In Time

In Time

Time is here and time is there
In fact you’ll find time’s everywhere
He’s far away, also inside
Wherever he likes he shall reside

This playful imp will never sleep
He doesn’t snore but might count sheep
Because he can, he’s free to choose
He plays to win, can never lose

Don’t cheat time, how could that work?
You’d go stir crazy, plain berserk
The hands are ticking, the lights flash by
No matter what form, time’s never shy

Displayed for all in every land
In glorious majesty all is planned
By Father Time, a generous soul
He lives on still, he’ll meet his goal

So let him be, don’t start to fret
Don’t let his ticking cause you to sweat
Relax and see your life’s sublime
When you accept your place in time

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013

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When Things Go Wrong

When Things Go Wrong

When things go wrong, as they can do
Don’t fight too hard to find the clue
It might be something else to blame
But start your search within, with you

The world spins on, not much has changed
Of course life’s gifts are rearranged
Yet basic truths will never die
And likewise, neither you nor I

So have some faith that all is well
Although we know that time will tell
Some shocks, surprises perhaps in store
Despite disguises, life gives more

Go onwards, upwards, never stop
It’s never too busy at the top
For billions searching down below
Are looking upwards at the show

It’s quite a scene, there’s much to see
It’s not quite everyone’s cup of tea
But some will wonder if there’s more
And what their life might have in store

These souls will rise, they’ll not know why
Yet something draws them to the sky
And way beyond, where stars are born
A peaceful haven from life’s scorn

There isn’t a chance, with faith and hope
Your mission could fail – you know you’ll cope
Whatever life throws, however things fall
When things go wrong, stay standing tall

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013

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Back for Good

Back for Good

Thank you for your patient eyes
I’m back for good, now here’s your prize
I love to write and love to share
So watch this space, you know I care!

So how’ve you been since then, old friend?
I trust you believed it wasn’t the end
For life lives on and people grow
The current’s there still, eternal flow

Wondrous oceans, rolling seas
The skies of blue, soft summer breeze
The dolphins, birds and glorious sights
The endless days and endless nights

A time for thought and looking both ways
The past and future, through present haze
Perspective on a life so great
A chance to learn it’s good to wait

So many things then now to come
The ball’s still rolling, I hear the drum
Let’s march on now through more fine dreams
The world is ours, its treasure still gleams

And keep in mind, still more my friend
That even this one day must end
I’m back for good, more words you’ll see
But even good, in time, must flee

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013

AWOL

AWOL

Yes I’ve gone, across the sea
You won’t hear much, for now, from me
The ship has sailed, the bird has flown
I’ll have to leave you all alone

So take this time to search elsewhere
In love and war, you’ll find all’s fair
Enjoy this month, for I sure will
I’ve gone AWOL, but writing still

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013

Time and Trouble

Time and Trouble

Time will pass and trouble can come
Perspectives change, it’s nothing to some
They keep on living through every cloud
They never complain or cry out loud

Remember the life we live so well
Is not for free, the price won’t tell
But things can come and things will go
Tomorrow there’s something new to know

No matter what we strive to be
There’s never a cost to living free
But don’t pretend that peace is all
Without a fight the meek can fall

Take trouble to rise – take heart, grow strong
Make sure you’re clear, we hear your song
Don’t now imagine your words are dead
For every one’s in someone’s head

You have the time to care each day
The way you work, the way you play
There’s always chance to help things flow
With gentle kindness, wherever you go

I don’t care who or where you are
The size of house, your boat or car
But have respect and help me climb
Through trouble I came, so give me time

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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The Money Rules

The Money Rules

Money is numbers, little more
You never know what lies in store
The players live in many ways
The games go on through endless days
In searching to improve your lot
Have caution, think of what you’ve got
The bills need paying, you have to eat
Don’t risk too much, you’ll end up beat

Confusion in a world of fun
You could stop spending, cut and run
So think quite deeply, make a choice
You have control, you have a voice
Responsible in your daily moves
Your hopes and fears your action proves
The money rules don’t change much you see
But money can change both you and me

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013

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The Golden Light

The Golden Light

Look up each day and learn to see
There is a way for you to be
Your life is not an empty book
Think harder, take a closer look

We all have things to give and share
We all can take the time to care
No matter what has gone before
Another day, another shore

Be guided by the light of gold
To fortunes which were never told
It’s not just treasure you’ll find out there
It’s answers to your every prayer

Don’t now lose sight, you’ve set the course
Keep straight ahead, you have the force
You owe the world a better show
So let your dreams and talents grow

The light is there, it’s shining bright
You can’t deny it’s worth the fight
For life’s great wheel spins on through time
And lights of gold hide ‘neath the grime

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013

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