Claire V. Bogdanos

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

LOFTY THOUGHTS ( 2019 ) 2019/12/04

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Now  I  have climbed  the mountain high

And  struggled there to touch  the sky

I  dreamt of  visions I  had  seen

Somewhere  above and  in between

But  all that  time I  found instead

These  lofty thoughts  lived  in my  head !

 

 

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 !

 

HISTORY ( 2019 ) 2019/10/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:37 am
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Wild  animals  that roam  the fields

Are  kinder than great  power yields

For  men may  so much  conflict feel

In  conscience,  kindness  can’t be real.

The  cruelties of their  insane need

Of  which the world  pays little heed

Convinces  all who’ve dared  to see

Of  what they  deed  to history  !

 

LEARN TO COPE ( 2019 ) 2019/10/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:22 am
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As  one  reflects on  former  days

When  life seemed grand with love ablaze

To ponder all the  many  schemes

That filled our lives and were our dreams.

How sad  that most did fade  away,

Forgotten  plans of  yesterday,

Yet  left some here still  dreaming on

That  long  lost  isle of Avalon.

While tales  were told to  bring us hope

And  teach us how to learn to cope

Since  most of  life’s  inequities

Are issues  that we  must  appease !

 

 

 

 

 

INSANITY ( 2019 ) 2019/08/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:33 am
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The fury rages overhead

Encouraging chaos instead

How long will their insanity

Assault this homeland of the free ?

 

NO REMEMBER WHEN ( 2019 ) 2019/02/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:58 am
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I cannot bear this sadness

It tears my heart to bits

I need no cloak of gladness

This garment never fits.

 

There is no real contentment

I shall not rest in peace

I can’t forget resentment

Until I find release.

 

There is no happy ending

We’ll never meet again

No sense in my pretending

There’s no remember when !

 

 

HIS LAST CALL ( 2019 ) 2019/01/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:33 am
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There’s a layer of frost upon the ground

A more glistening sight can ne’er be found

See how the light and the shadows collect

Mother Nature’s efforts, I do suspect.

There’s the feeling of snow now in the air

To promise us all it soon will be there

Oh for those days when the time used to be

We were all young and our freedom was free.

When life was a joy and so full of zest

Before we’d begun our own lifetime’s quest

As dew on the rose accompanied dawn

The birds begin singing come early morn.

God was right there when we opened our eyes

Depend upon Him, He offers the prize

For life without faith is no life at all

I’d rather be dust than miss His last call !

 

 

REAL LIFE IS HARD ( 2018 ) 2018/12/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:11 am
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My life moves on, I’m still alive

And plan to think, react and thrive

I’m no fading bud on the vine

Nor am I some sweet valentine !

What e’er I am, there’s no mistake

I’m flexible, I will not break

The power in me comes from my God

Whose taught me this,  real life is hard !

 

MOVING ON ( 2018 ) 2018/10/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:42 pm
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As I awaken each morning what do I see

But a room full of emptiness staring at me

And a page in a book that has not been writ yet

Like a chapter in life that I’ll never forget

As the dawn turns to dusk and the curtains are drawn

God give me the courage to just keep moving on !

 

BRAND NEW START ( 2018 ) 2018/09/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:34 am
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The air is still, one feels the heat

This life we know faces defeat

The rule of law used as a pawn

Will disappear before too long

The change will come more silently

As we accept reality

Let’s bow our heads, pray fears depart

And beg of God a brand new start !

 

ONE LAST ENCORE ( 2018 ) 2018/08/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:08 am
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Summer days are drifted away

‘Tis time for fall to have its say

Before the winter storms each door

And new year springs one last encore,

It’s the wee small hours frighten me

When I must face what is to be

I accept there is no recourse

And from this world await divorce !

 

 

BRAND NEW START ( 2018 ) 2018/07/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:51 am
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There are these words that fill my heart

And bring each day a brand new start

With joy and love and common good

Celebrating life as we should.

Oh blessed Lord teach us to find

A better way to help unwind

Confusion and the sadness of

A world that is devoid of love !

 

SYMPATHY ( 2018 ) 2018/04/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:25 am
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Unhappiness we cannot bear

Because of sadness we all share,

Please help us Lord to lift our wings

While searching for life’s sweeter things !

 

LIFE’S LAST SLEEP ( 2017 ) 2017/12/05

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There’s been so many friends along the way

That have gotten lost or have gone astray

While their faces blur and the names escape

Memories get caught in the charged landscape !

As the past rolls by and the time moves on

I will wait here like an old mastodon

In a silence that I would like to keep

Until I close my eyes in life’s last sleep !

 

 

 

LIGHT YOUR STAR ( 2017 ) 2017/10/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:20 am
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We know super heroes are not real

Still they do possess this great appeal

To boys and girls either young or old

Loving  the action both brash and bold.

Make-believe can be a lot of fun

Perhaps not a dish for everyone

Let’s make room for reality here

To help us keep pace through every year.

Pretend is not a part of the truth

With which one hopes to imbue our youth

Learning early who you really are

Is the surest way to light your star !

 

 

 

 

WINDING STAIR ( 2016 ) 2016/11/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:04 am
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Some place there is a winding stair

Where does it go I do not know

I’m only sure it will be there

When ’tis the time for each to go !

But what direction shall one take

For stairs descend or rise above

You have a choice, make no mistake

The coward’s safety or God’s love  !

 

 

 

CHILDHOOD DIES ( 2016 ) 2016/08/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:44 am
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When I was very young,you know

My special game was tell and show

There hidden ‘mongst so many things

Questions curiosity brings.

And thus I learned to query all

‘Bout wide or lean and small or tall

And always found the answer was

Like this or that or just because !

As I progressed along life’s way

I put my childish games away

Twas then that I did understand

All childhood dies in adult-land !

 

 

 

JOURNEY ENDS ( 2016 ) 2016/07/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:19 am
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I’ve lived my life, its time has come

Some times were bad, some others fun

I’ve lived in shadows and in sun

The good, the bad, done and undone.

And now tis time to make amends

To heal the fences, speak with friends

We tarry on this road that bends

Until too soon our journey ends !

 

REALITY ( 2016 ) 2016/06/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:05 am
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Repeated for hundreds of years or more amongst ourselves

Are stories of the jinn and little folk, fairies and elves

Reminding us that the mystery of life is just that

Charming and enchanted tales recovered from life’s magic hat

Teaching us morals and lessons of what our lives could be

Without losing attachment to our God’s reality !

 

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 !

 

A GREATER RANGE ( 2016 ) 2016/05/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:39 am
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Tis true I have no faith in make-believe

Nor swayed am I by goals I can’t achieve

But live with hope that this old world can change

To give all lives and dreams a greater range !

 

UNREAL ( 2016 ) 2016/02/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:33 am
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Tis long I’ve followed yon beckoning star

To seek I think what is the road too far

Since I’ve traveled long and I’ve traveled wide

And know the secrets that I need to hide,

Though all lessons taught were perfunctory

Yet each day held oh so much more to see

As the time wore on I’d begun to feel

What life’s all about is portrayed unreal !

 

DAYDREAM ( 2016 ) 2016/02/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:18 am
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The afternoon light sifts through the curtain’s lace

I feel the warm shadows skirt across my face

While sunrays flood specks of dust into my space

And for one moment, I soar above life’s race !

 

THE RIDE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:17 am
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The night is long it’s dark and cold

The dreams we’ve dreamt have all grown old

A burst of air rushed through the door

Life’s covers slipt onto the floor.

What would I give to capture youth

Well I’m not sure, to tell the truth

Perhaps nought’s left to grant me strength

Or add to life a greater length.

I think that we each must decide

How long or short will be the ride !

 

OUR CHOICES ( 2015 ) 2015/12/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:38 pm
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There is a heart that wells inside of me

And wonders where our lives may chance to be

What miracles will happen as we grow

What chips and cracks with time begin to show ?

How will we age and do our level best

To please our God and pass His greatness test,

What we do now decides what we’ll become

Fraud, hero, student, scholar, wiseman, bum !

 

ENJOY ( 2015 ) 2015/09/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:04 am
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I love my life, the long and short

When I was young my heart was caught

Into a web fate spun for me

Out of the things I’d hoped to be.

The filament was light but strong

My wish was that I would belong

But sometimes dreams are overdue

And wishes cannot all come true,

Life teaches us accept the ploy

Learn to relax and then enjoy !

 

STORYLINE ( 2015 ) 2015/07/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:01 am
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Somewhere in life, the curtain falls

The story ends, destiny calls

While out there in the wilderness

A voice is heard, it’s in distress.

And so at last, the hand’s been played

With pounding heart, no more afraid

For fear is but an empty thought

There in a teapot, tempest caught.

The winds that blow are all in vain

They howl and rage across the plain

We’ve heard it all, how will it end

Does a lover become a friend ?

 

THE SNOW FAIRY ( 2015 ) 2015/02/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:58 am
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I’d like to think that there might be

A creature known as snow fairy

With streaming silver hair aglow

That blows and flows mid winter snow

And sails the clouds above the wind

Where storms and flurries do begin !

While frost that edges all around

And permeates most of the ground

Can have no mercy till the spring

When warming winds do comfort bring !

I must admit that I’ve not seen

Some cold and heartless icy queen

Clad in her cloak of ermine hue

It is no sight I’m psyched to view !

 

 
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