Monday, 20 February 2017

Random Thoughts While Walking In The February Sunshine

 Random Thoughts Walking
In the February Sunshine

In the brilliant sunshine
Warm temps
Is this global warming
Maybe, possibly
Is it our Lord
Showing us his glory
I like to think so
In the sunshine

© Phil Renaud 2017
Photo credit: Phil Renaud

Friday, 17 February 2017

Ugly Dog

Ugly Dog



© Phil Renaud 2017

Photo © Patricia Piccinini “The Young Family”

Thursday, 16 February 2017



Merry melodies
Express emotion
Lugubrious lids
An annoying affliction
Nauseate no-one
Cheerless children
On occasion

© Phil Renaud 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017



Shining brightly
Under a blue sky
Nourishing flora
Sun shimmers serenely
Heating up the air
Invigorating life
Natural light is something
Everyone enjoys

© Phil Renaud 2017


Balancing life
Attentiveness and

© Phil Renaud 2017

Photo © Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long

Wednesday, 8 February 2017


A mystery map
A gem filled silver necklace
Treasure quest we go
 © Phil Renaud 2017
Photo credit: Laughing Waters, 2017, used by permission

Dragon Head

Dragon Head

Dragon head
Oh dragon head
Fantastic beast
Of imagination
Flying through the skies
Breathing fire
Spreading fear
Causing havoc
Now a finely
Crafted sculpture
On a table
A trophy to behold

© Phil Renaud 2017

Photo credit: David Palmer, 2016, used by permission

Tuesday, 7 February 2017



Reading by the pale moonlight
My mind begins to dream
I take flight
Floating on a moonbeam

Surrounded by trees
I am unconfined
By the vagries
Of my mind

I play the book  
Like a piano

A brook flows thru
Yet it has no beginning
Or end
Only a middle

Imaginings of a stimulated mind

I love to read
It can lead

© Phil Renaud 2017

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Sanchez



Fish on my plate
Ain’t that great
But wait
There’s a mermaid
I’m dismayed

I wanted fish
Not mermaid
On my dish

© Phil Renaud 2017

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Sanchez

Monday, 6 February 2017

Miss You My Friend

Miss You My Friend

One year ago today
My friend passed away

Cancer reared its ugly head
And shred
My friend’s life thread

My memory
Of you
Runs like a documentary
In the recess
Of my mind

I wrote this little ditty
To keep your memory alive
On my internal drive

Miss you Dunk ♥

© Phil Renaud 2017

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Getting Old

Getting Old
I’m gettin’ old
My life has passed me by
I am no longer spry
I’m getting’ old

Many moons ago
A younger man was I
Life was slow
And did not fly by

As I grew up
Life began to speedup

Days and years
Came and went
Too many beers
To lament

Now as I prepare
To retire
I offer up a prayer
And do declare

I’m gettin’ old

© Phil Renaud 2017

Monday, 30 January 2017



Bump into the counter
Stubbed toe
The agony of short intense pain

© Phil Renaud 2017

Friday, 27 January 2017

Morning Prayer

My Morning Prayer
Thank you Lord
For letting me to
Wake to live another day
Please watch over my family…
Especially my wife, Patricia; my mother Annetta;
My brothers Garry and Charlie;
My sisters Carol, Donna, and Michelle;
Niece Emily and nephew Chad
May you keep them and the rest of my family
Safe, comfort them, ease their pain and suffering
And guide them on the path
To your resurrection
I ask this in the name of
Jesus Christ our Lord

© Phil Renaud 2017

My Wife

My Wife
My wife …
Is the love of my life,
the heart of my heart,
the woman of my dreams.

I love her
With all my heart and soul

And I thank the Lord
For letting me
Meet my wife
So long ago

© Phil Renaud 2017

Friday, 6 January 2017

Shelack Hums

Shelack Hums
There once was a detective
Who was very effective
At solving mysteries
With great histories

He used his brain
To ascertain
The guilty factions
So that by his actions
Justice was served
To those who deserved

Shelack Hums is his name
Solving crime is his game
With his partner, Dr. Whitson
No criminal could outrun
The duo
Of Shelack Hums & Dr. Whitson

© Phil Renaud 2017
I claim no ownership of photo

This poem goes back to my earliest roots as a writer - when friends and I wrote plays in grade 7 or 8 (more than 40 years ago) - about the great detective Shelack Hums. Enjoy☺

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Love is...

Love is…

Love starts as a small seed, much like that of the Mustard seed. As the mustard seed grows into a majestic tree so it is with love, as it matures and ages, it grows spreading joy, bliss and encompassing all within its reach.

Love is like the embers of a dying fire, sparkling, glowing and radiating heat and light into a harsh world.

Love can also be like ice, cold hard and unyielding.

Love is an emotion that must be shared. Sharing love increases the power of love tenfold. An emotion that is shared by man and wife becomes the bond that unites them for life.

Love is the most wonderful feeling that one can experience.

© Phil Renaud 2017

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Girl In A Jar

Girl In A Jar
Confused and alone
Time is unknown
Hugging my knees
A feeling of unease
Invades my mind
As I find
I am quarantined
In a jar
It’s truly bizarre
Being trapped in a jar

© Phil Renaud 2017

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Golden Tears

Golden Tears
My heart bleeds
For thee
Logic concedes
To a stormy emotional sea

Waves of sorrow and passion
Clash in
My head
Till I begin to shed

Golden tears

© Phil Renaud 2016

Artwork titled Larmes d'or (Tears of Gold/Golden Tears) by Anne Marie Zilberman 

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Morning Runs

Morning Runs
The inky black darkness
Is pierced by the white light
Of the bloated full moon

The morning crisp
Frigid air freezes lungs
Sidewalks icy

The stillness is broken
By pounding feet
And panting breath

Early morning runs are invigorating
Especially on a cold
Winter day

© Phil Renaud 2016

Monday, 12 December 2016


Slipping & sliding
Nightmarish navigation
Obscured optics
Winter wasteland

© Phil Renaud 2016

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Morning Walk

Morning Walk

morning azure skies

breeze wafts forest greenery

enjoying my walk

© Phil Renaud 2016

Friday, 2 December 2016


The joy starts
In the ethereal awareness
Cupped in my hands

From a small seed
The joy grows
Until like a flower
Pushing out of the ground
The joy erupts out the ether
Radiating outward

Spreading peace, light and joy
To everyone

© Phil Renaud 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Pink or Blue

Pink or Blue
Pink or blue
Which color is for you?
Society says blue is for men
And pink is feminine

Why is it like this?
Pastel colors are the bomb
Pure bliss
Good at keeping one calm

So I don’t care
What you think
I will wear
Blue or pink
And I will not shrink
From the ballyhoo

Because I think
Different than you

© Phil Renaud 2016

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Great Creator

Great Creator
O great creator
I beseech thee
Let our crops grow abundantly
May our hunts be bountiful
Let us live in peace
And harmony
Rain down your blessings
On your people
Bestowing peace and tranquility
On us all
We ask this in the name
Of the creator

© Phil Renaud 2016

Monday, 21 November 2016


Flying fish churning seas
Colorful peacock feathers
Butterflies dragonflies
Colorful leaves wispy clouds
Peaceful doves songbirds and eagles
All come together
To make my dreamscape
A cornucopia
Of technicolor delight

© Phil Renaud 2016
Artwork titled 'Spirit of Flight' by Josephine Wall