The Key

The Key

Where’s the key?  You’ll want to know
You can’t wait here, it’s time to go
We all must search before we find
A lesson known by all mankind

For change is not embraced by all
Familiar comfort, fear of fall
Still sometimes change is what we need
It may be time to plant a seed

And when you know the key’s out there
You may feel life has been unfair
Yet tested, tried, you’ll seek some more
Because you know there’s much in store

The future always stays ahead
And to itself we all are led
So don’t imagine nothing’s real
The truth we all in time will feel

And for this journey from the gloom
To brighter days so far from doom
The key we need for many doors
I’ve found mine now, so go find yours!

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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The Money Cycle

The Money Cycle

Money comes and money goes
Who knows where next the money flows?
Some dollars now for someone new
A child is born, pass him a few

And what will happen, what might this do?
Is fear of money now haunting you?
For money and power so often wed
And power corrupts, where are we led?

Don’t fear!  You know that life is good
We learn each day, at least we should
And if disturbed by greed or lack
Our progress surely is held back

Think freely now, outside the box
Employ the cunning of a fox
For money is not the god we think
When faced with love its power will shrink

Relax, enjoy the plans you make
Some day you will be eating cake
But eat too much, as well we know
Then all the joy can quickly go

So see the cycle from above
There’s never a price for joy or love
And wisdom, too, seek things which last
For life, as money, is moving fast

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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The Way

The Way

Greatness comes to meager souls
The ones who focus on their goals
They never hear what doubters say
They simply know they’ll find the way

The way to what?  For each their own
With freedom anything can be grown
A field of life or desert of doom
So take great of what may loom

Above your head a choir of hope
It helps you more and more to cope
The chances build as things align
Take action when you see the sign

‘The sign?’  you ask, as well you may
And what can I now feign to say?
The choices yours, each day some more
Don’t shoot the messenger, look for more

For messages come in many forms
Can take you through the worst of storms
Take note then, whether at work or play
Distill each sign and find the way

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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What’s Beyond?

What’s Beyond?

What’s Beyond?  I hope you think
The answer won’t be found in drink
A clear mind is what we need
So much to learn, so much to read

And choose your books with care, my friend
For one day all of this will end
The things we’ve stored within our soul
Will make or break each earthly goal

Fear not, for life will lend a hand
When time is right you’ll understand
That every moment hides a chance
You choose to watch or choose to dance

Free will so precious and always there
It’s not enough to stand and stare
There’s more each day which can be done
Reach out, there’s plenty to be won

The answer doesn’t lie indoors
The screens have much, but info bores
And books can start you on a quest
But then move outwards, face the test

For each a different life to live
And different gifts to tend and give
Be sure to know yourself and yours
Beyond this plane?  The great outdoors…

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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Let it Shine

Let it Shine

Let’s slow down once in a while
Just take a rest, and make a smile
A smile which spreads helps others too
It doesn’t cost a thing to do

And even when a sadness hits
A smile need not be torn to bits
It still can live amidst the pain
It urges you, begin again

Another day, another face
It’s beautiful, the human race
And every effort is seen by all
So let’s try harder lest we fall

A positive thought has power you see
Far more than guessed, and all for free
True wisdom hides, waits for a sign
A smile could help, so let it shine

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013

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Life Goes On

Life Goes On

Rise from doubt, for light has shone
Reveals each day that life goes on
No time to wallow in the deep
Search skywards for the dreams you keep

The ones who help and challenge your mind
Are friends indeed, you know they’re kind
And yes their kind will help you now
Much more than one’s thoughts could allow

Despite our sloth and lowly thoughts
Some beauty lives between the warts
No matter what ails our feeble will
More comes in time, there’s passion still

The mirror looks back, and never lies
So looking deeply in your eyes
Instruct and order, hypnotise
Yourself to see it’s time to rise

Take action, just ignore the fear
Don’t go to far and keep friends near
A steady pace, the past has gone
And now you see that life goes on

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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Hidden Fears

Hidden Fears

What’s behind the pain and tears?
A heart of love or hidden fears?
Let’s question what the world displays
And search some more through mankind’s ways

Why fear?  For death will come to all
Life is a gift, we all must fall
One day the reaper’s twinkling eye
Will rest upon both you and I

And what of now?  What can we give?
For now’s the time we have to live
Insurance, fine, let’s have some sense
But no point getting too intense

The days slip by and chances pass
A seething, writhing, greedy mass
All tooth and nail and wanting more
But what of happiness, what’s in store?

Let’s step back now and see more clear
With crystal vision expose the fear
And slay it with extreme precision
That’s all for now, it’s your decision

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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