Claire V. Bogdanos

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

EARTHBOUND ( 2017 ) 2017/04/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:11 am
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Sometimes the pain’s too much to bear

Sometimes defense is meant to share,

I’ve often wished that I could fly

On cushioned wings into the sky

Escaping earth and its confines

Midst all the angst that life defines

I understand as one earthbound

What I search for is not aground !



GREEN GODDESS ( 2017 ) 2017/03/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:07 am
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When I look out and see her there

Our Liberty with greenish hair

So grand and strong reminding me

We have remained land of the free

Far longer than two hundred years

Amidst hurrahs and raucous cheers.


But now we are put to the test

To do what we know to be best

Thus save our nation from distress

And for the rest our foes impress

Our job’s ongoing, working hard

Protect ourselves and thank our God !


NOR’EASTER ( 2017 ) 2017/01/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:00 am
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The frothy foam that caps the waves

And dredges sand from seashell graves

That long have hidden from our sight

Choose now to face the morn’s veiled light.

The ocean creatures deeper go

Escaping nature’s undertow

While seagulls frantic overhead

Search for a perch that’s safe instead !

Both you and I must reach for breath

As all the air seems sucked to death

The wind whips round with heightened speed

Oh grant us Lord, the strength we need !


FREEDOM COME. ( 2017 ) 2017/01/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:58 am
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Now I have dreamt a million dreams

And some of them came true

I guess I’m lucky, so it seems

I like to share with you !

For all those times luck has not smiled

Nor been so very kind

When fate did scheme to drive us wild

With joy harder to find,

We still held on with all our might

Small matter what was done

But win we have after the fight

To save our freedom come !


MY STRENGTHS ( 2017 ) 2017/01/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:38 am
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I love You Lord, You are my strengths

I’d follow You to any lengths

You are courage and made me strong

And in Your care I do belong.

I am with You where ere You go

Through summer storm or winter’s snow

And when I die remember this

I beg of You, one parting kiss !



STAND UP ( 2016 ) 2016/10/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:22 am
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The more I see the more I think

This world it totters on the brink

Seems no solution has appeared

The final outcome is quite clear

We’re on the eve of some attack

How shall we win our freedom back ?

I hear the sound of our retreat

We need to get back on our feet

Stand up for what you know is right

We can’t afford to lose this fight !



IMPROVEMENT ( 2016 ) 2016/10/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:50 am
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What kind of day will it be today

I can hear the world at work and play

As noise of construction fills the air

Sirens are blaring fron who knows where.

The buses are rushing, hear the sound

While busy jitneys circle around

I hear the echo of running feet

Clattering rapidly down the street.

Well I guess the day has had its start

And the early rush will soon depart

How I pray each day as I awake

There’s some small improvement I can make !





ASSURANCE ( 2016 ) 2016/09/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:27 am
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Sometimes I believe that I can’t take

Another bit of this heart to break

I’ve now gotten used to every crack

Soon it’s time to get my courage back.

I refuse to find myself abused

It’s unhealthy and I’m unamused

Perhaps with patience there is a way

For me to chase all my fears away

I know that the Lord is always there

I’m assured that He is just and fair !


HE RULES ( 2016 ) 2016/08/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:45 am
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The days may come, the days may go

With not much progress here to show

One thought that does refuse to stay

And cannot wait to fly away

That each of us is on our own

As each shall reap what has been sown.

Remember God is on our side

In spite of fear or foolish pride

Make known to Him that love is sure

With all your strength reject impure

For in the end we’re left no choice

He rules us all heart, soul and voice !


NOSTALGIA ( 2016 ) 2016/07/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:13 pm
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Oh that yearning for times long past

Those youthful days that did not last

Where all our dreams began as hope

To bear no limits in their scope

For youth is that which knows no fear

Of obstacles both far and near.

Yet all too soon those days must pass

Like shadows in life’s looking glass

While time alone may leave its marks

As former youth on age embarks

There face anew another day

To pack their former life away !


MY HEALING STONE ( 2016 ) 2016/06/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:20 am
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My heart has cried too many tears

Through all those lean and lonely years

When God alone was my one hope

The only way I learned to cope.

I can’t forget He helped me through

Sad days that were both grim and blue

Without His love there’s no success

And life can be too full of stress.

I’m glad that He was always there

To lift my pain, my burdens share

I know that I am not alone

God is my Rock, my healing stone !


LOST AND FOUND ( 2016 ) 2016/06/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:24 am
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I beg You Lord have faith in me

I need Your care and sympathy

For in my nakedness at length

I lost my shame but found my strength !


GOD IS THERE ( 2016 ) 2016/06/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:31 am
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I believe that life has levels of

Concern and care, devotion and love

They are with us for a lifetime long

And range from the meek to ever strong.

Perhaps some require a stouter voice

To channel the option of their choice

One must not accept that all is lost

Or believe that failure is the cost,

Stand up and shout or cheer if you will

And know that your God is with you still !



SAVE THE DAY ( 2016 ) 2016/05/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:36 am
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I praise You Lord, You are the King

You are the Boss of everything

The earth, the sun, the moon on high

And all the objects in the sky !

How great You are, the world can’t know

This universe is Your big show

I love You Lord, please lead the way

I pray You’ll help us save the day !




YOUR COLORS TRUE ( 2016 ) 2016/04/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:01 am
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To those of you who can’t recall,

One war was fought to end them all

How foolish was it that we thought

This war would be the last we fought !

The lesson that we should have learned

Our history too often spurned,

Like those who never went to war

Don’t have a clue what war is for !

The bloody battles, millions dead

Broken bodies, hunger and dread

These mean nothing, you weren’t there

You have not known this great despair !

You think that war is just some game

Untouched by loss, you are the same

You sleep, you eat, you talk the talk

But you have never walked the walk !

Oh cowards all, that’s who you are

You speak  so grand from oh so far

But show us now what you can do

Tis time you shared your colors true !





THIS TEST ( 2016 ) 2016/03/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:32 am
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Now I have met the devil and fought him hand and fist

There is no way I wouldn’t, by strength and with great risk

The battle left me empty and yearning for a rest

I shall arise tomorrow if I survive this test !


USURPER ( 2016 ) 2016/02/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:05 am
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As skies of gray go drifting by

Seagulls o’erhead do swiftly fly

I hear the whisper of the wind

It cries to me “please let me in”.

The sound grows stronger on my ear

I do not dare for more to hear,

Be gone corruptor of my fate

For sure it is you are too late !


THE RIDE ( 2016 ) 2016/01/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:17 am
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The night is long it’s dark and cold

The dreams we’ve dreamt have all grown old

A burst of air rushed through the door

Life’s covers slipt onto the floor.

What would I give to capture youth

Well I’m not sure, to tell the truth

Perhaps nought’s left to grant me strength

Or add to life a greater length.

I think that we each must decide

How long or short will be the ride !


THE DISTANT SOUND ( 2015 ) 2015/08/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:58 am
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There’s a world that’s out there, one that I shall never see

With all its magic music and such happiness for free

It reaches now to touch me with sights I have never known

Though I shan’t live to see it for my time is not my own.

I can sight the lights afar and do hear the distant sound

Distinctly in the twilight as the darkness closes round

And I’m sure that someone else will be right there to share it

As for me the truth is this, I’ve no strength left to dare it !


I’M TIRED ( 2015 ) 2015/05/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:49 am
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My heart is worn, it’s tired too

The battle’s done seems overdue

The time is now to call an end

While there’s still strength left to defend.

A faithful trust, a tender care

A loving God I’m sure is there

I need no favor to implore

For who am I to ask for more ?


FAST FRIEND ( 2015 ) 2015/04/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:25 am
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The year has come and flown away

This is another sanguine day

How fleetly time does pass us by

And leaves behind the tears that dried

Like memories we can’t forget

Or dreams we’ve had that haunt us yet.

I’ve learned so much as I have grown

We all must try to stand alone

For that is how each life does end

With only God as our fast friend !


CAPACITY ( 2015 ) 2015/01/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:44 am
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The lonely night envelopes me

In magic arms I cannot flee

While darkness keeps me company

My thoughts are at capacity !

The silence echoes in my room

Invading its pervasive gloom

That wears the dolour of a tomb

Be gone, thou wicked silent doom !

Though life is never always grim

There are those climes some wallow in

When all we are does fade and dim

Our prayer must be, do not give in !


THE DIFFERENCE ( 2014 ) 2014/07/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:03 am
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The coward utters emboldened word

He will repeat what he has heard;

A man of courage will peace prolong

His ethic must be both bold and strong !

The weak man hides his deceptive heart

And covers all with fallacious art

How sad that only time can reveal

The deep dark secret he does conceal !

Oh would that God might give us a sign

That we should each our allegiance find !



LOST SYMBOL ( 2014 ) 2014/06/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:41 am
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The stalwart stag upon the hill

Waits there erect and rigid still

His antlers splayed and elegant

While seeming made of olifant.

This noble beast impresses me

He does not flinch nor will he flee

His heart beats hard and flutters fast

He rules the streams and forests vast.

A simple creature God has wrought

With strength and courage as he ought

He roams this land that once was free

Lost symbol of security !


PATIENCE ( 2014 ) 2014/05/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:18 pm
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How long or fleet our lives may be

Examples set by those we see

Have impact we can never know

Directions may move fast or slow !

Decisions made without much thought

Ensnare us in dilemma fraught,

Should we turn out our patient best

It would be sweet to ace that test !

I’ll settle for a joyous smile

Days that promise to be worthwhile

A life that thrives with energy

And faith that God abides with me ‘





REWARDING BLISS ( 2014 ) 2014/03/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:17 pm
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I thought I saw a drop of rain

Go trickling down my window pane

I watched entranced by its descent

Slow and cautious the liquid went.

I wonder if our lifespan apes

The way lost hope or wish escapes

And trickles down to wash away

Afraid to greet each blessed day ?

Is this what life is teaching us

To live in fear and never trust

To spend our time in cowardice

Ignoring God’s rewarding bliss ?


SURVIVAL ( 2014 ) 2014/02/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:47 am
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The mourning dove and I have been

Observing each and much akin

Our lives as such kept company

In times of hope and liberty.

The wings of birds do restless fly

Across the width and length of sky

To search for truth and wonder how

We each survived from then to now.

I cash my chips with grateful ease

And beg my God to help me please

This is my stand and once for all

I’ll answer to survivals call !


CONCLUSION ( 2013 ) 2013/04/28


Fearful and crushed are those saddened lives

Whose trembling hope pale agony survives

While those I know I cannot change or cure

Must forge their path along some way secure.

I find my life’s been challenged by the lights

And winnowed by the shades of shallow nights

Nights spent alone there wrapt in reverie

Midst lights of wisdom, shades of destiny.

Regarding this I pray my faith’s been sealed

Since many a lost promise has been healed.

While I may grasp this chance of happiness

And conquer all the woes which bar success

I find myself adrift upon a sea

Of senseless waste and hapless energy.


I’m weary of the endless battle now

I long for rest to garner strength somehow

And pray that God will shelter me once more

Ere I shall haste to latch one final door.


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