Outside Forces

Outside Forces

Sometimes in our little lives
Whilst busy in our separate hives
The work seems all about ourselves
But what may lie beyond those shelves?

The outside world is peering in
The forces, soon they will begin
For action brings a new endgame
Results will change, it’s never the same

So much around we never see
Unless we take hold of the key
The gleaming lock, amidst the dust
Make connections one and all, we must

There’s danger when you push out far
Take caution when you raise the bar
So many things we have to learn
Go slowly ‘though your heart may yearn

But never stop, despite all this
There’s no way you would want to miss
The finding of your dreams which hide
And helpful forces from outside

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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Smile

Smile

Smile, for everything you do
Affects your thoughts and makes them new
A positive action brings forth joy
Just like a child receives a toy

The innocent, grateful, chance to dream
Beyond the shores, beyond the stream
Out to the ocean and, far more
The stars and all they hold in store

For earthbound humans never should stop
Enjoying every daily crop
The simple things, they say, are free
So make the most of all you see

There isn’t a limit, the roof has gone
Keep moving now amidst the throng
Another swift turn of this great earth
And new ideas are given birth

A simple smile, you see, now this
How did this chain of thoughts find bliss?
The starting point is just the seed
So smile today, your future feed

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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Perseverance

Perseverance

Never despair – the ocean’s deep
Although some mountains may be steep
The journey won’t be easy, friend
But persevere – you’ll reach the end

Each day another piece to find
The jigsaw’s neither cruel nor kind
It’s simply there for you to do
And wondering if you’ll see it through

The destiny planned for you is clear
And outside eyes can see you’re near
So why would quitting tempt you so
When there’s not very far to go?

What wills your doom?  What wants your blood?
Stay far away, for others would
And press on to the blissful vision
There’s no more time for indecision

So when the goals seem far away
And endless dragons you need to slay
Hold this in mind, you’ll make it right
Keep persevering through the night

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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A Different View

A Different View

When the world is fighting hard
And dealing you a losing card
Don’t cry, for that won’t pull you through
It’s time to take a different view

Look through the eyes of wisdom, friend
You’ll see this day is not the end
The wheel will spin, the earth will turn
A million things still left to learn

Read closely in the signs you’re given
When not the driver, you are driven
Enjoy the views, take time to think
In positive waves, where hearts can’t sink

The radio of your mind is set
Tune into hope and never regret
For every day a different song
But what’s the station, right or wrong?

The right way helps wherever you go
The wrong way will destroy the flow
So open minds and hearts of light
Will help to tune you in just right

Look outwards, then, not just within
For inside is where we begin
But when you need to follow things through
There’s time to take a different view

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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Passing By

Passing By

So many people pass each day
Each speak their mind but never pay
For money is just a bit of fun
Whilst words are hard to be undone

The thoughts of many are breeding now
The future smiles, for all know how
And contact is through every means
It’s simpler than a can of beans

So don’t despair and never fret
The best has not arrived just yet
The patience of the saints will show
The way your mind can choose to go

A little slow to get things right
No wonder in the daily fight
But somehow each will find the way
The balance of work, and love, and play

Unstoppable is each hopeful dream
Each one deserving of a ream
And yes, it’s there, no need to cry
Slow down and read, don’t pass on by

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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For Goodness’ Sake!

For Goodness’ Sake!

The world’s enriched beyond compare
By what you give and what you share
Be kind and generous, all shall know
That you’re the one to whom they’ll go

As people talk and learn each day
The selfish shall be swept away
It’s clear when goodness finds its way
Nothing but praise is left to say

So shrewdness isn’t always wrong
But temper this with joyful song
For who wants negatives every day
Great hopes and dreams are swept away

Think onwards, positive thought will win
The power of hope invites you in
And guides the steps you need to take
Beyond the bad, for goodness’ sake!

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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Great Potential

Great Potential

Great potential here I see
The past is not containing me
The winds of change are blowing strong
And no use worrying if I’m wrong

For times are shifting, all should know
If new paths call, you’re free to go
Beware of danger, always think
But when the chain grows, you’re the link

So simple is the path when seen
Through barren regions, also green
Yet onwards winds the trail of growth
Good times and bad, we’ll live through both

The lights of hope are always near
The switch in mind, dispelling fear
A way of finding all things new
Though friends and helpers may seem few

You never know what waits beyond
You might not need a magic wand
Just steady actions, gentle pace
The tortoise always wins the race

Keep moving through the words of dust
They’re from the dead, decay and rust
You sense the future’s coming fast
And great potential seize at last

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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