Clouds Of Struggles


Hello my friends

The weather here today is quite warm for
up here, the same as it has been the passed
few days.  Right now it’s 86 F degrees at
3:30 PM.  Yesterday (Saturday) I finally got
Judy’s lighthouse painted and put together
so she could take it to her sister’s house
Saturday night which was last night for
Craft night,  They all did different things.
Judy decorated the lighthouse and it came
out pretty nice.  I’ll put a couple of pictures
of it in my stationery.  I had some trouble
with the painting and all,  but it came out
quite well.  Now we’re working on a plan
to be able to put it outside without it being
peed on by our two little monsters hehehe.
Judy found a good sized bird bath that I
can attach it to so she can put sand and
rocks in it,  but we will have to wait till
next payday to buy it.  In the mean time,
I reckon the lighthouse will stay sitting
in the living room on a chair LOL.  Don’t
want it to become but only a pee stain 🙂
They think anything in our yard is fair
game for being peed on.  OK it was,  but
that lighthouse is off limits hehehe.  So
what else is going on around the Pearce’s
Place?  It’s actually been a great week.
Last Monday I got a package from my
daughter.  It was a Journey T shirt and
she sent me an American Express gift
card for 100 dollars.  I used half of it on
a drill,  screws and paint for creating our
lighthouse 🙂  I’m sure I will be using the
drill again.  When we get the bird bath,
I’ll drill holes and attach the lighthouse to
it so Judy can fill the bird bath with sand
and rocks.  We will be picking up rocks
out of our driveway hehehe.  I can’t wait 🙂
I enjoy doing things like that.  Anyways,
most of the week was with deciding what
to do with the pots and how to paint them.
The ideas bounced around,  but it came
together.  Yet there is more to do before
we can set Mr. Lighthouse outside LOL.
It seems my topics keep bouncing back to
the lighthouse don’t they hehehe.  I’ll try
to change topics this time.  We’re thinking
about taking a drive down to Cutler ME
for some pictures next month.  That’s way
south of us on the coast.  Cutler is an old
Crab Fishing town.  It has maybe 10 or 12
more people in it than New Limerick LOL.
New Limerick’s population in 2014 was
490 according to the 2014 census hehehe.
The population of Cutler was about 507 🙂
I’m sure we will take tons of pictures.  We
went down there a few times before and
took tons of pictures,  but I’m sure we’ll
find more wonderful sights to take pictures
of.  It looks like we might get some rain
next week,  but not much.  Right now the
sky is clear and blue with maybe a cloud
scattered here and there.  Rocky is in here
lying at Judy’s feet.  Benny is where he’s
most always at,  in the living room playing
lookout LOL.  Nothing gets passed him 🙂
Though there are times that I wish a few
things would get passed him,  such as our
neighbors and loud trucks driving down
the road hehehe.  He’s a good boy and it
seems Rocky is learning from him,  which
is a tad scary LOL.  They both go nuts if
they think somebody is here.  At first,  all
Rocky did was waited for Benny to start
getting wound up thinking somebody’s
here,  but now he does it on his own LOL.
When we say do you wanna go for a ride,
Rocky does exactly the same as Benny
and gets all excited.  OK he might do it in
a different way such as spinning in circles
and all,  but that’s his way of showing that
he’s excited LOL.  Here’s something that
I’d like to share with you.  I am sick to
death of politics and wish November was
already here and gone.  I just pray that
we don’t end up with Drumph.  All I can
do is vote and pray.  So being I hate to
talk politics,  next topic.  It looks like this
week will be a nice one.  Our grandson
Christian is coming over tomorrow to
spend the day and possibly the night with
us.  So it looks like our week will start
off well.  We always enjoy having him
with us.  We usually end up watching
Youtube gaming videos,  but being he’s
coming Monday,  we will spend a few
hours watching one of our favorite TV
programs,  American Ninja Warriors.
Our oldest grandson Chance is planning
on trying out for that next year.  He’s
been doing a lot of parkour and other.
I hope he makes it.  It seems God has
most surely blessed our home.  He has
shown us many times that He is still
protecting us.  I’m sure many angels
and spirits are watching over us.  Many
times I can feel their presence.  Our
blessings are abundant,  though many
times we may not see them through the
clouds of struggles.  Yes God is always
in control whether we can see His hands
in motion or not.  Today,  if you’re with
distorted pathways of life,  say a little
prayer and let God’s peace to find your
heart and mind.  Now,  I believe it’s time
for me to begin my 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 for today’s brand new
poem.  So it’s away I go to that place of
my recollection that I always like to call
have found a decent title not too far
back in my writing.  Now to see if I
can do anything with it 🙂  Here goes.

Clouds Of Struggles

Times of torment
withered days
make real hard
to see through grays.
Clouds of struggles
timeless found
might look bland
to look around.
Yet God’s blessings
there and to
are but maybe
not in view.
The time and place
for God’s Own Will
might be times
that sights conceal.
Clouds of struggles
might rain down
lightning scattered
thunders sound.
So don’t give up
in times of troubles,
for God gives strength
in clouds of struggles.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 26,  2016

So there ya go.  Stuff that goes on inside my
head LOL.  I hope that you understood and
maybe even enjoyed the poem 🙂  Also I hope
you enjoyed my rambling.  I know most of
my rambling was consumed with,  well you
know LOL,  the lighthouse.  I’ll be thrilled
when we can put it outside,  but that’ll have
to wait.  Until then,  I guess it will be a night
light for the living room hehehe.  Ok,  before
I get too far off track,  I need to ask you to
continue to keep my sister Peggy in your
prayers.  She is getting weak from chemo.
I’m sure though that God’s Hands are on
her.  I love you Peggy.  I know you read
my journals and I hope that my silly words
and poems put a smile on your face.  Call
me any time.  So I reckon 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.  Yep,  10 more poems,  but none
are Christmas poems this week LOL.  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 it’s
time for me to start my search for that not
so great at hiding off switch,  but not before
I wish you a most wonderful weekend or
whatever’s left of it and a truly blessings
filled week.  Remember,  Jesus loves you
and we do too.  Now,  where are ya hiding
ya silly off switch.  WHOA,  I almost didn’t
see ya,  but then you did as you always do
and peeked out and I saw you then.  If you
would learn to stay put and not be trying
to see if I can see you,  I might not see you.
Hiding behind my Digital DVD camera was
a pretty good hiding spot,  but again,  you
moved and blew it.  Maybe next week 🙂
Gotcha,  see ya CLICK zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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 🙂

A Stormy Sky

A summer’s day
a stormy sky
brings forth rain
to then apply.
Scenes are painted
waters pouring
a stormy sky
is so alluring.
Raindrops falling
filling thirst
a stormy sky
that’s not rehearsed.
Without practice,
without waste
a stormy sky
shows minutes taste.
Scenes of thunder
lightning too
a stormy sky
creates its view.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 25,  2016

The Small Lighthouse

An oceans roar
of waves that crash
is found with ships
as winds will lash.
Across the sea
and ocean wide
a small lighthouse
is applied.
Scenes displaying
a rocky shore
so a captain
knows before.
The small lighthouse
brightly shines
guiding ships
from rocky mines.
It might be small,
but brightly guides
captains ships
on ocean rides.
Journeys through
each endless wave
the small lighthouse
saves the day.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 25,  2016

A Perceptive Glance

As people pass by
and judgments are made
a perceptive glance
might sort of degrade.
You might overlook
what’s under the skin
with your perception
of how things begin.
The person you’re seeing
might not be so bad,
but in your perception
you get really mad.
A perceptive glance
that you and I see,
might be very wrong
from A unto Z.
We all have our differences,
some standing out,
a perceptive glance
might be with much doubt.
Yet ones we’re judging
might be better still.
A perceptive glance
needs see of God’s Will.
Looking passed color
and where ones have been,
a perceptive glance
needs help ones begin.
God gives them mercy
and so we should too,
a perceptive glance
that bonds me and you.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 25,  2016

Life Changing Force

The weather of problems
with pot holes and bumps
gives us the lessons
to get over humps.
That life changing force
of daylight through dark
God and His wisdom
with life to embark.
Changing directions
from left unto right,
that life changing force
displays a new light.
It takes some acceptance
of past to today
to allow all the changes
we do and we say.
Time is a journey
with rocks in our course
and so many lessons
a life changing force.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 25,  2016

Pointless Words

Ones with judgments
found in herds,
often give us
pointless words.
Painted inwards
what they see,
things they choose to
Pointless words
of now and then
are what many
enter in.
Minds all scattered
there and to
with their senseless
moments view.
Often as a
flock of birds,
many flutter
pointless words.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 25,  2016

Before Then

of timeless ways
come before
and after days.
Before then
and certain times
now is found
as curvy lines.
Some rectangles,
squares and more
with some circles
times adore.
Before then
we might of seen
a timeless place
of in between.
Minutes tick
and tell the time
before then
of yours and mine.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 25,  2016

Serenity Sky

The sights up above me
are bluish and grey
clouds forming scenery
day after day.
A sky filled with beauty
of a God painted theme
displays a journey
to a magical dream.
The serenity sky
filled with life and a prayer
floats on as a vessel
with God’s breath of air.
Each moment is a place
that’s gathered in time
found as a blessing
so wondrous divine.
Each scene is changing
as the minutes go by
displaying all the beauty
of serenity sky.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 25,  2016

A Simple Mirage

In a nightmares desert
there holds such a place
a simple mirage
of our time and space.
A minute is counted
while seeming as longer
a simple mirage
might become stronger.
Maybe just a moment
or time that has passed
a simple mirage
might be shadows cast.
Lessons of a time frame
are often not clear,
but found in a moment,
another times year.
Things might of seemed as
times camouflage
and turned into lessons
from a simple mirage.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 25,  2016

Blue Waters

Amidst a lake
of waters blue
I saw a duck
within my view.
It swam so fast
the ripples gained
behind as shadows
times attained.
In blue waters
scenes grew fast
what was then
became the past.
Clear and blue
the depths displayed
the sight of fish
as waters wade.
Yet the depth
was greater than
the sight I saw
that was so grand.
In blue waters
time stood still
to paint a dream
that was so real.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 25,  2016

Sky Of Night

Darkened phases
less of light
finds me here with
sky of night.
Stars that twinkle
give a gaze
often with a
cloudy haze.
Sky of night
becomes a place
searching praying
for God’s grace.
While I’m looking
at the view
the sky of night
seems so anew.
Starlight changing
in my sight
through the phases
sky of night.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 25,  2016

for Jun 25,  2016

Now is a moment
that the future will reveal
with lessons to gain.

Tomorrows journey
begins with footsteps today,
so begin walking.

Without some raindrops
the sunshine is just a waste,
for life will dry up.

A flower’s hopeful
might be a large sod filled vase
with it’s name on it.

Looking for starlight
in the darkness of the night
is hard through the clouds.

A shadow of life
is that of a reflection,
yet darkened to see.

Birds that are singing
are not always so happy,
but that’s all they’ve got.

A weed’s own response
to a lawnmower mowing
is saying I’ll be back.

God paints a mural
on the sky up above us
that many don’t see.

The face of a home
is displayed as a heartbeat
with hope that can grow.

Wisdom of cactus
shows us how it can blossom
with little water.

Near to a tall tree
might be a younger sibling
in need of sunshine.

Without our free will
we would be only robots
without striving life.

Rose petals of time
disperse after summer’s passed
leaving memories.

Glancing in mirrors
you might see inside yourself
what others don’t see.

Beneath a pathway
there could be some memories
that we’ve forgotten.

Jumbled emotions
can grow an immense journey
that needs avoiding.

Likes of another
might not intertwine with yours,
but we can still love.

Catching falling stars
takes a whole lot of dreaming
and patience within.

Various flowers
make their own ecosystems
to keep them alive.

Chance is a value
that many will never see,
while not having faith.

Our likes and dislikes
are what that make us human,
for we’re each unique.

©By Bill Pearce
Jun 25,  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}
They can also be found at Amazon
Ben Geurts Drawing Art site
and Old Fashioned Christmas site
My Animal’s Greetings site below
One of my friends sites below
and once again the poetry contest at
Me on YouTube
Your frosty friend Bill 🙂