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



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

© Phil Renaud 2016

Road Trip

Road Trip
Went on a road trip
To help come to grip
With the death of our friend
We addressed
His last request
By spreading his ashes
In small little batches
They went into the great lakes
Floating like little flakes

Of grey lint

Doing a sprint
Out into the lakes
Now our friend is really gone
And we the living carry-on
A small measure of closure attained
Yet our grief remained
Somewhat tamed

© Phil Renaud 2016
I claim no ownership of photo

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

A Quandary

A Quandary
I wanna write
But it’s a constant fight
Finding the time
To pen a rhyme

Life and work all
Conspire to stall
My creative juice
Not letting the juice loose

I will not concede
Life will not impede
My desire to write

As often as I might

Writing will always
Be part of my life
Sometimes more
Sometimes less
However I will confess
To feeling the best
When I write
More than less

© Phil Renaud 2016

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Memories of a Dear Friend

Memories of a Dear Friend
Yesterday was your memorial
Everyone gathered
Both family and friends
To remember your life
We toasted you with port
And we remembered
Our dear friend, brother and uncle

Today I write
Through blurry eyes
About my memories of
Concerts, parties, hanging out
Man we had a blast
Then our lives took
Different paths
And we grew apart
Yet no matter what
You were always
Happy to see me
No matter the time
Between visits
You were truly
My friend

I know my grief
Will lessen with time
Yet I will always
Remember you my friend
May our Lord
Have mercy on your soul
And keep you safe
Until we meet again

May you
Rest in Peace
My dear friend

© Phil Renaud 2016

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Brontide 2

Brontide 2

The sky is alive
With the sounds of Brontide
In the far off distance

© Phil Renaud 2016

Monday, 6 June 2016



Naked nuns
It fills

© Phil Renaud 2016