Without Our Struggles


Hello my friends

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving, for those of you that actually
celebrated it Thursday :). I know those of you in Canada celebrate it
in October and you in other countries, maybe not at all, but none the
less always be thankful. Life here at the Pearce’s household is steady
and holding, yet the electricity was knocked out last night due to high
winds and I was on the PC. For some reason my hard drive stopped
when the electricity went out and I went into a panic. I could still see
the power light lit on the PC and it worried me. I just shut it off, yet
when the electricity came back on, my PC booted up OK. I guess it
was having a hissy fit. My battery backup was working as it should.
My monitor stayed on when the electricity went out, so go figure LOL!
I’m just glad my PC is OK. Come to think of it, it may have sent it
to sleep mode! Hehehe I never thought of that LOL! OK, so it’s off
of that topic and onto yet another. As I write to you, I’m also doing
my farm harvest on Country Life, LOL. Talk about split thoughts:)!
I load the machines and come back here, I load the machines and come
back here LOL. Wish it would let me load more than three tomatoes
at a time. Hehehe I’m making ketchup :). None edible of course LOL!
Well, what else is going on in this world??? It’s supposed to snow
tonight, tomorrow, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We shall
see what it actually pulls off :). When I get paid, Judy and I have got
to run down to DOC’s oil and put a couple hundred dollars down on
heating oil, cause our oil tank is getting low. Don’t wanna run out,
that’s for sure. Ok, so what else is happening up this ways?????
Really and truly, I ain’t got a clue hehehe. I’m playing it by ear!
I had to load the confounded ketchup machines again it LOL. I’ve
only got 10 more crates of tomatoes to feed the blasted things hehe.
I should be through then, at least for a few hours hehehehe. Hey,
being retired and disabled, it leaves not much else to do LOL. At
least I ain’t gotta physically harvest and plant these things 🙂 and my
clothes stay clean :). Me thinks I may have a few too many farms at
FaceBook LOL. Oh well, it’s a time killer. What else is there to
do around this place hehehe???? Watch the clouds or clods as I
accidentally typed a minute ago hehehehe! Yeppers, this must be
the fast lane Hahahaha, yea right! Judy’s place of business has
gotten launched and seems to be doing very well. Yet Judy says that
she’ll be happy when they finally get the new diner built because
this restaurant is just not the same. I’m sure the rest of the crew
feels the same way. But Judy thanks God that she has a job and
the owner was so generous in making sure her and all the others
had a paycheck. Gotta feed the ketchup machines again LOL!
Ok, I’m back hehehe. I’m almost done, Whew!!!! Hehehehehehe,
talk about spreading your thoughts thin LOL. Time for another
topic hehe. Oh yea, Judy and me watched the Thanksgiving
parade Thursday morning and that was great. I fixed us a little
thanksgiving dinner hehehe. Judy would say I fixed a whole lot
of Thanksgiving dinner though. We both stuffed our faces.
It’s funny, hehe ya stuff your face and your belly gets full LOL.
Or in my case hehehehe large. OK, nothing actually stays with
me for more than a few minutes, but it tasted good hehehehehe.
God has so blessed Judy and I in our daily endeavors. At times
I feel God’s angels watching over us. His eyes are never far away,
yet so many think that when things go wrong, that God has left
them. On contraire! God allows what needs to happen in our
day to day lives, for without our struggles, we would have no
growth. He is there when He sees that you can honestly take no
more and then He gives a Hand. Sometimes it may seem as an
eternity has passed, but our perception of time is not the best
when problems are amidst. Have faith that God will calm the
waters when they’ve become too rough to handle or either He
will give you more strength to endure the moment. One way or
another, He will help you through the moment. I guess I need to
be taking my little venture back through all that I’ve written 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, to that place I like to call RECOLLECT VILLE.
I believe I may have stumbled upon a good title. Now let’s see if
I can write a decent poem using it LOL. And away we go!!!!
Sounded like Jackie Gleason huh hehehe LOL!!!

Without Our Struggles

Without our struggles
where would we be?
Found without lessons
from our history.
Without the problems
what would we learn?
Found without minutes
of lessons to earn.
Without our reflection
what would we find?
Nothing to help us
make up our mind.
Without our struggles
what would we do?
No lessons nowhere
to guide me and you.
Without our yesterday
what would we know?
Nothing to guide us
where all we go.

©By Bill Pearce
Nov 29. 2009

I sure hope that made sense to ya. I have to keep reminding
myself that being human means we must deal with life, yet God
will not allow more than we can take. I know, you may think
that you cannot take anymore at times, yet if you look back on
your life, you will see times that you dealt with so much more
and still survived. God’s angels are never far away. Time is
something that we only see by the second, yet God has a far
greater perception of what we may call the puzzle of life. Yep,
I get antsy more often than ya know for time to move along :).
Hehehehe I never liked to have to wait, but sometimes, I just
ain’t got no choice LOL. Well, I reckon it’s about time for me
to begin my search for that old off switch, but before I do that
I guess I should tell ya what I tell ya every week and that is, I
wrote some more poems and haikus. Another 10 poems and 22
haiku, yet this time I wrote 5 Christmas poems, being Christmas
is right around the corner hehehe. I hope and pray that ya like
a few of the poems as well as the haiku. I have had many ask me
what haiku is and did I make up the name LOL. This is haiku
by definition. It’s an epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three
short lines with 5 syllables first line, 7 syllables second line and
5 syllables in the last and for those of you asking me now, what
in Heavens name is epigrammatic hehe? Epigrammatic means
Terse and witty and like a maxim. So there ya go!!! Now you’ve
learned something new today :). I Hope hehe!!! Ok it’s time to
be saying goodbye, but before I do, I want to wish you a most
wonderful week. Remember Jesus loves you and we do too.
Now where’s that dad burn off switch hiding at this time?????
Hehehe I can hear ya snoring behind my ears LOL. Gotcha!
See ya CLICK zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

God bless from Bill and Judy Pearce

P.S. Oh yea, me almost forgot LOL. I wrote 4 Yoville haiku
that I am also sharing. Hehehe I actually wrote all of them along
with all of the poems and other haiku yesterday (Saturday) 🙂 hehe.

Now on with the poems
10 and 22 +4 🙂 hehehehe

Then and Before

While I was pointing
at what I saw
there was a moment
filled with much awe.
Time seemed to echo
what I remember
of a great snow filled
time of December.
All of the seconds
of here and now
seemed to just vanish
some place somehow.
As I was pointing
at that some place,
I could remember
a smile on my face.
I time of Decembers
wonderful hue
seemed to encompass
nows every view.
Now I remember
then and before
and how that Christmas
meant so much more.

©By Bill Pearce
Nov 28, 2009

Wonderful Magical Times

Places with feelings
that times recall
create the rhythms
of time standing tall.
Sceneries threshold
from what we do
carries memories
of me and you.
Places remembered
from day to day
fill us with feelings
wonderful way.
Feelings of joyful
we wish repeat,
yet they’re remembered
times waiting seat.
Many recollections
of certain scenes
seems to envelop
what it all means.
Christmas of decades
lays on our minds
things of those wonderful
magical times.
Places with feelings
that we recall
seems to be living
and standing tall.

©By Bill Pearce
Nov 28, 2009

For By and By

A page is turned
and day is done
as another
is then begun.
A time’s completed
laid at rest
when it’s done
its very best.
A page is turned
and written down
as another
is coming around.
Timelessly minutes
tick as before
while pages turn
and seconds soar.
A time’s finished
with lock and key
left with only
a memory.
A page is turned
for others to find
a hopefully better
greater design.
The minutes move
with you and I
leaving us lessons
for by and by.

©By Bill Pearce
Nov 28, 2009

Storms Are Needed

When in a storm
the minutes might seem
as a unfortunate
nightmarish dream.
When times of trouble
come unto you,
you might not see clear
goodness come true.
It takes a storm
sometimes day to day
to show us goodness
come from the gray.
When in a storm
you might only see
what that has happened
a mere slight degree.
Storms are needed
to change our mind
and make goodness
better to find.

©By Bill Pearce
Nov 28, 2009

The Greatest Today

Rekindled spirits
of love deep within
can make a moment
of time to begin.
Looking with trueness
from love deep inside
rekindles moments
and hope to abide.
Rekindled spirits
of times December
helps us find Jesus
and to remember.
Songs that were sung
in times long ago
bring us to Christmas
right now that we know.
Rekindled heartbeats
burn very bright
when they’re remembered
with Christmas delight.
So let’s rekindle
the times faraway
and make this Christmas
the greatest today.

©By Bill Pearce
Nov 28, 2009

Long and Awaited

Long and awaited
sort of to see
these are the moments
sort of to be.
So many wishes
awaited upon
so many people
dusk unto dawn.
Dreaming of minutes
night has to give
long and awaited
wishes to live.
So many dreamers,
so many times
are sometimes wishing
better designs.
Long and awaited
wishing to see
yet they aren’t praying
minutes degree.
So if you’re waiting
dusk unto dawn
say a little prayer
and then move along.
Long and awaited
take on your stride
as you continue
with Jesus inside.

©By Bill Pearce
Nov 28, 2009

Do You Seek Jesus?

Look deep inside
and see what you find.
Do you see Jesus
or another design?
Look to you feelings
and all that you choose.
Do you seek blessings
or just better shoes?
Look at your image
and daily detail.
Do you see Jesus
or just you set sail?
Look at your rhythms
and see how you beat.
Do you seek goodness
or just act discrete?
Look deep inside
and see what you know.
Do you seek Jesus
in places you go?

©By Bill Pearce
Nov 28, 2009

December Shadows

December shadows
of times I’ve seen
seem to be forming
in midst of a dream.
Sequential seconds
of times long ago
seem to be living
in all that I know.
December shadows
of realistic views
seem to be living
in yesterdays news.
All of the portholes
that my visions see
carry the minutes
of magic with me.
So many blessings
in all that I had
I can remember
with my mom and dad.
Glancing inside me
I see now real clear
that I remember
that time I endear.
Heavens great minutes
in Earthly delight
I can remember
of Christmas Eve night.

©By Bill Pearce
Nov 28, 2009

Winters Percussions

Winter is here now
singing its song
daylight to also
dusk unto dawn.
I can see pictures
yet not in sight
of that of snowflakes
found day and night.
Winter is here now
speaking real clear
with all its wording
this time of year.
Flavored percussions
beating in tune
saying the Christmas
will be here soon.
Winter is speaking
all that it knows
such as its memoirs
of winter snows.
Time is surrounding
winters delight
as it brings Christmas
soon into sight.
Songs will be playing
as winter sings
and I’ll be happy
with what it brings.
Winters percussions
beating its name
will be remembered
time and again.

©By Bill Pearce
Nov 28, 2009

Many A Person

Links to another
are found deep inside
as many candles
of time far and wide.
Maybe another
might not seem the same,
yet they may carry
inside the same name.
Links will get rusty
and need a little care
and then it’s needed
for many and prayer.
Links to another
might not seem grand,
yet they may be just
a time soon at hand.
Many a person
in many a way
might be what’s needed
for you now today.
Links to another
might not seem clear,
but they are needed
for then unto here.

©By Bill Pearce
Nov 28, 2009

for Nov 28, 2009

Closed on the inside
leaves no hope for the outside.
Leave some room for change.

Countless persuasions
lead to pitfalls of journeys
unless they’re thought out.

A candle in the wind
will flicker most profusely
before it’s blown out.

Winners and losers
can be found on the same page,
yet it’s how you view.

We are the players
in games we attempt to live
with our mere struggles.

Hands in the pocket
only lead to bitterness
if not filled with love.

Letters from the heart
ones might simply just misread
and not understand.

Sometimes might display
as the minutes you regret,
so don’t be surprised.

Casualties format
makes its appearance in time
when love does not live.

Birds fly gracefully
with feathered wings extended
just as an angel.

Places we’ve ventured
will one day be reoccurred
inside of our dreams.

Do not just frolic
in the torment of others.
Lend a helping hand.

Flowers seen blooming
in the winters bitter bite
might not be flowers.

The strength in others
might not be formidable.
It may be a lie.

Hauling a moment
to another point and time
might cause destruction.

Landing on the ground
is not always the greatest
when it is quicksand.

Time is a flavor
that many taste differently.
Combine your tastebuds.

Unique’s another
with each and every detail.
We are perfection.

In the public view
is a glass heart that displays.
Truth shows none the less.

Hard times are teachers
as the timeframes move ahead
with all that we’ve learned.

Portions of beauty
are the sights that many see
when looking above.

Hindsighted people
leave the lessons found ahead
as just mistaken.

©By Bill Pearce
Nov 28, 2009

YoVille Haiku

Loads of equations
are counted as the minutes
that we wish to be.

Want to makes sorrow
when want to’s unrealistic.
Don’t let greed to guide.

Moments are teachers
except when they are ignored
and not put to use.

Heartaches emotions
are many times found burning
even when hidden.

©By Bill Pearce
Nov 28, 2009

God bless from Bill and Judy.

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