Claire V. Bogdanos

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

GOD IS WITH US ( 2020 ) 2020/02/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:26 am
Tags: , , , , ,

How  many times  we run away

From  all the  problems  of the day

Or  shut our eyes  and close our ears

Escaping  from a world  of tears.

How  wise that most  chose to forget

Days  of rejection  or regret

We  need remember  by and by

That  God  is with us  ere we die !



AFTER EACH FALL ( 2020 ) 2020/01/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:19 pm
Tags: , , , , ,

When  I  was sweet sixteen,  long time ago

The  world was all  mine to worship and grow

I  promised me that I’d try hard to  be

The  bestest girl  that anyone could see.

I’d  make  my mark with the greatest of ease

Doing  whatever it would take  to please

Now  life has come and gone with  fewer dreams

Leaving  me falling  apart at the seams.

I’m  sure that the Lord  will always be there

To  buck up my shoulders,  teach me to care

While  I’ve  discovered after  beaucoup  years

To  make peace with  myself,  dry up my tears

Cause  it’s not the results  that count at all

It’s  whether you rise up  after each fall !



HARMONY ( 2020 ) 2020/01/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:45 am
Tags: , , , , ,

Trust  is the factor we each need

If  we’re  expecting to succeed

As  it’s required  to understand

We  clasp our hands  across the land

For we  can’t  work together if

Between  us still exists some  rift

Let’s  try once more,  learn to agree

Achieving  perfect  harmony !



SECOND HAND ( 2020 ) 2020/01/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:43 am
Tags: , , , , ,

This  heart of mine could use a rest

It’s  tired of being second best

No  matter what I say or do

The  verdict is it’s up to you.

I’d  like to  believe  life is fair

And second chances are not rare

But  you and I,  we live with facts

We’ve done the job,  performed the acts.

Too sad to think ’twas not enough

To keep one’s head when going’s rough

Throughout  my life  I tried  so hard

To  keep my actions  close to God !




A TOAST ( 2019 ) 2019/12/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:15 am
Tags: , , , , ,

The  time for  dreaming is now done

Let’s  raise our glasses  one by one

To  give a toast and pledge  that we

Shall  make it to  eternity !


TO SUCCEED ( 2019 ) 2019/12/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:43 am
Tags: , , , , ,

There are so many ways to say

I love you each and every day

A kiss, a hug, a smile or two

Will do the trick to get one through.

A voice that’s gentle, ever kind

With not a single edge to grind

True honesty in all you do

Dependable, trustworthy too,

These are the qualities you’ll need

To be a winner and succeed !


PIECE OF CAKE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:49 am
Tags: , , , , ,

For God and Country, so it goes

How does it end, seems no one knows

We are a nation thus conceived

Of all the values we believed

We are a country young at heart

In which each one must play a part.

We can’t pretend that we are free

It must be with great certainty

The task at hand is guaranteed

To make us strong and to succeed

We shall not fail nor will we break

We’ll stay the course, God’s piece of cake !


CHANGING EVERY DAY ( 2018 ) 2018/07/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:22 am
Tags: , , , , ,

There are so many dreams I’ve had

Some old, some borrowed, some brand new

A few turned out to be quite sad

But there were winners, one or two.

I thank You Lord, for all the luck

And wish my friends much of the same

This effort took most of the pluck

To help save each one in the game.

I know that dreams will never end

Fact is they only fade away

In time, conditions all must blend

While dreams keep changing every day !


CANNOT FORGET ( 2018 ) 2018/07/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:38 am
Tags: , , , , ,

Oh to be the hero who lived to see the sun

Early in the morning after the battle’s won

Or to feel the wonder that follows in the morn

Now that all is quiet and hope can be reborn.

Sadly in the shadows, their voices silent now

Those who can’t return or will ever take their bow

Dreaming in a twilight that will not rise nor set

Those men that we’ll remember and cannot forget  !



STANDUP TALL ( 2017 ) 2017/10/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:50 am
Tags: , , , , ,

Sometimes the dream you’re waiting for

Lies just outside your own front door

Sometimes success that you pursue

Is something you already knew.

Sometimes your life becomes intense

If you’ve no taste for self defense

And when you fumble or you fall

Remember please to standup tall !



“PLAY BALL” ( 2017 ) HOMAGE TO LOU GEHRIG 2017/07/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:56 am
Tags: , , , , ,

There was a man who did “play ball”

Aft all the years most still recall

An icon who did make this game

The key to his unending fame.

A humble man of wit and length

So lank and lean and full of strength

A simple man and faithful too

The game seemed to be what he knew.

He gave his all it cost his life

Thank God he chose the proper wife

Tis sad that heroes oft die young

Long fore their praises will be sung !





HAVE A HEART ( 2017 ) 2017/06/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:35 am
Tags: , , , , ,

I hung my heart out on a limb

And prayed someone would reel me in

I searched for love the way one should

And wound up lost in some vast wood.

I tried my hand at show and tell

And that did not go quite so well

I decided right then and there

I’d had enough of grief to spare.

And so I bought myself a book

Turned out that I was this great cook,

Love’s not what it’s cracked up to be

Seems business was my destiny !






WIN, LOSE OR BREAK ( 2017 ) 2017/03/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:13 am
Tags: , , , , ,

I can’t imagine what to think

The world we knew is on the brink

The powers that be are paralyzed

Too many here are traumatized.

We’re in a bind and can’t get out

No matter how we rale or shout

So sad that time’s not on our side

When we have issues to decide.

Let’s run our goals on super fast

And pray that God will help it last

We need peace now, make no mistake

Whate’er we do, win, lose or break !




BOSS OF YOU AND ME ( 2017 ) 2017/02/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:02 am
Tags: , , , , ,

I hear the wind so wild and cold

It shares a chill quite brash and bold

And struts its sound beyond the storm

Oh how I wish I could get warm.

I’d guess the forests need to sleep

While gusty winds do clean and sweep

It is a job of giant length

And needs to work at high pitch strength

For God owns all the powers that be

And is the boss of you and me !




PROCESS ( 2016 ) 2016/11/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:07 am
Tags: , , , , ,

A force now rises in the east

To calm the anger of the beast

The winds of change will power divest

And merit fortune in its quest

The time has come, the hour is near

To charm the crowd and vanquish fear !



SUCCESS ( 2016 ) 2016/03/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:18 am
Tags: , , , , ,

This road I’ve walked for oh so long

Has taught me much and made me strong

I have not flinched in spite of pain

Finding more ways to help maintain

Those days that challenge me anew

Questioning now what shall I do ?

I’ve come this far with faith in God

His help has made my path less hard

No matter what new days may bring

I thank my God for everything !


PATH AHEAD ( 2015 ) 2015/11/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:38 am
Tags: , , , ,

I look around, what do I see

A world debauched in infamy

My heart cries out, Lord help us all

Please save us from old Satan’s call.

The evil that occurs right here

Weighs heavy on eyes, mind and ear

Where is the strength we need to find

The courage to leave sin behind

Desert us not, dear gracious God

The path ahead seems really hard !


ALSO RAN ( 2015 ) 2015/07/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:59 am
Tags: , , , ,

I’m so tired of running uphill

I’d like some time to just sit still

Or help to find another way

To learn to get through every day.

The race is old and I am too

Truth is I don’t know what to do

So be a sport and lend a hand

Keep telling me that life is grand.

Perhaps after a while or so

My confidence is bound to grow

I want to do all that I can

It’s tough to be an also ran !


TOOTH AND NAIL ( 2014 ) 2014/10/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:00 am
Tags: , , ,

We’ll say goodbye to days that were

With all the visions they incurred

While every road must have a bend

So every page may have an end !

The times have come and gone away

To leave us lost or led astray

Or on the path to happiness

Possessing keys to our success !

To each is given that bag of tools

God’s map to life supplies the rules

What shall we do then if we fail

We’ll try again with tooth and nail !


FREEDOM’S SONG ( 2014 ) 2014/10/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:35 am
Tags: , , ,

I like to sing aloud and long

A sweet and joyous feel good song

All about the home of the brave

Where freedom’s free and must be saved !

This land where gold lines every street

That is if you will move your feet

Get out of bed and use your mind

There is a treasure you shall find !

While sloth may be the choice you make

And ignorance the path you take,

You won’t believe what joy it brings

Until success does give you wings !


ONE PATH ( 2014 ) 2014/03/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:06 pm
Tags: , ,

A nagging chill pervades the room

One seems to sense impending gloom

Another day has come and gone

Another chance to wish upon

Some fragile hope we care about

Or dream we followed most devout.

A helpful thought to keep in mind

Remember to be just and kind

There is one way that we can choose

One path to follow win or lose

We need no special trade or school

It’s simply called the Golden Rule !


LIFE’S SECOND CHANCE ( 2013 ) 2013/08/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:01 pm
Tags: , , ,

First time out is a lifetime dream

Second time an audacious scheme

To cope with fears that you may fail

Just breathe deeply and then exhale

Forget all mishaps that you’ve heard

Think only of inspired word

Be honest in all that you do

Helpful and kind loyal and true

Pray for the chance to help succeed

Sure that you’ll accomplish the deed

Bringing you such joy in advance

When you’ve earned sweet victory’s dance.


TO SUCCESS ( 1985 ) 2013/02/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:42 pm
Tags: , , , ,


Success, that intangible something,

certainly not a finished product for

which there exists one definable formula,

is perhaps the only desirable result of

attempt and achievement.  However what

is considered success for one may just

be another’s concept of failure.


%d bloggers like this: