Good and Bad


Hello my friends

It’s been another weird week gone by and it
looks as though we have yet another to follow.
Today’s high is supposed to be 37 F and right
now it’s 36 F. Totally bizarre. It was snowing
off and on yesterday. It looks like we will have
a sort of warm week this week. It’s quite a bit
of a change from our previous years. Most of
the snow storms that we usually got have gone
below us. Anyways, I’m sure winter has quite
a ways before it is over with. It’s coming like
a lamb this year, but for all we know it might
leave as a tiger. I had let the boys out to go
potty a little bit ago and I just now let them in
and they’re pouncing on Judy in the bedroom.
Judy was trying to sleep a bit more, but they
put a stop to that LOL. I went ahead and got
up, being I knew they were not going to let
us sleep. So I figured I’d go ahead and start
writing this to you. Judy just got up and she
should be in here in a moment. The boys are
in a feisty mood this morning of course not
unlike any morning hehehe. They’re always
excited to see Judy and I up, but if we aren’t
up they are more than happy to wake us up 🙂
Gotta love em. Yep everyday is a new page
with wagging tails and smiling faces. These
boys are alive wires, especially Rocky LOL.
The day has begun. Of course ours starts
after 12 noon being we don’t go to bed until
early in the morning LOL. Judy and I are
& will probably always be night owls. I just
looked at my weather program and 44 F is
the forecast for Monday’s high LOL. This
is freaking February. Yeppers, this is a
weird beginning to the year. Hopefully it
doesn’t follow suit throughout the year ;(
I can’t handle too much heat. I am better
in cold temperatures or at least below 80 F
I’m very hot natured and I dehydrate easily.
The heat of Texas is what that almost killed
me along with my bout with Ulcerative colitis
and loss of my colon and a 3rd of my small
intestines. Yep, I should of been up here
all along hehehe. Well, I’m here now and
I reckon I will probably die here. Judy and
the boys have joined me in here now. We
might eat breakfast in a bit, but Judy just
took her medicine and she has to wait an
hour before she can eat. She just said she
has 20 minutes before she can eat. So until
then I will keep on writing. It’s a bit cloudy
outside. It’s supposed to snow a lil bit this
evening and then snow and rain later after
midnight. It ain’t nothing that I’ve ever
seen in this time of year, but it is taking
an easy on our heating oil thank God LOL.
Normally we would already be sending out
for more oil by now. The first of December
we bought 500 dollars worth of heating oil
which filled our 250 gallon tank, but as I
said, in the past, we would already be out.
Though we are pretty close to empty right
now. I’ll be ordering more this week when
Judy and I get paid. Thank God the price
of heating oil is down. We won’t be able
to fill it completely, but we will be able
to buy over a 100 gallons, possibly 150.
That’s how it goes up here 🙂 Life in the
fast lane. Benny and Rocky are enjoying
the snow. Benny loves it a bit more than
Rocky though. Benny doesn’t want to come
inside if it’s snowing hehehe. He loves to
watch it fall and play in it. Rocky is sort
of like Milo was. He prefers to stay inside
and barks at the door until you let him in.
Aside from that, he is nothing the same.
Milo didn’t care much for the snow, but
Rocky plays in it with Benny. The funny
thing about Rocky is when Benny chooses
to stay outside and play in the snow, he’ll
bark and whine until we get Benny to come
back inside LOL. He loves his big brother.
Of course, Rocky is about the same size
as Benny, but Benny is older than him by
a few years :). Benny will turn 5 in July,
but we never got Rocky’s actual birthday.
Though when we got him, we all figured
him to be no more than about a year old
and we gave him Benny’s birthday, not
the year. So Rocky should be about 2
years old July 16 and Benny will be 5 🙂
LOL we got Rocky on Benny’s birthday
and that sort of also gave us the idea to
make that his birthday as well. When we
got Rocky, he was very shy and would
not do nothing but lie flat on the ground
if you put a leash on him, but now he’s
a changed pup. I think he finally found
out what it is to be loved, the same as
Benny and Milo. Yes, we still think of
Milo. I will often feel his presence in the
house. Most nights I will go in the living
room and look up at his ashes and say
goodnight Milo. I love you. Family is
family no matter the breed or blood, at
least that’s how we feel. The Grace of
God covers all living things. He has
purpose in all that we see. Sometimes
though we might not see the purposes
and think things useless, but reasons
are there. There must be good and bad
in life to help us to strive forwards. For
without the bad, we would not appreciate
the good, for it would be just another
day gone by. Find the blessings in every
sight you see. They are there, but at
the moment not seem clear, or seem as
something that should not happen. Life
needs a rough road to strengthen it or
it will wither in the wind. OK so now I
believe it’s time for me to search through
all of my rambling to find a word or phrase
that I can use for the title of today’s brand
new poem. So, it’s away I go to that little
place that I call RECOLLECT VILLE.
I think I may of found a good title, but
the proof will be in the pudding hehehe.
So here goes……….

Good and Bad

Without the bad
within the day
the good of times
would fade away.
Good and bad
of then and there
will make more clear
what’s right and fair.
Past to present
the good and bad
before our eyes.
Lessons displayed
in our sight
are good and bad
with wrong and right.
So the next time
you perceive
a bitter time
of which you weave,
know that truly
it can teach
the better view
of which to reach.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 31, 2016

There ya go. I hope it made some sense to
you. Also I hope you enjoyed my rambling.
I know I will often drift off into a cloud of
hazy thoughts LOL, but that’s my thoughts.
The good and bad of ventures trod, seen by
some might seem real odd. I couldn’t help
myself hehehe. That little rhyme just flew
out of my head 🙂 I guess you might find
that weird. OH well, that’s the way that
my brain works. I’ve given up on trying to
figure it out. I guess I’m just bizarre and
that’s the way I’m supposed to be hehehe.
OK so I need to ask once again for your
prayers. My sister is doing well as far
as I have heard from my mom, but my
buddy Mark is still needing your prayers.
I also have a few of my other friends and
family that are needing prayer, so if
you pray, I’m sure God will know why
and who to aim it towards. So, now I
think it’s time for me to be telling you
what I tell you almost every week and
that is, I wrote some more poems and
haiku. Yeppers, 10 more poems, but
none are Christmassy this week hehehe.
Also I wrote 22 more haiku for all of
the haiku lovers out there. I hope you
can find 1 or 2 of either or both that
you like. Now, I reckon it’s time for
me to begin my search for that hardly
elusive off switch, but not before I wish
you a wonderful weekend or whatever’s
left of it and a truly blessings filled week.
Remember, Jesus loves you and we do
too. So to begin that search for Mr. silly
off switch. Where oh where can you be
hiding, maybe providing a sight to see?
Where oh where can you be hiding trying
to hide from silly me? Hehehe I know,
another poem LOL. Anyways, guess
what? I think I see ya hiding behind
my orange juice glass which is rather
dumb if you ask me. It’s empty and it’s
see through LOL. Don’t run now LOL.
Gotcha, see ya CLICK zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

God bless from Bill, Judy, Benny, Rocky
and the spirit of Milo Pearce

Now it’s on with the poems and haiku
10 and 22 hehehehehehehehehehe 🙂

When Is Then

Where and when
is then and there,
when here we sit
just anywhere?
When is then
when now is found
there and where
with sight and sound.
What and who
with how and when
bring alive
the there and then.
Did and done
from do and does
leaves ones with
their just because.
When is then
when there is where
while what and how
might be right there..

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 30, 2016

Storms Of Fancy

Clouds of thunder
fill the skies
with their many
what’s a why’s
Storms of fancy
fill the minds
with so many
different kinds.
Scenes of lightning
scattered true
storms of fancy
with it’s view.
Seeming painted
going dark
storms of fancy
then embark.
Bringing portions
to and fro
storms of fancy
where they go.
Skies of wonder
come to be
storms of fancy
then to see.
Some with raindrops,
some with hail
storms of fancy
then set sail.
Even snowflakes
might fall from
storms of fancy
to become
whitish patterns
in the sky
storms of fancy
then to fly.
Then as minutes
carry on
storms of fancy
then are gone.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 30, 2016

Lesser Of Evil

When filled with anger
and it seems to grow
sometimes it’s better
to let someone know.
The lesser of evil
can find hope from two
as a friend becomes help then
to bring calm to you.
The lesser of evil
is sometimes in time
ticking with patience
as minutes unwind.
Often the pathway
of footsteps we make
brings us to problems
that then come awake.
The lesser of evil
of sometimes to be
can become peaceful
with prayerful degree.
Allowing some healing
to live in your heart,
the lesser of evil
finds peace to impart.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 30, 2016

Looking Inwards

While looking outwards
you might just see
people much better
that might not be.
For many people
will wear a disguise
not showing truly
the fear in their eyes.
Try looking inwards
and seeing what’s true
of all the wantings
that you want for you.
Are you comparing
yourself with another
while looking outwards
at sister or brother.
Often what’s showing
is not really there,
for they’re looking outwards
at your everywhere.
So looking inwards
to see what that’s true
you might also find that
they might be like you.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 30, 2016

Along For The Ride

A trip through scenery
car wheels will roll
onto a journey
as pages unfold
Along for the ride
my eyes look around
seeking for beauty
of both sight and sound.
Each minute counted
is filled with a scene
worth taking pictures
that look like a dream.
Time becomes countless
as each day moves on
while I take pictures
from dusk unto dawn.
My camera is ready
to be then applied
filled with the photos
along for the ride.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 30, 2016

A Year Or Two

A time that’s passed
a year or two
can become lessons
you now can view.
With all the pages
of your times ago
a year or two
might now seek to know.
Drama found portions
of yesterdays times
a year or two
might show as land mines.
Things that we wanted,
but misunderstood
a year or two
what’s bad and what’s good.
Sometimes the lessons
are too rough a road
a year or two
with a real heavy load.
That’s why to God
we need pray every day,
so a year or two
isn’t just Hell to pay.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 30, 2016

The Depth Of Life

The stages we set
from birth until end
display the pathways
that our lives transcend.
For the depth of life
is a journey begun
with every footstep
things that we’ve done.
Often our footprints
ones find in the sand
show us with Jesus
in life hand in hand.
Yet many moments
might show only strife
us in our sinful
with the depth of life.
That’s why a minute
a moment should be
the depth of life
with you prayerfully.
Do your best then
not hiding away
all of the lessons
you’ve learned day to day.
The depth of life
is a learning view
good and bad journeys
that show what to do.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 30, 2016

Winter’s White While

Soothing are snowflakes
while they float to Earth
in white winter’s while
from their place of birth.
The sky looks like ice-cream
so fluffy to flow
in winter’s white while then
with fresh fallen snow,
A dreamers storybook
that opens to pour
a winter’s white while
with a blessings allure.
Seen in the morning
as oceans of white
snowflakes then fall down
a dreamers delight.
Each one is counted,
but looks not the same
in winter’s white while
for time to attain.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 30, 2016

Lost Bits Of Time

Back in my younger years
I can recall
fishing on the lake
from spring unto fall.
Lost bits of time
still leave holes to find
things I’ve forgotten
from time after time.
Yet I remember
my Papa and I
floating in the boat
till time would run dry.
We’d fish all night long
and return by dawn
with many fish
and then give a yawn.
Standing side by side
we’d clean all the fish
and grandmother’d come
to make them delish.
She cook them up
and we’d come to eat
that evening later
what she made so sweet.
Yet lost bits of time
still evade my view
things I’ve forgotten
and things that I’d do.
Surely as time goes
I remember a while
some lost bits of time
that bring me a smile.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 30, 2016

The Sleight Of Hand

A magic trick,
a sleight of hand
can sometimes seem
a magic man.
A wondrous moment
time has seen
the sleight of hand
might then agleam.
Sometimes people
fool the eyes
a sleight of hand
with sad demise.
Sometimes truth
is hard to see
the sleight of hand
for you and me.
A moments focus
might portray
the sleight of hand
a truthful way.
For a minute
seen as a fool
the sleight of hand
can seem so cruel.
Yet if you look
with opened eyes,
the sleight of hand,
you’ll see the lies.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 30, 2016

for Jan 30, 2016

Within a whirlwind
holds time seeming magical
as it consumes it.

Tree leaves found blowing
leave only slight trails of time
as they flutter passed.

Changes of the year
are clearer as time passes
leaving their footprints.

Within our heartbeat
lives the fashion of God’s love
that keeps us alive.

A circus clowns smile
is just painted on his mouth
that might hide a frown.

Beyond perception
are the things we overlook
because we’re busy.

When pouring water
the flow is governed by you,
as some things you do.

Harvesting memoirs
as a lifetime of moments
might display sadness.

Within memories
are things that keep us alive
that are called lessons.

Pointless is thinking
when your thoughts are just of dreams
and not what can be.

The bloom of tulips
becomes as a tapestry
with many colors.

Fluorescent skylines
display as the clouds move by
creating a haze.

Jumbled emotions
come from explosions of sight
inwards and outwards.

Choice is a blessing,
but can seem as a nightmare
when chosen wrongly.

Glimmers of daylight
come from the trees of shadows
that let light peek through.

Placing a flower
on a mornings arrival
might help it to bloom.

Need shows your human,
while acting as you need not
shows a large ego.

Flames of a fire
will become brighter in time
if fuel is added.

The looming starlight
becomes the ceiling of night
to give room for dreams.

Hurry is deadly
when it gets out of control
and does not slow down.

Horror of a dream
is often brought on by fears
of what you don’t know.

Looking at someone
and discerning who they are
might prove that you’re wrong.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 30, 2016

My wife Judy’s Poetry books 🙂
{Moonlight and Owls by Judy Pearce}
and her newest
{Hello My Name Is Benny}
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