Took Its Toll


Hello my friends

First and foremost,  Happy Memorial
Weekend.  It’s pretty much the same old
same old around here.  Judy is headed
over to her daughters house for a little
cookout.  I can’t go,  because they don’t
have adequate bathrooms for me to use.
They live on the second floor and there
is no way that I can hoof it up and down
those steps every time I have to go to
the bathroom.  So,  me and the boys will
hang together here at the house.  Plus
I’m sure Judy will be staying there until
late this evening,  which again is not good
for my health issues.  I guess I’ll have to
find something for me and the boys to
do while she’s gone.  Of course,  I’ve
gotta finish this journal LOL.  Life goes
on.  So next topic.  The weather is still
not quite what I would call spring,  but
then most people consider this as the
unofficial first day of summer hehehe
at least up here they do.  Today’s high
is supposed to be 71 F, but as of now
which is 1:18 PM it’s 61 F.  Tomorrow’s
high is supposed to be 59 F.  So you see,
not quite the weather that I grew up with
in Texas LOL.  It’s supposed to be in the
60’s all week into next week LOL.  I’ve
been taking a lot of pictures of springtime
and got quite a few great ones to use for
picture poems.  I have been busy writing
poetry for the pictures as well as Judy’s
paintings that she’s done 🙂  That keeps
me sort of busy.  Other than that,  well,
it’s a day to day scenario.  Well,  it looks
as though writing my journal may take
me a bit longer than normal LOL.  Judy
asked me if she promises to leave by 6 PM
will I go with her and I said sure.  We had
a great time aside from my having to go
upstairs to use the bathroom.  But then
my grandson Christian and I took a little
walk together to take pictures and it was
all up hill.  That took its toll on my old
legs LOL,  but I made it looking for a
place to sit down before I fell down LOL.
Judy and I took a lot of pictures,  but as
usual,  I took A WHOLE LOT more than
her hehehe.  There were hamburgers and
hot dogs along with a million black flies
and mosquitoes.  The black flies were
in attack mode hehehe.  There were a
few screened tents,  but they didn’t help
when you had to go outside of them 🙂
LOL I have bite marks on me all over
my arms and face.  Those little critters
even got behind my glasses which I had
thought would at least slow them down.
Nope,  they commenced as if there was
nothing there LOL.  I sprayed my arms
with OFF,  but that didn’t keep them guys
from attacking everywhere else.  Normally
I’m not bothered with those things,  but
I guess they had not yet gotten a taste
of my blood yet.  They probably went
back to their captain and said,  Hey Cap,
my tummy don’t feel so well.  Then the
Cap says it must of been something you
ate LOL.  Anyways,  like I said,  I ended
up going and we had a pretty good time
considering hehehe.  Benny and Rocky
had to stay home.  There were enough
dogs there and our boys would have been
begging for food and trying to go in their
house where they are not allowed.  So
the boys had to stay home.  They were
OK.  They had each other.  Next topic.
It looks like we might have some new
neighbors.  They came and introduced
themselves to us when we got home.
Though neither Judy nor I can recall
what their names were LOL.  It looks
as though our landlord might be moving
in the house behind us too.  Don’t know
for sure,  but he was hauling in some of
his furniture early this morning.  So who
knows?  Life at the Pearce’s Place will
continue on.  Our new neighbors little
girl hollered from their house asking if
she could pet our dogs 🙂  We said come
on over.  They love kids.  Rocky is a
little shy at first,  but Benny loves to
play with kids.  Actually Benny and
Rocky just love to play hehehe.  Not
much else going on.  Our landlord is
mowing the lawn at the moment.  He
was mowing yesterday evening as well.
It’ll take him a while on that little rider,
but he’s gradually getting it done LOL.
He’s surely stirred up the bugs hehehe.
I’m sure all will be well.  God is always
watching over us.  He gives us many
signs of His power.  Life is a turnstile
with many directions and choices to
make.  Let God through prayer to help
you find the right journey.  Now that
I’m done rambling for the moment,  it’s
time for me to read back through all of
my thoughts 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 little place of my
recollection that I always like to call
RECOLLECT VILLE.  I think I found
a fairly decent title that I haven’t used
yet.  So now to see if I am able to do
anything with it.   Here goes……

Took Its Toll

Life of times
that minutes see
become the lives
of you and me.
Weathered scenes
become our view
to find the time
the things to do.
Without a second
a minute counted
time becomes a
waste surmounted.
The trials of life
might be the tools
or things you lost
and made you fools.
For our journeys
need prayerful goal
or they’ll become
what took its toll.

©By Bill Pearce
May 28,  2017

There ya go 🙂  I hope you enjoyed my
rambling and possibly understood and
liked the poem LOL.  Time has a way of
filling me with many thoughts that often
either bore you to tears or entertain you 🙂
It’s a week to week toss up LOL.  Oh well,
my journal and poetry at least gives you
something to read to pass the day hehehe.
So,  what have I forgotten to tell you ???
Hmm,  nothing I can think of other than
what I tell you almost every week and that
is,  I wrote some more poems and haiku.
Yeppers,  10 more poems with 8 extras
due to,  well you know LOL.  There is
1 Christmas poem amongst them that
you might like.  Yes, of course I wrote
22 haiku for all of the haiku lovers out
there as well 🙂  I hope you can find 1 or
2 of either or both that you like.  Now,
I believe it’s time for me to begin my
search for that hardly elusive off switch,
but not before I wish you a blessings
filled week and a Happy Memorial day.
Remember,  Jesus loves you and we do
too.  Ok,  so where can that ornery off
switch be hiding or trying to hide this
week?  Hmm,  now that’s new,  but not
the greatest hiding spot still.  Hiding
behind my camera thinking I was done
with it might of worked aside from the
fact that you were hiding on the wrong
side of it LOL.  Peekaboo,  I see you.
Gotcha,  see ya,  CLICK zzzzzzzzzzzz.

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

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Pearce’s Poetry Pictures 2
and Pearce’s Poetry Pictures 3
is at the end of the journal along
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Now it’s on with the poems and haiku
10+8 and 12 hehehehehehehehehehe 🙂

Blue Skies Of Spring

A day of sunshine
with skies so blue
time’s a display
a wonderful hue.
Blues skies of spring
brings so many sights
scenes of beauty
that I so delight.
Life is a painting
with true love to find
blue skies of spring
with a peaceful mind.
So many moments
are lost in the view
as we look away
from the sky of blue.
Magic is the moment
that comes into place
blue skies of spring
that many will waste.
Look for the beauty
in each minutes scene
find in the moments
blue skies of spring.

©By Bill Pearce
May 22,  2017

Enjoying The Day

Within a field
ones find a place
a day of peace
that times enlace.
As each day’s gone
it leaves a sign
a scenic place
within your mind.
Enjoying the day
needs very little
maybe a wood stick
you can whittle.
The minutes bring
some choices to be
found in our lives
for moments to see.
Don’t let a second
to just fade away,
seek for the blessings
enjoying the day.

©By Bill Pearce
May 22,  2017

Atlantic Dream

Life of a dreamer
is found in a way
a scene so expansive
an Atlantic day.
Seascape dreams
as waves rolling in
time is like magic
where scenes begin.
An imagination
can never compare
to a dreamers mind
and a breath of air.
A peaceful setting
as times conclude
becomes a memoir
a romantic mood.
Seasons of grandeur
are in the scene
life of a heartbeat
an Atlantic dream.

©By Bill Pearce
May 23,  2017

Seagulls Resting

Many seagulls
watch the days
from the rocks
a moments gaze.
Letting waters
ripple true
peaceful settings
in their view.
A bay of water
holds the scene
seagulls resting
as they dream.
Time is holding
them in place
as they’re seeking
food to taste.
Fishes swimming
deep below
in the waters
to and fro.
Seagulls resting
wait to find
all those fishes
then to dine.

©By Bill Pearce
May 23,  2017

Colors Of Spring

While time moves on
and seasons change
the colors of spring
have much to gain.
For as wintertime
hid them from view
the colors of spring
soon display their hue.
Reds and yellows
and so many more
the colors of spring
give much to explore.
Seen with a camera
or with our own eyes
the colors of spring
have a big surprise.
Displaying portions
of colorful realms
that of the blessings
that might overwhelm.
Scenes such as roses
and colorful flowers
the colors of spring
will go on for hours.
Days will move on
as the colors will grow
highlighting beauty
everywhere they show.
Displaying beauty
the colors of spring
scenes so delightful
that’ll make you sing.

©By Bill Pearce
May 23,  2017

Journey’s Through Life

A passage, a roadway
becomes as a scene
timeless yet counted
as lifetimes extreme.
Seen as a doorway
a time frame bestows
journey’s through life
to moments rainbows.
Mountains may glimmer
so distant your sight,
but as the wheels roll
become Heaven’s light.
Just like a vision
a moments own stage
journey’s through life
are the turn of a page.
Scented with dreamers
and tasted with joy
journey’s through life
give times to deploy.
Textured with blessings
flourished with love
journey’s through life
are a gift from above.

©By Bill Pearce
May 23,  2017

Within A Garden

Some rabbit food
might shine so bright
found in moments
from dark to light.
A few might find
a carrot or two
and edible plant
for ones to chew.
Within a garden
might be seen
a rabbit gnawing
orange and green.
This could be
a personal note
about someone
that rocks your boat.
They might be found
a bite or two
a sight unseen
they hide from you.
Within a garden
might portray
our very lives
from day to day.

©By Bill Pearce
May 23,  2017

One Winter’s Day

The sight of white
on a barn of eve
displays a view
for you to perceive.
A snowman stood
with arms of sticks
flavors the scene
the moment depicts.
One winter’s day
begins with a tale
a storybook time
for you to inhale.
Breathing in love
of a magical scene
one winter’s day
of a painted dream.
It might come alive
as it finds its place
a painting one did
with Heaven’s enlace.
Time is imagined
as it falls away
to be remembered
one winter’s day.

©By Bill Pearce
May 23,  2017

A Faded Door

The memories
throughout our lives
display what all
of which survives.
A faded door
that is exposed
is painted with
the life we chose.
A scented place
with memories
a faded door
can be disease.
So let the past
to find the truth
a moments time
within our youth.
A faded door
that opened wide
might be the life
you let inside.

©By Bill Pearce
May 24,  2017

The Well House

Running waters
pouring life
help to end ones
thirsty strife.
In the well house
life’s displayed
timeless moments
past has paid.
Giving living
things to drink
life is showing
common link.
In the well house
time is seen
as a moments
running stream.
it surely flows
to the well house
time bestows.

©By Bill Pearce
May 24,  2017

Sunshine Shines

Seen above the clouds
is a sight to behold
a scene that’s so magical
as it does unfold.
Filled with endearment
the sunshine scene
becomes as a wonderful
time to be seen.
The sunshine shines
as a passionate flower
displayed in the sky
for eyes to devour.
For it was sleeping
behind clouds of white
when all of the sudden
it came into sight.
It’s life in the making
as some wonderful times
the sight of the day
as the sunshine shines.

©By Bill Pearce
May 24,  2017

Amidst A Dream

A morning sky
that times display
is found with sights
the light of day.
An ocean dream
with waves of time
displays a scene
just like a rhyme.
The scene becomes
a wondrous view
amidst a dream
an ocean blue.
The sunshine sky
of mornings ways
brings to view
the oceans waves.
Remembered times
of a long ago
amidst a dream
with hearts aglow.

©By Bill Pearce
May 24,  2017

Autumn River

Leaves are changing
colors hue
beside a river
with their view.
Autumn river
gives a glance
a time for moments
to enhance.
Leaves are turning
shades of style
giving ones
an autumn smile.
An autumn river
comes alive
as the colors
jump and jive.
With the winds
of falls deliver
the color’s changing
autumn river.

©By Bill Pearce
May 25,  2017

This Old House

Grasses of time
have grown so high
as time began
its daily sigh.
A house displays
its only words
the signs of times
as a nest of birds.
Within its silence
it speaks a phrase
this old house
of distant days.
Its words are true
for they complete
the scenery
that times accrete.
It gives a view
of times gone by
while attempting
to not run dry.
It is a life
of times arouse
just like ones lives
as this old house.

©By Bill Pearce
May 25,  2017

Peaceful Pond

Some cattails live
and grow so true
within a pond
a timeless view.
Ducks are gone,
but shall return
to peaceful pond
that I now discern.
The water’s still
but life’s within
this peaceful pond
of now and then.
It has a voice
of fluttered birds
this peaceful pond
of many words.

©By Bill Pearce
May 26,  2017

A Passing Dream

Heaven’s doorway
finds a scene
a moment’s time
a passing dream.
The minutes find
a point of view
with some horses
The scene’s alive
with my desires
Heaven’s doorway
time transpires.
Living textures
become chimes
ringing bells
those great designs.
The smell of hay
within this scene
is what I found
a passing dream.

©By Bill Pearce
May 26,  2017

Clouds Display

A grassy hill
displays a scene,
times of nature
colored green.
Clouds above it
show a view
a scenic display
whitish hue.
The minutes pass
and bring in tune
the clouds display
as passing soon.
The sun above
is hidden fast
to only show
a shadows cast.
God’s own love
is found attained
as clouds display
is not abstained.
A drop or two
begins its flight
as clouds display
their own delight.
They form above
with their romance,
the show’s put on
a lightning dance.
A drum roll too
of thunders way
with grassy scene
and clouds display.

©By Bill Pearce
May 27,  2017

Snowy Memories

Out my front door
I saw this scene
snowy moments
season’s dream.
It felt so great
to see the sight
a Christmas scene
with snow of white.
It brought me joy
to look and gaze
at the snow filled
Christmas days.
The sight was blessed
with Heaven’s love
as the snow fell
from above.
Snowy memories
that I perceive
times remembered
Christmas Eve.
Life of passion
brings a smile
snowy memories
winter’s while.

©By Bill Pearce
May 27,  2017

for May 27,  2017

Life is a moment
that might pass you by quickly
if you’re not looking.

A flower will bloom
often without any help,
but it needs water.

Tomorrows minutes
are not counted as of yet,
for they are not here.

As the winds will blow
they’ll leave their imprint in life
as some scattered leaves.

Horrid emotions
come from unsteady shadows
in the things you’ve done.

Memories of life
are as violets blooming
painting a picture.

Seasons of roses
become petals of colors
forming a passion.

Times winding doorways
open and close with choices
for us to perceive.

Beyond perception
is a place hidden in scenes
that might elude us.

are moments that come knocking,
but not always good.

Glimmers of winter
reflect within many minds
in the summer heat.

Blades of grass are found
with some weeds wanting to live
while they kill the grass.

Believing in spirits
is a personal insight
that lets them to speak.

Shortsighted people
do not see the light shining,
but only right now.

Mindset of desire
can either gain much trouble
or keep perspective.

Living in a dream
will often create nightmares,
if the dream’s not real.

Bobbing in water
as a fisherman’s lure
can attract trouble.

Time on a journey
brings us pathways to be seen
or be avoided.

Dandelions grow
disguised as many flowers,
but yet they are weeds.

Semblance of pathways
create many illusions
that we might not see.

People united
can become greater by far,
but not always good.

Various lifestyles
are not what they seem to be,
due to deception.

©By Bill Pearce
May 27,  2017

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