Imagining by Brenda-Lee Ranta

Newspapers stacked beside piled up mail,
cigarette butts in a bottle of ale

Sun filtered in through the hole in the drapes
The dinner he made is now dried on the plate

His faded old jeans, torn and ripped at the knees;
there’s a stain on his shirt that reads “Lake Louise”

With his chiselled out face and a paraffin smile
He said “don’t mind the mess – haven’t cleaned in a while”

He muttered some words I could not understand,
about dreams and ambition, about needing a plan

When I asked how he’s been,
he just stared at the floor

I gave him one pleading look
as I walked out the door..

© Brenda-Lee Ranta

Excerpt from the book “Myriad of Perceptions”

  • Price above includes shipping and is available for USA shipments only.
  • Also Available at
  • Please use Amazon for all International orders outside the USA.

Did you know that by purchasing direct from the publisher the author receives the highest royalty rate? Support Indie Authors and Publishers by purchasing straight from the source, use the PayPal button above. Thank you.

About the Author


Brenda-Lee Ranta resides in a small mining town, in Timmins, Ontario, Canada.  She has been employed with her local Police Service for 19 years. She shares her journey with her life partner, who is a musician, poet and lyricist; their rescue dog, Jake and rascal cat Fritz. She is the mother of three children, two step-children and three grandchildren.  They are her greatest pride and joy.

 Always moved by poetry and prose, she has been most inspired by the works of Leonard Cohen, an amazing Canadian word-smith. This is her first book containing a cross section of her works.

Categories: author

Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: