Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

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

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:20 am
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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 !

 

 
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