ANIMAL’S GREETINGS

Hello my friends

It’s another week gone by and the weather is as ridiculous
as ever LOL.  It’s 37 F degrees right now and we’ve got
tons of slush outside.  It’s supposed to be a high of around
41 F degrees tomorrow and mid 40’s to about Wednesday
then the temps supposed to start dropping back down to the
30’s Thursday and the teens and 20’s by the weekend,  so
we should be getting back to our more normal temperatures
by next week LOL.  Winter has a long way to go before it’s
over with up here ya know :).  There have been a number
of ice related accidents up here.  One which our landlord
slipped and fell on the ice and broke his neck in 2 places.
He has a neck brace on now,  but is pretty much laid up
for a while.  He has had to hire people to do his job for a
while and one of them ran into our car with the snowplow
and ripped the right side of our bumper and clipped the
car right behind the tail light.  The tail light still works
and all and the rip isn’t all that bad so I think we’ll let it
go,  being our car is almost 20 years old and that little
bit of damage to the insurance company would not be
worth fixing.  They would maybe try to give us another
car that might end up in worse shape than ours hehehe.
Ours runs and gets us where we’re going.  We’re not
that concerned about what it freaking looks like LOL.
Though I might get out in a few days and putty up the
rip and gash with some body bond.  I used to years ago
do body work,  but have long since retired disabled.
Life goes on.  LOL our car’s in better shape than I am.
Well,   what else has gone on in our part of the world?
The other morning when Judy let the boys out to go
potty,  Milo slid down the steps and both of them had
trouble walking on the ice.  Judy said that Milo did the
splits.  The driveway was more like an ice skating rink.
Since then,  the ice has melted so they are able to walk
on it OK.  Yet,  when the temp drops back down,  all of
that water will refreeze and here we go again hehehe.
More snow is predicted as well.  Benny will most surely
love that.  Hehehe when it was raining he didn’t want
to go out so he held his bladder and all as long as he
possibly could LOL.  Yet with the first sight of snow
flakes,  he’s aching to go outside and play in it LOL.
Yep,  Benny is like his dad.  I love to play in the snow,
but now since we have them,  I’ve gotta make sure
I’m out of range of their potty paths hehehehehehehe.
Benny will hop around in the deep snow,  but will only
go potty where it’s not so deep or he can walk on top
of it hehe such as places where the snow plow has
plowed and packed the snow.  Milo doesn’t like to
trudge in the deep snow much,  but last night he was.
LOL he kept hitting a soft spot and falling through.
I kept and eye on him until he made it back inside.
I always keep an eye on them both,  just in case they
get in trouble and their legs sink to where they can’t
get out.  Yet so far,  they have made it on their own.
Thank God for Benny’s sweater hehehe.  if it were
not for it,  I would have one heck of a time finding
him hehehe.  He’s white ya know :).  Judy and I have
been still trying to stay well.  Ye ole allergies have
returned.  Actually they never left,  but the flu bug
was overriding them a bit LOL.  The sneezing sound
is heard pretty much 24-7 around this house hehehe.
So what else is there to talk about?  We bought us
another 100 gallons of heating oil,  which makes 300
gallons we’ve bought since November.  We should
now have enough to last us the rest of the winter 🙂
300 gallons cost us around 1200 dollars.  It’s much
cheaper than our first year up here LOL.  In 2007
when we moved up here heating oil was around 4.30
a gallon or thereabouts.  We were always running
out and being that Judy had a heart attack when we
got up here,  my Social Security was the only thing
money wise coming in and it made it hard to make
it day to day.  Thank God for good friends and my
loving mom.  Ben a good friend of mine in Holland
sent us some money to help us along and my mom
also sent us some money for heating oil.  Judy’s
sister Barb helped us as well.  If it weren’t for them
and our landlord,  we would of frozen to death.  God
took good care of us.  My writing continued on as
always.  I believe that my sharing my good will was
something that God saw that needed rewarding :).
I thank God for giving me this ability to share my
many thoughts through journals and poetry.  My dad
said if I didn’t use them they would be taken away.
Yet God gives time for the right moment to come to
be for the gifts to become seen and used.  So many
will throw their gifts to the way side and follow but
only a darkened path of want.  I did that for many
years,  but I woke up before it was too late.  Now I
share what I learned from then and am still learning
as time goes its way.  Don’t let the walls of wanna
hide the good things that God gives each day.  The
walls of wanna can leave you empty with hindsight
looking back wishing you had not of wanted.  I have
many regrets from my past,  but the past cannot be
changed.  I can though use all that I learned to try
to prevent others from taking that long lonely road
of existence of an empty life.  God is there for us
one and all just waiting for us to turn around and
seek His guidance.  He will send help often in the
strangest forms.  An angel He sent might turn out
to be a person that just happened to show up that
is dressed in a heavy coat in the hottest of summer
such as I had happen.  He made sure that I was well
and fed and then went away without even saying
goodbye.  Not one of my friends that I had made
down at Port Aransas had even seen him and did
not know whom I was talking about.  I mean the
guy was afoot and no one saw him or could recall
of him.  I never got his name.  Back then I went by
Animal and not many knew my real name.  I just
called him dude or friend.  I learned to believe in
angels then.  If it had not been for him,  I would of
died of starvation.  I had gone 2 weeks without food
and walked 2 miles down the beach every day to
the Gaff to get a free glass of water.  That is where
my friend met me and sold some costume jewelry
and bought me a burger,  fries and a coke.   After
that, he walked with me back to my truck which was
out of gas that I was sleeping in and often under it.
I had my drums with me,  but only played my bongos
on the beach after the first time of setting my drums
up and spending the rest of the day beating the sand
out of them LOL.  Anyways,  my friend stayed with
me up until I met three guys Al,  CJ and Doug and
we started up a little band.  We also all got a job
building condos which brought us in a bit of money.
All of the sudden I noticed that my friend was gone.
The one that had come to my aid!  I didn’t even
get the chance to thank him.  God saw that I was
in a better light and my friend was sent to maybe
some other soul that needed help.  I hope that you
found some peace inside of my past venture that
brought me where I am today.  Remember,  God is
always there.  It’s us that turn away.  We get all
caught up in our self will instead of what’s best for
us and we lose our direction.  God will sometimes
send an angel to try and help us get back on track,
but an angel can’t make us do what we should do.
That is still left up to our self will.  So with that
said I reckon it’s time for me to begin my little
trip back through all that I’ve written here to see
if I can find a good word or phrase that might work
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 think
I may of found a good title,  but must make sure
I haven’t used it already hehehe.  Nope,  I ain’t
used it.  So,  in my best Jackie Gleason voice
“AWAY WE GO”.

Where I Am Today

While days go uncounted
and minutes tick on
I’m where I am today
for passed days are gone.
The lessons as rivers
poured on many miles
seeing many frowning
while seeking for smiles.
I’m where I am today
through ventures I’ve seen
some just as nightmares
and some as a dream.
The portions of trouble
that poured on my head
were often just due to
my own way instead.
Not seeking God’s better
and looking away
I’ve found many lessons
where I am today.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 12,  2014

So there ya go.  I hope that makes at least a little
sense to you.  There’s not much else to write about.
I might have to stop here being Judy fixed us some
biscuits and mine have syrup on them which requires
my undivided attention lest I drip it all over me LOL.
Finished!  I had to wash the sticky off of my hands
before I started back,  but I’m good to go now hehe.
I poured the boys some dried food in their dog pan
and they’re eating now.  The Pearce’s Place is alive
with the sounds of crunching and munching hehehe.
I guess I’ve said about all there is to say except of
course what I tell you almost every week and that is
I wrote some more poetry and haiku.  Yep,  10 more
poems with 1 of them being a Christmas poem and
22 more haiku for all of my haiku lovers out there.
I hope you find a few of either or both that brings
you a smile or makes you think.  Now,  it’s time for
me to try and find that not very elusive off switch,
but not before I wish you a most wonderful God
filled week.  Remember,  Jesus loves you and we
do too.  Ok,  so where is that darn off switch this
week.  I hope he’s found a better hiding spot than
last week :).  Nope,  I just threw my wet paper
towel over to the right of my PC desk and I can
see him poking his head out from behind it LOL.
Gotcha,  see ya CLICK zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

God bless from Bill and Judy Pearce

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

Scenes of Winter

Snowy white
each day and night
with a chilling
frosty bite.
Scenes of winter
will reenter
found at glance then
front and center.
Pages turning
we’re discerning
winters snow
what ones are yearning.
Scenes transfixing
intermixing
with what winter
was premixing.
Moments display
night and day
scenes of winter
and it’s way.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 11, 2014

Stillness of The Day

The morning comes surely
with wintertime’s snow.
Stillness of the day
is found in the flow.
Time seems at idle
with chilling frost found
as stillness of the day
makes nary a sound,
but when the winds blow
the stillness of the day
is found as a moment
that’s been blown away.
Yet then most surely
a new day will dawn
with stillness of the day
that you thought was gone.
Bringing in dream worlds
alive evermore
as stillness of the day
will once again soar.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 11,  2014

Serenity Snow

While within winter
with dawns morning breeze
a serenity snow
is found in the trees.
Billows so fluffy
within every view
become my serenity
snow through and through.
The waves of snowflakes
falling so freely
become the displays
found very breezy.
Floating like feathers
of ice in my gaze
the snowflakes fall down
in wintertime’s days.
Seasonal journeys
I’ve found to and fro
are my days of comforts
serenity snow.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 11,  2014

Winter Rain

As cold of the morning
is found snowy white
there might be a dawning
of winter rain flight.
For as the weather
will change with its view
the winter rain might then
rain down on you.
Frost bitten shadows
of seasons in sight
might then become as
a cold day and night.
Driven by wintertime
carried so bold
the cold winter rain
will surely unfold.
Within the glimmers
winter rain and snow white
there are the moments
with dreams found in flight.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 11,  2014

Crystal Clear

As sleet fills the view
with all so sincere
the ice then becomes
found so crystal clear.
Seasons of slipping
and sliding away
the crystal clear ice
will make its display.
Playing little games
such as see if you stand
upon crystal clear
that covers the land.
The stage will then glitter
in the bright morning light,
but hide fast away
in the darkness of night.
Crystal clear settings
of wintertime’s way
becomes as a hardship
for many each day.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 11,  2014

Search For Christmas

When sadness finds
your mind and heart
search for Christmas
to impart.
Let those sad times
fade away
while you search
for Christmas Day.
Don’t let Christmas
become found
as just a day
that comes around.
When sadness shows
its ugly face
search for Christmas
to replace.
Find a smile then
deep inside
as you journey
Christmas ride.
Learn that Christmas
lives and breathes
and can help one
that believes.
Don’t let Christmas
fall from view.
Search for Christmas
within you.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 11,  2014

Inner Universe

Within ones self
are worlds unknown
that are learned
as they have grow.
The inner universe
found unseen
becomes a searchers
wanted dream.
As years will pass
the thoughts they had
will maybe change
a different fad.
The inner universe
time will tell
often does not
show so well.
Ones confusions
will disperse
searching the inner
universe.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 11,  2014

A Minutes Link

A minutes time
that comes and goes
is linked together
highs and lows.
A minutes link
might rust away
leaving shadows
bitter grey.
A simple time
of minutes past
can be linked
to shadows cast.
Truth of actions
will become
a minutes link
of beating drum.
Be the best that
you can be,
a minutes link
that’s good to see.
Let not seconds
to display
a minutes link
of useless way.
Try your best now
as you think
not to let your
minutes sink.
See the goodness
you can do
a minutes link
that lives in you.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 11,  2014

Now Awaken

When the night sky
fades from view
find the wanting
good to do.
Now awaken
dawning sun
show what all
that can be done.
When the moonlight
is no more
let your heartbeat
sing and soar.
Now awaken
to the sky
full of blessings
now to fly.
Cease your slumber
now awaken
to what now can
be partaken.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 11,  2014

Oh So Vast

Amidst our oceans
waves roll on
dusk to dusk
and dawn to dawn.
The depth of all
of then and past
is found as that of
oh so vast.
Things we’ve never
ever seen
but just dreamt of
in a dream.
The oh so vast
that shines of blue
has mysteries
we wish to view.
The deep blue seas
of times details
flows with captains
ships and sails.
Many ventured
times of past
are now stories
oh so vast.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 11,  2014

Haiku
for Jan 11,  2014

God gives us choices,
but it’s up to us to choose
the right direction.

Some find a journey
as just a bitter path
and some find blessings.

When storm clouds arise
remember there are rainbows
and look to find them.

Hope is a moment
that many will lose sight of
due to their struggles.

The shadow of time
can turn into a haunting
if truth does not live.

A heartbeat will thrive
if it allows love in it
for love never dies.

Peace is an echo
of many that gave their lives
for us now today.

Belief in Jesus
won’t get you into Heaven.
You must love Him too.

When in a snowstorm
look for the tracks there and to
that might lead you home.

Moments are wasted
as many watch them fly by
and yet do nothing.

Nows afterimage
might look worse than expected
leaving you regret.

The times that display
could be just an illusion
in a desert of thought.

Looking for trouble
might find much more than you sought
making you rethink.

Going on pure looks
might lead to finding hateful
wrapped up in beauty.

Nobody’s perfect,
but many will try to be
and end in sadness.

Morning brings blessings
that we each can discover
if we will just look.

Lessons come with time,
but some try to hurry time
finding destruction.

The lines on a face
will often tell ones story,
but some will hide them.

When winter snow falls
it paints a wonderful view
with snowflakes of white.

Many a flower
will be covered with snowflakes
while waiting for spring.

Kindred type spirits
find their way inside our lives
as heartbeats connect.

Beyond a footstep
are emotions we gather
as footprints in time.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 11,  2014

God bless from Bill and Judy

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