Claire V. Bogdanos

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

HAPPY CHANCE ( 2020 ) 2020/06/24

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The  wind  blows  wild  and  plays  a  song

I’d  like  to  learn  to  hum  along,

It  isn’t  hard  to  sing  a  tune

With  words  that  rhyme  like  June  and  moon.

Such  mirth  it  brings  to  wonder  this

And  to  imagine  youth’s  first  kiss,

I  wish  that  I  might be  again

That  girl  I  was  away  back  when

The  thrill  of  love  and  sweet  romance

Could  offer  me   a   happy  chance  !




A TRUE ROMANCE ( 2020 ) 2020/04/02

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Now I have dreamt a dream or two

And spent a lifetime loving you

I’ve prayed and hoped we two would be

Together through eternity !


TIME’S RUN AWAY ( 2019 ) 2019/11/05

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There  is a joy the season brings

That dwells within rememberings

Of  times long  past and those to come

In  this old world so worrisome.

What  used to  be our yesterdays

Have  been recycled  to todays

And  we’ve recaptured  our best chance

To feel  again the  warm romance.

The world  that was,  has disappeared

To be  forgotten as we feared

Tis sad  that time  must runaway

To leave  but hours to  love and pray !




MYSTERY ( 2015 ) 2015/12/28

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Oh Lancelot, dear Lancelot, where is it you have gone

What lost and lonely metaphor may we depend upon

Oh Lancelot, kind Lancelot, please help to make me smile

I would love to be a maiden for just a little while

And when my life is over and my fate has been resolved

I’d rise above the madness with no mystery unsolved !


HEROINE ( 2014 ) 2014/09/09

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Once was I thought that I would be

Some heroine in history

One must be brave and noble too

With sacrifice for quite a few !

It took so long to understand

That life’s not always great or grand

And sometimes it just pays to be

A simple sort with piety !

It’s strange the way dreams disappear

To leave us all quite baffled here

How much more fun if we could be

Included in God’s next story !


LOVE’S AFTERGLOW ( 2014 ) 2014/06/05

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My heart recalls what used to be

And tugs on strings to set me free

Those days embraced so long ago

Remember love’s sweet afterglow.

While passions bound to yesterday

Whose memories have lost their way

Are moments that we cannot find

No matter how we chance rewind.

A breeze that drifts across the room

And harbors dreams that will not bloom

Are shadows of an old affair

That time alone may lose or share.


HYPOTHESIS ( 1977 ) 2013/05/19

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Oh, foolish dreamer, you lonely child,

They gave you a hope, and you ran wild

In fields of joy and gardens of laughter,

Simple girl, you forgot what comes after

The rain of a late summer’s discontent,

However much meaningful or well meant

He will return to the world of his past,

Deserting you first, remembering last

That you held his hand through the troubled days

And you kissed his tears, through your misted gaze,

But in their flight, most men are little boys,

And gentle girls become discarded toys.


THE CLOWN ( 1946 ) 2013/05/18

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Ah, Pierrot, what pale tear doth rest upon thy cheek

And lingers there while thou hast not the tongue to speak

To quell this agony within thy breast that swells

Not either strength to leave nor voice to thy love tell?

Hence thou dost act each night a role that hath no end

To veil thy life without one lover or one friend.

T’would be the love for whom you’ve pined yet been denied

Dost sense not hour , day nor year through which thou hast cried.

Thus as this force continued on in weary grief

Thou garnered not the halting grace it must to leave.

But made thyself a servant silent to her will

And like some mindless fool forever loved her still.


GOOD-BYE,LOVE ( 1955 ) 2013/02/20

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To need that love denied one now, so very much

Seeking the soft tenderness of that gentle touch

Caressing hands, the warming thrill of each embrace

Sweet memory hapless time refuses to erase

Now seeming gone, silent with fleetest wings away.

When was this time can it be only yesterday?

A yesterday fraught with shadows of this nightmare

That carried swift its agony of bleak despair,

Despairing love that weeps alone, the lonely years forget

And whisper wind of lovers’ trembling heart sad with regret,

Regretting dreams that only verge upon reality

Like fantasy that cannot mask its own finality.



Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:02 pm
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Laughing lovers, holding hands, caressing,

Sharing dreams, mutual care expressing,

Youth and love hand in hand, walk beside me.

If love was dealt to me unkindly

Such a time remembering days long gone,

Left to build but faded memory upon.

Viewing you, aware of the weak façade

That veiled my own encountered brief charade.


Tender lovers, fear that insecurity possess,

Weeping dreamers, sobbing silently in sad distress,

Affairs that end when youth elusively has passed

Leaving us alone, reconciling shattered vows last,

Clasping hands, touching hearts, in time aging fears deny

Whispered promises, tomorrow’s heartache bid love goodbye.


DEVOTION ( 1978 ) 2013/02/16

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There are two lying close together, sleeping side by side,

That warm sensation surging, like an elevated ride,

Pulsing, throbbing, yet they fearing nothing, all thought recede,

Caring, hoping, wanting, blending feeling with subtle need.

Awaken, turn to face each other, desire reaching out,

And touching, filling the void that compassion is about.


Put fantasy in motion while forsaking lustful pride,

One man, one woman, secret thoughts and visions to confide,

Gentle cravings, swaying, moving with manner not profaned

Between pleasure and lust, delicate balance thus contained,

Caressing with a passion not akin to tenderness

No time to doubt, or cause to labor their own happiness.


Leave, shackles of the past aside, peril lagging behind,

To defend the marvel of love that dwells not in the mind,

Like a foreign continent waiting sweet exploration,

Caution flown, let loving grow, although of short duration,

Call it lust, yet know that there is more to this emotion,

To smile, to touch, to share what may be discreet devotion.


REQUITED ( 1957 ) 2013/02/11

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There is so much to tell to you

I know not where to begin now,

Think only thoughts that can be true

For it will be alright somehow,

Some day, somewhere, I’ll come to you,

And we’ll begin where love did end,

Our ebbing love far stronger grew

As tears their strength did power lend.

Until that day once more we’ll meet,

The long and lonely years forgot,

While life shall seem so incomplete,

I beg of you, forget me not.


This deed of horror and outrage

Remember not that I have done,

As time will heal, all pain assuage,

That grief need not your luck forerun.


To you I’ve willed the hidden plague

That suffers man his whole life through,

I loved you more though manner vague,

Possessed of heart unfaltering true.

I cannot say the why of it,

I only know that time won’t fade

This ache which bides with me unfit,

My heart must walk in loveless shade

Until I share once more with you,

And through this dark and dreary cast

That to my dying day I’ll rue

I’ll need you most, forget you last.

The saddest dream, long gone astray

Would that it might be now undone,

These simple words my will convey,

As I loved you, love I your son.


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