The Commotion


Hello my friends

So I guess you may or may not have noticed
that I didn’t write my journal last week. We
were sick. Judy and I had a case of the flu or
something of that nature. I couldn’t write due
to coughing and sneezing not to mention the
headaches and fever that went along with it 🙂
Judy and I are both well now and back to our
ornery selves. Benny and Rocky are still Benny
and Rocky hehehe. Nothing changed there.
The weather has been bouncing all over the
freaking place. Warm then cold, then warm
again and then freezing, well you get the idea.
Today’s high is 35 F which is what it is right
now. It snowed a bit an hour or so ago and
it’s supposed to snow a bit more this evening.
Judy just let the boys back in. I let them out
an hour or so ago to go potty and to play in
the snow. Now they’re playing chase through
the house. I was playing fetch with Rocky.
He for some unknown reason gets the fact
that when I throw the toy, he is to bring
it back to me so I can throw it again, but
he hasn’t quite acquired the knowledge that
he must release the toy so I can throw it 🙂
I have to trick him into letting it go and then
throw it again. We’re hoping that Benny
catches on to the fetch idea. We’ve tried and
tried to teach him, but all he does when we
throw a toy is he runs off with it. It turns
into a game of fetch for us. Maybe one day
he will learn, I hope. Maybe even Rocky
will learn that he must release the toy so I
can throw it again hehehe. We love them 🙂
Our grandson Christian came and spent
Friday and Saturday with us. We always
enjoy having him over. I wish the other
grand kids could come, but I guess they’ll
come when they can. I just looked outside
and saw that it’s snowing a little bit again.
This winter has not been near what we’re
used to. We’ve only had a few days below
zero and that was at night. It’s supposed
to be 8 F degrees by morning and the high
for tomorrow 24 F degrees. Still, nothing
like what we’re used to. Yep, it’s a warm
winter, although I’ve seen on predictions
for next winter about an La Nina which is
the opposite of an El Nino. The La Nina
is supposed to bring more cold air up here.
We shall see how it all pans out. They’ve
been wrong before LOL. Yep, they have
trouble forecasting tomorrows weather so
the chances that they are wrong about next
winter are pretty great hehehe. So what
else is there to chat about? Hmm, well my
sister is doing well or so my mom tells me.
Peggy doesn’t converse with me too much.
It’s the way it has always been, but it doesn’t
stop me from loving her. She’s my sister 🙂
I try to call my mom as often as possible
to make sure she’s OK as well as my sister.
We might see life in a different light, but we
are family and that’s what matters. Though
if it came to be that I was not wanted and
I was just considered trash, I would just
let God deal with it. I’ve seen many families
that were separated due to conspiracies or
some sort of hatred that evolved through
either lies or assumptions. It’s sad, but
true. I try my best to let the past to stay in
the past, but I do have trouble at times as
I am human. I have had lies thrown about
which have prevented me from being who
I wanted to be, but I cannot change any
of the past. Sometimes people will listen to
a good liar and not hear the truth. Oh well,
enough about that. The boys just made a
mad dash for the front door barking all the
way. Judy went to see what the commotion
was about and as we presumed, NOTHING.
Benny hears a thump and even if it’s Judy
or I, he still thinks somebody is at the front
door LOL. Rocky will follow right behind
him to see what it is hehehe. Yep, even if
I hit the table right above Benny he will
still think somebody’s at the front door 😉
LOL he is a character! Us getting Rocky
was a great idea. Rocky can keep up with
Benny, but there are times that Rocky will
wear Benny out and he’s gotta rest hehehe.
We still miss Milo and there are times that
we can feel his presence around the house.
Like times I feel a dog brush up against my
leg and look down and Benny and Rocky
are nowhere to be seen. Yeppers, Milo is
still here with us in spirit. We thank God
for putting all of these miracles in our lives.
For with God, all things are possible and
life continues on. Maybe not what we can
see, but the spirits of loved ones are still
around living as angels and friends among
us. Now, I believe I have rambled quite
enough and it’s time for me to be taking
my little trip 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 now to
do something with it LOL. Here goes.

The Commotion

A lifetime of speed bumps
from hither and to
can be the commotion
that makes better you.
Often our choices
from then unto there
will be the commotion
to get us somewhere.
Yet many places
that we might be found
might show the commotion
you need not around.
Don’t let the problems
of yesterdays page
to be the commotion
that’s only on stage.
Look for the blessings
beyond what went wrong
and release the commotion
to seek better dawn.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 21, 2016

There ya go. I hope that made a little bit of
sense to ya. Also I hope my rambling didn’t bore
you to sleep LOL. I never truly know if what
I’m saying makes any sense to anybody, but
I hope it does. Of course this is my journal
and in the beginning back in 1995, I was just
writing to myself, but that year was a change
as I allowed 1 to read my journal and they
loved it and wanted me to send it to them and
then they shared with others and more wanted
to receive my journal. Now over twenty years
have passed and my email list is into the multi-
thousands. Can ya believe it. Who would of
ever thought that anybody would want to read
my thoughts LOL! Anyways, my journal has
grown through the years into what it is today.
I am blessed to have this ability and I feel
that it is something that I need to share with
you. So I hope you are enjoying all of my
rambling, poetry and haiku. Before I get
into telling you about it I guess I should tell
you Judy’s mother is doing OK. She’s back
at home with Judy’s sister Trudy. That’s
where Judy was last night. It was craft
night. All of the sisters and daughters get
together one Saturday a month and create
odds and ends. Last night they made crafts
from bottles. Judy used an old Champaign
and beer bottle and made a vase and a
lamp. They turned out quite nice. I might
put a picture of them in the stationery 🙂
So, now I guess it’s time for me to tell
you what I tell you almost every week and
that is, I wrote some more poems and
haiku. Yeppers, 10 more poems with
1 about the boys 🙂 I also 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 believe it’s time
for me to start searching 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. OK, where are ya hiding you little
varmint. That off switch often picks the
worse places to hide. Let’s see if it did
a little better this week being it’s had
an extra week to look. Hmm, I think
I see movement from behind my aspirin
bottle, which is not really hard to do
being the freaking bottle is clear LOL.
Sheesh, are you ever going to try to
find a good place to hide that I won’t
find you by just glancing down hehehe?
Gotcha, see ya CLICK zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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

P.S. I’m adding a little thought I had
Feb 14 2016 Valentines Day. I also
wrote 3 more poems Saturday while
Judy was at Trudy’s doing crafts 🙂

Now it’s on with the poems and haiku
10+3 and 22 hehehehehehehehehehe 🙂

Creativity Of the Mind

A square is not just a square,
for it holds many different shapes
within it that can become the
vision, but it takes a little effort
to mold that into existence.
So be not just the square, but
the blossom of flavors from
creativity of the mind.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 14, 2016

Lost Words

Reminders of wording
bring forth a clue
what that was lost in
a moment of you.
Lost words perception
becomes just a phase
painted as bookends
a moment a phrase.
Scenes become cloudy
as each day persists
lost words of decades
that we reminisce.
Each page as journals
written through time
become as some lost words
with shadows design.
So many people
will fly like lost birds
with what they’re saying
amidst their lost words.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 18, 2016

Winter’s White World

Time is an echo
as words are displayed
winter’s white world
so Heavenly made.
The trees will all glisten
as snow builds upon
winter’s white world
as minutes tick on.
Then in the distance
the flavors are seen
winter’s white world
as a fantastic dream.
Billowing quickly
with snow falling down
winter’s white world
is a moment that’s found.
Each minute counted
is greatly unfurled
as snowflakes falling in
winter’s white world.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 18, 2016

Painting A Thought

An old fashioned canvas
with a living array
helps ones to gather
their thoughts day to day.
Painting a sentence
that thoughts recognize
the painter continues
what’s seen by the eyes.
Painting a thought
as what they remember
from all the time frames
of each burning ember.
A canvas so empty
that’s waiting for seasons
from every brushstroke
of remembered reasons.
Then it comes to life
the canvas of not
while turning into a
painting of thought.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 18, 2016

Done Without

Thoughts we’re thinking
and things we do
might have been better
to not of been with you.
Done with our actions
as time moves along
bring all the choices
that we chose all wrong.
Lessons from patterns
that we had begun
might have been lesser
if patterns were none.
We all make mistakes
as minutes go by
that might take some time
to see what and why.
Yet it’s the mistakes
that help us about
that many think surely
they could’ve done without.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 18, 2016

Lost In Words

A loud sentence spoken
might not be so clear
while lost in words
the sound’s all ones hear.
A moment of anger
set then in flame
the words you’re saying
might seem as insane.
Take a little breather
and then give a go
saying what you’re meaning
for others to know.
Lost in words often
becomes as a cloud
with what you’re saying
not truly endowed.
Give time for peaceful
that’s found in a prayer
and then lost in words
will find some fresh air.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 18, 2016

Lives We’ve Lived

Past to present
now and then
lives we’ve lived
have entered in.
Ventured crossroads
journeys through
lives we’ve lived
create the view.
Days and weeks
that years have seen
lives we’ve lived
might seem a dream.
Yet some moments
nightmares are
lives we’ve lived
from near to far.
Past to present
might display
lives we’ve lived
another way.
Things remembered
not so clear
lives we’ve lived
might reappear,
seeming wrongly
as we view
lives we’ve lived
of me and you.
Yet those moments
might just be
lives we’ve lived
we did not see.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 18, 2016

Changed Appearance

The outwards shell
might hide from view
the good or bad
that’s really true.
Often goodness
is found within,
but the outer shell
shows only sin.
What you’re seeing
might be a lie
for what’s within
might hurt and cry.
A person also
will hide from you
bad intentions
the things they’ll do.
A changed appearance
might not be good,
for what it shows
might be hollow wood.
Changes within
are what that show
the truth within
where all you go.
A changed appearance
is best to be
not just outside
that ones can see.
Changes within you
will show in time
what’s for sure
your honest design.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 18, 2016

The Infinite Night

Inside the darkness
holds a place,
a place of dreamlands
dancing taste.
The infinite night
from Venus to Mars
holds many dreamers
up in the stars.
Infinite dreamlands
that come into view
bring forth a glimmer
that seems very new.
A glimmer of worlds
that infinitely
lives in the stars
that dreamers can see.
Then as they’re dreaming
the colors shine through
the infinite night
with red, green and blue.
The twinkling essence
of galaxies gaze
the infinite night
then seems as a haze.
It still continues,
but you cannot find
the infinite night
within the daytime.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 18, 2016

Searching Through Clouds

Throughout the daytime
on through the night
I’m searching through clouds
to see a great sight.
A sparkle of cosmos
shining like glass
times that I’m searching
for moments to pass.
Small clouds collecting
and growing then too
as they are making
a wonderful view.
Searching through clouds
I often will find
castle walls building
the greatest design.
Then for a second
I might surely see
loved ones remembered
from my history.
I might even see
some heavenly shrouds
angels protecting me
while searching through clouds

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 18, 2016

Our Four Legged Boys

The days seem brighter
with those squeaky toys
being played with
by our four legged boys.
They often will surely
get on our nerves
while they are running
swishing with swerves.
But they are truly
the best sight to see
our four legged boys
God gave you and me.
We hear them often
just trying to say
give us a treat
oh won’t you today.
Our four legged boys
are gifts from above,
for they give us smiles
that are filled full of love.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 18, 2016


Despite ones wording
we might see clear
the things they’re doing
that words can’t hear.
are found every day
in things that we do
and what we might say.
We might not see them,
but surely they’re there
for contradictions
are everywhere.
So don’t go preaching
and acting so proud,
for your contradictions
are speaking real loud.
We all will do it
and not realize
that our very own wording
might have a few lies.
Maybe not intended,
but we don’t understand
that the contradictions
are how many stand.
It’s our imperfections
that are contradictory
for truth will be true,
with a lies history.
The history we’ve learned
each day is found wrong
as contradictions
show things don’t belong.
The past is confusion
with the future a haze,
it’s our contradictions
that entwine a maze.
Words that one’s saying
that others will hear
will seem contradictory
as times disappear.
Echoes of our past
will be found as repeated
with contradictions
and lessons well seeded.
So as the future
shows one valiant course
know contradictions
will still then enforce.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 20, 2016

Midday Thoughts

The passing of minutes
creates such a view
as midday thoughts
that come near to two.
The aroma of winter
is found in the snow
with midday thoughts
sometimes 2 below.
The temperature rising
then going down
as midday thoughts
go around and around.
Often the snowflakes
will float from the sky
then maybe raindrops
land where it’s dry.
Those midday thoughts
might turn into ice
with wintertime’s window
found so precise.
Seasons of sunshine
might then unwind
as midday thoughts
of a wintery time.
Formats of wonder
might also then to
show some icicles
that come into view.
Stringing from windows,
doorways and more
those midday thoughts
are soon before 4.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 20, 2016

A Passing Breeze

With every day
there is a scene
one with time
and in between.
A passing breeze
from days gone by
with the questions
who and why.
The portions poured
might seem so small,
but time is grown
to trees so tall.
A passing breeze
might simply say
hello my friend
please look my way.
The breeze might hold
a page of time
filled with stories
found sublime.
So as you watch
the birds and trees
give God thanks
for a passing breeze.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 20, 2016

for Feb 18, 2016

Directions will change
even if you go forwards,
being others change.

Living for yourself
will leave you all by yourself,
for we need others.

Beyond the starlight
holds so many mysteries
that we cannot count.

Life is a journey
that begins with just one step
towards or away.

Trust of a flower
comes greatly in the sunshine
as it needs its warmth.

A snowflake will melt
as it gets too warm to freeze
and turns to water.

Having fits of rage
will cause a downfall in love,
pushing it away.

Leftover heartbeats
could become as some baggage
that you’ve not let go.

Time can be countless
with the windows of future
filled full of fear.

Age old decisions
create the life of today
that might need changing.

Blue is the color
the sky above will display
until the day is done.

Shadows of ourselves
might display the truth in us
that we wish to hide.

Evenings of romance
are the stars that will twinkle
playing with a heart.

Love finds emotion
in the realm of existence
that’s within Heaven.

Lost is a rosebud
that finds snowflakes upon it
in the midst of spring.

Forever thinking
might lose right nows perception
of what can be done.

Links to a flower
are found within many seeds
waiting to blossom.

Sharing the sunshine
are the trees with many leaves
to give air to breathe.

A glimmer of hope
finds its way inside hopeless
as many will pray.

The sight of danger
puts fear inside many hearts,
but others find strength.

A four legged friend
can bring joy into a life
that was found empty.

Living for today
can be tomorrows problem
if you are careless.

©By Bill Pearce
Feb 18, 2016

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