The Struggles


Hello my friends

I hope you’ve had a nice weekend and
the passed week was not to busy for ya.
Judy and I enjoyed our anniversary. Of
course we didn’t do it on Oct 2nd due
to it being rainy looking and all,  but
we did go Oct 3rd last Wednesday.  We
took an autumn picture taking drive
and we took a ton of pictures.  Then we
went to the Governor’s Restaurant in
Presque Isle like we do almost every
year.  My mom sent us some money
to help us celebrate our anniversary
as well as Judy’s birthday on Nov 6.
Thank you mom.  We love you tons.
So we had a good time.  Also the dog
gate that Judy ordered came and we
set it up to keep the boys out of the
living room.  The gate has a gate door
in it that we can open to walk through
so we don’t have to step over it.  We
love it.  I also got the same day,  the
Christmas lights that I ordered when
our old ones quit working.  Judy and
I put them on our Christmas trees,
one in the living room and one on the
porch.  The living room looks a lot
better since we reorganized it.  Our
youngest grandson came yesterday
to spend a couple of days with us 🙂
Judy had hair night last night at her
daughter’s house (Christian’s mom)
Judy’s sisters and her daughters all
dyed their hair and it seems Christian
got in the middle of it too.  Anyways,
he came home with Judy.  I fixed us
all pancakes, eggs and sausage for
breakfast.  I made enough that we
can have them again tomorrow,  so
I don’t have to cook again LOL.
I’m going to try and make this short
so that I can spend time with our
grandson.  The temperature at the
moment is 47 F degrees at 3:30 PM.
The high for today is supposed to be
53 F,  but I don’t think it’s going to
make it LOL.  LOL it also looks as
though my weather program is a
tad off saying it’s CLEAR,  when
blue sky is nowhere in sight LOL.
Oh well,  the weather guys are just
guessing which gives reason for the
term FORECAST hehehe.  It’s just
a prediction.  It’s not written in stone.
So,  what else is there to tell ya that
I haven’t already told ya?  Well it
seems that there is another person
interested in becoming our neighbor.
He came when I was cooking and
I had to holler just a minute.  He
asked about the owner renting and
I told him he’s down the road the
first house on the right.  Anyways,
we shall see what happens hehehe.
We’ve most surely gone through the
neighbors.  As it sits we’re Calvin’s
longest renters,  being we’ve been
here for almost 11 years.  It will be
11 years December 1st.  We like it
out here.  The boys can run free
and where we live we don’t worry
about them getting in the road 🙂
There’s a big field in front of our
house that they can play in.  They
love it when Judy and I go out
with them 🙂  They know they’re
not allowed to go way out in the
field without one of us.  They’ll
only go so far and stop if we’re
not with them.  Anyways,  that’s
about all I can think of to tell ya
right now.  God has been good to
us.  He’s made sure that we are
taken care of.  Of course we do
have a few problems,  but without
problems there is no growth.  It’s
the struggles in our life that make
us stronger.  Thank You God for
all of the blessings You’ve put in
our life and all that we know that
You will.  Now I believe it’s time
for me to begin my journey 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 RECOLLECT VILLE.
Hmm I think I spotted a fairly
decent title just a few lines back.
I’ve used a similar title,  but not
the same,  so here goes…

The Struggles

Many problems
help us grow
giving lessons
we should know.
For the struggles
now and then
bring us blessings
to begin.
Time’s a venture
doors to swing
as the struggles
are then seen.
Yet we so often
only view
all the problems
found so blue.
Look for lessons
through the pages
in the struggles
through our ages.
Try your best
to understand
that the struggles
help us stand.
For if no one
struggled through,
life would have no
good to view.
Being the struggles
help us to see
the good from bad
of you and me.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 7,  2018

There ya go 🙂  I hope you enjoyed my
poem and maybe even understood it.
Also I hope you enjoyed my rambling.
Hopefully I made you smile.  Well,  I
didn’t make this as short and sweet as
I thought I would LOL.  It seems that
my old rambling mind kicks in gear
and there almost no stopping it LOL.
Oh yea,  one of my friends Sara asked
me to put in a prayer for her mom,
so send prayers to my friend Sara W
and her mom.  Thank you.  I think
that’s all there is to say other than
what I tell you every week and that is
I wrote some more poems and haiku.
I wrote 10 more poems and 4 of them
are Christmas poems HoHoHo hehehe.
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 do believe it is
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 blessings filled week.  Remember,
Jesus loves you and we do too.  Now,
where can that ornery off switch be
trying to hide this week?  Hmmmm,
LOL 🙂 hiding behind my Ventolin
respirator again huh hehehehehehe.
Will you ever learn.  Hiding behind
something that small is a guarantee
that you’ll be seen.  I use it time to
time ya know.  Better luck next week.
Gotcha,  see ya CLICK zzzzzzzzzzz.

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

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

Early Autumn

Beneath the sky
of an autumn day
my eyes perceived
a wondrous display.
Colors becoming
a sight then to see
in early autumn
each distant tree.
The leaves slowly
beginning to change
becoming colors
for times to attain.
The autumn air
an awesome breath
then comes alive
as times conquest.
Yet early autumn
is just but a few
of leaves to change
their daily hue.
Scenes come alive
as time procures
tempting the eyes
as daily lures.
Yes early autumn
is time well spent
that’s not of cash
but Heaven sent.
It is a wonderful
time thereunto
when early autumn
brings more to view.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 1,  2018

Searching Time

With every wave
that comes ashore
our lives may find
a little bit more.
Scenic wonders
of a time or place
might come in view
with a little taste.
Distant memories
and distant seas
may find your eyes
as lock and keys.
Holding tightly
to a ocean scene
or maybe a time
found in between.
Life has emotion
as it exposes truth
things remembered
from your youth.
Searching time
might find a way
to discover signs
of another day.
A day of blessings
or a day of fear
that is remembered
of another year.
Passing minutes
become as a rhyme
maybe as an ocean
searching time.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 2,  2018


Life for a moment
might seem to be
as a duck in snow
found so wintery.
We might perceive
it a Christmas theme
a time anticipated,
a wonderful dream.
For anticipation
puts forth a style
as ducks of winter
just waiting a while.
Thinking of Santa
his journey through
while anticipating
what he’ll bring you.
The moment begins
as a passing thought
a time that portrays
a mallard’s flock.
It might bring to life
a time in your mind
as a wintery theme
of Christmastime.
For anticipating
can bring in sight
a wonderful moment
of Santa in flight.
Yet as your looking
anticipating scenes
your own perception
might only be dreams.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 2,  2018

Standing Waiting

On a snowy day
with scenes of white
time starts moving
left ways and right.
The clock’s ticking
repeating a sound
found as memories
that just go around.
I’m standing waiting
for time to arrive
a Christmassy scene
to tickle my eyes.
Making me laugh
with a jolly smile
standing waiting
for a little while.
Time is a footstep
that comes in view
as we remember,
but a little off cue.
Yet as our emotions
are then so elating
the blessings arrive
when standing waiting.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 3,  2018

Winter’s Sky

Some distant scenes
come into play
times surmounting
day to day.
Words as snowflakes
create each view
a textured moment
shining through.
Some distant hills
reach to the sky
seeking doorways
mountain high.
A Christmas theme
of life and times
becomes a thresholds
scenic signs.
Among the passage
time begins
seeking shelter
winter’s winds.
But yet the vision
times record
are as blessings
from The Lord.
A scene of wonder
a scene of bliss
a scene of Christmas
a timeless kiss.
This is my memory
I cannot deny
a time of Christmas
winter’s sky.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 4,  2018

Epic Dreams

A mound of snow
in timeless days
begins a venture
in its ways.
With epic dreams
of scenes so sweet
seeming painted
times complete.
There might be
a glance or two
of a puppy dog
an epic view.
With winter’s style
and life complete
he runs about
with tiny feet.
Making pathways
in the snow
as he’s running
to and fro.
He may look back
at you that day
and then proceed
to run and play.
A Christmas sight
that came alive
while he awaited
for it to arrive.
This is a moment
of wonderful scenes
that gives to me
my epic dreams.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 4,  2018

Splendorous Places

Waters of emotion
pour like gold
in scenic places
times have told.
Life as splendor
from far away
becomes as a scene
a wonderful way.
Splendorous places
of times we find
unload a pathway
within the mind.
Take in the essence
breathe in the hue
a peaceful moment
that comes in view.
Allow the minutes
to just drift away
becoming peaceful
a wondrous array.
The pain of life
and your suffering
might fade away
in a rushing stream.
Then as the trees
of timeless detail
become as a dream
of a wishing well,
look for the sights
with smiling faces
found then within
splendorous places.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 5,  2018

Sequential Bliss

Countrified living
brings into view
scenes oh so blissful
as sounds of a coo.
Life is a display
that so many see
as that of a moment
so happy and free.
Sequential bliss
of a page out of time
brings forth a scene
sequentially a rhyme.
Brushstrokes of life
in an epic affair
display the minutes
as answers to prayer.
Scenic with passion
pours out like gold
as sequential bliss
that moments unfold.
An old wagon wheel
might be the design
that’s laid in a field
as reflections of time.
Pictures worth taking
to remember so well
bring alive blissful
as a story to tell.
A time’s recollection
a seasonal kiss
awakens perception
of sequential bliss.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 6,  2018

Time Well Spent

A bridge of style
of time and place
now sits a while
with trodden face.
It holds within it
a distant view
what many forget
of old and new.
It opens real wide
a covered bridge
with words inside
above a ridge.
I walked within
and saw it’s past
that came to end
as shadows cast.
Time’s perception
brought my sight
a mere connection
of seasons light.
It was that of art
a painting of time
a time to impart
a wondrous design.
My eyes could see
it’s weathered ways
that makes history
great to gaze.
I saw this scene
as Heaven sent
it seemed a dream
and time well spent.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 6,  2018

Moment’s Release

Just like a bird
upon a limb
life gives way
for now and then.
Minutes gather
perceptions view
as each moment
changes hue.
Moment’s release
is given style
a choice to seek
a second’s smile.
For the hours
of the days
become minutes
gathered gaze.
We might see
a bird in flight
to land and rest
within our sight.
That might be
a moment’s prayer
upon a limb
in evenings air.
To me it shows
moment’s release.
God displaying
a way of peace.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 6,  2018

for Oct 6,  2018

Above and beyond
is a spiritual thing
perceived as Heaven.

Links to our lifestyles
might be hidden in others
that we do not know.

In search of our dreams
can create a few nightmares
that dreams turn into.

Sometimes fantasies
can turn real for a moment,
but then fade away.

Universal time
is used when connecting dots
between you and I.

Shimmering evenings
might show signs of some sunlight
through the distant trees.

Personal lifestyles
are often perceived as bad,
when hidden from you.

Challenges of life
can become many problems
or make you stronger.

Bringing hate with you
to a new life to be seen
can destroy chances.

Today’s gates opened
when yesterday’s gates were closed,
but baggage reminds.

People and places
are significant signs
of where we have been.

When searching the sky
you might see a cloud or two
that looks like a dream.

Rainbows of our lives
are often found in others
as they display peace.

Looking through windows
does not always show the truth,
for words are hidden.

Inside of the mind
holds many ways of thinking
to create problems.

Leaping over life,
not doing what you should do
can find you empty.

Without a few weeds
we would know any struggles
for they help us grow.

Within a small room
holds many claustrophobic
in search of windows.

Today can be good
if we allow it to be
while the bad exist.

Gradient sunshine
pours down from an evening sky
as clouds blow away.

Seen as a liar
ones will never believe you
if you hide the truth.

Displayed as flowers
some might try to deceive you
as they’re only weeds.

©By Bill Pearce
Oct 6,  2018

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