Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

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 !

 

PRAISE ( 2014 ) 2014/11/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:16 am
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I’d love to be a child once more

And welcome daddy at the door

To laugh and smile and play some game

Or hear my mother call my name !

We’d spend an evening by the fire

Reading chapters meant to inspire

Our hearts to learn the proper ways

To love our Lord and render praise !

 

 

LOST YESTERDAYS ( 2014 ) 2014/11/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:51 am
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Some memories I can’t retrace

They’re part of this my final race

Like thieves that scampered into night

Whose victims never knew the right.

The aged man the sweet-faced boys

Who filled my days with endless joys

Their names leap off my secret page

Now I have reached declining age.

Amid the faces I have kept

Are tears I’ve hid and never wept

While time each lonely fragment keeps

My heart recoils and weeps and weeps !

I prayed I might amend my sight

To never face that lost daylight

I could not bear those days again

That patient silent waiting pain.

 

 

ACCEPTANCE ( 2013 ) 2013/06/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:58 pm
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I’ve found one truth in all I do

It makes no sense here without you

My hopes and fears don’t change it much

I miss your voice, your kindly touch

The pleasant joys we two have shared

The happy days we’ve known and cared

To some it is the gentle grace

The glow of peace upon one’s face

I miss your wisdom and your calm

It kept me free and safe from harm

It’s slipped away into the mist

And left me here alone, unkissed.

 

I’ve learned once more to understand

That life proceeds at best unplanned

Yet leaves us with this last pleasure

Times relived in silent leisure!

 

 
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