s a cowboy heaven full of remembering

I’d love to be a cowgirl, I just refuse to sing !

 

A MESSAGE ( 2015 ) 2015/03/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:54 am
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Today I wish to say a prayer

For those who are no longer there

I miss you all and pray that you

Are in a place where dreams come true.

The good book says we rest in sleep

There are no memories we keep

Perhaps this is the best of all

As we must wait for God’s recall.

If I do get a message through

Remember please, I still love you !

 

MEMORY ( 2015 ) 2015/03/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:07 am
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There is a song I used to sing

I hear its faint familiar ring

It echoes often in my mind

Recalling shadows that rewind

Of days that are forever gone

Though memory still lingers on.

If I should pass this way once more

I’m sure I’d walk through that same door

To visit what was yesterday

Once more to hear that tune replay !

 

THE PATCHWORK QUILT ( 2015 ) 2015/03/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:38 am
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There is a quilt upon my bed

With snippets of the life I’ve led

It’s made of patches bright and bold

And meant to save me from the cold.

This quilt has kept me warm for years

It’s shared my dreams, my hopes, my fears

And every piece of fabric sewn

Does have a story of its own !

Blind-stitched it is and all by me

Each patch contains a memory

My hands are old and gnarled a bit

Still they have shaped each square to fit.

I wish these rules would all apply

To life we know before we die

With needle, thread and sharpened shears

We’d patch the world and scrap our tears !

 

AT MY FRONT DOOR ( 2014 ) 2014/12/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:17 am
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My memories are haunted by

Some faces seen with my mind’s eye

These persons from the distant past

True images that ever last

They’re so clear now I want to touch

I’m sad because I’ve missed them much !

How can it be aft all these years

That my heart’s full of unshed tears

What I would give for just once more

Their oldtime step at my front door !

 

SWEET GOODBYE ( 2014 ) 2014/11/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:24 am
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My heart would pace a million miles

To catch one glimpse of your sweet smiles

And wait for days upon a line

To learn that you were doing fine !

I miss you still and always will

Like all the plans we can’t fulfill

Until the sun deserts the sky

The moon and I bid sweet goodbye !

 

MY MOTHER’S VOICE ( 2014 ) 2014/09/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:27 am
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Oh how I miss each Sunday morn

Sounds echoing since I was born

Those happy tunes or plaintive hymns

From early on till evening dims.

Their voices raised with one accord

The hopeful sing and praise the Lord,

My mother’s voice so sweet and strong

Would sound aloud the whole week long.

She loved to sing each olden tune

About romance, lost love or moon,

I wish I knew if heaven rings

With hymns and songs an angel sings !

 

 

 

 

 

 
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