Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

IN HONOR OF ( 2018 ) 2018/09/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:23 am
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See our blest flag at half staff flown

Whence seeds of valor there were grown

To honor heroes who have died

For God and man and nation’s pride !

AMEN.

 

 

SAVE OUR DREAMS ( 2017 ) 2017/11/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:25 am
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There is a place where I can see

This nation’s flag wave over me

The flag it flies with colors bright

It is an oh so wondrous sight

And promises this great surprise

To open every stranger’s eyes

Instilling confidence and pride

With love that wells up deep inside

Old Glory may she ever wave

And all our dreams, help us to save !

 

 

 

AMERICAN PRIDE ( 2017 ) 2017/09/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:24 am
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It seems to me this world is strange

From ocean’s edge to mountain range

With valleys lower than the sea

And plains as far as eyes can see.

A land of forests, hills with ruins

Lakes, rivers, streams and desert dunes

A coastline full of coves and bays

With swamps and marshes in a maze,

Mass spectacles of God’s delights

This place of dreams and hope incites

Such passion in her people here

They shall not dare to live in  fear !

 

 

 

GOD’S EXIT DOOR ( 2017 ) 2017/01/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:51 am
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We have been friends so many years

We’ve shared the range of joy and fears

We laughed a lot, we also cried

As family and pals have died.

We toughened up and made a choice

We chose to heed the calmer voice

For this scant time we each have left

Perchance to guard against its theft

As all that we’ve been wishing for

May help us reach God’s exit door !

 

DATELINE: HOBOKEN, N J, USA ( 2017 ) HALLELUJAH ! 2017/01/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:15 am
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EXCUSE ME but that’s my song they’re playing !  This morning at 5:58 AM, I was astounded by a tasteful display of the Star Spangled Banner, a beautiful panorama of Martin Luther King Jr., a montage of war memorials in D.C. and a moment of silence.  All of this on Fox Cable Network News TV as they commenced morning broadcasting.  I almost jolted out of bed however people my age never jolt anywhere at anytime !  I sat, I rose, I appreciated !  Well now here am I sharing this experience with my world at large, no basket over this light !  It’s like a reveille call.  I do not know if it qualifies, but I’m going to enjoy this show and thank the new incoming administration for reviving our waning patriotism !  Perhaps there is the hope that it is catching.  That would be heartening, thank you !  I already feel 10 pounds lighter, how about you ?     Sincerely,         Claire B.

 

A TOAST ( 2015 ) 2015/07/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:54 am
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Here’s to the Statue of Liberty

And to this place called land of the free

Despite the crack in Liberty’s bell,

Honor the tale historians tell

Of Revere and his steed’s late night ride

Through this great land of the Pilgrim’s pride,

To patriots who fought in the wars

And gave their lives for this country’s cause

To the young, the feeble and the old

The quick and dead, the brave and the bold

And to our Lord who resides above

For His constant care, enduring love !

 

AN AMERICAN ( 2014 ) 2014/07/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:45 am
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A lifetime promise I shall keep

To speak with God before I sleep

This vow I took when I was small

The reason now I don’t recall !

It had to do with truth and lies

Seeming foolish and being wise

I can’t be false while pledging true

I’m partial to red, white and blue !

About me here I spy the face

Of many that have earned disgrace

They have small faith in who we are

And won’t enhance our rising star !

 

 

 
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