Claire V. Bogdanos

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

PEACE OF MIND ( 2020 ) 2020/03/02

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The  sun is rising  o’er the hill

The  air is motionless  and still

There’s  not a breeze  stirs in the trees

As  if the day’s  caught  in a freeze

The  room is silent  and alone

A  truly  antiseptic  zone.

Oh  how I wish  that I could  fly

Up  to  a  haven  in the  sky

But  guess that  I  may only dream

Of  my  unrealistic  scheme

Oh  Lord  above,  help  me to find

Some  safety and true  peace  of mind !






GOD’S FINGER ( 2020 ) 2020/02/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:44 am
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Life  dishes out  a lot of stuff

Before  too long  we’ve  had enough

The  tides of time,  sometimes too strong

Will  somehow carry  us along

To  events we have  never seen

Or  places  we have never been

I  believe  all  peace doth linger

At  the behest  of God’s  finger !




RENDEZ-VOUS ( 2019 ) 2019/12/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:40 am
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There’s  a tugging on my heartstrings

The  sound of Christmas music brings

Old  memories that fill my  brain

Are  here to haunt me  once again.

I  can’t  forget the times long gone

Those  dreams that we depended on

How  much time have we  yet to wait

Before  we meet at Heaven’s  Gate ?



TEMPORARY ( 2019 ) 2019/12/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:18 am
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At  times  I  try so very hard

For  all my sadness to discard

To smile and bring my life on track

And pray to lure  good humor back.

Our  lives  are but a  series of

Moments of fear,  joy,  tears and  love

However  tough  the times  may be

It’s  always  just  temporary  !



PERFECTION ( 2019 ) 2019/11/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:24 am
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My heart  so full,  tis sure to pop

My brain’s  elated,  I can’t stop

I  view outside,  what do I see

This image God has  made for me.

There’s such rare  beauty to be found

From azure  sky with its surround

Like  all the joy  He’s gifted me

His heaven,  earth,  His  world to see !


YOUR FRONT DOOR ( 2019 ) 2019/10/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:24 am
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I’m  looking through the window glass

Observing  as  my  life  rolls  past

Still  wondering where I  have  been

Or  if  I’ll pass this  way again ?

How  strange is life  when  one is  young

And from  the  heart,  love’s song  is sung

The  words still echo  on  my ear

They bring me calm  and soothe  my fear.

Be  kind  dear  Lord,  now  that  tis o’er

Too  soon  I’ll  knock on Your  front door !



MORE EACH DAY (2019) 2019/04/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:13 am
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The day our Lord hung on the cross

Was when man knew his greatest loss

To us He was sincere and fit

King of us all of whom was writ

A man of faith and kindness too

Who came to save both me and you.

His suffering was hard to take

His mother vigiled at the stake

Imagine all the pain she knew

He was her child she loved Him too

Now there is nothing left to say

Except to love You more each day !




UNTIL THE END ( 2018 ) 2018/04/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:00 am
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Before You grew to be quite tall

Sweet Jesus, when You were still small

What kind of life was it You led

When first arising from Your bed ?

We know at twelve You went to Shul

There questioned and reviewed God’s rule

To keep Your faith You did atone

Though in Your trial You stood alone.

Oh Son of God, You did not fail

Your life we shall forever hail

You are our Hero and our Friend

It shall be so until the end !




WORDS LIVE ON ( 2018 ) 2018/04/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:10 am
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I’d like to believe that words live on

Long after both you and I have gone

I pray some of those words  we have said

May linger longer within our head

And beg God’s blessing will favor you

With  joy and hope and great passion true !


WAKEUP ( 2018 ) 2018/03/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:54 am
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On a lonely road in an empty place

When the bugle calls and a trumpet plays

And the wild wind blows o’er deserted plain

It stirs an old heart to revive again !


LIFE’S DEBRIS ( 2018 ) 2018/02/03

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Tis true that I would like to know

Which way the busy winds do blow

And how steep will the waves all be

Crashing in the cold winter’s sea ?

Will the tide come rushing ashore

Just as the moon rises once more

To greet its eventide asea

Amidst life’s crisis and debris ?


WITHIN GOD’S REACH ( 2018 ) 2018/01/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:15 am
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There is a place that waits for each

So very far beyond our reach

This special place no cause impeach

Where heaven’s sky meets God’s great beach !


HIS SELFLESS LOVE ( 2017 ) 2017/08/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:53 am
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As dawn awakes across the land

The sun prepares for her grandstand

Her magic glory wiil be seen

As vision fit for king or queen.

The splendor of  day’s beauty bright

Engenders an unending light

For who will know the value of

God’s benefits and selfless love ?



TO FOLLOW YOU ( 2017 ) 2017/07/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:40 am
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There is so much that I need say

Before it’s time to go away

To indicate just how I feel

With passions that are strong and real.

At times I’m sure I cannot win

The odds are stacked ere I begin

Please help me Lord make dreams come true

Grant me the strength to follow you !



TIME HAS RUN OUT ( 2017 ) 2017/04/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:38 am
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The dawn has risen, oh Lord be praised

The tomb is emptied and passion raised

One more prayer as the fest has begun

How shall we know tis over and done,

For each must choose his separate way

If one is to reach the judgement’s day

The table’s been set, the places laid

Time has run out and the piper’s paid !



THE LIE ( 2017 ) 2017/03/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:40 am
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When I was young and not so smart

I fell in love and lost my heart

It didn’t take too long for me

To learn that love’s not always free !

No matter what, I can’t explain

Why life holds passion in disdain

We’re told true love will never die

For many that becomes a lie !



MEDIOCRITY ( 2015 ) 2015/10/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:04 am
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Oh that we might remember well

The classic tales that wisemen tell

Of love and pain and avarice

And joy and fear and fate amiss.

See how the world progresses on

From Eden into Babylon

The changes wrought may interfere

With what you’re taught year after year.

I yearn to taste the glory old

That laces stories I’ve been told

The magic’s gone from all we see

Leaving but mediocrity !


USELESS ( 2015 ) 2015/07/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:02 pm
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Oh Lord, I truly cannot bear the ugliness of war

I have not seen the benefit of what a war is for !


HAPPENSTANCE ( 2015 ) 2015/05/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:40 am
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In those quiet moments before the dawn awakes

Wherein enlightened thought our passion gently breaks

As we note the seasons and tally up the score

We need seek the reasons that lives must matter more.

Such feelings as we sense shall give us all a pause

For who has faith to carry on without a cause

In spite of legends, promises or holy text

We may not meet again in this life or the next !


OCTOBER ( 2013 ) 2013/10/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:33 pm
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The autumn skies were like a dream

They filtered past in style supreme

Mirages drifting swiftly by

Such beauty poised in nighttime sky.

The stars all seemed to lose their place

Not one alone did shine their face

I looked above, the throbbing moon

Kept winking her half-eye too soon.

So in and out her light would go

Enchanting but I could not know

While wandering across the sky

That nights grew cold and crisp and dry.

This  jumbled quilt of cotton clouds

Were gathering in random crowds,

I looked again there o’er my head

How may I touch, my senses said.

It caught my breath within my throat

I felt my heart begin to float

I thought perhaps that I might die

The world around came rushing by.

While watching here my brain grew numb

Impoverished and overcome

The wind was brisk the air inclined

To force the thoughts within my mind

Imprinted on my inner eye

To join those clouds still sifting by !


DATELINE: HOBOKEN, NJ, USA “CAMELOT” ( 2013 ) 2013/08/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:44 pm
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There are some days that I simply cannot recall without a sprinkling of tears, however of late the occasions are multiplying faster than my tissue supply !  Can you relate at all ?  And these words run through my head in confirmation, “The world is too much with us: late and soon,  Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:  Little we see in Nature that is ours;” this  compliments of the master, William Wordsworth.  Does anyone find the name suspicious or apropos ?  “Words worth” remembering and we have for ages !  I fault this poet with my adoration of the “misty isles” as it was his “Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey”. that brought me as a young woman to his country for the first time and has kept me enchanted  for far more than half of my life.  Frankly, Wales sings to me with its moods and passion while England appeals to my sense of being !  Scotland is all strength and courage and the Channel Isles are contentment.  Ireland is a world apart, fantasy and dreams completing the cycle of life.  It is two years now I’m unable to return and memories must do, like the ancient Hebrew wish,  “Next year in Jerusalem”,  as I reach for the kleenex.   What do you think ?


Claire B.


JUDGEMENT ( 2013 ) 2013/04/23

The swiftly graying darkly coursing sky

Does play upon my fickle inner eye

And bares a mystery both stark and bold

That speaks to me of long lost dreams untold.

These dreams I thought had flown so far away.

Yet seeming near, had somehow lost their way.


Some fringed and faded shadows left behind

Shedding aged reflection as they unwind

What had once been I recognised anew

And purpose wrought with aim and course so true.

The passion in my heart that won’t decline

A hungry yearning that I can’t define

The dreaming in my mind that cannot fade

A hard decision that I have not made

The longing in my soul that will not wane

A quest for meaning that I’ve failed to gain.


And there among the past that wastes away

Find sad remains of yet another day

One unknown force that placed the founding stone

Has willed this legacy to us alone.

There in the night with truth possessed and sown

Who by their fruits at last shall they be known.


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