Claire V. Bogdanos

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

SHADOWS ( 2019 ) 2019/10/29

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I  cannot  wait  for dawn  to show

From  whence  the sounds of life doth flow

The  darkness of the night  will fade

As  sunbeams from daylight  invade.

The  shadows that are  left behind

As  all  the early hours  unwind

Do  leave with us  this lucent sight

Escaping  emptiness  each  night !



UNREQUITED ( 2019 ) 2019/10/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:15 am
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There is one thing I’m searching for

To be some  place I’ve been before

And feel the warmth of your embrace

The  peace of  love upon your face.

It’s too late now there’s no time left

As  I am here,  alone,  bereft

I’m sorry that it could not be

Life  found an  altered destiny !


ALL YOU DO ( 2019 ) 2019/09/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:58 am
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Oh precious Lamb, You are so sweet

This world is kneeling at Your feet

You are the world’s bright shining Star

All that we hope and dream You are.

The times we knew are fading fast

Have we the stamina to last,

What must we do to prove to You,

Praise God and honor all You do !





MEMORIES TO REMIND US ( 2018 ) 2018/11/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:52 am
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I hear the echo of the night

Secede to early morning’s light

Each day begins again anew

The world and I still miss you too.

As time moves on the vision fades

With faces lost in vast parades

While we who here remain behind

Have memories that will remind !


VIRTUOSITY ( 2018 ) 2018/07/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:52 am
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Oh wayward star where have you been

What kind of world are you lost in

The road is slick, the path is steep

Where is the vision that you seek ?

The night is long and lost in dark

While all about is drear and stark

The mist seeps through the window pane

Engendering a new refrain

Oh Lord, be kind, help us to see

Life’s face of virtuosity !



CLIMB NO MORE ( 2018 ) 2018/06/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:35 am
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I glance across the roofs and chimney rise

To sight each structure reaching for the skies

Obliquely angled to the morning star

In hope of seeing visions ever far.

A stretch of space that still is waiting there

For anyone who dares to climb the stair

At length to find oneself at heaven’s door

Without the need to dream thus climb no more !


THE TRUTH ( 2017 ) 2017/08/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:32 am
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Circuitous is not my style

And never found to be worthwhile

Straight forward is my only choice

That’s where I opt to use my voice

I’ve learned with time that truth still pays

Thank God, it lightens all my days !


ROOFTOPS ( 2017 ) 2017/04/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:07 am
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As I look out o’er roofs and chimney top

There’s no place I can make my vision stop

That is not brick and mortar all alone

Accompanied by wood or tar or stone.

Now rooftops are a lonely barren place

Lacking enthusiasm to fill our space

They bring no beauty or accommodate

In any way the grace of man to date.

Of course they serve a purpose  that’s a must

Saving all from cold, wind, storm, rain or dust

But I would love to look across that span

Envisioning God’s beauty all I can !



HE DOES NOT LIE ( 2017 ) 2017/04/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:08 am
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Whatever is it that I spy

Is that a rainbow in the sky,

The colors are so crisp and clear

Is it the first for me this year ?

Those seven colors that I see

Bring such great joy to giddy me

Red, orange, yellow, green and blue

Indigo and violet too.

Quite a vision that all may share

I wish that I could fly up there

And touch that rainbow God did paint

To find out if it is or ain’t.

God left His mark there in the sky

Reminding us He does not lie !








RESPECT ( 2017 ) 2017/03/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:57 am
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I’ve told you about my teddy bear

And all of the dreams we two did share

We’ve spoken of my Raggedy Ann

You know I was her favorite fan.

While my mom and dad who loved me so

Taught me my manners and how to show

Kindness and love to all that I greet

How to keep my faith and be discreet.

From my nana dear who was so wise

And my grandpop with those laughing eyes

I learned that life might be a great joy

If simple respect we would employ.

For whom in this world devoid of hope

Could manage to win or learn to cope

Without the aid of the God we know

And all the angels  we’ve met below ?




WHITEOUT ( 2017 ) 2017/03/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:36 am
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One cannot hear a single sound

Silence has fallen all around

The world rests in its wrap of white

That covers all we have in sight.

There blinks above no lonely star

Nor other remnant from afar

No steeple bell or chime is heard

None dare to utter any word.

Too many hours the snowflakes fall

In their great haste to cover all

The moon’s been hid by swirling snows

That’s all to see where e’er one goes !





THROUGH THE DOOR ( 2017 ) 2017/02/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:12 am
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I love the way the snowflakes fall

In their great rush to cover all

They land in heaps about knee high

And keep on swirling from the sky

This place is clouded in pure white

It sure is one dramatic sight.

Just feel the air it’s frosty cold

The snow’s a power to behold

It glitters bright for those who share

The magic and elusive glare.

I sure would love to greet the sun

Assured that soon the cold is done

Though we shall have to wait some more

Before this spring walks through the door !





LOVING CARE ( 2016 ) 2016/09/26

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:46 am
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There are times I rest idly on my bed

While many visions spin around my head

And I am caught in pages of the past

Among those hopes and dreams that did not last.

Now I’m sure hopes are prayers we cannot say

And dreams must keep until a later day

Lose not your faith in all that is to come

This Power we trust is neither blind nor dumb

And all we ask is that  we may but share

The smallest bit of our God’s loving care !


LIVES DO FLY ( 2016 ) 2016/09/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:16 am
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The city lights grow dimmer now

They’re hidden by the fog somehow

The mist moves softly through the trees

And cloaks the rustle of the leaves.

I hear a moan that comes and goes

I feel a chill rush to my toes

Too soon the winter will be here

With vestiges of vision drear.

If all the frost and snow arrive

How shall we then keep warmth alive,

We’ll bundle up in winter’s best

Hats, gloves and scarves with padded vest.

Do not lose heart no matter what

We’ll give it all that we have got

The seasons seem to march on by

The years grow wings and lives do fly !



FORGOTTEN DREAMS ( 2016 ) 2016/02/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:42 am
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There is a path that each must take before life’s walk is done

A lonely trek devoid of light and only trod by one

It’s filled with fear and saddened thoughts or is that how it seems

For who has not cried in the garden of forgotten dreams ?


INTENTION ( 2015 ) 2015/09/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:42 am
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I cannot see, I cannot think

My life is trembling on the brink

The world about is crass and crude

The masses live in manner rude.

This is not what God meant for us

He gave us visions glorious

Our lives reflect His hopes and joys

With echoes that His grace employs !


SHARED VISION ( 2015 ) 2015/06/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:23 am
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It’s a lonesome road that we tread upon

When the day has done and the night moves on

When the sounds of dark are quiet and still

You may hear the call of a whiporwill.

The forest echoes with the hoot of owls

There’s an anguished cry from the earth’s deep bowels

Like the voice of those who have gone before

And wept for the lack of an open door.

Let’s pray for the vision that we all share

The love of our God full of grace and care !


KNEE HIGH ( 2015 ) 2015/02/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:53 am
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When I was but a little girl

Each word I learned was like a pearl

Infused with wisdom I would learn

Throughout my life and in my turn.

The words were short and to the point

Have faith in truth don’t disappoint

Trust in the Lord with all your soul

And keep your eye upon the goal !

Now that was very long ago

Things haven’t changed that much you know

Sometimes I wish I weren’t grown

And that my seeds had not all flown

But this is true I can’t deny

God rules my life since I’m knee high !


ONLY TRUTH ( 2014 ) 2014/10/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:14 am
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Sometimes the truth is hard to find

There is so much to rend us blind

How sad that most times we don’t see

That only truth can set us free !


PLAYGROUND ( 2014 ) 2014/09/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:04 am
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This foggy veil now drifting down

Into the haze that hugs the ground

With winds that shift without a sound

And misty showers all around,

Light spray obscuring each surround

Midst floating clouds with haloes crowned

These are the sights sure to be found

As we melt into God’s playground !


MY WINDOW LEDGE ( 2014 ) 2014/05/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:04 am
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My building reaches for the sky

My windows are an outdoor spy

I’ve never gone up on the roof

It seems too high and quite aloof.

Still I can join the world outside

Without the haste to duck and hide

My neighbors are the birds that sit

Upon the window’s ledge and flit.

They chatter and communicate

Oh such joy if I could translate

But since this wish can never be

I’ll settle for the sights I see !


VISION ( 2014 ) 2014/01/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:53 pm
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The fog encases all I see

As snowflakes strive to rapid flee

By tempest tossed chased in their flight

They cloud the sky and dim the light.

How clean and white the ground appears

While buried in God’s frozen tears

This fragile thought has crossed my mind

Perhaps the wind will purpose find

And churn the storms of faith about

Ensuring lives remain devout.


ICESTORM ( 2013 ) 2013/12/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:19 pm
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My world seems covered by a frozen glaze

Like frosting dripped upon vanilla cake.


SKIES ( 2013 ) 2013/10/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:26 am
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As a small child I stared in awe

At all the beauty that I saw

As each morn spread her fairy wings

Enchanting all with magic things.

Sunrise bled melting rainbows high

Wild colored spectrums in the sky

I’d spot the pictures in the cloud

Some here and there I’d name aloud.

When I was young and in my teens

I’d spied about a thousand scenes

The world was in an awful way

I knew because the skies turned gray.

Sometimes the clouds came rushing past

Above my head with visions vast

Then as the day approached its close

Sunsets glowed purples, plums and rose.

The brilliance faded all away

As night moved in to end the day

I’ve wondered where the color went

When after all the days were spent.

I miss the beauty that we had

It disappeared and left me sad

Today the sky is dull and bleak

And there’s an answer that I seek

Some lesson here that can be taught

Do skies reflect Gods precious  thought ?


FAREWELL ( 2013 ) 2013/07/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:07 pm
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If love had wings, I then would fly

Into your arms to say goodbye

I’ve no more time to gift to thee

This precious breath that’s left in me.

I close the door and bow my head

Too soon the hour I will be dead

Enough here now to say farewell

With some regrets I need to tell.

Can this life be my last resort

Or shall I gain another port

That waits for me to finish here

Ere I pursue this virtue clear ?


TIMES VISION ( 2001 ) 2013/05/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:01 pm
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Of all the chains the years have forged I’ve born with charity

One timeless and external torch can light no way for me

And darkens still this foolish path that will not set me free,

Igniting every shallow thought that clouds my destiny.

There is a time that shall impound

The freedom once that I had found

Which must with force my life surround

Until that day my breath’s unbound.

While madness round me all about pursues a course that’s weak

There is no simple answer to the honest end I seek,

Foolish aims that restless be have no mind nor tongue to speak

And bind my heart to olden dreams with courage often meek.

Brief chance has come and too soon passed

To rend my days with currents fast

Faith binds my hopes with vision vast,

Time leads my sight to grace at last.


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