Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

FIRST LOVE IS FOREVER ( 2019 ) 2019/05/17

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There is a tale I wish to share

Bout teenaged feelings, love and care

There was a girl of but fifteen

He was a boy of just eighteen

Each Sunday sharing the church pew

Who can decide what each one knew ?

 

What was it they were thinking of

Because quite soon it looked like love

Though young and silly girls may be

Assured were both she cared for he

He was a lad, handsome and tall

In every way, he seemed her all.

 

On Sunday morn, dad passed the plate

She taught a class, they walked home late

Along the Boulevard they’d chat

They walked and talked of this and that

Soon the young man was her best friend

Perhaps with each their lives they’d spend.

 

Now at this time the world was sick

Young men fought wars in battles thick

That was the year her daddy died

When she felt so alone inside

So many issues war creates

Among those most when faith abates.

 

How could they know before that day

The war would filch their love away

Of all events that I have seen

And all the places I have been

Too precious now those days bygone

That their first love was based upon.

 

So sad the pain that war does bring

As all their dreams took flight and wing

Thus never to return that way

Not then or any other day

Too bad this story has no end

No memory nor any friend !

 

 

 

 

A MOTHER’S LOVE ( 2019 ) 2019/04/01

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How much is it I loved you, like flowers loved the gentle rain

As soldiers loved the glory of those great battles won or gained

How can I explain God’s miracles and that which I’ve now learned

The fervor of His majesty into our hearts has been burned.

There is no other answer and to seek one would be in vain

For all we pray, we know there is not a chance we’ll meet again

I’ve promised you my darling, we shall not e’er run out of time

As long as you remember why and for whom we’ve been consigned !

 

 

 

I’LL VISIT AGAIN ( 2019 ) 2019/01/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:08 am
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Well my dear, I saw an old friend today

With her soft pink skin and her hair of gray

Her eyes so clear framed by those gentle curls

She must have been the prettiest of girls.

As we sat there together I could see

That she struggled hard to remember me

She was a stranger that I knew so well

There’s no point to the oldtime tales retell.

I’m sorry that my dear friend has moved on

But I’ll visit again ere we’re both gone !

 

TO ROSA,  GOD BLESS !

 

ONE MORE CHANCE ( 2018 ) 2018/12/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:51 am
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There are some memories I keep

That intrude on my deepest sleep

They form a wall seems made of stone

That forces me to walk alone.

Tis not what keeps me up at night,

In hours twixt darkness and the light

Which is the time I fear the most

When lonliness turns into host.

Oh for the chance once more to be

A child of faith at Jesus’ knee

Forgive me Lord, all of my sin

Hear me dear God and let me in !

 

 

TO MILDRED 1926-2016 2016/10/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:31 am
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I had a call just yesterday

A friend told me you went away

I’m sorry that I was not there

I’m sure you knew how much I cared.

We have been friends for forty years

And shared our coffee, laughs and tears

I’ll miss you kid, I feel so bad

So much in common that we had.

We lived our lives and kept no score

And understood what was in store

What shall I do now that you’re gone

I’ll trust in God and carry on !

 

 

 

OBITUARY ( 2016 ) 2016/09/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:51 am
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My heart is full it heaves a sigh

Too soon my love, we bid goodbye

I will to you one fact revealed

Your love should never be concealed

For words that you have left unsaid

Shall not be heard once you are dead !

 

NO TIME LEFT ( 2015 ) 2015/08/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:36 am
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There was a town I used to know

I was so small, it’s long ago

It bordered by the river there

The land was flat, sandy and bare

The pines, they grew so tall and strong

The nights were cool, the days were long.

And there beside the water’s edge

I made myself a solemn pledge

That one day when I was all grown

After my foolish deeds were sown

I would return to this sweet place

And once again true life embrace,

Alas for me now bides no chance

There’s no time left for this last dance !

 

 
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