Friday, 9 September 2016

Harvest

Harvest
Summer is done
Twas so much fun
The crops grew and grew
All the summer through

Now fall is in the air
The harvest is upon us
Reaping and picking are done with great care
And thus
Our larders are stocked
Locked and blocked

Now let us praise our Lord
For all the bounty stored
In our barns
On our farms


© Phil Renaud 2016

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Our Father


A poem/prayer I wrote inspired by and using quotes from the prayer "Our Father"

Our Father

Our Father 
Who art in heaven
Creator of all
Giver of life
Shine your everlasting light
Down on me
So that I may bask
In your glory 
And proclaim thy name 
Far and wide

Give us this day 
Our daily bread
Let us be thankful
For the food we eat
The clothing we wear
The house we live in
Our friends and family
For all these things
Come from you Lord
For your generosity knows no limits

Forgive us our trespass
And lead us not into temptation
For we are merely human Lord
Prone to temptation and sin
Instill in us the strength to resist Satan
And all his evil minions

And when our time 
On this earth is over
Welcome our fractured souls
Into your heavenly glory
We pray for this
Our Lord Jesus Christ
Amen

© Phil Renaud 2016
Inspired by and with excerpts from the prayer "Our Father"

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Afternoons

Afternoons
Agonizingly alone
            For four weeks           
Total
Every quarter
Nasty night work
Oh how I abhor you
Oh how I detest you
Nasty night work
Such is a life of toil


© Phil Renaud 2016

Friday, 26 August 2016

I Don't Care

I Don’t Care
Work is such a chore
Bosses being bossy
Thinking they are colossi
I am beginning to abhor
Going in through the work door

Life has its ups and downs
Causing many frowns
Thinking is my downfall
Immersing me in a pall
Forcing a withdrawal

My attitude is changing
Ranging
From laissez faire
To I don’t care

And I fear
That I will never be clear
Of the cloud
That is a shroud
Over my soul


© Phil Renaud 2016

Olympics

Olympics
Only contested every four years
Longing for sports superiority
You compete
Mindfully on the playing field
Putting all of your effort into your sport
Crafting a legacy of
Sports heroics


© Phil Renaud 2016

Monday, 22 August 2016

I Love Yoga

I LOVE YOGA
Inventive poses

Ligament lengthening
Organic exercise
Verily vital for the body
Everyday practice

Yoga is like being
On a
Great
Adventure

© Phil Renaud 2016

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Transport

Transport
Pedaling faster, speed increasing
The ground rushes by in a blur
Bugs in my teeth and my hair
A jarring bump rattles
The bones to the core
Two wheels are
The best
Mode


© Phil Renaud 2016

Monday, 15 August 2016

Chiropractic Care



Chiropractic Care
The power that made the body heals the body
Wellness, health, and vitality
Is innate intelligence in the mind,
Restoring life
Expressing health
Keeping the body in tune
Peace and harmony
Expressions of joy
Are the results of chiropractic care
Giving life balance
Creating flow and power of movement
The potential of the body is restored
The body sparkles and glows
Life energy is restored
The wholeness of being connected
Fosters love strength and hope
A pure life of ease and abundance
Gives nourishment to the soul
Chiropractic care reveals the truth
Restores life purpose
Makes one feel alive

Chiropractic,
The power that made the body heals the body


© Phil Renaud 2016

Friday, 12 August 2016

Competition

Competition

The wind ruffles my hair
Providing the illusion of coolness
My footfalls pound heavily
On the ground
My breathing is ragged
Coming in short gasps
I am in a running race

Sweating profusely
I struggle up a fierce hill
My legs churning
Around and around in circles
My bike barely moving
I crest the hill
And begin the long descent downhill
I am in a bicycle race

Common to every athlete,
Whether professional or amateur
Is the thrill of racing
I am no different
The adrenalin gets pumping
The heart beats faster
Goosebumps appear
The nerves are jangling
As the race nears
I love the thrill
Of competition

Competing against no-one
But myself
I race
The exhilaration of finishing
A race
Is a huge rush,
An addiction
I love the experience


© Phil Renaud 2016

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Rue

Rue
Old age finally caught up 
I watched as you withered
I could see your life wind up
And I dithered

Knowing death was forthcoming
I found it hard to come by
To watch you succumbing
I am not a tough guy

And now I am beset
With feelings of regret
Because I did not take the time
To visit more during your lifetime

© Phil Renaud 2016

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Thouhgts

Thoughts
After work
At home
Alone with my thoughts
What a wonderful place to be

Alarm beeps
Awakens my wife
Assaults my revere
Time to go to bed

Adieu thoughts
Hello dreamland


© Phil Renaud 2016

My Baby


My Baby
Tenderly nurturing my baby
I recall
When it was very small
Not very tall

From the very first day
I watched my baby proceed
From a small seed
To a tall weed

Now it’s time
To smoke my baby
And maybe
Drink a Pink Lady

My baby is aglow
It smoulders and burns
Inhaling the smoke earns
Me downturns
In my concerns

This wonderful weed
Is indeed
My favourite misdeed


© Phil Renaud 2016

Friday, 29 July 2016

Morning Run



Morning Run
My alarm goes off
A piercing buzz
That jars me awake
I dress and head out the door

The dew lays on the grass
Glistening like little diamonds
The birds are awakening and chirping
Creating a beautiful cacophony of musical notes
The sun is rising
Sending rays of glorious light
Beaming across the sky

And I run
Gliding across the pavement
My footfalls making nary a sound
Taking in the beauty of the early morning
This is my favourite time to run

And I am thankful
For the health that allows
Me to run
And for the beauty
That starts my day
On my morning run!


© Phil Renaud 2016

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Add To A Poem #53




I am sorry to be late
Please don't hesitate

This challenge is fun
So don't procrastinate
Quill your thoughts
To deftly demonstrate
Your inspired skills
As Poet Laureate

So open the gate
Don’t wait
Spread some ink on paper
Write a little ditty
It doesn’t have to be witty
Let your creativity flow
Write or type
Whatever lights your pipe

Double your joys
Quadruple your happiness
As you write what you fee
Let the rain of your thoughts pour
Let the clouds of curiosity burst
Right here, right now



© Destiny Rose CMB, Elizabeth Gallo, Phil Renaud, Shefali Arora 2016

Yoga



Yoga
Is a force of Nature
It nurtures awareness of body and mind
Creating strength of spirit and soul
It is learning to breathe,
Love and inspire others

Meditation provides relief
From everyday living
Wellness and stillness
Are at the root of calm

It is a joy to practice an art
Sharing and giving are the gifts
Given to the practioner
On their passage
Of learning

The intimate purpose
Is to facilitate
Peace in the present
And the future
Yogis crave their practice
For this very reason

NAMASTE


© Phil Renaud 2016

Trapped



Trapped
On a causeway
Between two buildings
We are trapped
Trapped like mice in a maze
With nowhere to go
We look to the inner circle
To get a clue
Why we are here
There are none
With nowhere to go
We are trapped


© Phil Renaud 2016

Holidays

Holidays
Having a hoot
At the beach
Long lazy days
In summer
Doing nothing
Appeasing
Your
Soul


© Phil Renaud 2016

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Sailing of Old



Sailing of Old
On a flat sea
Explorers of old set sail
To find another country

With nothing to guide them
Except the stars at night
They worried about the outcome

So in the hand
Of God they did sail
Looking for land

When land was found
The sailors fell to the ground
And praised our Lord


© Phil Renaud 2016

Friday, 8 July 2016

Would You

Would You

Would you
Live your life over
Correcting mistakes
Fixing faux pas
Making things better

Would you
Go back a day,
A year, a decade
Would you
Go back to your
Teenage years, your childhood
Living life over
Making changes
Hopefully for the better

Would you
Change your life
If you had the chance
Even if it meant
Changing the path
You followed
Would you
Do it?

Or,
Are you content
With your life
Happy with the path
Followed,
The direction of your life

So,
Would you
Take a do over
A mulligan, so to speak
And live your life over


© Phil Renaud 2016

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Frozen



Frozen
Your love is like fire
Burning the ice away from
My frozen heart


© Phil Renaud 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Serein



Serein

A dry arid ground
Serein falls out of the sky
Sucked up like a sponge


© Phil Renaud 2016

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Add to a poem #53

Add to a poem #53
I’m sorry to be late
Please don’t hesitate
This challenge is fun
So don’t procrastinate
Quill your thoughts
To deftly demonstrate
Your inspired skills
As Poet Laureate
So open the gate
Don’t wait
Spread some ink on paper
Write a little ditty
It doesn’t have to be witty
Let your creativity flow
Write or type
Whatever lights your pipe
Double your joys
Quadruple your happiness
As you write what you feel
Let the rain of your thoughts pour
Let the clouds of curiosity burst
Right here, right now

© Destiny Rose CMB, Elizabeth Gallo, Shefali Arora, Phil Renaud 2016


Asterism














Asterism

All along the route
Stars line the sidewalk
Taking turns going to the
Edge of the curb
Relishing the fact that they are
Indeed
Stars that
Made it in the movies


© Phil Renaud 2016