Claire V. Bogdanos

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

MAKE A CHOICE ( 2020 ) 2020/01/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:07 am
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The  heart gets worn and  tired too

As  through our  lives  we’ve much to do

When  shall we find  one day to spare

How  can we make  the time to care ?

We  know that  God is on our side

That’s  brought about  through love  not pride

Lord  help us please  to understand

Show  us our pleasure  second-hand.

Grant  us the power to  make our choice

To use  our heads,  our hearts,  our voice

How  wonderful that it would  be

To  share in God’s  posterity !





ALL YOU DO ( 2019 ) 2019/09/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:58 am
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Oh precious Lamb, You are so sweet

This world is kneeling at Your feet

You are the world’s bright shining Star

All that we hope and dream You are.

The times we knew are fading fast

Have we the stamina to last,

What must we do to prove to You,

Praise God and honor all You do !





WE MUST BELIEVE ( 2019 ) 2019/09/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:15 am
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We must  believe that nature’s force

Will have its way and  run its course

For we are  victims of each storm

But who knows where or in what form ?

I’d like to think  the world is round

With changing  seasons that abound

Midst mountains  that are peaked in snow

And hills that meet  with fields below

With every type of  plant and leaf

To pique  our brain and  find relief.

There is one God,  He is Supreme

And is  the answer  to each scheme

No matter  what our  nature brings

God’s the  reason our  earth still sings !




STAND UP AND LEAD ( 2019 ) 2019/08/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:21 am
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The years  have been passing,  one by one

Since this world we  live in  has begun

Now that’s a  longtime by  anyone’s gauge

Getting us  all to  setup  the  stage.

So now  here we  are ready to go

Grasping  our dreams  and  hoping  to grow,

Give  us a boost and  help us succeed

Grant us the  strength to standup and lead !




WHAT MATTERS ? ( 2019 ) 2019/07/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:46 am
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It doesn’t matter what you say

But what you do with every day

What kind of pattern’s left behind

What is it that you seek to find ?

How many burdens can you lift

How do you use your earthly gift,

What kind of friendship do you share

What will you do to show you care ?



DID NOAH KNOW ? ( 2018 ) 2018/09/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:40 am
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The rain just keeps on pouring down

There’s ne’er a dry spot left in town

The water’s rising at my feet

And flowing wild o’er every street.

The curbs are covered, sidewalks too

What else is there that we can do

Oh, such a mess that’s facing me

I feel as though I’m lost asea.

Please don’t complain about the wet

There’s too much water to forget

I wonder if old Noah knew

That job God gave to him to do ?



IT’S PARADISE ( 2018 ) 2018/06/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:24 am
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There is this stairway that I know

I’m not quite sure where it does go

I only know that one day all

Must make that choice their final call

And exit with one thought in mind

It’s Paradise we hope to find !





SEND A CLUE ( 2018 ) 2018/03/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:38 am
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Lord, I won’t sing this song once more

It’s not the same as ’twas before

Our innocence has disappeared

Perhaps it’s worse than what I feared !

I do not recognize the score

And don’t know what we’re fighting for

I can’t determine what to do

We need Your help, please send a clue !


SEEMS ODD ( 2017 ) 2017/12/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:23 am
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It does seem odd that you and I

Are simply strangers passing by

We’ve spent our days upon God’s earth

Testing our values and their worth.

We’ve come this far to validate

The things we love and some we hate

Our time is brief and waning fast

Tis now each move may be our last.

Oh Lord we’re grateful that You’ve heard

And need the courage of Your word !








CRISP BREEZE ( 2017 ) 2017/09/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:15 am
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I see the willows in the wind

They flutter wildly to and fro

The leaves and branches slightly thinned

With lacy arms all swaying so.

The wind does whip through all the trees

That bend and twist before the gale

And feel the crispness of the breeze

As it fast fills each waiting sail !


ALL ETERNITY ( 2017 ) 2017/04/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:19 am
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There is no way to halt the sun

Until life’s time on earth is done

And so we praise its warming rays

Else what would light our every days ?

This system is God’s master plan

We comprehend as best we can

He is the Lord and Leader too

And what He bids is what we’ll do.

It matters not if we agree

He rules for all eternity !









NOT WRIT YET ( 2017 ) 2017/02/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:00 am
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I wonder if those words I hear

Whispered so softly in my ear

While I am half asleep in bed

And murmurs swirl around my head,

I find I’m caught within this spin

Of all the lines I must fill in.

Sometimes I cannot keep the pace

The words seem to get lost in space

And need a sort of safety net

To catch those thoughts I’ve not writ yet !


OLD MENS’ WAR ( 2017 ) 2017/01/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:04 am
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I knew a boy quite long ago

There was a war, he had to go

He was so green, his life was new

How could he guess what he’d go through ?

I did my best, he was my friend

And wrote to him right to the end

How hard is it to turn away

When there is nothing left to say ?

Except you did your extra best

And hoped and prayed bout what came next

The wars will come and wars will go

What is the reason, who can know,

You’ve heard me say these words before

Why must youth die in old mens’ war ?


SING SONG ( 2016 ) 2016/10/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:10 am
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Well, thoughts are things and birds have wings,

Feathers come from geese and egret

The sparrow trills,the robin sings

And crows caw too loud in regret.

The skylark sings when sailing high

As falcons swoop from lofty nest

The hawk, he zooms up in the sky

Although I think the owl’s the best !

The lonely dove does pine for love

While the eagle mates forever

The world is round, blue skies above

Can that change the outcome, never !

The winds that blow and bring us snow

Seem without rhyme or reason

And force most birds to southward go

Till we reach a better season !



I BELONG ( 2016 ) 2016/08/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:22 am
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With all I’ve seen and all I know

Please help me Lord so I may choose

The path ahead, the way to go

The proper tools that I may use !

There is no fear since You are there

You’ve kept me strong a lifetime long

Each day I’m pleased to pray and share

And thanks to you now I belong !


EVALUATION ( 2016 ) 2016/08/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:01 am
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I’ve sailed upon the seas of life

Both when it’s calm or full of strife

And I can say without a doubt

That safety nests in faith devout.

There is no time to make amends

Nor look about in search of friends

For God demands the total count

Of all we’ve done in what amount,

The good, the bad, the inbetween

Of what we’ve said and what we mean

He understands and will forgive

He is the reason we all live !


NO MORE TIME ( 2016 ) 2016/08/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:16 am
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There are those days I can’t explain

Why sunshine makes me  feel like rain

Or why a rainbow in the sky

Compels one to begin to cry

There’s so much good I’d like to share

If only there were some to care.

But I’m afraid those folks I knew

Have disappeared, all but a few

And fate has stolen every friend

Too long before their life should end

It seems there’s great conspiracy

To hasten world propriety.

We’re relics of another time

Another place, another clime

There’s no space left for us to fit

We’ll have to make the best of it

While stating this we must resign

It’s over now we’ve no more time !


JOURNEY ( 2016 ) 2016/06/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:51 am
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Now this has been a journey long

From birth to death, one’s telltale song

As we have been upon life’s road

Each burdened by our heavy load.

It matters not what we have thought

There in this net all have been caught

And so it is that we shall be

A cog in God’s eternity !


GOD’S INTENT ( 2016 ) 2016/05/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:56 am
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Times I have spent the lonely night

In front of fire by candle light

And watched the shadows on the wall

With quiet passion rise and fall.

I’ve felt the chill invade the room

Its fingers spreading cold and gloom

What mystery do we have here

I sense its movement growing near.

Beware my heart as truth can fail

And danger lurks beyond the veil

For what we seek as heaven sent

May be at odds with God’s intent !


HEART INTACT ( 2016 ) 2016/03/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:03 am
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I know that there are those who deny

That we have a God who bides on high

There is no way to solve this debate

At least for the moment soon or late.

Although their doubt still ever persists

I would rather trust that He exists

And shall settle for this simple fact

I believe with my whole heart intact !


LOST PARADISE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:05 am
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The earth moves slowly round and round

So still we barely hear the sound

Our world’s comprised of life replete

The waters, an aquatic street.

The airborne throngs do mill around

With destinations to be found

This paradise is incomplete

For without faith there dwells defeat !


EXTRA STUFF ( 2016 ) 2016/01/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:49 am
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The walls about familiar be

They are a comfort here to me

The air I breathe is full of scents

And gathers round as my defense.

I find the years have winnowed down

The items I now keep around

Perhaps with time we all abuse

The many things we fail to use.

Some dear old friends remain intact

A cherished book that’s eared exact

A box of photos on the shelf

Mementos of my younger self.

Whoever thought I’d live so long

I would declare that they were wrong

Four score and five is time enough

To gather tons of extra stuff !



GREATER GOALS ( 2016 ) 2016/01/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:49 am
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How sad it is upon this day

That childhood soon must fly away

The dearest gift a child may find

Is someone who is of like mind

The search is long, it’s journey fleet

And sometimes it is bittersweet.

Tis better still as we do grow

Into the adult all should know

To leave our wayward cares behind

As need and purpose doth unwind

While hidden there amongst the shoals

Are finer truths and greater goals !



MAGIC WORDS ( 2015 ) 2015/11/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:00 am
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When we were young and loved so true

The words we whispered were “I do”

To swear the truth or honor still

The vows we’ve pledged is that “I will”.

To do our duty, follow through

The words “I can” belong there too

And when the cause is fair and just

The answer should be this “I must”

Thus those statements we’ve said or heard

Become part of our sacred word !



INTENTION ( 2015 ) 2015/09/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:42 am
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I cannot see, I cannot think

My life is trembling on the brink

The world about is crass and crude

The masses live in manner rude.

This is not what God meant for us

He gave us visions glorious

Our lives reflect His hopes and joys

With echoes that His grace employs !


TRUE LOVE BELONGS ( 2015 ) 2015/08/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:28 am
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I learned so many years ago

That love’s a part of God’s design,

That each of us needs time to know

Shall we accept His will divine ?

Within the heart exists this place

That lingers wistful ever long

For only God can fill its space

Because it’s where true love belongs !


DIGNITY ( 2015 ) 2015/08/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:35 am
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A tiny craft upon the sea

To challenge private destiny

That faces forward to the sun

Before the close of day is done,

The will to live with honesty

Ambition and alacrity !


THIS MORNING ( 2015 ) 2015/07/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:26 am
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As I pulled up my windowblind

To welcome God’s bright warm sunshine

A little bird chirped in so gay

As if to wish me happy day

I laughed at him and tapped the glass

He glanced at me and then flew passed.

This little bird knows paradise

He nests and sings and when he dies

Where e’er he bides woodland or farm,

He leaves no mess and does no harm

His world about will carry on

The job he does is soon passed on !


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