Hidden Beneath

ANIMAL’S GREETINGS

Hello my friends

So here I am once again to either bore ya or enlighten ya hehehe.
I hope your weekend has been a good one and the week starts off
well for you. Judy and I have been enjoying the few days before
wintertime sets its foot inside our world. The leaves on the trees
have changed and began falling off. I did though manage to get a
few more pictures of them. Not many, but I took them when we
went to WalMart in town. It’s always a photo ride with our 8 mile
drive to Houlton LOL unless it’s too dark. I’m hoping to one day
catch a bull moose on film. I’ve a bunch of pictures and videos of
some female moose with their young. Oh well, one day I’ll find
one on one of our drives and get some pictures. Soon wintertime
will be here in full force. We’ve put 300 dollars on heating oil and
we’ll put more next month so that at least we will be OK when the
temperatures drop subzero. Until then, the radiator heaters will
suffice. Of course they would and have sufficed with many past
days of subzero, but we would rather not have to depend on them
always in that range of brrrrville. I find myself getting a bit antsy
for the first snowflakes. That is always a wonderful sight, or at
least it is for me :). I’m sure Benny will be all ecstatic to see all
of that white stuff again. He loves to play in it just like his dad 🙂
Yes, I love to play in the snow. Hey, I’m a Texan and didn’t
grow up seeing this much snow. It’s a full blown white sand box
to me LOL. Of course white sand that is ice cold and melts if
ya come inside with it all over you leaving puddles thereabout.
I think even Milo might fancy playing in the snow this year.
I think he was still getting used to the place when we got him.
Although, he is 9 years old and just may have lost his desire
to romp in the snow. He doesn’t like to be outside other than
to go potty. After he is done, he’s up the steps and waiting
for us to let him back in. If we don’t let him back in, then in
a few moments he will begin barking at the door in his little
doggie voice saying “LET ME IN”. Benny on the other hand
loves either outside or inside although he even has his limits
on how long he is wanting to stay outside. Then he is found
standing on the steps staring at the front door just waiting
for us to let him back in. It’s sort of a circus around here
from time to time as they romp and play together chasing
one another back and forth. Then when they’re tired, they
will often jump up on the bed and rest side by side. Milo
loves to steal my spot in bed. I’ve gotten a few pictures of
him lying on my side of the bed with his head on my pillow.
Of course, I often don’t use big bulky pillows due to my
messed up neck, so I guess he likes to lie on the smaller
one. Benny too will often be found stealing either mine or
Judy’s side of the bed to sleep, but most times they will
both lie down at the end of the bed and watch cartoons
and rest. Yes they love cartoons. I think it’s all of the
colors, but, who really knows LOL? So, I guess it’s time
to change topics! Right now it’s 61 F degrees at 3:24 PM.
It’s supposed to get down to 43 F degrees tonight. Last
night it got down to 30 F degrees and when we had to let
the boys out to go potty we got quite a chill hehehehehe.
Although, it’s not too bad as of yet. Hehehe it’s gonna
get much colder as winter comes knocking. Thank God
I haven’t gotta dig the car out at 4 in the morning as I did
when Judy was working at the Elm Tree Diner hehehehe.
I don’t miss that! Now at least I can sort of take my time
and even play in it as I dig hehehe. As I said, I love to
play in the snow LOL. I guess it’s the Santa in me hehe
HoHoHo or maybe even the kid in me. Yea, I’m 57, but
I still love to have fun. It looks like we might get a little
rain Monday, but that is just a guess. If we do get any,
it won’t be much. Only 30% chance. Judy and the boys
went into the bedroom to watch TV so as to not disturb
my thinking. I’m hoping to get this done soon, so I can
join them hehehe and of course move Milo out of my spot.
Benny might even be there too for all I know. I just went
and checked. Milo is in my spot, but Judy said Benny is
in the Living room lying in his favorite spot, My recliner.
He’s our little guard dog. He guards over all that he can
see from his reclining perch. I think at times he’s barking
at ghost, because when I go in there, he’s looking up and
about at something I can’t see LOL. Oh well, as long as he
keeps them in line :). We live quite an exciting lifestyle huh!
Yep, with the boys, the weather and of course our ghosts
we always have something to do if there’s nothing on TV.
As the weather starts changing, the scenery begins its many
transitions that we love to capture on film. As for the ghost,
we just let them be 🙂 If they’re happy watching us in our
daily lives, then fine. We might be their Heaven for all we
know! Heaven is the place that we’re happiest. I’m sure
that my dad and others come to visit from time to time :).
Their body’s no longer hinder them of travel. So now ya
have a little view inside my mind. Now what else is going
on around this place. Well Milo just scratched at the door
wanting to either go outside and potty or because he wanted
to be in here with me. I think Judy took care of him hehehe.
It’s a beautiful day outside with the sun shining bright and
a 5 MPH breeze blowing. It’s still 61 F degrees at 4:09 PM.
Judy’s still feeling a tad under the weather with her allergies
that seem to be mimicking mine LOL. I have had year round
allergies for as long as I can remember. There’s hardly ever
a time that I’m not sneezing or my nose isn’t running or the
opposite which is stopped up hehehe. It does take its toll on
ya especially when you’re like me and have tons of other
health issues that add to the dilemma ;). Oh well, there’s
not a thing I can do about it, so I just try to ignore it as best
that I can LOL. I think that’s why God gave me so many
gifts. To give me something to help me to deal with all of
my health issues. I love photography and poetry has been
in my life since I was a little boy. I found my love for picture
taking while working at the Wills Point Chronicle in Texas.
I learned everything from developing film to plate burning
and running the printing press. I did type setting and even
was taught how to do ads where people would notice them.
My boss got ticked at me for one of my ads hehehehehe.
The person wanted their ad noticed and so I put it in the
paper upside down. Tom said, what in the H*** is this
about and I said, “ya noticed it didn’t ya”. People had
to turn the newspaper upside down to read it LOL and so
they noticed it. Needless to say my boss let it go hehehe.
That was way back in my high school days. Yeppers, I was
a bit of a thinker back then, but many had no clue of all
that I was able to do. That’s the way it is with most of the
people we meet daily. We might think we know them, but
beneath the surface lies a person that we may not know
exist. Most never knew I wrote poetry or that I had a
love for photography, of course aside from just a hand
full of friends. Many only knew me as The Drummer or
The Animal. To them, that was who I was. Take the time
to look beyond the shell that many of your friends show and
find out who they truly are. You might be surprised at all
you find out. You might find that you have a whole bunch
in common for we all have tidbits about ourselves that we
keep to ourselves for fear of judgment. Learn to be true
friends and not just pasteboards of fleshly likings. Look
to see how much you can help one another with the many
likenesses that are hidden beneath the skin. Let God
help you find a true friend and to be a true friend. Don’t
be so quick to judge, for you may not know all of the facts
that lie beneath the flesh that you see. Some might feel
as though they’re less than, because they think that you
will not like them because of their past. We all have a past.
Some worse than others, but as it says in the bible, “sin
is sin”. Help ones to be better, but don’t try to make them
just like you, because we are all with our own designs in
which God has made us. We might of strayed away from
those designs, but need help to make it back to them :).
Let God be your guide. Now I believe it’s time for me to
be taking my little venture back through all that I have
written here to see if I can find a good word or phrase that
I can use for the title for today’s brand new poem. So, it’s
away I go to that place of my recollection that I always like
to call RECOLLECT VILLE. I thought I found a good
title and then I saw a better one, so I checked to make
sure that I haven’t used it already and VOILA I haven’t.
So, here ya go. I hope it comes together OK hehehe!

Hidden Beneath

With every perception
that we find to view
there’s hidden beneath
what is me and you.
We might think we know
how ones truly are,
but not have a clue who
they are by far.
Hidden beneath sight
are things we can’t see,
things through perception
we might disagree.
We might see people
as which they are found
and not see how they
truly get around.
So many need angels
as both you and I
to help them to daily
most surely get by.
For hidden beneath them
as shells hardened time
there might be someone
that needs God Divine.
Let not your judgment
to just see the view,
for they might be someone
a little like you.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 13, 2013

Ok, so there ya go. I hope my rambling was entertaining
enough for ya and the poem made at least a little sense to
you. I never know if what I’m writing is truly understood,
but I hope and pray that a few of you understand it and get
the message. Of course most of my writings are just but a
few ramblings from a person with a lot of thoughts, but for
the most part I try to give you another view of life that you
might not have taken the time to see. Happiness comes to
us in many forms. I still call Texas Home, but here where
I am today and have been for the passed 6 years is also my
home. Home is where you hang your hat. My dad told me
that home can be anyplace. It all exist within your mind
and how you view it. Where your loved ones are or where
they are remembered. Even where you have chosen to
begin a new life, that is home. Home is not a place, but
a perception of how you see it. I do miss my home in the
state of Texas, but I would also miss my home here in the
state of Maine. I’ve fallen in love with the beauty. The
many colors at fall and the white snow falling from the
skies within winter that decorates with an awestruck sight
that a photograph cannot fully recreate. Look for the
beauty that might be hidden beneath or behind what you
are looking at. Sometimes it just takes a little bit of a
different perception. Not looking with negativity, but
with a positive approach. Ok, so I guess it’s time for
me to be telling ya what I tell ya every week and that is
I wrote some more poems and haiku. Yep, 10 more
poems with 4 of them being Christmas poems. I also
wrote once again 22 more haiku for all of my haiku
lovers out there. I hope a few of either or both find a
way inside your heart. Now, it’s time for me to begin
my search for that ornery off switch, but not before I
wish you a most blessed God filled week. Remember,
Jesus loves you and we do too. Ok, so where is that
dad gum off switch this time? I see ya you little varmint.
Hiding inside my billfold won’t save ya. Your sticking
out just a tad. I mean, I really do need to empty my
billfold hehehe. It has tons of receipts from the last two
months in it LOL. Anyways I do see ya poking out :).
Gotcha, see ya CLICK zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

God bless from Bill and Judy Pearce

Now on with the poems and haiku
10 and 22 hehehehehehehehehehe 🙂

Lavender Sky

The evening sky
of many scenes
sometimes looks
of blues and greens.
Yet so often
up above
the evening sky
looks full of love.
It holds in place
the sights to see
that will often
be set free.
Sometimes raindrops
fall in place
landing right
upon my face.
Other times
what’s seen so high
is the setting of
a lavender sky.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 12, 2013

Crown Of Love

When sadness comes
with lessons learned
there is often
bridges burned.
Through the doorways
we’ve walked through
there’s a chance
for false and true.
Yet there’s one paths
moments mile
that’s filled with love
in its turnstile.
A Crown of Love
to help you through
and do the things
you’re needing do.
This fine Crown
of Love Divine
is from God’s own
great design.
From Himself
a Child was born
a Crown of Love
that wore our thorn.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 12, 2013

A Snowy Scene

As days will pass
and seasons change
a snowy scene
seems to arrange.
A Christmas glance
comes into view
a snowy scene
of thereunto.
The winters while
is paved with white
that is found
both day and night.
As days will pass
the snowflakes fall
as they cover
over all.
A snowy scene
is found to be
with ones search
for a Christmas tree.
Trudging through the
snow of white
so to find
a tree delight.
Then that Christmas
tree they find
helps them see
their Christmastime.
When at home
the tree’s decked out
with what all
their joys about.
Christmas lights
hung there and too
here and there
within their view.
A snowy scene
is put below
found with Santa
all aglow.
A manger scene
is even there
as they say
a little prayer.
A snowy scene
of Christmastime
is with songs
of joyful rhyme.
Then as evening
turns to night
they only see
the Christmas light.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 12, 2013

The Nature Of Things

So many people
stop and stare
as they really
do not care.
They only stop to
see what’s done
to talk about
unto someone.
The nature of things
is often found
with ones finding
common ground.
Through their ignorance
day to day
the nature of things
has its way.
So many might try
to ignore
the things of sadness
found next door,
but the fact is
true to see
that it could be
both you or me.
We all have problems
struggles too
the nature of things
brings into view.
So those timeframes
that you find
try to find some
peace of mind.
The nature of things
brings troubles around
so it’s much better
when friendship is found.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 12, 2013

Night Songs and Lullabies

Sweet songs of lullabies
that many here at night.
Songs that put us fast asleep
with the faded light.
Night songs of lullabies
are heard across the way
found in darkness Heaven sent
that echo what they say.
Maybe frogs from faraway
or crickets chirping too
will join in with a birds romance
that sings for me and you.
In those sweetest lullabies
the songs are in accord
as they play their sweetest sounds
within the nights reward.
In Night songs and lullabies
the sounds go on and on
until the night sky turns to day
within the break of dawn.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 12, 2013

Shimmering Christmas

When summer’s gone
and fall is too
the time for Christmas
comes in view.
Shimmering lights
that many will hang
on top of their house
and each window pane.
Shimmering Christmas
becomes the sight
found as God’s blessings
Jesus delight.
Many will put out
a manger scene
often with cleared out
grasses of green.
Even with snow fall
the manger is there
a shimmering Christmas
so full of prayer.
Then many might even
build a snowman
or try their best
to do what they can.
Yet many people
will often be found
buying a snowman
so fat and round.
Shimmering Christmas
is found to glimmer
often in midst of
cold of the winter.
But the sweet singing
many will hear
is that of Christmastime
best of the year.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 12, 2013

Imagining Christmas

When times are bad
and all you can see
is things you remember
in your history,
use your imagination
to look passed the view
and find that Christmas
that’s living in you.
Imagining Christmas
in your special way
might then just help you
to make it today.
While you’re imagining
try to find love
that lives within you
from God above.
Then your imagination
might become real
with something tangible
that you can feel.
Imagining Christmas
with its full intent
can give you blessings
of greatest extent.
Surely then after your
times imagination
you can find peaceful
in a Jesus Relation.
So if your sorrow
has filled up your view
imagining Christmas
might breathe in brand new.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 12, 2013

Winters Mist

As morning arrives
with each passing day
the minutes move on
in their own array.
Then as the coldness
fills up the view
a winters mist
is also found too.
Throughout the distance
of wintertime’s snow
a winters mist might
be to and fro.
Seen often shadowed
are whispers of time
as winters mist
found oh so divine.
Christmas soon follows
the snows that exist
found within shadows
of winters mist.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 12, 2013

Relax and Breathe

In troubled times
that you perceive
take the time to
relax and breathe.
Don’t let sadness
thrive and brew
relax and breathe
then start anew.
Seek God’s guidance
through your sorrow
and you’ll find
a good tomorrow.
Relax and breathe
then say a prayer
as you seek
a breath of air.
Find a breath of
peaceful time.
Relax and breathe
in God Divine.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 12, 2013

Through The Blue

While the clouds
of time move on
through the blue’s
another dawn.
Timid highways
in the sky
are clouds of white
just passing by.
Through the blue
is found some gray
often seen as
day to day.
Seek the vision
better seen
through the blue
a rushing stream.
Let your seconds
slow their pace
while you seek a
smiling face.
You can surely
start brand new
as breaths of air then
through the blue.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 12, 2013

Haiku
for Oct 12, 2013

The signs of the times
display themselves as flowers
that often don’t bloom.

Windows of today
are often clouded with dirt
that needs washed away.

As a moment turns
it leaves shadows of itself
within perception.

Many a snowflake
will float down without knowing
where they are to land.

Lives inside breezes
find some moments of turmoil
that end in a gust.

A letter written
leaves the emotions as words
often not perceived.

Knowing your limits
gives hope for your tomorrows
as your best is found.

A paved road shimmers
as raindrops land upon it
causing ones to slide.

Mindless with worry
finds many at a turnstile
of a dead end road.

Tomorrows journey
is a path laid out each day
beginning right now.

Knowing a person
doesn’t always mean the truth
is also means some lies.

Varieties of storms
bring forth their own destruction
as well as beauty.

Belief is with faith
where needing to see what’s there
shows so many doubts.

Looking for true love
can often find you lonely
in the wrong places.

Mine is perception
when we really don’t own things,
but die without them.

Morning brings beauty
that many will fail to see
due to grumpiness.

Knowledge is lessons
we often learned the hard way
and lived to tell it.

When stepping on stones
make sure that they are steady
or you might stumble.

True love is aspired
while many will seek blindly
and find emptiness.

Our lessons today
will become things we welcome
within future days.

Looks are just skin deep,
for who we are is much more,
yet some are shallow.

Venturing sideways
might leave you out of balance,
so strive for forwards.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 12, 2013

God bless from Bill and Judy

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