Selling Time

Selling Time

Beware when selling time, my friend
For one day time will reach its end
And what remains of you and I?
For time has passed, none left to buy

So what to sell?  Not things you need
You’ll be consumed by such a greed
Then trade with things that bring delight
And this way you will sleep at night

For answers to the quest we’re in
At first require we must begin
And seeking ways to move things on
We learn that life may soon be gone

So think your strategy to the end
Don’t sacrifice your greatest friend
Our time is precious, wants us to learn
Don’t sell it all, for money can burn

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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Read On

Read On

There’s no point stopping, what was gained?
Read on some more, your mind’s then trained
And yet be sure you’ve read the books
Which came from light and not from crooks

For many are printed and displayed
Some move you on, but some degrade
The patterns of life run through each word
And thoughts are things, see what’s occurred

Trace back now from a place you are
To what you read, did things move far?
A puzzle indeed yet not so hard
For with each book you’re charged or marred

Take time to filter what you need
A life worth lived grew from a seed
And plant each day what you might like
The ball is waiting, take a strike

Into the depths you can now see
It’s not a message with a fee
A simple rhyme reminding you
That what we read we sometimes do

And actions lead to change in time
Just as a dollar grows from a dime
And thoughts lead on to places new
Read on then, we’re expecting you

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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One Hundred Poems

One Hundred Poems

One hundred poems!  Who would have thought?
Some insight gained, some lessons taught
And yet all this has just begun
In dreams, in life, these words are spun

Read on then in the days which come
Results are not a simple sum
One hundred poems, ‘so what?’ you cry
Indeed, so what, we still must die

But life is here, we must press on
Inspired by things now come and gone
Ideas which breed, through time and space
And silent voices in the race

Such voices some day will be heard
We don’t yet know just what’s occurred
For such is life in screen-filled days
We all exist within the maze

Keep reading then, and counting on
Remember such ideas which shone
Of faith and hope amidst life’s noise
One hundred poems, one hundred toys

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013

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Life Is Good

Life Is Good

Not all of it is understood
But you should know that life is good
Some things will come to test us all
But strength we’ll find with every fall

And rising once again with joy
Some new idea you could employ
To take you on a journey now
Go with the flow, don’t question how

Without the doubt of all those years
Emerging from the pain and tears
The sun is bright, inviting you
So much to learn, so much to do

Don’t stop then, for it’s far too late
There’s no more time to contemplate
Procrastination’s lame and dead
So get to work, don’t stay in bed

And life will answer every doubt
You now will never be without
For future change is coming fast
And life is good, all else has passed

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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Strange But True

Strange But True

Strange but true this life of ours
Amidst the mountains, lakes and flowers
We somehow find a way to make
Some discontent whilst we’re awake

So sleeping could be helpful now
To dream and learn what He’ll allow
We’re in our place, but what comes next?
There may soon be a new context

Around the corner, something waits
What is it your mind contemplates?
For we can change the ways we go
We’re architects of what we know

They say the knowledge we have is power
Is this a help in every hour?
Of course some things lie hidden inside
But time may come when you’ll decide

To take possession of the gifts
Bestowed from birth, before the rifts
You’ll find potential long unseen
And cruise beyond these lands of green

To purple trees and lakes of gold
Beyond the riches you’ve heard told
In freedom, love and peaceful mind
Keep dreaming, more and more to find

So limitless now in what can be
I warned you, all can soon be free
Take care but never keep fear inside
So strange but true, this lifelong ride

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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The Devil’s Eggs

The Devil’s Eggs

The menu’s vast with open eyes
Take care then, food can bring surprise
A red hot chilli or rotten egg
Could lurk amidst the goods we beg

For what we don’t know still is there
Beyond the veil of daily fare
Incoming with the milk and bread
Could be a scorpion we are fed

Don’t fear though, for with eyes to see
You’ll be alert now hopefully
Just use the things you know and trust
Discard the rest, you’ll see you must

A glowing heart with much to do
Can’t be derailed by eggs, it’s true
But if the devil has mixed one in
Then who knows what this could begin?

An egg of doom must not be ate
Or served to guests, they’ll have to wait
Don’t be too quick to cook it all
The devil may try, but let him fall

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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Respect

Respect

Sometimes people will surprise
You failed to see those shifting eyes
Their words, you thought, respected you
But now you know that wasn’t true

Relax, dear friend, for life runs deep
You’ll find your faith can take a leap
Ahead to pastures green and new
When you grow weary of this view

For you deserve a better deal
And those who hurt you now can feel
The light of truth which burns at last
As all now changes, very fast

Don’t dwell too much on what went on
You know that if respect had gone
There never was hope for happy days
Until the bar you chose to raise

But now you know you’re worth much more
The future holds delights in store
A deal that would please life’s elect
A place where you can earn respect

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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