The Rearview Mirror


Hello my friends

Yes, I’m back with a little more rambling, but not
too awful much being I am a tad under the weather.
Judy has also been under the weather a bit. She had
to come home early from work early Friday because
of being sick and ended up staying home Saturday
as well. We both stayed bed ridden for most of the
time. In other words, I did not write any poetry this
week, but no problem LOL. I’ll share what I wrote
and shared a few years ago on this same exact day.
Of course back then I wrote the poems all week long
and usually ended up with more than 10. Anyways,
I’ll tell ya all about that in the later half of this mess.
It’s been snowing off and on up this way. Yep, it’s
all nice and white outside. It looks so pretty as long
as the sun ain’t reflecting off of it hehehehe. I was
looking at my weather program and it looks like
Texas and a few other southern states might get a
bit of that old white stuff today as well. Heck they
may be getting it at this moment. It’s looking like
the snow is being spread around this year hehehe.
Well what else is there to talk about. I had to take
my asthma medicine a minute ago. Those darned
attacks are painful. Oh well, life goes on hehehe.
Oh yea, I shut my PC down early last week and
almost couldn’t get it started up again. I checked
all the settings in the Bios, but it all seems to be
correct which leads me to believe that my power
supply that starts it is going out. Yep, I will most
surely have to send it to my friends in Greenville
a bit early being I want them to move all my info
to a larger hard drive. This one is just about full,
plus I reckon it is just a matter of time before it
wears out as well. That’s the problem with most
electronic and mechanical parts. They wear out.
Looks like Judy hasn’t recovered fully. She just
came home from work early again. I hope this
mess moves on soon. Both of us are tired of it.
She brought me home a new asthma respirator.
Hehehehe my old one died. Anyways, not much
has gone on in the Pearce’s household this past
week. We’ve spent a lot of time laid up in bed or
should I say she has. I spend more time running
back and forth to ye old bathroom LOL. We’ve
been watching cartoons a lot hehehe. Yes I know
we’re old, but we’re not dead. Still love the old
cartoon LOL Yabadabadoo. I might be able to
use my laptop computer without to much trouble
aside from it being slow as all get out hehehehe.
Yet all of my main programs will not work on
the old timer laptop hehe being the processor
speed is too slow LOL. Hopefully when I send
my PC to Ron and Mandy at Century Computer
they will be able to get it all done fairly quickly
and get it back to me. All in all, God has been
good to Judy and I. We have problems just as
many of you do, but nothing we can’t handle.
God allows many things such as sickness and
death because they go along with humanity
and we will find more often that we are a bit
more appreciative of life when faced with those
times of trouble and surpassed them to another
day. Struggles make us stronger if we look for
the lessons and heed their warnings. Let this
day be filled with joy acquired from thankfulness
of days gone by. Look at today as a chance for
a better tomorrow. God will be there with you
with a blessing to receive. Yet you might not
see the blessings until they are in the rearview
mirror. Well I guess it’s time for me to begin
my little venture back through all I’ve written
here to that place of my recollection and see
if I can find a good word or phrase I can use
for the title for today’s brand new poem LOL.
It looks like though I may have stumbled upon
a title just a few lines back hehehehehehe.
Yet, here I go once again to that place I like
to call RECOLLECT VILLE. Yep, that title
I stumbled on will work nicely hehehehehehe!
I hope I can put some good words together
to make a little sense hehehe ENJOY!!!!!

The Rearview Mirror

Many times trouble
seems a little clearer
when it is seen from
the rearview mirror.
Often our judgment
from days gone by
becomes a bit clearer
that we can’t deny.
Seen as the potholes
of a daily advent
some might be found
as truly God sent.
The rearview mirror
of yesterdays sights
might display clearer
our wrongs and our rights.
Time has a purpose
to fulfill our need
that in the future
shall plant a seed.
All of our problems
getting much nearer
might be answered
in the rearview mirror.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 9, 2011

I hope that made at least a little sense to ya hehehe.
Yep, I think too much. Anyways, Judy brought home
some food from Burger King and mines getting cold,
so I need to find an ending somewhere, but not before
I tell ya what I don’t tell ya every week hehehehehehe
and that is I didn’t write any poems or haiku this week,
but I’m sure you will enjoy some of these poems from
the journal back in January 9, 2005. Yep, there are
13 poems to read. Many of you have not ever read
them being you’re new to my email list so they will
be new to you LOL. So enjoy. Now to find that off
switch, yet not before I wish you a most wonderful
God filled week. Remember, Jesus loves you and
we do too. Now to find that confounded off switch.
Found it hiding in my sandwich. MINE, get out of
there hehehe. See ya CLICK zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Now on with the poems
13 hehehe 🙂

Stay and Pray

I saw such passion
within His eyes
as He said that I
would meet demise,
but He held my hand
to let me know
that He’d be there
the place I’d I go.
His passion felt so
very good
that I knew that He
truly understood.
He saw my efforts
that I tried
and knew that truth
lived on inside.
He held my hand
so passionately
that I knew
He did love me.
He said my time
would come one day,
but for now to
stay and pray.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 6, 2005

For Today

I wonder should I
stumble through
even though
I should not do.
Things that I should
turn about.
I wonder should I
work it out.
I wonder when I
fall face down,
should I just then
turn around?
I wonder should I
change my path
that leads me to
my aftermath?
I guess I’ll wonder
if I’m going
the right way.
I wonder why
I still don’t see
what on Earth
is there for me?
I guess the reason
problems grow
is by doing
what I already know
I wonder still
about what’s told
when I wonder
what time rolled?
Decades troubles
brought today
through the wonder
when I pray.
Time rolled on
with wonder miles
and I wonder
brought some smiles.
Wondering of
now and then
and happy I’m not
where I’ve been.
I now know that
I should pray
and be happy
for today.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 6, 2005

Tiny Bubbles

Tiny bubbles floating up
within the deep blue sea.
They seem to be the just remains
of some air set free.
The tiny bubbles just then burst
and end their floating way
as some others float on up
to see the light of day.
Tiny bubbles then arise
above the sea of blue
and then they float about awhile
just like some bubbles do.
Then some more tiny bubbles
float up to the top
and it seems the tiny bubbles
all begin to pop.
They just float on all the while
until there’s no more air
and then the bubbles that were floating
won’t be anywhere.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 6, 2005

Why He Came

My vision’s slighted,
but I know
that God will guide me
where I go.
It doesn’t matter
how I see,
because my Lord
is guiding me.
My vision might be
sort of poor,
but I know
His loves for sure.
It doesn’t matter
what was done.
It just matters
what’s begun.
My past was washed
by Jesus’ Name,
for I am surely
why He came.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 6, 2005

Little Bit Insane

Is a certain echo
worth a days repeat
if that certain echo
knocked you on your seat?
Is a days repeating
what trials by fire means
and does a certain echo
show you better scenes?
If the echoes repeat
is one that is no good
then it must mean that the first time
was misunderstood.
Is a certain echo
what looks so very clear?
If it’s what you recognize
then this time don’t go near.
If you’ve felt the fire
and still go back again,
then my friend you truly must be
a little bit insane.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 7, 2005

Childlike Type View

Fantasies may seem
a little bit wild
when seen from the eyes
of a little tiny child.
A grownup sometimes
forgets about the day
that all their fantasies
came out to play.
We need to remember
the fantastic views
that we all saw
from our childlike type shoes.
Fantasies such as
some heroes and more
that flew through the windows
and upwards they’d soar.
We as the grownups
need to remember that time
that a fantasy hero
solved a fantastic crime.
So if all your fantasies
have died within you
then bring them back to life
with a childlike type view.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 7, 2005

Do What Is True

God understands
much more than we know,
because He’s always there
wanting to help us each grow.
We may not see Him
or feel Him around,
but He’s always there
when we need solid ground.
Many times we turn away
and leave Him behind
while we let our travels
to come change our mind.
God understands
the things that we do
and that’s why He sent His Son
to help me and you.
He knew our self-will
would tear us apart
and so He gave us a key
for a new place to start.
The key is with Jesus Christ
His only Son.
For He surely paid the price
for all that we’ve done.
He hears all our prayers
when sincerely we’ve prayed
and God comes and helps us
with messes we’ve made.
Yet we must deal with
our outcomes from choice
and learn from those time frames
a much better voice.
A voice with some wisdom
that God allowed you
to help you the next time
to do what is true.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 7, 2005

Smile No Matter

Catastrophic detail
may form in form of foe
and that bit of detail
may take you where you go.
Catastrophic moments
might take control of you
and make you then decide
all the wrong things to do.
Catastrophic detail
might just be your own
and it might just be mistakes
that the time has grown.
Sometimes the way we see
is tarnished by a thing
and we let what’s catastrophic
have a song to sing.
We can choose the catastrophic
or another way.
We can choose to smile no matter
and then change the day.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 7, 2005

Accept You

I may not understand
all the things you do,
but it doesn’t stop the fact
that I truly do love you.
We all have our differences
that we do display
and it’s all those differences
that all make the day.
I may not see the same as you
nor you the same as me,
but it does not mean my friend
that we can’t be happy.
We can use our different views
to build a better time
and make what once was just a lemon
into what is sublime.
Yes I may not understand
all the things you do,
but I can try to see your side
to let me accept you.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 7, 2005

Starless Night Skies

The stars aren’t shining
on this cloudy night
and all that is shining
is our own porch light.
The stars are all hiding
in the much cloudy sky
on the cold cold night
that’s all gone awry.
I stuck my head out
to see the night sight,
but all that I saw
was the cold and cloudy night.
The stars are all hidden
from my own eyes view
of which that is definitely
a little bit askew.
On this starless night sky
I needed to change me
for what was gone awry
was just the way I see.
My starless cloudy night
was me deep within
and the clouds only helped
it all then begin.
I needed to simply change
the view that I saw
into a night sight
that was with much awe.
A wonderful scenery
for my eyes to see
will then be in the starless
night skies for me.
The clouds will then form
a very special surprise
that will be of beauty
in the starless night skies.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 7, 2005

Tell The Truth

We tend to create thunder
in sounds of despair
when all that we’re under
is only our hot air.
Letting a distortion
become an alibi
will make the sound of thunder
so loud that you will cry.
Lying gets you nowhere
except into a mess
for it makes a thunder sound
that gives to you no rest.
You have to keep on lying
to cover up the first
and then you’ll fill with so much pain
that one day you will burst.
So tell the truth no matter,
because it is what’s right
and then you’ll not hear lying thunder,
but peace to sleep at night.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 8, 2005

This Hand

I found a hand just reaching out
to grab a hold of mine.
It had a look of tenderness
and of a great design.
This hand it had a special look
that made me understand
that it was not there to hurt me,
but to hold my hand.
I grabbed a hold so very tight
and held on for dear life
and then that tender special hand
became my loving wife.
Now that hand is here with me
to love me every day,
because I know that loving hand
shall never go away.
She is always true to me
this hand that holds me tight
and this loving hand of hers
is mine each day and night.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 9, 2005

To Judy Pearce
From Bill Pearce

Use Our Minds

Our minds can be trouble
if they are not right
and they can be the guides
to show a bad sight.
A mind can get stagnant
if it doesn’t think
and the mind that’s not thinking
will cause you to sink.
Our minds are a tool
that we tend to misuse
and our weary minds
tend to create our bad news.
It’s the way that we think
that determines our view
and the way that we think
makes us each misconstrue,
but if we use our minds
in a more productive way,
the way that we think
will show peace of mind today.

©By Bill Pearce
Jan 9, 2005

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