Back Up The Steps


Hello my friends

I’m back with more jabbering hehehehe.  I hope you have
been well or at least as well as possible 🙂  Judy and I have
been enjoying the snow or at least the pictures of it LOL.
It is beautiful,  but rather cold.  I do though go outside and
play with the boys from time to time.  Yet,  most times it’s
just Benny and me.  Milo don’t like to be outside for long.
It doesn’t matter what the weather is like.  He’s strictly
an inside dog.  I can maybe every once in a while get him
to stay out and play a bit.  He’s back to his old ornery self.
Right now him and Benny are lying in the floor right beside
and behind me in their doggy beds.  They are something else!
It seems that when Judy is gone,  they know better than
to try my patience hehehe.  They know that Judy will take
up for them if she’s here.  She’s their mom :).  These boys
are just like kids.  Anyways,  on to another topic,  hopefully.
Right now it’s 4 F degrees.  The high for today was around
5 F degrees LOL.  By Monday morning it’s supposed to be
-5 F degrees which is 5 below zero.  That’s not too awful
bad.  We had about 30 below just a week or so ago hehehe.
We still haven’t gotten our car door fixed.  When Milo got
sick his health was more important than the door.  Thank
God and the vet Milo is feeling much better.  We got a
little more snow last week,  like we really needed it LOL.
I called DOC’s oil Thursday morning and bought us some
more heating oil and then I had to get outside and dig a
path to our oil tank so he could get to it hehehe.  That
was a chore and a half.  About 3 or 4 feet of snow was
blocking the way,  so I began shoveling.  The delivery
guy thanked me.  He said,  you would not believe how
many people just leave it for him to trudge through LOL.
I told him I kind of knew, that’s why I did it for him :).
Anyways,  if you are getting this in stationery format
you’ll see the trench/path I dug to the oil tank with him
standing in it LOL.  Yeppers,  life up this ways is rather
interesting.  The scenery up here is fabulous.  I know,
I swore I would never use that word (fabulous),  but it’s
the only way I can describe the view.  Judy and I will
often take out on a picture taking drive,  but most of
the time I am taking pictures any time we go anywhere.
Once in a great while I’ll head out on my own to take
some pictures,  but then I’ve gotta try to take pictures
while driving.  Of course on those occasions I am most
times driving down back roads and just pointing and
shooting.  Every once in a while I will stop and get out
of the car and walk around to take pictures.  But most
of the time Judy is driving while I’m taking pictures :).
Life as a photographer hehehe.  I love to take pictures
of God’s beauty.  It’s all around us.  All we need to do
is take the time to look.  The boys are still sound asleep.
They are such good little boys.  I’ll fix them some food
in a bit,  but I gave them some treats a little while ago
and that seems to have tided them over.  Milo is lightly
snoring hehehe.  Oh yea,  the day after we had  our oil
delivery,  our landlord plowed our drive.  He said I should
of hollered.  I told him,  I didn’t know he had his snow
plow fixed LOL.  Oh well,  it got done.  Our driveway
was getting rather tiny hehehe.  He plowed it out to
where we have more room now to park our car hehehe.
Yep,  just another day gone by.  I just got a call from
my good friend Oscar Rogers in Texas.  He said he
has been keeping tabs on the weather up here and
was wondering if we were snowed in.  It was great to
here from Oscar.  He’s one of my friends from the
Wills Point Chronicle.  I used to work there with him
and his brother Julius.  Those were the good old days.
That’s where I got my love for photography. I always
love to hear from my friends.  It does get lonesome up
here being so far away from my family and friends,
but I have family up here and a few friends and that
makes it not so bad.  I’ve always been a people person.
I got that from my dad I guess hehehe.  Both he and
I knew no strangers LOL.  I did have some times in
school that I was sort of judged wrongly and people
didn’t take the time to get to know me,  but I guess
that’s the way it was for many huh LOL.  There’s a lot
of my past that I miss,  but there’s a lot that I could’ve
lived without LOL.  Ain’t that life hehehe!  Yeppers,
I do miss the days of jamming with my friends.  I wish
I had someone up here that I could jam with.  It gets
rather old playing my conga drums by myself.  That’s
why I spend a lot of my time taking pictures hehehe.  So,
now ya know :).  It’s one of my many ways of dealing
with life and I do love the scenery up here.  Judy and
I usually try to plan out a drive a few times a year so
we can find some new scenery to take pictures of 🙂
Benny and Milo will often get their pictures taken if
we catch them being silly hehehe.  Ok,  so what else is
there to ramble about?  It might snow a little tonight,
but not too much.  LOL,  it’s not like we need anymore
snow ya know hehehe.  Yeppers,  we have plenty,  but
if it wants to snow,  then getter done 🙂  I’m used to it.
The only thing I hate is when it turns into sheets of ice.
Then,  I would rather it go away LOL.  Our landlord
is still nursing a broken ankle from slipping on his
front steps a couple of weeks ago LOL.  I think he
said he gets the brace off some time this week and
he’ll be happy about that.  So far all I’ve done on the
ice is bust my arm and back side LOL.  No broken
bones YET hehehe.  Ya can never tell when the steps
have ice on them.  I always try to be careful,  but the
last time I made the mistake of walking out with my
house shoes on, that have NO TREAD what so ever
and the first step I took was the pitfall.  I slid to the
bottom of the steps and I couldn’t get any traction
to get back up the steps :).  I had to pull myself back
up using the hand rails and then reach in the door
to pull myself in.  Judy was there,  but she couldn’t
help me because I weigh 233 lbs hehehe.  Just a tad
more than she can pull :).  Yep,  I do not wear my
house shoes outside anymore LOL.  I will slip on
my out door shoes first :).  Yes,  life up here is a
different world from what I grew up in.  I’ve found
a new home up here.  Texas will always be my
home state,  but I have adopted Maine as my 2nd.
It is now my home and has been for over 7 years.
God has been good to us and protected us from the
things that we cannot handle ourselves.  He’s given
us 2 good little boys/dogs and they have brought
joy to our home.  I have a family up here that I love
with all my heart.  Yet,  I do wish that I could go and
see my daughter and granddaughter in Texas.  My
granddaughter Sami is in Scottish Rite Hospital
and I wish I could be there for her,  but it’s not that
easy.  All I can do is pray for her and send her my
love.  I love you Sami.  Stay strong.  You too Jamye.
I love you both tons.  Thank You God for giving me
a way to keep in touch with my family and friends
down south.  I do know that in the olden days it
was not that easy.  There was no internet and much
of what we know now was just a dream.  Thank You
God for giving mankind the abilities that we have.
I am also grateful for my many abilities.  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 think I found a decent title and after checking
I see that it has not be used as of yet,  but used
it shall be hehehe.  Here goes

Back Up The Steps

As steps are made
in the walk of life
we might find steps
that are filled with strife.
Those times we fall
we need to climb
back up the steps
from time to time.
Don’t let the problems
footsteps make
become the rivers
to fill life’s lake.
Seek for some better
steps which to go
seeking for other
that’s not filled with woe.
So if you fall down
with troublesome views
get back up the steps
with a new pair of shoes.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 8,  2015

Ok,  so if you don’t understand the poem,  I’m sorry.
LOL I can’t always write what everybody understands.
Like I have ever done that hehehe!  Anyways,  Milo
just knocked on the door to tell me he needs to go out
and potty.  I let him out and of course Benny had to go
out with him,  if for no other reason but to play in the
snow LOL.  I just let Milo back in,  but gotta wait till
Benny is done playing.  OK,  now they are both back
inside.  You would think that Benny wouldn’t want to
go outside when it’s 3 F degrees,  but he don’t care 🙂
They both have a lot of hair to insulate them,  plus we
often have them suited in their sweaters,  but not now.
They’re both back in the their beds lying head to head
right beside and behind me LOL.  Milo wasn’t  going
to come back in here until Benny came back in.  They
truly love one another hehehe.  So,  what else is there
to talk about?  Hmm,  I can’t think of anything else to
tell ya,  so I reckon it’s time for me to be telling you
what I tell you every week and that is,  I wrote some
more poems and haiku.  Yeppers,  I wrote 10 more
poems with one of them being sort of Christmassy 🙂
I also wrote 22 more haiku for all of my haiku lovers
out there.  Yes,  I wrote them all today.  Yesterday
Judy and I were over visiting with her daughter and
our grandsons.  We had a great visit,  but had to make
it short,  being we had to leave Benny and Milo at
home.  The owner of their house does not like dogs.
Of course Mandy and Helena have 2 dogs, but that
is the limit.  Anyways,  like I said,  we had a great
visit and we took a few pictures which will also be in
the stationery.  I hope and pray that you have found
a poem or haiku or both that you like and also my
rambling gave you a smile.  I guess it’s time for me
to be searching for that not so elusive off switch, but
not before I wish you a most wonderful God filled
week.  Remember,  Jesus loves you and we do too.
Now.  where is that dad burned off switch hiding
this time?  Oh for crying out loud,  could at least
act like you’re trying to hide?  Last week was bad,
hiding on my salt shaker,  but this week.  Hiding
behind my respirator.  You hid there once before
and should of known that it was a terrible hiding
place LOL.  I have asthma dude and let’s just
say,  it’s freaken sitting right in front of me LOL.
Gotcha, see ya CLICK zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

God bless from Bill,  Judy,  Benny and Milo Pearce

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

When Eyes See Deep

Looking vastly
within each sight
so many find
what’s not so right.
Looking deeply
there and to
life can become
a shattered view.
Let your vision
see what’s there
not so deep,
but love and care.
Sometimes people
will only show
there own deepest
to ones they know.
Then as minutes
moments sweep
you’ll know better
when eyes see deep.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 8,  2015

Blinding Sights

Snow that billows
shining white
reflects the sun
and all its light.
Then while looking
out the door
I then find
a bright eye sore.
Blinding lights
reflecting true
making it hard
to see the view.
I find sunshades
to put on
when the day
begins at dawn.
Then my eyesight
sees delights
far beyond
the blinding sights.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 8,  2015

The Question Of Time

As some lifestyles
might become unstable
the question of time
becomes are we able.
Patterns are broken
some good and some bad
the question of time
makes so many mad.
Many will ponder
the times long ago
while they’re forgetting
the times filled with woe.
Often ones thinking
will only see color
prejudice viewpoints
not seeing a brother.
The question of time
becomes dynamite
only seeing wrong ways
and not seeing right.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 8,  2015


Momentous pathways
that turn out darkened
often have lessons
found from disheartened.
Often we’ll stumble
and fall to the ground
finding disheartened
with thens leap and bound.
Yet they’re the lessons
that come from those days
that are remembered
to further our gaze.
Disheartened pathways
that life might expose
could be the blessings
for your future rose.
Sometimes the bad times
teach us the best
found from disheartened
might be as God’s test.
Teaching us truly
the ways we’re to go
found from disheartened
what we need to know.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 8,  2015

Heaven’s Snowflakes

White fluffy snowflakes
fall from the sky
coming from Heaven
way up so high.
Sweet Heaven’s Snowflakes
as colorful shine
come down as peaceful
to make a design.
Some found as angels
and some as snowmen
found in the places
where people have been.
Created by Lord God
and painted with love
sweet Heaven’s snowflakes
fall down from above.
The seasonal flurries
of snowflakes of time
are with the make up
of winter divine.
Many though hate it
when snow’s falling down
and landing billowy
there on the ground.
Yet it is better
to accept what is true
and enjoy Heaven’s snowflakes
God gives me and you.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 8,  2015

Too Many Dreams

Windows of dreamland
might become cluttered
when we are wanting things
always well buttered.
Too many dreams
with choices as lakes
might become dreams
with a lot of Earthquakes.
Keep your dreams simple
and don’t overload
or you might find them
with times that explode.
Dreaming too many
the things not so true
might become sadness
that’s living in you.
It’s OK to dream of
some wonderful things,
but do not expect them
to live as your dreams.
Sometimes a dream will
help you along
to find you smile
when things have gone wrong.
Yet too many dreams
in a fantasy world
might then become
as Hell that’s unfurled.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 8,  2015

Thinking of Christmas Again

With snowflakes found falling
on the ground thereunto
I find I’m thinking
of a Christmassy view.
Thinking once again
of those wonderful sights
snowflakes a falling
and twinkling lights.
Christmas found moments
that live within me
are the thoughts that I’m thinking
I wish I could see.
Thinking of Christmas again
as time moves on
while December moments
are never really gone.
Peace found within me
brings a heartfelt amen
while I am thinking
of Christmas again.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 8,  2015

Yesterdays Journey

Now becomes past
as it moves along
yesterdays journey
then becomes gone.
Time is a porthole
that we cannot see,
until it is found
in our history.
Sometimes the journey
shows us a clue,
but we’re still blinded
from what that’s true.
Often we will think
that we know what’s right
but it’s not really clear
until it’s in sight.
The lessons from wrong
are yesterdays journey
that might end up with
us on a gurney.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 8,  2015

A Sight Unseen

A timeless dream
a moments joy
a sight unseen
some hearts deploy.
A flavors taste
a minute found
a sight unseen
goes round and round.
A starry night
a bright lit moon
a sight unseen
comes into tune.
A painted sky
a cloud of white
a sight unseen
is day and night.
A winters dream
a story told
a sight unseen
might then unfold.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 8,  2015

An Ice Covered Pond

The cold of winters
ice and snow
is found inside
the times we know.
An ice covered pond
with snow on top
is found each day
a little a lot.
An ice covered sight
with water down under
brings me the thoughts
of obvious wonder.
Thinking of thickness
and can it hold me
all of my weight
or should I not see.
An ice covered pond
holds no sign to say
how thick it is
this wintery day.
So I am thinking
that I should move on
and just enjoy it
an ice covered pond.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 8,  2015

for Feb 8,  2015

With just a second
you can change many choices
and change the outcome.

Lessons from snowflakes
are found as many snowbanks
joined by directions.

As we judge others
our judgment is being done
by Lord God above.

Believing in love
brings the chance for love alive,
but it needs some faith.

Allowing sadness
to be your only journey
could make you lonely.

A smile found each day
can brighten up others lives
by just a mere glance.

When time is at peace
let wars of other moments
find some peace also.

As shadows are made
the story behind them grows
becoming the scenes.

The simple mans life
brings alive many chances
from the smallest things.

A painted picture
is a story on canvass
that might be hidden.

Seeking for stardom
could find you miserable
just wanting some peace.

The echo of spring
is resolved in winters snow
with flowers sleeping.

The beginning of time
is a moment that’s confused
as some seek science.

Beneath ones thinking
could be indecisive thoughts
that really don’t know.

Changing your insight
needs you to first understand
what that you’re changing.

Gossiping people
might find themselves as topic,
for it’s reflected.

Brainstorming moments
could become a mere headache
that came from the thoughts.

Losing perception
of the footsteps that you make
could lead ones astray.

Without tomorrow
our motivation is gone
and we might stagnate.

Clinging to lost ships
will only show bumpy seas
headed to nowhere.

When fear’s abundant
use it to help you to grow
and not hinder you.

A clear sky of blue
shows the color of passion
painted by God’s Hand.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 8,  2015

My wife Judy’s Poetry books 🙂
{Moonlight and Owls by Judy Pearce}
and her newest
{Hello My Name Is Benny}
They can also be found at Amazon
Ben Geurts Drawing Art site
and Old Fashioned Christmas site
My Animal’s Greetings site below
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and once again the poetry contest at
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Your frosty friend Bill 🙂