Claire V. Bogdanos

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

IS THIS THE END ( 2020 ) 2020/06/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:58 am
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I  watch  the  street  as  strangers  pass

Across  my  kitchen’s  window  glass

It’s  one  by  one  as  they pass  by

They  seem  so  sad,  I  want  to  cry

Can  it  be  true,  is  this  the  end

Including  all,  both  foe  and  friend   ?

 

BORN TO DIE ( 2020) 2020/03/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:18 am
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My  heart calls out His holy name

And  searches for  the way He came

To  Calvary onto  the cross

To suffer there man’s  greatest loss,

But  who am  I   to question why

The  Son of God was born  to die !

 

 

LOST THE RACE ( 2020 ) 2020/02/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:29 am
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The  morn is grey  and overcast

How  long will  this oppression last

There  is a silence  everywhere

One  needs a blade  to cut the air.

The  sky above  is masqued white

With  not a bit of clear  in sight

My  skin is  cool,  I feel  the chill

The  world  I live in  is quite ill.

The  tree limbs  are all stark and bare

With  ne’er  a bit of life out there

No  hint of green  left any place

It  makes me think  we’ve lost the  race !

 

 

 

 

SANCTITY ( 2020 ) 2020/01/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:31 am
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Millions  of dreams have  gone astray

Because  of wars we  fight each day

When  does  it end,  shall we survive

What  must we do  to keep alive ?

So  many  innocents to  save

By  heroes who have  filled each grave

And  what of all  the families

Left  behind with  but memories ?

Of  fathers,  sons and daughters  too

Who  gave themselves  in lieu of you

Bless  them all  and promise to be

Defenders  of their  sanctity !

 

 

WHERE TO GO ( 2020 ) 2020/01/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:26 am
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The  tears I shed are not for me

But  for all those who used to be

Part   of our world  now gone astray

Like  ashes of life’s  yesterday.

Once  each  possessed a name and face

And  came from a familial  place

They lived,  they loved,  they breathed the air

And  met the  destiny  all share.

How  strange that we who’ve  stayed behind

Have  yet our  destinies  to find

With  nought a  hint of what  comes next

Of  where  to go or  whom to text !

AMEN.

 

TEMPORARY ( 2019 ) 2019/12/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:18 am
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At  times  I  try so very hard

For  all my sadness to discard

To smile and bring my life on track

And pray to lure  good humor back.

Our  lives  are but a  series of

Moments of fear,  joy,  tears and  love

However  tough  the times  may be

It’s  always  just  temporary  !

 

 

EVERYTHING ENDS WITH A KISS ( 2019 ) 2019/11/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:10 am
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My  life is strained and hard to bear

Too  many stories left to share

A   little up,   a  little down

A  happy smile,  a tiny frown.

Some  days are great and others sad

As  life is full of  good and bad

Tears  are there  in the midst  of bliss

Where  everything  ends with a kiss !

 

 

FINAL REST ( 2019 ) 2019/09/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:06 am
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When first I  held  you in my arms

My sweetest child  so full  of charm

You stole my heart and my soul too

Like no one person  e’er could do

I  never thought  that life would be

Full of  this  joy you’ve  brought to me.

 

In all the  years you  did not fail

Or steal  the wind out of my sail

We’ve weathered  every sort of storm

And kept our lives about  the norm

Tis tragic that you  couldn’t  stay

Wherein at last  my heart will lay !

 

OUR SAD CUP ( 2019 ) 2019/08/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:27 am
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When I was young,  my dad he died

And  left  us so  dried up  inside

There was no way to help explain

The  basic  anguish or  the  pain,

Through all these  years we’ve hid  it well

And  never did  that   sadness  tell

It’s simply there reminding me

Of  all  that life once used to be

It’s too late now, none can catch up

This  heritage is our sad cup !

 

 

 

 

 

TIS DONE ( 2019 ) 2019/08/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:29 am
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Our lives are  full of sadness and things that  have  gone  astray

For who  can  face the  madness  and  the  pain of  yesterday

Oh  Lord,  we do miss  the  dreams that have come and  gone  away

But  who can  bear this  agony  we  live with day  by  day ?

 

IT’S OVER ( 2019 ) 2019/08/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:00 am
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There are no bridges left to cross

Nor any mountains left to climb

It’s too late now to pitch and toss

Because we have run out of time.

There is no point in looking back

The curtains drawn, the page is blank

The horse got spooked and left the track

And no one’s  here we need to thank.

We have no reason now to try

I cannot ask the how and when

Believe that love just passed us by

And will not come this way again !

 

A BETTER PLAN ( 2019 ) 2019/03/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:18 am
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It happens every day I wake

My early morning “thankful” break

When I meet God  ’bout halfway there

And offer up a simple prayer.

There can be tears I must admit

Sometimes I  find it hard to quit

But even harder through the day

When I would rather run away.

That’s not an action worthy of

The special depths of mother love

I’ll have to learn as best I can

That God must have a better plan !

 

THOSE ASHES ( 2019 ) 2019/03/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:24 am
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Hark, what is it that I now hear

The sound of sleigh bells on my ear

Their ringing sounds so ever sweet

Oh how I pray they do repeat.

The tinkling of the bells anon

Reminding all that time moves on

Twill come and go and leave behind

Those ashes of another kind !

 

WHERE IS THE END OF SADNESS ?

 

JUST CARRY ON ( 2019 ) 2019/03/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:30 am
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Oh sad this time that’s now begun

Without an option, no not one,

There’ll be no babies that you’ll see

Upon your lap or on your knee.

You’ll never walk the marriage aisle

To see your daughters’  precious smile

Behind each veil the world may see

Such scenes will ever hide from thee.

We’re all so sorry you are gone

There’s no choice left but carry on !

 

FAREWELL MY CHILD (2019) 2019/02/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:09 am
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I really don’t know how to hide 

This sadness that I feel inside 

I’ve tried so hard to do it right 

E’en though I’m lost, night after night. 

The ache is there and won’t subside 

And all because my child has died 

Love’s all we’ve got no matter what 

The grief remains though we may not. 

I love you now, I always will 

Until my heart at last is still ! 

 

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 !

 

 

NO CHOICES ( 2019 ) 2019/01/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:21 am
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Regarding all life’s pain and ache

I’ve found my heart close to a break

Select a path which each must choose

And for this once walk in my shoes

The complex part aft all’s been done

Is sadness that does one o’ercome.

However long this life may be

There’s but one judge of thee and me.

Tis true for those who’ve gone away

There is no option leave or stay !

 

I’M MINDFUL ( 2019 ) 2019/01/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:49 am
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That sometimes love may waste away

When it can find no place to stay

To learn at last life’s saddest part

Trying to piece a broken heart !

 

IT’S CALLED SADNESS ( 2019 ) 2019/01/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:26 am
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There’s an instant lonesomeness in the whispering of the winds

That fills the heart with loneliness before each day begins

There is a moment of darkness that dims all of our sights

A prelude to the blindness that precedes life’s true delights !

 

DISILLUSION ( 2018 ) 2018/10/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:53 am
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I wish there were another way

To chase this useless ache away

It matters not our needs today

What e’er occurs is come what may !

 

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 !

 

 

BE SAFE SOMEHOW ( 2018 ) 2018/08/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:12 am
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There’s so much sadness that I see

It hollows out the heart in me

Sometimes one can’t tell day from night

Or when the path turns left or right !

How does one question up or down

Or if it’s time to smile or frown

Just keep on easing forward now

Praying all will be safe somehow !

 

6 / 6 / 44 ( 2018 ) 2018/06/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:25 am
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In memory of

All those we loved

Who died that day

So far away

When after all

We still recall

The price they paid

For bringing aid

And peace to those

Who never chose

To start this war

Whatever for !

 

OH ABSALOM ( 2018 ) 2018/05/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:31 am
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Sometimes the world is full of gloom

Its sadness darkens every room

The seasons change, they come and go

From springtime’s warmth to winter’s snow.

Days roll on by with no account

Midst tears and sighs in great amount

And justice finds it needs a place

To challenge evil’s false embrace.

What was has been and is no more

Once lost will never be restored

The saddest words that one can say

Oh Absalom, you’ve gone astray !

 

 

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 !

 

IT’S NOT EASY ( 2018 ) 2018/02/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:40 am
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Once long ago I knew a life

Which proffered me all that it could

As daughter, mother and a wife

In happiness with aspects good

Seems it appears after all that

I find myself left derelict

And wearing an indifferent hat

My days no longer kept that strict !

 

 

 

EMPTY CITY STREETS ( 2017 ) 2017/11/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:24 am
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The early morning fog begins to clear

I hear each leaf’s staccato on the ear

The wind whips through the clutter at the curb

While seeming to declare, do not disturb

The hollowed silence  of forgotten days

Now echoes through this empty canyoned maze !

 

I CAN’T FORGET ( 2017 ) 2017/03/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:49 am
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My heart got lost so long ago

How that occured I cannot know

It was that war, I often think

That took our values to the brink

The young, the old, the in-between

Not one of us escaped the scene

It hollowed out each living thing

And in our lives did chaos bring

We took the test and some did win

Although too many were done in

And there were those, ones that I  saw

Who ne’er returned forever more

Oh Lord I wish I could  forget,

I haven’t mastered that trick yet !

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*(  MEMORIES OF WORLD WAR II )

 

 

 

 

 
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