ANIMAL’S GREETINGS

Hello my friends

OK, so here I am sitting on my sore bum after I slipped and
flew down our front steps last Wednesday due to them having
some ice on them that I didn’t see. I was taking out the trash
early Wednesday morning and didn’t see the ice, but my first
step made me aware of it LOL. My feet went out from under
me and I flew down and landed on the bottom step. Yep, and
I landed on my behind. It has a massive bruise on it as well
as being swollen. LOL I have a butt now! Before I was butt
less hehehe. Anyways, it’s healing slowly. Now to get off of
the topic of my bum, let’s see what else I can dig up from the
Pearce’s Place! The weather is looking more and more like
winter and feeling like it too LOL. We’ve been having to use
our radiator heaters almost every day this passed week. It’s
still not too bad. There’s a small chance of snow tonight and
tomorrow. Though the heavy stuff might not get here for yet
another few days or so. God only knows! None the less, we
will survive! Even quite a few of our evergreen trees up here
are turning brown LOL. I found that quite odd, but Judy told
me that they do that from time to time up here. Remember,
I’m not native to Maine. I’m still a Texan 😉 and I am almost
always finding out something new about Maine. I have though
learned how to deal with the snow. Weird part is that I can
handle the cold better than Judy LOL. I have been known
to be out playing in the snow or digging the car out for more
than 2 or 3 hours at time in subzero temps and she can only
handle it in short 15 or 20 minute spurts :). My mom and
dad always said I should have been born up north, because
of my hot naturedness, but that has changed a lot nowadays
due to my many health issues. Yet when I go outside and
begin doing anything, I will work up a sweat very easily
which keeps me warm, although I do have a finger on my
left hand that got terribly frost bitten back in the late 70’s
due to me carrying out some barrels at work using the fork
lift and moving them off of the skid using my bare hands
and my index finger due the moisture stuck to the barrel
and I was stranded outside in freezing temperatures for
many hours before somebody noticed that I had not come
back inside. LOL Shows ya how much I was missed huh!
Anyways, I just put a sock over my glove when I go out
to do anything for a long period of time when it’s freezing
outside nowadays. Judy’s in the bedroom with the boys
watching haunted stories on TV 🙂 and I will most surely
join her after I finish my rambling. The high today was
supposed to be 48 F degrees and right now it’s 45 degrees.
Tonight it’s supposed t get down to 28 F. Yeppers it be
wintertime. I’m probably one of the very few up this way
that actually looks forward to the first big snow. It always
looks so wonderful as it floats from the sky and paints
all of the scenery white. My tummy is growling. I guess
I should of eaten earlier when Judy did, but I reckon I’ll
wait now until dinner is ready. We’re having barbeque
ribs yummmmmmmm. I can smell them cooking every
once in a while as the aroma seems drift in almost like
a wave each time the PC room door is opened 🙂 Yum,
Me Hungry. Stomach say EAT. Me will finish all of
writing soon and fill up empty thing called stomach LOL.
Hehehe I know, I’m silly, but I am hungry. I wouldn’t
say starving hehehe being it looks like I eat all of the
time due to my appearance. But believe it or not I only
eat very little. Most of my weight is due to the drugs
the doctors gave me back in 1994-95 for my Ulcerative
Colitis which turned to Crohn’s Disease. The drug was
Prednisone which is steroids. We’re both trying to lose
at least a little bit of weight, but due to our health and
all we cannot do many exercises, so we do them when we
are able. My little swollen butt has been aching too much
for me to do any exercises, but I will get back into it this
week. Life has a way of finding its zone whether you like
it or not hehehe. We bought the boys some Halloween
outfits, but due to the hair trimming we gave them the
other day, they are much smaller now and the outfits
don’t fit so well LOL, but we did take a few pictures of
them today sort of wearing them 🙂 They were real good
boys letting us fiddle with them trying to get them ready
for pictures. Next Halloween we will take pictures before
we give them a shearing hehehe. Their Christmas suits
should fit them well, being they are much smaller than
the Halloween outfits. Yet we might have to take them
quickly, because their hair grows rather fast and will be
back by December 😉 God has graced us with His Love
and many blessings. Although there are times that we
will find ourselves depressed because of something that
happened or did not go our way. Life is a book full of
mysteries to be read as the times are ready. We might
not think we’re ready, but often a page will turn only
to display a different view that you’ve never perceived
before or maybe to show a repeat so to awaken you to
your follies of repetition. Let God bless your life with
the tools He gives you. Don’t turn Him away and leave
His blessings lying in the doorway to collect only dust,
for today gives us new chances for new directions that
might be much better than we ever thought before.
Today also gives us a chance to make better what we
have done in the past while finding the lessons and using
them. Now, with all of that said I reckon it’s time for
me to begin my little quest back through all that I’ve
written to see if I can find a good word or phrase that I
might be able to 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 may
have found a good title, but I’ve gotta check first to make
sure I haven’t already used it LOL. Nope I don’t see it
anywhere, so I guess it’s safe to use hehehe. Now, to
put some words together using it 🙂 Here goes!

A Book Full of Mysteries

As lifetimes begin
some pages are filled,
a book full of mysteries
is then instilled.
Many a blessing
is found there and to
a book full of mysteries
then lives in you.
God gives us stories
found age to age
a book full of mysteries
turning each page.
Often our journals
we’ve written in time
a book full of mysteries
shows its design.
Many timetables
as lifetimes begin
a book full of mysteries
God enters in.
With every footstep
and with every view
a book full of mysteries
is me and you.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 27, 2013

Ok so, there ya go. I know it might be a little deep, but
hey, I’m deep LOL. Not many in my school days took the
time to actually get to know me. Most of my friends and
classmates took me for face value. I had a part of me that
thrived that I kept to myself which was my poetry. Many
knew I played the drums, for that matter most did hehehe.
One of my nick names was The Drummer 🙂 along with of
course The Animal hehehe. Yet, many never took the time
to try and actually get to know me as I was inside. I’ve
been writing poems since grade school. My parents weren’t
even all that aware of my poems back then. I kept a part
of me under lock and key for fear of being called a sissy 🙂
because I wrote poetry. Nowadays I could care less LOL,
being if I’m one, then every writer/musician out there is
also a sissy for most of my poems can be sung and I have
sung many of them to Judy :). I also took piano lessons
when I was very small, but never stuck with it. Yet I do
still remember a few of my lessons and goof around on my
keyboards time to time. Isn’t it amazing how much you
think you know about someone until they open the door
to their world and let you in. Often you’ll find that you
were completely in the dark and wish you had of known.
I guess we all have bits and pieces of our lives that we
choose to keep to ourselves. Today I only want to help
others to not feel so alone. I’m a friend through Jesus.
So, I guess I better stop here before my rambling gets
way out of hand and tell ya what I tell you every week
and that is I wrote some more poems and haiku. Yep,
10 more poems with 4 of them this time being Christmas
poems. Also once again I wrote 22 more haiku for all
of my haiku lovers out there. I hope that you find a few
that bring you a smile or answers to your journey. Now,
I believe it’s time for me to be searching for that off
switch that loves to irritate me playing hide and seek
and very badly I might add LOL, but not before I wish
you a most wonderful God filled week. Remember,
Jesus loves you and we do too. Ok, so where are ya
you little varmint? Aha, I see ya poking your head
out from behind my monitor. If ya wanna stay hidden,
don’t peek hehehe. Gotcha, see ya CLICK zzzzzzzzz.

God bless from Bill and Judy Pearce

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

Your Journey’s Ride

As time moves on
we might not see
what that’s true
in you and me.
We just maybe
might just find
things we wanted
time to time.
As things are seen
with every color
we might focus
on another.
Some with portions
black and white
displayed as each
day and night.
As the minutes
move along
many choices
will be gone.
As the changing
of the ages
we’re the actors
different stages.
We might maybe
not see clearly
what ones display
so sincerely.
As time moves on
the pages turn
leaving many
to discern.
As we’re choosing
where to go
some turnstiles
might end below.
Let God’s True Love
be your guide
as time moves on
your journey’s ride.

©Bu Bill Pearce
Oct 26, 2013

Within A Smile

A simple giggle
or a laugh
can make better
aftermath.
Within a smile
ones can show true
a better moment’s
me and you.
Let not sadness
overcome.
Find a smile
to give to some.
A little laughter’s
glowing eyes
can heal saddened
darkened skies.
Within a smile
is strength to find
that can heal
a saddened mind.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 26, 2013

A Change Of Heart

With Christmas coming
many show
only actions
in the snow.
Many will just
act and play
as it’s just
another day.
So many people
stop and stare
at the ones with
Christmas ware.
Ones with Santa
suits of red
some will say it’s
in their head.
Yet if only
you’d impart
they might find
a change of heart.
Some have never
found the truth
about Lord Jesus
from their youth.
Show them goodness
gifts of giving
a change of heart
with better living.
Show them Christmas
joy that’s true
that is best
from me to you.
Letting Jesus
shine His Name
through His Love
the day He came.
A change of heart
can better find
what that’s true
at Christmastime.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 26, 2013

While We Breathe

With every step
we make each day
we breathe a breath
within a way.
Some as gasping
others not
while we breathe
and breathe a lot.
Sometimes moments
steal our breath
often scaring
us to death.
Minutes tick on
as we breathe
with the things
we each believe.
While we breathe
we might be found
coming to
some common ground.
A breath in time
from you or me
might be found
in history.
For you and I
within each day
might be found
a breath away.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 26, 2013

Snowy Scenes

Winters threshold
comes in sight
with the scenes
each day and night.
Snowy scenes
that come in view
here and there
and thereunto.
Christmas moments
found at glance
where some snowflakes
seem to dance.
Winter’s threshold
now and then
becomes Christmas
entered in.
Lights on houses
to and fro
glitter nicely
in the snow.
People singing
songs of joy
that dear Jesus
did employ.
Manger scenes
of far and wide
show A Baby
found inside.
Jesus born so
you and I
can have blessings
from So High.
Snowy scenes
are found in place
Christmas segues
His embrace.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 26, 2013

When and Then

Remember when
the things you did
and the times
you ran and hid?
Remember all those
times back there
that you might of
not been fair?
When and then
of memories
often turn to
our disease.
When we stood
just looking on
day to day
from dusk to dawn.
Remember now
what brought you here
from the times
of yesteryear.
When and then
were actions made
that brought now
so well displayed.
Use those times
that did begin
to be lessons
when and then.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 26, 2013

A Christmas Card

While snow’s falling
from the sky
a Christmas card
begins to fly.
A snowy flake
of love so true
a Christmas card
from God to you.
This snowy flake
that falls so free
is the beauty
I can see.
Christmas scenes
of God’s embrace
a Christmas card
is just a taste.
Simple pleasures
floating by
here and there
from Him on High.
A Christmas card
might just be found
with you then
on solid ground.
That Christmas gift
you’ve given free
a Christmas card
brings smiles to see.
For the blessings
cards can bring
are what sometimes
make ones sing.
A simple card
with joyful words
can become
some Christmas birds.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 26, 2013

Christmas Windows

In comes Christmas
out goes fall
as the seasons
make their call.
Pages turning
from the past
Christmas windows
shadows cast.
Seasons journey
starts to flow
with the sight of
the first snow.
Then those windows
open wide
letting Christmas
come inside.
Mornings threshold
starts so cold
as the seasons
then unfold.
Christmas windows
display true
blessings often
found so new.
While those windows
turn a page
Christmas then is
center stage.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 26, 2013

While I Am Dreaming

When I am sleeping
I often will see
portions of my own
times history.
My dreams become as
scenes I recall
while then just sometimes
found not at all.
While I am dreaming
my mind takes a trip
somewhere and sometime
down facade strip.
Not really something
that I can remember,
but maybe something
dreamt of December.
While I am dreaming
I might find a day
that I remember
within a weird way.
Maybe a moment
or maybe a time
that I in some way
wanted to find.
So when I wake up
I often will view
some as halfhearted
and some then as true.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 26, 2013

Yesterday Is Gone

Why worry about then
when today is right now
yesterday is gone
with lessons of how.
Right now is standing
as time before you,
so tell me my friend
what are you gonna do?
Yesterday is gone
and it can’t be brought back
so live for today now
and get back on track.
Lose your connections
to what you were then.
Yesterday is gone
and it’s time to begin.
Learn from the doorways
that you entered through
and use them to make
a much better you.
Don’t let your hardships
of times other dawn
prevent you from growing
for yesterday is gone.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 26, 2013

Haiku
for Oct 26, 2013

Now is a moment
that will soon be in the past
as just memories.

Wintertime’s prelude
brings forth many a blessing
that many misjudge.

A winter flower
will bloom even through winter,
but not under snow.

Cherishing someone
could also smother their breath
so let them to breathe.

Links to another
could be very well hidden
deep below the skin.

A treasure of love
can be lost amidst anger
if it’s not cared for.

Unwanted lessons
often come when we’re stubborn,
but we learn from them.

Being a smart aleck
can get you deep in trouble
with a few bruises.

Searching for winter
finds many looking upwards
for the first snowflake.

Todays challenges
will be tomorrows lessons
to help us to grow.

Tomorrows story
starts with some help from today
and yesterdays mile.

Charting your pathway
needs a little bit of time
finding directions.

Looking at someone
will not tell you who they are,
for the soul’s inside.

Seeking for white snow
finds ones looking everywhere,
but not at the ground.

When winter winds blow
they shout and sing of snowflakes
that soon will be seen.

Being a problem child
does not need to continue,
for soon you must learn.

Ignoring problems
does not make them go away.
It helps them to grow.

Secrets you’ve hidden
might come out at a bad time
and then look much worse.

Ceasing your dreaming
can make your nightmares to grow.
Continue dreaming.

Our lives aren’t over
when our bodies cease to breathe.
Our spirits live on.

Making peace with God
brings Heavens door wide open
allowing us in.

In a mere moment
today will have passed you by
leaving its shadows.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 26, 2013

God bless from Bill and Judy

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