ANIMAL’S GREETINGS

Hello my friends
and
MERRY CHRISTMAS

It looks like that old flu bug has finally moved on and left us
to recover. It snowed all morning and poor old Milo had to do
the figure out how to get down the steps to potty again hehehe.
The snow was a tad deep and the steps were covered with the
white stuff as they still are because I am in no mood to start
shoveling at the moment LOL. I’m still feeling a little peaked.
They have both managed to plow through the snow to do their
duties. Of course Benny don’t mind. He spends most of his
time making all kinds of trails through the snow when he goes
exploring. He loves the snow. Yep, Benny is still a little pup
especially according to Milo hehehe. Milo will romp around
with Benny often, but many times he’d rather to just watch.
Yet, Milo has recently gotten in more of a playful mood and
wants to wrestle with me hehehe. He loves to have his belly
rubbed LOL. If I stop rubbing his belly, he’ll roll over quick
and chase after me with his paws LOL. What can I say, he
loves to be loved. Benny has always loved attention and is
always ready to play and he gets his share of attention LOL.
It’s 22 F degrees right now at 4:11 PM. It’s looking like we
will have a white Christmas once again. It might not snow
for Christmas, but it’s not gonna get warm enough to melt
this stuff away LOL. The weather has a way of changing
its mind without informing the weather man, so who knows
what the future holds. I know we will most assuredly get
more snow before winter is gone and it’ll get a whole lot
colder. Thank God we have heat. So I’m guessing that
not many of you missed my rambling last week huh LOL!
No, I guess ya didn’t. Oh well, for those of you that did,
I’m sorry. I’m human no matter what others might say and
I will get sick from time to time LOL. I did get some of my
Christmas poetry read on a Public Access TV program in
New York though. If you would like to watch it being you
are not in the area listings it was televised, then I’ll share
the link to it that was uploaded to Vimeo and YouTube so
you can watch it. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s a free PBS
station, so they rely on donations. Here are the links to it.

A Poetic Christmas
Published Dec 2013
An episode from “The Play’s The Thing” a local television program in
Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess counties, NY. “A Poetic Christmas”
Adapted by: Richard Redmond. Featuring:Susan Bond, Tom Gorman,
Abby Jennings, Steve Manzino, Gary McNerney, Steve Smith, Anthony
Smith, Thomas, Smith, Richard Redmond, Douglas Zimmer
A reciting of various Christmas Poems.
www.richardredmondproductions.com

and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRcDBQHxQcA

I hope you enjoy the program. It was an honor to have
my poetry read by others. Richard told me that he will
most likely use my poetry every year. There’s no pay
involved, but there is tons of recognition that I would not
get other wise. It makes me happy 🙂 So, what else is
going on around The Pearce’s Place? Not much! We’re
still working off the remainder of that old flu bug that had
us in its grasp LOL. We’re still a bit weak, but getting
stronger every day. Thank God Benny and Milo can’t
get human diseases hehehe. They have been worried
about us and always wanting to be right beside us where
ever that might be LOL. Judy dyed her hair a reddish
hue last night. The color is called Red Velvet. I liked
her hair better with the platinum blond look and the pink
highlights, but she wanted a change :). So, now I’ve
gotta get used to the new look 🙂 Not hard, being it’s
still attached to the woman I love. Ok, so what else is
there to talk about? You’d think by me missing a week
that I would have more to tell, but we don’t exactly fill
the entertainment status of exciting LOL. Have you got
all of your Christmas shopping done? We’ve done all
that we can afford. We had to put another 100 gallons
of heating oil in our tank which cost over 400 dollars,
so that sort of strapped us for cash. But it’s better than
us freezing to death huh hehehe. We knew that these
little radiator heaters would not help much when it got
down to the subzero temperatures. The few days that it
got to subzero and our furnace was inoperable, the hot
water froze up in the spare room LOL. The little heaters
will keep us warm in the PC room and all, but not much
for the rest of the house in those conditions. Benny and
Milo stay snuggled together most of the time. Hehehe,
both of them are lying in the floor in their little beds right
between Judy and I right next to the heater. We have to
keep pulling them back away from the heaters. I’m sure
Milo’s head is nice and toasty right now hehe. The heater
is on low so it’s not too bad. Ok onto another topic. Judy
and I took a trip to WalMart Friday evening to do a little
much needed grocery shopping and it looked like we were
not the only ones that had that idea. The roads were bad
and it was snowing there and to, but if we had waited, it
would of been much worse. I took pictures of our drive
which I might put a few in the stationery. I am going to
upload a few pictures to Facebook later tonight, so if you
are one that is on the plain jane emailing’s and you are
on Facebook, you will see a few of the pictures. Judy and
I finally got to feeling good enough to start decorating the
house. We’ve been watching a lot of Christmas movies.
God is helping us to get our footing in life once again. We
will most assuredly have some bad days, but its with those
days that we become stronger. The loving unity in our
home keeps us moving forward with God leading us always.
Christmas brings the light upon Jesus and why that He
came. We each will have our times of trouble as we face
turnstiles of a ship sinking that needs rescuing. Look to
God for Strength and have faith that His Son will be there
to carry you through when you cannot walk. Find the joy
of Christmas in the things that you may of overlooked
as your lifestyle changed. Find that shining star in your
life that you may have put wrongful things in its place.
So now, I guess it’s time for me to begin my search for
that word or phrase that I can use for the title for today’s
brand new poem. And so it’s away I go to that place of
my recollection through all that I have written here to
that place that I always like to call RECOLLECT VILLE.
I believe I may have found a good title, but I’ve gotta
make sure I haven’t used it already. Nope, so it’s a go!
Hope it comes out making sense LOL.

In Life Once Again

When new days will come
with times to begin
there’s scenes which to learn
in life once again.
Stages of stories
with footsteps anew
in life once again
there’s new things to do.
So many sequences
written and heard
in life once again
might seem so absurd.
Christmas comes brightly
reminding us how
in life once again
Lord God should endow.
Through His Son Jesus
Whom saved us from sin
we should be thankful
in life once again.

©By Bill Pearce
Dec 22, 2013

So, there ya go! I know it’s not one of my best poems,
but I hope you got the meaning. There’s not much else
to report from The Pearce’s Place 🙂 Benny and Milo
are doing well. They have just eaten and are now lying
on the floor resting. It’s 20 F degrees right now at 6 PM.
I guess it’s time for me to tell you what I tell you most
every week and that is, I wrote some more poems and
haiku. Yep, 10 more poems, but yet plus 1 which makes
the total 11 and get this hehehe. They are all Christmas
poems. The last poem is a Christmas poem I wrote about
Judy and I. I also wrote once again 22 haiku, no extras 🙂
I hope you find a few of either or both that brings you a
smile. Also, I hope that you enjoy the video of the TV
program A Poetic Christmas. Now I believe it’s time for
me to be searching for that elusive off switch, but not
before I wish you a most wonderful God filled week and
and a Very Merry Christmas. Now to find that off switch!
Hmm, I think I see it hiding in my Wintergreen Lifesaver
bag LOL. Yep, it tried to look like a mint, but it tasted
awful LOL. Gotcha, see ya CLICK zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

God bless from Bill and Judy Pearce

Now on with the poems and haiku
10+1 and 22 hehehehehehehehehe 🙂

A Northeastern Lullaby

A wintery snow flavored
seasonal hue
brings many dreaming ones
found thereunto.
A northeastern lullaby
found day and night
amidst winters sceneries
colors of white.
A page within heartbeats
glimmering sweet
of what at Christmastime
many would eat.
Candy canes hanging on
each Christmas tree
to soon be some morsels
for you and for me.
A Christmastime setting
that comes into view
with a northeastern lullaby
that surely comes true.
For when the lullaby
is left amidst slumber
there are the sugarplums
found over yonder.
In a northeastern lullaby
children will find
all of the Christmas magic
inside of their mind.
Their dreams then consisting
of Santa’s toy shop
along with the music
that never shall stop.
Jingle Bells playing
along with some more
as elves in the workshop
do like before.
They sing then so merrily
as they build each toy
for Santa to give to
each good girl and boy.
In a northeastern lullaby
many bestow
their dream worlds of passion
Christmas with snow.

©By Bill Pearce
Dec 20, 2013

Christmas Perception

Scenes found at Christmastime
often just show
places with jingle lights
covered with snow.
The story that many will
find not so clear
are pages from timeframes
of God’s yesteryear.
That Christmas perception
with Jesus our Lord
is what that so many need
now climb aboard.
Learning that Jesus Christ
came to you and me
to be friend and Savior
throughout history.
That starry night blessing
that came from above
is what that Lord God sent
filled full of love.
His Son in the manger then
long long ago
is now watching over us
where all we go.
That Christmas perception
that many perceive
is found full of blessings,
because they believe.
Don’t let your ego to
hold you at bay.
Look now to Jesus Christ
and kneel and pray.
That Christmas perception
can change how you view
if you’ll let it live on
deep within you.

©By Bill Pearce
Dec 20, 2013

After Christmas Eve

Wintertime’s billow times
blows through the night
as Christmas Eves glimmering
seeks morning light.
So often the snowflakes will
whistle and blow
found within Christmas Eves
seasonal snow.
Then after Christmas Eve
eyes will awaken
seeking for Christmas gifts
sought to partaken.
Young ones found shouting
sometimes as the same
hey mommy and daddy
I think Santa came.
Running to the Christmas tree
as fast as they can
to see what was left by
that jolly old man.
Old Saint Nick of legends
that many believe
still lives as the glimmers
that hearts interweave.
Found after Christmas Eve
joyful is found
ones praising Jesus Christ
His Love abound.
Yet many move on
forgetting God’s Son
when after Christmas Eve
that day is done.
Let the spirit live on
with each passing while
and then after Christmas Eve
you’ll don a smile.
That smile found at Christmas
that never shall leave,
for it will be the blessings
found after Christmas Eve.
Still living and thriving
inside of every day,
because you never let the
season fade away.
As a child full of hopeful
with dreams open wide
that time after Christmas Eve
is always applied.
Many a morsel of
wishes and more
found as that Christmastime
I so adore.
I remember my own days
with young hearted mind
found after Christmas Eve
at Christmastime.
I’m still found reflecting on
those days I remember
found after Christmas Eve
each years December.
Now I’m much older,
but my heart feels the same,
for I still love Christmas
and how that it came.

©By Bill Pearce
Dec 20, 2013

Beyond And Before

As Christmas brings shadows,
it also brings a view
found within the past days
of Christmas thereunto.
As memories are billowed
with December eyes
beyond and before is
found with surprise.
As yet but a flavor
or scented array
beyond and before is
found in a way.
As Christmastimes moments are
each counted minute
ones might remember all
times found within it.
Beyond and before then
there is a place
found within Christmastime
a smiling face.
Faces from children of
Christmas and more
display as heartbeats
beyond and before.

©By Bill Pearce
Dec 20, 2013

A Christmas Light Night

A scene in a story book
written and heard
is found in December of
word after word.
A Christmas light night
of times long ago
is one that so many
will see in the snow.
Glittering as starlight of
red, green and blue
giving the night sky
a magical hue.
A Christmas light night
of seasonal pictures
hung from some tree limbs
or Christmassy fixtures.
This is a wonderful
time that is found
when a Christmas light night
comes into town.
Sights such as angels
near a manger scene
might be found truly
in grasses of green.
A Decembers winters night
that brings forth much cold
shows a Christmas light night
that stories have told.
A peace is remembered
in the scenes faraway
within a Christmas light night
of some other day.

©By Bill Pearce
Dec 21, 2013

Nobodies Tree

Deep in the forest
a tree stands alone
with only the shadow
of all that it’s known.
It stands beneath giants
that ignore its view
for nobodies tree
is waiting for you.
Seasons tick onwards
as it starts to snow
while nobodies tree
continues to grow.
It blossoms some limbs
for hanging some lights
while nobodies tree
just waits days and nights.
Then one December
it hears such a sound
of children singing
about Christmas town.
Then this lonely tree
of its only shadow
saw all the glimmers
that came then to matter.
The joy of a family
that gathered to see
the sight of the once then
nobodies tree.
It found it was somebodies
wonderful way
as it stood glittering
lights Christmas Day.
It had strings of garland
so neatly applied
that made nobodies tree
so happy it cried.
For it was no longer
a nobodies tree.
It was somebodies
so happy with glee.
Then as the season found
time to move on
the tree was replanted
for times other dawn.
It grew more with others
that it found outside
while it remembered
its wonderful ride.
The times it was standing
with no sight to see
while it stood lonely as
nobodies tree.

©By Bill Pearce
Dec 21, 2013

Haze of Winter

Days are surmounting
as December snows.
The haze of winter then
surely bestows.
Scenes of snowflakes
just floating on down
then in December
are found on the ground.
The haze of winter
brings forth a true view
a Christmassy essence
that’s seen through and through.
Fragrances found as
tasty and sweet
found haze of winter
things real good to eat.
The haze fades away
as Christmas is found
bringing forth glimmers
of Santa to town.
Then all the blessings
that I so adore
found within Christmas
of Jesus and more.
Angels found singing
of a sight laid to see
that made the moment
to shine wondrously.
The gift of forgiveness
that came from above
makes haze of winter
now filled full of love.
The haze still exist,
but it’s easier to find
what that’s so special
about Christmastime.

©By Bill Pearce
Dec 21, 2013

Rolling The Snow

Outside in the cold
of Christmastimes show
you might see children
just rolling the snow.
Building a snowman
to stand in their yard.
Rolling the snow
can get pretty hard.
The larger the ball
the snow rolls into
the harder it is
for children to do.
You’ll see them together
with all of their might
rolling the snow
to make such a sight.
Then when they’re finished
they look back to see
a snowman so jolly
and happy and free.
With coal for some eyes
and a carrot for nose
along with some buttons
for a smile that is froze.
A button down vest
with a few buttons too
makes rolling the snow
the best thing to do.

©By Bill Pearce
Dec 21, 2013

Morn of Essence

The morn of essence
comes to be
with Christmastime
so much to see.
Scented candles
in the night
the morn of essence
brings to light.
Glimmers beauty
many find
morn of essence
in their mind.
Christmas dreaming
comes awake
giving blessings
time to make.
Morn of essence
fields of view
comes with Christmas
very true.
Each with moments
to remember
as a special
burning ember.
Morn of essence
finds a way
to make best
of Christmas Day.
Signs of joy
from night to morn
brought about
for Christ was born.
Morn of essence
pearly white
Christmas makes
it all alright.
Bringing joy
to hearts with none
morn of essence
from God’s Son.
Christmas blessings
then are found
as ones smile
and lose their frown.
Finding what
should then bestow
by The One
they need to know.
Morn of essence
then grows great
giving ones
a different fate.

©By Bill Pearce
Dec 21, 2013

Needs of The Heart

As Christmas comes closer
so many fall prey
to sadness from past times
of some other day.
The needs of the heart
are often exposed
when thoughts of a time
so lonely explode.
With the turning of pages
of life’s other whiles
the needs of the heart
are stretching for miles.
So many may stumble
with not knowing true
the needs of the heart
that live within you
Yet with the minutes
and hours that pass
the needs of the heart
will change their contrast.
Finding at the moment
the needs that are met
the pain is then found with
less of regret.
When true love is standing
right there plain to see
the needs of the heart
are found then to be.
Filled full of passion
that’s second to none
the needs of the heart
will shine like the sun.
The years may pass
without such a glance,
but Christmastime gives
a true second chance.
A chance to find true
God’s love evermore
and let all your needs
of the heart surely soar.
Let Christmas blessings
to shower your life
with answers you need
to wash away strife.

©By Bill Pearce
Dec 21, 2013

Flavored Sunset

When I took a journey
to places unknown
I found a heartbeat
to mine surely grown.
A sunset then sparkled
with sweetness of you
flavored with true love,
a passionate view.
We then had traveled
for miles southern days,
back to my lifestyle,
but your other ways.
Our very first Christmas
was one not so white,
but it was still a
magical sight.
A flavored sunset
with you in the scene
brought me a Christmas
of aquamarine.
A sweet colored sky
with you then with me
brought me a joy
I thought would not be.
We spent many years
together those days,
but it was time then
for much different ways.
We traveled up northwards
to where we had met
and found then another great
flavored sunset.
We’ve seen many Christmases
as each has gone by
and I’ve counted snowflakes
that fell from the sky.
We have each other now
with our dogs too,
named Benny and Milo
with love that is true.
We might have some struggles
as each day will pass,
but together we’ll make it
one shadow to cast.
Christmases counted now
in our family
are as the greatest
that I’ll ever see.
Because we’re together
with true love abound
we can find blessings
just dancing around.
A hand which to hold
with each day anew
now makes Christmas better,
because I’m with you.
A flavored sunset
still lives in the sky
connecting our heartbeats
that I can’t deny.
You and I surely
with each passing day
see greater the sunsets
their flavorful way.

©By Bill Pearce
Dec 21, 2013

To Judy Pearce
From Bill Pearce (ME)

Haiku
for Dec 21, 2013

A storybook scene
of written delightfulness
can become alive.

Morning brings shadows
that come from many tree limbs
or birds found in flight.

Winds of wintertime
will often blow some snowflakes
to places unheard.

As many will count
the amount might be varied
due to some errors.

Leaves of a forest
might hide many of the trees
and not show the truth.

The strength of many
is seen in the faithfulness
of each hand that’s held.

While storms might gather
a rainbow awaits its time
to shine thereafter.

Peace is a fragment
that many will choose to lose
due to a moment.

Questions of decades
fill the cups of many minds
searching for answers.

Only a shadow
can become its counterpart
and then fade away.

Truth is a pudding
that many will find bitter
and hard to swallow.

Life is a journey
taken one step at a time
that starts with today.

A moment in time
might gather some momentum
if it is ignored.

The weather of now
can become times remembered
of much better days.

A tight fitted shirt
might not button up too well,
so wear what fits you.

The weaker the link
the more chance it will destroy
all the stronger ones.

With a weakened mind
lives a poor choice for viewpoints,
for it cannot see.

Looks are just skin deep,
but many judge face value
and think they’re better.

Blue skies of morning
might be hidden behind clouds
and need time to view.

A minute counted
brings many hours alive
as time moves along.

Having a heartbeat
does not mean you are alive.
It means you’re not dead.

Looking passed today
could leave you stood in the rain
not seeing the good times.

©By Bill Pearce
Dec 21, 2013

God bless from Bill and Judy

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