Claire V. Bogdanos

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

TIS FINISHED ( 2020 ) 2020/02/28

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Have  you wondered what  Christ did think

While  He suffered  there on the brink

And as  they nailed Him  to the cross

How  did He there  accept the loss

For  all along  He  knew His fate

Perhaps  not  hour or day  or date

As  all the pain  that did ensue

And  degradation  did accrue

It  brought Him to  His saddest ebb

He uttered  words to  God instead

The  last He’d spoken  that was heard

” Tis  finished ”  was His  final word !



CARRY ON ( 2020 ) 2020/02/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:21 am
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Oh  little lamb  so pure and sweet

You  lay there  at your Saviour’s feet

How  long before  your time has come

Your  destiny  will be undone ?

We  each one have  to make our way

Learn to accept  it day by day

And  pray that all we  touch in life

Will  help to heal  this world  in strife.

Move on,  move on,  without a pause

We carry on,  it is the cause  !



I’D TRAVEL FAR ( 2019 ) 2019/07/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:55 pm
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I love You Lord, You are my strength

For You I’d go to any length

No distance is too far for me

Because You’re my eternity !


AN UGLY WAR ( 2019 ) 2019/06/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:25 am
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Today’s  the  day we  do recall

Our heroes brave who scaled the wall

Their actions  all did set us free

They  led  us  on to victory

Remember well how many died

To free us from old Satan’s  pride !


I’VE CRIED AND CRIED ( 2018 ) 2018/12/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:21 am
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It’s been awhile since you’ve been gone

I find it hard to carry on

My days are long, the hours unwind

To seek the peace I cannot find.

A part of me has lost its way

The rest seems to have gone astray

I heard those last words that you said

They are imbedded in my head

O’er every word, I’ve cried and cried

My son, for you, I would have died !




LAST SLEEP ( 2017 ) 2017/04/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:30 am
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There is a faint sound that I hear

It keeps repeating in my ear

Is it a clock  ticking away

Counting the minutes of each day ?

If I were smart then I would find

Some way to make all time unwind

So I might salvage years to keep

Those that I love safe from last sleep !





SHE’S GONE ( 2017 ) 2017/03/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:55 am
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Sometimes I think, when I do recall

All those precious days when I was small

I would grasp my mommy’s hand so tight

As we crossed the street without a light

We always walked close and side by side

Or shared the seat on a trolley ride.

We were such great pals she and I

While all of the years were passing by

And as those times seem to fly away

Appears we switched places on one day

It was she who took my hand to cross

And me who watched she did not get lost.

Those days are gone and I miss her much

And long for the warmth of her sweet touch

I wish I knew what I could have said

Before she passed and our friendship fled !




THE LOSS ( 2016 ) 2016/06/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:14 am
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I love You Lord, I know You see

That I have placed my faith in Thee

Though time has passed I feel the loss

And why You suffered on that cross !


SACRIFICE ( 2016 ) 2016/03/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:34 am
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Oh dearest Lord what were you like

When you were but a tiny tyke

And when you played outside your home

Did you get lost or perchance roam ?

What kind of games did you partake,

There were no windows you could break

I’m sure that you were full of vim

What troubles did you make for Him ?

How much your Father loved us all

To sacrifice what would befall

His only Son conceived for men

To dwell in paradise again !


IN MEMORY OF OUR HEROES ( 2015 ) 2015/11/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:50 am
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To all the men who fought that day

And those that have since passed away

The thanks of us all should convey

Tales of your sacrifice, we pray

God bless us all and vow to say

We’ll never fight again that way !


WHAT SHALL I DO ( 2015 ) 2015/08/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:30 am
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I miss you Mom it’s been so long

All through the years our bond was strong

Though you’ve been gone for quite a while

I still remember your sweet smile

And all the love you gave to me

When times were dark your torch was free.

Thanks for your help in those bleak days

Together while those boys were raised

You always shared that wise advice

You taught me how to compromise

I’m glad that I was there for you

Now you are gone, what shall I do ?


ROLL CALL ( 2015 ) 2015/06/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:15 am
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A man who walked with God was he

A profile of integrity

A man of honor who chose love

To please his Father there above

A man who died to save us all

From Satan’s might and last roll call !


THE BALLERINA ( 2015 ) 2015/03/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:03 am
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A ballerina is so sweet

She dances on her magic feet

Her art intense her ache endures

For painful feet there are no cures

Perform she must that’s how it goes

It’s what she loves her twinkle toes !

We all owe her great empathy

She pirouettes much to our glee

Her graceful moves part of the dream

The jetes mark her dance supreme !


FORSAKEN ( 2014 ) 2014/11/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:49 am
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Oh my beloved Lord, wherefore hast Thou forsaken me

And left me here to weep and sigh for an eternity ?


COLLATERAL ( 2014 ) 2014/08/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:16 am
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The men who die to keep us free

And give their lives for victory,

They’ll never see the war’s ending

Or hear the peal of freedom ring !

They sacrifice all that could be

Without a thought or guarantee,

There was a chance they knew darn well

They could be caught and sent to hell !

Some would survive another day

While others meant to turn away,

How sad that their reward is small

For death in war rates no recall !


IN MEMORIAM ( 2014 ) 2014/05/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:04 pm
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The soldier stands both straight and tall

He answered when his nation called

He put his dreams upon the shelf

And vowed to give both life and self.

He left his home, he went away

To learn to fight and save the day

His job was not to question why

But follow orders do or die,

And so he did and here we are

Upon the wall a golden star !


GENOCIDE ( 2014 ) 2014/01/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:31 pm
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We can’t forget the children small

Whose portraits hang upon a wall

Of some far place we cannot see

Where angels guard their memory.

These little ones have paid the price

For madness and insane device

Of men who have no mind to care

About young lives and whom they spare.

Pray God soon acts to right the wrong

And beg it will not take so long.


WAR ( 2013 ) 2013/12/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:36 pm
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I hear the cries of desperate men

Who do long to breathe freedom again

The sound arrives on the stillest air

I feel their pain and their dark despair.

On the lonely nights that winter brings

How can they bear all their sufferings ?

In a foreign land and so alone

May God bless those who are far from home !


DATELINE: HOBOKEN, NJ, USA “WAR WORK” ( 2013 ) 2013/08/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:00 pm
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Lucky Green has gone to war! And  so has Hoboken, madly, wildly with shipyards and canned food factories in full swing, 24 hour shifts!  Tootsie Roll factory, Maxwell House, Lipton Tea, Continental Can, Hostess Bread & Cake, Van Houton Chocolate and on and on!  Lucky Strike used a dark green dye in its packaging, thus the slogan, with P. Lorillard across Observer Highway!  K Rations & C Rations were made and packaged here in the frenetic hustle of World War Two.  Keuffel & Esser churning out essential steel instruments, Ferguson Propellers, Fagan Ironworks, Tietjen & Lang, Fredericks along with Todd Shipyards and Bethlehem Steel all blackening our skies with the industry of war.  Cigarettes were sold by the ones, called Loosies, did you know that?  The trolley cars bustled along the tracks day and night!  At last, there was no unemployment!  Hospitals recruited high school students to pick up the slack as orderlies, nurses aides, school hours shifted to 7:30 AM, ending 2:30 PM to accomodate the desperate need for help at $20. per 5 day week of 4 hour shifts with hot meal including  meat.  Many stayed in the field after peacetime!  We were changing and learning to survive in this brave new world.   And we did!  P.S. I chose to work at Christ Hospital, good food, no food stamps were  required!             Sincerely,                                            Claire B.


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