Claire V. Bogdanos

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

SURPRISE ( 2020 ) 2020/06/21

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See  sunlight  streaming  through  the  trees

While  leaves  are  swaying  in  the  breeze

The  morning  air’s  so  fresh  and  cool

The  rising  sun  shines  like  a  jewel

Oh  what  a  great  day  this  will  be

A  gift  from  our  own  Diety,

God  bless  us  all  as  we  arise

Let’s  pray  this  day’s  full  of  surprise  !

 

IT’S FUN ( 2020 ) 2020/04/27

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I hear the whistle of the train

Its echo seems to fill my brain

My heart, it races o’er the track

My toes tap out ” clickety – clack ” .

How I do love the chugging sound

As each train covers so much ground

It’ s fun to carry on this race

From town to town and place to place !

 

ASK IT IN ( 2020 ) 2020/02/26

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Can  you hear the  rain as it pelts down

Raining  so hard  all the worms may drown

Midst  streams of water  hitting the ground

Like  rivers pushing the leaves around ?

Oh,  what a day that today  has been

With  rain pouring down  windows and trim

There’s  a storm outside  we can’t let in

Lest  we raise the  sash to ask it in !

 

 

IN THE BEGINNING ( 2020 ) 2020/02/03

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Whenever  I think  of the  past

And  ships that  skimmed  o’er  oceans vast

They  traversed  round the world they knew

Adventurous,  historic  too.

Oh  how I wish  that I had known

This  world  before it was  all  grown

Think  what a hoot  it might  have  been

To  be there when  it did  begin !

 

 

 

TO SHARE ( 2020 ) 2020/01/26

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Let’s  raise our hopes for time  to come

And  praise the Lord  for all  He’s done

Thank  God above for  all His  care

And  willingness  for us  to share.

I’d  like to think  that God  is near

To  stifle  every  single  fear

And  keep us all upon our  toes

Doing the best  that each one  knows !

 

AMEN.

 

 

 

GOD’S DIVERSITY ( 2019 ) 2019/12/13

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The  snow is drifting  to  the  ground

Its  destinations to be  found

The  air’s  so fresh and wet to  touch

Creating  visions,  scenes  and such

The snow is  drifting  into  piles

Where  e’er  you turn,  the world still  smiles

Oh  what a joy that  all  may see

God’s  generous  diversity  !

 

WHERE WARMTH IS FREE ( 2019 ) 2019/11/13

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The  cold slips in beneath the door

And  shimmies fast across the floor

Leaving  behind a lasting chill

As  icy  fingers  often will.

No  matter where it is I go

I  am no fan of frost or  snow

And wish I  had a  magic wand

To  shoo the cold  to places yon

What bliss  t’would be to bide  somewhere

That  warmth is  free and  everywhere  !

 

TAKE ME WITH YOU ( 2019 ) 2019/11/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:41 pm
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Oh  blessed Lord,  please hear my plea

And save a  piece  of sky  for me

A  dusky  eve or starlit  night

Perhaps  a rainbow’s  sweet delight.

And  for  your  pleasure,  I will raise

A  song of love  and joyous praise

Come  join me Lord  and hear me  pray

That  you’ll take  me with  you to stay !

 

 

 

BLINKING LIGHTS ( 2019 ) 2019/09/07

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I watch the stars fade in and out

So patiently,  night after night

And wonder why they’re so devout

And why they shine so clear and bright.

Sometimes I fear that cannot last

For even stars fall out of sight

Oh,  what an image they have cast

With their eternal  blinking light !

 

 

SUMMER SKIES ( 2019 ) 2019/09/04

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Today  we rose to sunny  skies

While not  expecting  some surprise

The winds that blew seemed well behaved

Tree limbs and  branches all were saved.

Soon autumn will  reach our front door

And summer breeze will blow no more

Before too long the year shall  pass

Like shadows in the  looking  glass

Oh  Lord,  give  all the  pow’r  to rise

Once more to sight  sweet summer skies !

 

 

 

ALL OUR DREAMS ( 2019 ) 2019/07/24

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Now you and I have been around

Among these feelings we have found

Though they are not of wide import

Somehow we’ve managed to have caught

This glow that captures happiness

And triumphs love o’er great success

For life is more than what it seems

It’s smiles and hopes and all our dreams !

 

 

 

 

 

HIS WORLD DECOR ( 2019 ) 2019/04/26

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Red, fuscia, purple, lime and green

These are the colors to be seen

With yellow, orange, pink, white, blue

To celebrate the springlike view,

Around the corners, every shade

And tint of green the Lord has made.

A myriad of colors bright

To lighten up each local sight

How did the Lord know long before

The beauty of His world decor ?

We thank You, Lord, for this Your gift

You sure know how to spirits lift !

 

 

 

THE JOYS OF SPRING ( 2019 ) 2019/03/19

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The wind, it whispers in the breeze

And blows its breath into the trees

It sings a song of joyousness

That’s gathered in the robin’s breast.

The mockingbird sounds crisp and curt

He does not wish a songbird hurt

And mimics all he can,  but still

He stops short of the whip-poor-will,

You’ll hear the chorus of each bird

It is the best I’ve ever heard !

 

 

HIS MAJESTY ( 2019) 2019/03/02

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The world outside’s pristine and white

A sparkling, glistening joyous sight

There’s not a single moving thing

That to each surface snow won’t cling.

All silence shouts with one accord

Let’s take a moment to afford

God’s challenge that He brings to us

In life and times too glorious.

How little do we know or care

About this heritage we share

For all we love is there to see

The power of His majesty !

 

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 !

 

 

 

SEASON’S CHANGE ( 2019 ) 2019/01/19

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The winter chill returns once more

As reckless waves crash on the shore

The eagle nests in heaven’s skies

As snowflakes fall before one’s eyes.

The winter has too soon begun

Make way anon for frozen fun

Unpack your muffler, hood and ski

Tis now the hour for snowtime glee.

Enjoy as days all fade so fast

Note, even winter scurries passed

As we prepare for spring’s encore

To be life’s cycle evermore !

 

 

LIFE’S SIMPLE MELODIES ( 2018 ) 2018/12/28

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Mocking bird, mocking bird sing me a song

Keep me amused through this afternoon long

Oh sweetest of sounds, please show me the rest

Sing me those melodies I love the best !

 

HOT CHOCOLATE ( 2018 ) 2018/12/09

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Old winter is around the bend

Not long before the year does end

The weather seems much colder now

Sure it will be alright somehow

We’ll bundle up and drink some cheer

And beg of God a great new year !

 

WITH MARSHMALLOWS TOO !

 

GIFTS FROM YOU ( 2018 ) 2018/09/25

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Whatever I am, dear Lord, I know

I owe it to You, You’ve made it so

You are the stars and the skies they’re in

With clouds above at Your every whim.

The rainbows we glimpse with color bright

A moon o’erhead on the starlit night

You are the dreams we are waiting for

The hopes and wishes and plans galore

That do fill our hearts and minds with glee

And create Your world this sight to see.

The birds and trees, the flowers that bloom

Assorted odors filling each room

The snow and rain, the wind as it blew

All of our treasures are gifts from You !

 

OUT OF CHAOS, ORDER.  AMEN.

 

 

 

 

REMEMBERING ( 2018 ) 2018/02/02

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The beauty of this world so much beyond compare

The joy of God’s magnificence we’re meant to share,

The pleasure to be seen by all of those who care

Remembering His love it always will be there !

 

TO HAVE SOMEONE ( 2017 ) 2017/11/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:20 am
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One lonely heart beats in this breast

Will I find joy in what comes next

Since any move that I chance make

Could mean to me just more heartache ?

I do not think that I shall last

If life does not small pleasures cast

The lonely path is not much fun

Tis better far to have  someone !

 

THAT’S THAT ( 2017 ) 2017/11/18

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I relish the thought that God loves me

And ponder o’er this quite carefully

I’ve come to the conclusion that He

Is the boss of all eternity !

 

LOVE TO SPARE ( 2017 ) 2017/06/15

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The early stillness fills the air

With signs of calm we all may share

Oh shall our Lord in truth forbear

And cram each day with love to spare !

 

 

HANDICAPPED ( 2017 ) 2017/05/04

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I’ve put away my childhood fears

Remembering those tender years

There are so many ways I fall

One day I shan’t get up at all !

I try so hard to walk erect

It is the pose that I select

Lord, how I wish I had the strength

To live my life to its full length.

It’s what I have been working for,

To tread the stairs or walk the floor

Oh, what a pleasure it would be

To dance once more in victory !

 

 

PLEASURES ( 2016 ) 2016/12/28

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I’d often thought how great ‘twould be

If all God’s children could feel free

And how improved our lives would seem

With each endowed  to chase their dream

Another chance to reach the goal

Which is the anchor of one’s soul

While God to us His treasures bare

In hopes that all may pleasures share !

 

 

MY TURN ( 2016 ) 2016/12/11

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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 !

 

USEFUL ( 2016 ) 2016/07/06

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I’d like to be a shining star

Whose light did twinkle from afar

Oh what great fun that it would be

If little children wished on me !

I’d like to be a chapel bell

That every day the hour must tell

From faraway you’d hear the chime

That’s how you knew what was the time !

But better still I wish that I

Had angel wings so I might fly

To greet you all at Peter’s gate

Just to make sure you aren’t late !

 

SHARE A SMILE ( 2016 ) 2016/07/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:20 am
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The sadness of this life I see

Is absence of one thing that’s free

No matter where it is I’m at

The world about is sad and flat.

Those faces that are all around

Are full of darkness or a frown

The answer’s simple and worthwhile

How lovely if they’d share a smile !

 

 
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