Thursday, 23 March 2017

I Wish

I Wish
I wish I were a quicker wit
Then I might not feel like a twit
                    Sometimes

I wish I were rich
Then life might not be a bitch
                    It would be a life of riley

I wish everything was easy
Life would be so breezy
                    But that would be no fun

I wish wishes came true
Then I would not be so blue
                    Most of the time

But if wishes were true
Then that would skew
Our view
Of the zoo
                    Called life


© Phil Renaud 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Painted Houses




Painted Houses
Small pretty houses
All lined up row upon row
Painted so they glow

© Phil Renaud 2017

Photographer: Gary Lo

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Death


Death

Was thinking about death today
In this peculiar way

Not of friends or family
Of those I would know
The passing of my cyber friends
Was the thought
That perturbed me

I would be sad
To lose my poetry buds
Their beautiful words
Would be no more

It would be a sad day
Indeed
The world would be deprived
Of one who brought joy
With words
To so many

My thought was
How would I know
Of their demise
When our connection
Is through poetries eyes
On the Gplus site

So all of you
Poetry cyber friends
Please take care
For it’s sad to say
That one day
You will not be here
To bring joy
To us all

And I for one
Will rue that day
With great sorrow

© Phil Renaud 2017

Brigid



Brigid
Saint, miracle worker
Beloved by all Ireland
Never one to be a shirker
She inspired and
Was a server
To all, even those who shunned
Her, never dulling her fervour
For our Lord Jesus Christ, the ultimate server

All praise and glory To St. Brigid

© Phil Renaud 2017
Picture from Pinterest

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Mom

Mom

Mom you were
My rock
My inspiration
My first love
A deeply loving caring soul

There is not a day that goes by
That I do not miss you
That I do not think of you

You
Adopted a baby boy
Gave him a family life
Taught me how to love
Taught me right from wrong
Taught me about God
Helped make me the
Man I am today
Were the love of my life
Until I met my wife

There is not a day that goes by
That I do not miss you
That I do not think of you

You were the kindest
Most gentle person
I have ever known

Man I never knew
How much I would miss you
Until you were gone

I love you Mom
Always have
Always will

There is not a day that goes by
That I do not miss you
That I do not think of you

May the Lord
Welcome you into
His eternal glory
And ease all your
Pain and suffering

Rest in peace Mom
Until we meet again
Someday
♥♥♥♥♥


© Phil Renaud 2017

Roping



Roping
Rodeo roping
On a summers eve
Pearly white moon
Imprisoned in the lariat
Nowhere to go
Groaning I pull in my catch

© Phil Renaud 2017
Artist: by korinrochelle on Deviant Art

Monday, 6 March 2017

Rainbow



Rainbow
Ranging across the sky
Arching
In vivid colors
Nary a cloud in sight
Brought by the rain
Over the earth
Wondrous beauty

© Phil Renaud 2017

Photo by Rueters

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Faceless



Faceless
Took a trip
On the hallucinogenic highway
Riding in a spaceship

My eyes were blind
Depriving me of my sight
Yet my mind
Wandered all thru the night

Butterflies flit
Into the unlit
Recesses of the brain
A rowboat appeared
Then disappeared
Going down the drain

Then from the deepest pit
Death was seen
Outlined in the light

The highway ended
With a bump
As it bended
Towards the dump

I woke from
My trip
On the spaceship
Vowing never to succumb
To the hallucinogenic highway

Nonetheless I looked
In the mirror
Overcome by fear
I had become faceless

© Phil Renaud 2017
Photo: Artist unknown

Disclaimer ~ I make no claim of ownership to this image and always seek to credit the original artist ~