Claire V. Bogdanos

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

CLUTCH OF FEAR (2020) 2020/05/28

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There is this sadness in my heart

That years ago had its small start

When I was young and chose to be

The backbone of my family.

Though times were hard and cupboards bare

Our crippled world was forced to share

We wasted not nor did we slack

But strove to take our nation back.

Who thought that we would once again

Return to those ” remember when ” ?

Oh Blessed Lord, be with us here

To save us from this clutch of fear !

 

TO SET US FREE ( 2019 ) 2019/12/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:57 am
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My heart’s so full I dare not speak

A world so sad, so dark, so bleak

The winds of war doth us surround

The earth begs cleansing all around.

May God in heaven hear our plea

And use His power to set us free !

 

 

SACRED MEMORY ( 2019 ) 2019/06/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:49 pm
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This  day to me is  just so real

I  can’t explain  quite how I feel

My heart so full I think  t’will  break

There was so very much at  stake.

Ten thousand lost upon that shore

Who  t’were  not seen  forevermore

My  heart cries out,  I cannot bear

The  deprivation  we did share.

How many dreams were  lost that day

How  many hopes were  snatched away

Oh God above,  please hear this plea

Vouchsafe  this  day of  infamy  !

 

 

 

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 !

 

OUR FRONT DOOR ( 2019 ) 2019/05/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:11 am
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The dawn’s slow rolling o’er the hill

The air is tense, silent and still

This scene is quiet, fast asleep

While we’ve this mission we need keep

The world about is tossed amiss

And chaos rules instead of bliss

When will this peace we’re searching for

Arrive at last at our front door ?

 

 

THE ESCAPE ( 2019 ) 2019/03/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:39 am
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Far in the distance I can hear

The sound of all the passing trains

The wail that echoes loud and clear

Repeating its wistful refrains,

Across this world the trains hold court

With language we can’t comprehend

In climates cold or damage fraught

Or crises we don’t understand.

Oh sad the trail of distance brings

To circumstance beyond our reach

It is the sound of dying things

The skill of God will soon impeach !

 

THE RECIPE OF WAR ( 2018 ) 2018/12/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:41 am
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There was a war long time ago

In places that we did not know

So many years now in our past

Proof of length that memories last.

Both young and old were forced to fight

Across the globe or out of sight

A war that simply parried on

Left none untouched here or beyond.

Now I am old but can recall

Those shadows cast upon my wall

With forgotten names that I’d known

Redemptions’ chance all but unknown.

Oh, someone should research this tale

Ere soon we shall completely fail !

 

REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR DAY

 

 

SHEER INJUSTICE ( 2018 ) 2018/09/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:49 am
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There was a man upon the road

Who seemed weighed down by heavy load

With spirits low, his shoulders sagged

And as he walked, his feet they dragged.

Another cause, another place

Perhaps another futile race

Tis sad believing all is lost

His faith and honor are the cost.

Oh Lord above, how can this be

The innocents now deemed guilty

Justice is lost, our nation cries

And all are left with compromise !

 

 

CONSEQUENCE ( 2017 ) 2017/11/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:30 am
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Once was a war, the worst we’d had

With consequence both bad and sad

Most of our men who truly tried

Did all they could before they died !

 

LINCOLN’S ADDRESS TO THE NATION WAS 11/19/1863

 

ARRIVE TOO LATE ( 2017 ) 2017/11/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:01 am
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My tears are for the many men

Who never will go home again

Like those who pledged to give it all

In battle’s heat as they did fall.

Oh Lord in Heaven hear my plea

They gave their lives for me and Thee

Their sacrifice was far too great

With rewards that arrive too late !

 

THE FINAL ACT ( 2017 ) 2017/10/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:44 am
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I find that life at best is strange

Though I’m not opting for a change

Nor am I saying that it’s bad

What choices are there to be had ?

It seems to me, we have no say

As lives evolve from day to day

Tis time that we accept the fact

It’s God who pens the final act !

 

WILL WARS CEASE ( 2017 ) 2017/10/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:49 am
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I’ve often wondered why it’s so

That sadness follows where we go

And life is never thought complete

Without these stories of defeat

Or why we rally to the cause

Of infidels and unjust wars

And so the cycle carries on

When will all wars cease and be gone ?

 

 

STRONG OPINION ( 2017 ) 2017/07/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:52 am
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What is this hell that men call war

What is it they are fighting for

They’ve wasted so much blood and gore

We’ve known  it all and want no more !

 

MAKE WARS CEASE ( 2017 ) 2017/04/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:19 am
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I have been taught my whole life long

To love my God and to be strong

To help my neighbors and my friends

To pray for peace and make amends.

Yet still I find the world I see

Is rife with much hostility

The days grow old, deep in morass

When will some of this anger pass ?

In all our lives we find no peace

When will God grant our soul’s release,

I don’t know how to fight the beast

Help us, oh Lord, make wars to cease !

 

 

 

 

 

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 )

 

 

 

 

JULY 1, 1916 BATTLE OF THE CENTURY ( 2017 ) 2017/02/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:53 am
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There was a bridge in the Great War

That both sides had been fighting for

So many died in that one fight

From early morn to darkest night

Tis true that they performed their best

Though in the end all failed that test.

They died there by the River Somme

As back and forth all hell did come

Of Brits alone some price to pay

Fifty-eight thousand fell that day

Now this occured lifetimes ago

And none are left who really know

But tell me please if any can

What does this say about a man ?

 

 

 

DICHOTOMY ( 2017 ) 2017/02/10

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:16 am
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I’ve often thought how bold are we

To dream aloud of  victory

There is a path we all must take

To learn what values are at stake

We strive to be a people free

Oft caught midst chains of tyranny.

As winds of war rage fierce and wild

A challenge to each man or child

We’re wrapt in our leftover tears

And chastened by impending fears.

There is no way to make amends

With God alone to help our friends

Beyond this sight what will we see

Still flying there, old Liberty !

 

 

 

 

OLD MENS’ WAR ( 2017 ) 2017/01/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:04 am
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I knew a boy quite long ago

There was a war, he had to go

He was so green, his life was new

How could he guess what he’d go through ?

I did my best, he was my friend

And wrote to him right to the end

How hard is it to turn away

When there is nothing left to say ?

Except you did your extra best

And hoped and prayed bout what came next

The wars will come and wars will go

What is the reason, who can know,

You’ve heard me say these words before

Why must youth die in old mens’ war ?

 

SIMPLISTIC ( 2016 ) 2016/12/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:26 am
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One cannot know just how I feel

About a war that was so real

There is no way I  will forget

All those sad days that haunt me yet

And sometimes when I’m in sleep land

The visions seem too close at hand.

I pray to God we’ll never know

The ugliness that from wars flow

Quite often when I’m at my ease

I beg of God, end all wars please !

 

 

RELEASE ( 2016 ) 2016/09/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:44 am
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The infamy of events gone by

Those scenes of the past that made us cry

The tearful times no one will forget

Sad memories that do haunt us yet

These are the shadows of all we hate

That we’ve learned to fear but much too late.

These agonies fail to go away

Increasing more with each passing day

Oh when, oh when will this madness end

Oh where, oh where does the blame depend

May the Lord above help us find peace

And from this anger grant our release !

 

 

 

 

AT HAND ( 2016 ) 2016/08/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:29 am
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The poppy blooms o’er many a grave

Of all the souls that we could not save

Colored red like blood that heroes gave

That our emblem might forever wave !

My heart does flutter with every thought

My throat goes dry and my voice gets caught

And for all the sadness war has brought

You’d think we’d accept that lesson taught.

For the time we’ve left, we must demand

That the world we know need take a stand

And plant red poppies across the land

Reminding all that peace is at hand !

 

 

WAR TORN ( 2016 ) 2016/08/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:58 am
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See all the pieces on the ground

What is this image we have found

The damaged parts of each lost soul

All crumpled bare without a goal.

Now where did all of this begin

From far away or quite close in

For this is what a war will do

Tear all apart that once were two

A war is such a vengeful thing

And wears no peace upon its wing !

 

ONCE MORE ( 2016 ) 2016/07/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:12 pm
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There was a time quite long ago

When our true colors we did show

And saved this world from tryanny

We helped to set the enslaved free.

Now red was for the blood we shed

So children could sleep safe abed

The blue for truth and honesty

Did aid the weak fight anarchy.

And white for those that died to save

God’s people to escape the grave

How sad that we are forced once more

To fight another ghastly war !

 

THE BOOK ( 2016 ) 2016/07/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:55 am
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There is this book we all know well

That has so many tales to tell

It’s been around thousands of years

Chock full of joy, promises, tears

They’ve not forgot one single thing

Bout love and lust of prince or king.

It speaks of fear, hate, jealousy

And those who can’t or will not see

Of wisemen, prophets, soldiers too

With visions of our dreams come truth

Life history since time’s begun

There’s nothing new under our sun !

 

SHILOH ( 2016 ) 2016/07/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:07 am
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The battleground of Shiloh has fields of missing and of dead

Where many nameless small white crosses lineup from head to head

A place where ten thousand died as through the heart this nation tore

While Shiloh from the bible came with His message, peace not war

And was the home of God’s own ark and His holy covenant

That from the Lord to us our peace and true happiness was sent !

 

MEMORIAL ( 2016 ) 2016/05/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:22 am
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I’d like to think where e’er you are,  you hear the bugle’s call

And know we’re missing you from mid-November through next fall

I see you in the twilight just before the even’s pall

It’s with morning sunlight rising I miss you most of all !

 

BEREFT ( 2016 ) 2016/05/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:58 am
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I’ve seen the troops in battle dress

They make me proud I must confess

I wish they were but dressing-up

To partake of sweet valour’s  cup

Instead of battling someone’s cause

While fighting in these futile wars.

There is no break nor any end

The fracas leaves no untouched friend

There’s no peace found to fill the air

We’ve only distress everywhere.

The saddest part we must accept

We’ve done our job and are bereft !

 

 

NOT FLAT ( 2016 ) 2016/04/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:01 am
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When  I was young and very green

There was not much that I had seen

But now I’ve had my fill of war

I still don’t know what war is for !

There’s World War Two, Korea and

That long Cold War, plus Vietnam

Do you remember Lebanon

In eighty-two that fatal bomb ?

Next came Grenada, Panama

This all before the first Gulf War

With Kuwait, Iraq then after

Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia.

From Kosovo, Afghanistan

That’s how War Two Iraq began

I cannot tell how we got here

The world is small, so full of fear,

But I”ll keep praying, hoping that

Our round world won’t wind up flat !

 

 

 
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