Brush Strokes From Heaven


Hello my friends

It’s a warm one today.  A high of 85 F degrees,
which I’m sure that a few of you may consider
cool LOL.  Not for this guy.  Anything over 80
is hot to me.  Yes I am a born and raised Texan,
but I am very hot natured.  Right now it’s 84 F
and I’ve got our portable air conditioner set on
high :).  Judy fixed us some omelets when we
got up.  Now she’s over at her ex’s house with
her kids.  They’re having a cook out and all.
She said that her ex isn’t supposed to be there,
but it just doesn’t seem like the thing for me to
do for Fathers Day.  Going to her ex’s house
isn’t my cup of tea so to say.  So it’s just me and
the boys here.  We had a visit a bit after noon
from some of our old neighbors.  They were
some of our very best neighbors.  I totally miss
them.  It was great seeing them.  I wish that
the oldest son would of been with them.  That
would have made it perfect.  Anyways,  I hope
they come back again one day to visit us.  So,
what else is going on in this part of the world?
Well,  Judy finally made it home last Sunday
from her cousins wedding in Massachusetts.
Actually she didn’t make it home until around
4 AM Monday morning LOL.  They stopped
off at their brothers house in Connecticut on
the way back.  Plus is was raining and Judy
was having to drive slower than normal.  Me
and the boys were happy that she was finally
home.  Last week was less than eventful as
we didn’t do much.  We did though make a
trip to town for some groceries and then we
stopped by the Houlton Farms Dairy in hopes
of getting some ice cream,  but apparently
everybody had the same idea that day and so
we decided to just go home and come back
another time.  The next day (Friday) I drove
us back to town and there were but only a
few there this time,  so we got our ice cream
treats LOL.  Thursday I took pictures there
and to,  but being I was driving Friday,  no
pictures hehehe.  But I did manage to take
quite a few Tuesday and Thursday.  I’ll put
a few of them in my stationery 🙂  There were
some beautiful clouds in the sky this passed
week.  To me,  a blue sky can be sort of
boring,  but you add a few clouds here and
there and you have a picture.  A photograph
from God.  Have you ever noticed that if you
look up at the clouds long enough,  you can
see pictures forming.  Mountains,  trees and
even people seem to form in the sky.  To me,
it’s God’s Hands with brush strokes from
Heaven.  Benny and Rocky are doing well,
but it seems Rocky is wanting my undivided
attention.  I just stopped and gave them both
some pigs ears LOL.  That’ll keep them busy
for a while.  We give them treats that help
to keep their teeth healthy and strong.  Too
many people only give their dogs soft stuff,
which in time messes up their teeth.  We
do though give them Bark en Bacon time
to time along with other treats.  We want
our boys happy LOL.  Rocky is lying in
the floor right behind me gnawing on the
pigs ear I gave him hehehe.  Benny has
his in the living room on the recliner that
he uses for his lookout station hehehehe.
Benny is our little guard dog.  Nothing
gets passed him.  NOTHING LOL!  He’ll
know that Judy is home as she is turning
off of the county road.  He’s got some good
ears.  It’s funny as ever LOL,  when Benny
starts barking,  Rocky will come running
to see what it’s all about.  When Rocky
gets excited he starts spinning in circles.
Anyways,  as I said before,  it’s been a
typical non eventful week and everything
is pretty much same ole same ole.  I had
to stop for a moment,  because Rocky was
in the living room making a racket.  It
seems that he wants Benny’s pigs ear and
Benny ain’t giving it up LOL.  I brought
Rocky in here with me and put an end to
that hehehe.  Those two can drive you
crazy when they get all wound up hehehe.
Rocky has made a habit of waking us up
when he thinks we should get up and he
doesn’t give up until both Judy and I are
up hehehe.  He’ll paw at the side of the
bed or even jump up and bounce on us.
Benny on the other hand just rolls with
the flow.  My daughter just called up to
wish me a Happy Fathers day.  Although
her phone reception was always getting
lost.  Hehehe she called back about four
times to try and finish our conversation,
but I think after the 4th she gave up 🙂
And people ask me why we have a land
line LOL.  No we cannot take our phone
with us on the road,  but then I’ve lived
without a cell phone for almost 60 years
now,  so I reckon I’ll be OK with a land
line as I’ve had all my life.  It doesn’t cost
near the price of a cell phone  and that’s
a plus hehehe.  OK,  next topic.  It seems
to be cooling down a bit outside.  It’s 81F
now at 6:35 PM.  Judy and I might do a
little bike riding tomorrow.  Right now
both of us are having no trouble riding,
but it’s the getting on and off of the bikes
that presenting problems hehehe.  We’ll
get it with practice.  First off,  the last
bike I rode was a stingray  and that was
well over 40 years ago LOL.  Our bikes
are full sized with 26 inch wheels which
makes for a lot of lifting of the legs to get
on and off LOL.  I’m sure we’ll gitter done.
Practice rides and then when we get the
hang of it we’ll take some rides down the
road to Cameron’s Market and thereunto.
I’m looking forward to it 🙂  I let Rocky
out of here a few minutes ago and he’s
still pestering me LOL.  I guess he don’t
want Benny’s pigs ear anymore.  Now
he wants another treat,  which he ain’t
getting being there are 2 dishes of dried
food in the floor.  He just needs to quit
being picky and eat LOL.  Although I
think he just misses Judy and wants to
tell me about it hehehe.  This house has
gone to the dogs.  Yet,  I thank God for
these little boys and I most surely thank
God for putting Judy in my life.  Yes we
have our disagreements and problems,
but we’ve learned to manage through
them with forgiveness.  We know that
non of us is perfect and we all make our
fair share of mistakes.  Life is a journey
through speed bumps and pot holes that
become lessons making us stronger if we
just don’t give up.  Ok with that said I
think it’s time for me to begin my little
quest back through all that I’ve written
here to see if I can find a good word or
phrase that I can use for the title of
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 believe I found a decent title
around the middle part of my rambling.
Now to see if I can do anything with it.
Here goes…

Brush Strokes From Heaven

Joyful the clouds form
painting the skies
filling it with beautiful
things of surprise.
Brush strokes from Heaven
so magically form
where life of wonders
is surely reborn.
Sometimes the artwork
will seem as my dad
looking down at me
with joyful so glad.
Then as those brush strokes
are changed once agin
I can see daddy
from where all he’s been.
He’s now just watching me
from clouds up above
sometimes though with me
within his true love.
God took a good man
and gave him some wings
brush strokes from Heaven
where each angel sings.
I can often hear him
my daddy up there,
as his spirit joins me
with true love and care.
Time is just a moment
that we cannot see
brush strokes of Heaven
that God gave so free.
Loved ones will leave us
but still be around
not in the physical
sight or with sound.
Those clouds in the sky
of seventy time seven
are filled with God’s love
as brush strokes from Heaven.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 19,  2016

Well,  there ya go.  I hope you liked the poem
and maybe even my rambling hehehe.  If not,
then SORRY LOL.  Maybe next week.  You
do know that I cannot always write what you
like,  don’t you ;)?  I don’t know anybody that
can please everyone all the time or for that
matter everyone at all LOL.  There’s always
those that will never be happy with the things
that you do or say.  So sad but true.  Yeppers
some people cannot be pleased unless it’s by
making others miserable and that seems to
please them for some stupid reason.  There’s
nothing I can do about that,  so either enjoy
my writings or don’t read LOL.  I decided to
give the boys some Alpo T Bones and that
seemed to pacify them for a while.  Rocky
is now in the living room with Benny and it
seems I do not hear him pestering Benny
for his pigs ear hehehe.  LOL He might of
got it while Benny was not paying attention.
Who knows.  At least they are not making
a racket in there.  It makes it rather hard
to think when Rocky is barking at Benny
or Benny is barking at the neighbors LOL.
So it looks like I might be able to finish this
up.  It’s now 7:30 PM and 79 F degrees.
I love this time of the day <3  It seems as
though Heaven is pouring peace on the
evening.  Even being retired,  I still love
this time of day as well as the mornings.
The sun as it sinks or rises becomes such
a magical scene that so many fail to see.
Take the time to watch the dawning of
a day or the sun to sink in the west and
start the painting of the night sky.  You
will most surely find a miracle that will
help you smile.  Before I say anymore,
I want you to continue to pray for my
sister and a few of my Facebook friends
that are also stricken with cancer.  God
answers prayers.  Now,  I believe 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 of them are
Christmas poems this week hehehe.  I
did though write a real short poem that
I will include so that ups the count to 10
and a half LOL.  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.  With that
said I reckon it’s time for me to start
my search for that old confounded off
switch,  but not before I wish you a
most joyful weekend and Fathers day
or what ever’s left of it and a truly
blessings filled week.  Remember,
Jesus loves you and we do too.  Now,
where is that ornery off switch hiding
this time or should I say giving very
little effort to hide LOL.  Oh my,  I
think I see a bit of movement behind
my respirator AGAIN.  For Heavens
sake,  couldn’t you put some effort
into hiding.  You do know that you’re
a tad bit larger than my respirator
don’t you?  Sheesh,  maybe next week.
Gotcha,  see ya CLICK zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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

P.S  A link to Judy’s new book as at
the end of the journal along with the
others.  Enjoy 🙂

Now it’s on with the poems and haiku
10+1 and 22 hehehehehehehehehehe 🙂

What Lives Inside

Life is full of ups and downs
with many disagreeing,
but our views of now then
might just be how we’re seeing.
So as our choices you and I
find places they collide,
look beyond the views we see
and find what lives inside.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 16,  2016

Waves Of Past

Time’s as an ocean
fathoms so deep
with waves of past
for life to keep.
Things remembered
oceans swells
waves of past
that time expels.
Scenes of beauty,
days gone by
waves of past
gives times reply.
For the dawning
new days found
waves of past
seem so profound.
Lessons pictured
shadows cast
found within
the waves of past.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 17,  2016

Gradient Sunshine

The phases of glimmer
from sunshine I see
come from the ages
God gave you and me.
Glistening mornings
come oh so divine
filled with the blessings
of gradient sunshine.
Scenes seem as magic
with a wonderful flair
filled with the blessings
of God’s love and care.
Gradient sunshine
so surely is seen
flowing from the sky
as a sun painted stream.
Then with some rain clouds
it surely will show
gradient sunshine
as an arching rainbow.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 17,  2016


The days we saw
a sunny sky
and sought a kite
to fly so high.
The leaves that blew
with whirling winds
that you had found
with favorite friends.
of timeless scenes
of splashing in
those country streams.
The days we saw
that none compared
of times we shared.
Slides we slid
and swinging so high.
Can you remember
you sought hard to fly.
Through the woods
to search and find
a favorite place
like fermented wine.
Then as darkness
swept the scene
pages turned
as a great cuisine.
The imagination
came alive
to tell ghost stories
to survive.
of times back then
can come alive
and again begin.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 18,  2016


Circles spinning
change our view,
time to time
the things we do.
times can be,
as we’re spinning
fancy free.
Hurries become
sometimes found
troubled minutes
round and round.
Feet that scurry
through the haze
often find some
dismal days.
can come from
lack of patience
days to come.
So as minutes
are sought wise
won’t surprise.
Circles spinning
will slow down
giving peaceful
sight and sound.
Let God’s blessings
find their place
without rushing
in a race.
will then pass
with some patience,
shadows cast.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 18,  2016

Life Finds A Way

Looking in the mirror
you might become sad
for the things that you wanted,
but never ever had.
Life is a true mystery
as daylight meets dark
with all our wants and wishes
we seek from the heart.
But yes life finds a way
to disperse what we need
from Lord God above
maybe as a tiny seed.
The echoes of our past
might seem as a horror story,
while looking at today
and looking for the glory.
But yes life finds a way
through God’s wanting will
to give us what we need
with the blessings to fulfill.
We might not understand them,
but His blessings are everywhere,
the answers to our needs
from a minutes moments prayer.
Though so often we won’t listen
and still seek every want
and create our own miseries
to torment us and haunt.
Yet still life finds a way
to make good from the bad
if we’ll just give it a chance
and seek to be glad.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 18,  2016

Cosmic Dawn

The beginning of time
is a place to see
filled with confusion
in history.
The stars that twinkle
a cosmic dawn
with the beginnings
that continue on.
The cosmic stage
is set for a scene
with past times echoes
on a window screen.
Planets formations
are magic to appear
in the cosmic dawn
of times yesteryear.
God with His paintbrush
displays in the sky
a bluish coloration
that goes up so high.
Then with a spaceship
seeking for Mars
the cosmic dawn
displays the stars.
Beyond comprehension
the sky continues on
with unending space
and a cosmic dawn.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 18,  2016

The Spirit Of Life

Hopeful decisions,
timelessly found
often have worries
filled with astound.
Places of heartbeats
wondrous and true
the spirit of life
begins then anew.
Visions of peaceful
alive in a phase
bring forth so many
in wonderful ways.
A moment of prayer
that prays for the seas
gives many blessings
down on our knees.
The ocean is filled
with so much pollution,
it needs our help
with better solutions.
Even our forests
are becoming slim
with ones illusions
of how to begin.
The spirit of life
needs us to realize
that we need to change
how we live our lives.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 18,  2016


Stories of silence
with only the wind
becomes the journey’s
for life to begin.
To simply serenade
a moment of time
the wind then blows
a wondrous design.
A leaf then flutters
while passing through
that serenades time
with a magical view.
Seeming as a picture
a prolific dance
the leaf in the wind
displays a romance.
A time of nature
that God has made
that’s brought to us
to serenade.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 18,  2016

Do What’s Right

Words as windows
in our minds,
face expressions
show the lines
Mornings shadow
comes and goes
often with
what no one knows.
Times uncounted
add up fast
as it’s one day
in our past.
Life with worries
counted true
might become
a part of you.
So as moments
come in sight
always try
to do what’s right.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 18,  2016

Hazy Blue

Cloud filled mornings
come in view
filled with scenery
hazy blue.
Various patterns
in the sky,
hazy blue
displays so high.
Some as fragments
clouds of time
bond together
their design.
Our perception
you and me
hazy blue
is like the sea.
Oceans swells
up in the sky
hazy blue
makes clouds to fly.
Soon there is
a brand new view
found within
the hazy blue.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 18,  2016

for Jun 18,  2016

Life’s mysterious
as each day brings decisions
to go or to stay.

Desperate measures
bring hurry to the table
that often is wrong.

Flowers of beauty
explode with many colors
as springtime is found.

Summers beginning
is found near the end of June,
but spring’s remembered.

A sky of pure blue
gives way for some clouds of white
to create artwork.

Out of the ashes
comes the hopes and dreams of time
that never gave up.

Looking to the ground
you might see your own shadow
as it follows you.

Many shades of life
come with a lot of viewpoints
and our perceptions.

The rains of summer
are as a moment of life
that comes from Heaven.

Ones thought immortal
as we may have thought when young,
found that we were not.

Sharing a small breeze
might be a plant in nature
below a large tree.

Patience is our life
as we learn from impatience
or become troubled.

A dirty window
will show life of bitterness,
so clean up your view.

The needs of many
outweigh the needs of the few,
but don’t be a fool.

Mornings of blissful
comes from acceptance of life
and not just smiling.

Beyond a heartbeat
is a life that is bleeding,
wanting to exist.

When you are dismal
seek for a fresh breath of air
from Lord God above.

Various doorways
give way to places to be
filled with mysteries.

So many answers
come with more questions to ask
to keep us busy.

An asthmatic man
finds it hard to breathe in life
and struggles to live.

The base of a lamp
holds the true composition
of the light that shines.

Peace is a virtue
that can be acquired through prayer
and meditation.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 18,  2016

Judy’s newest book (Pearlescent) can be
found here which has all of her books.
Take a look sometime.
My wife Judy’s Poetry other books 🙂
{Moonlight and Owls by Judy Pearce}
and her newest
{Hello My Name Is Benny}
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