Tricks

Tricks

Tricks are used in many ways
If not for fun, then someone pays
A magic hat can run so deep
The rabbit’s there, but fast asleep

For many tricks are silent now
Joy can be found, but who knows how?
For many tricksters leave their mark
And many scars hide in the dark

So in this space we’ve time to think
Would we allow ourselves to sink?
Or see the tricks in day’s cold light
A chance to believe once truth’s in sight

Amidst the weaving webs we spin
You might take time to laugh, or grin
If you’ve been tricked, regain your force
A trickster may be tricked of course

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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Use Your Mind

Use Your Mind

Use your mind, more power is there
Than any machine you’ll find and share
And who’s impressed by gadgets and toys
If our potential this destroys

Read on and think, there’s more by far
Mankind seeks out the furthest star
It’s in our blood and in our dreams
And often life’s not what it seems

So what to do now all is near?
The masses could be lost in fear
The future’s waiting to take hold
There’s more to life than growing old

Action now is what we need
Beyond material gains and greed
The best of life shall now unwind
So long as you will use your mind

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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A Busy World

A Busy World

It doesn’t stop, we know by now
We have to find some peace, somehow
For if we don’t, we’re doomed for sure
Not good enough, just wanting more

The time to spend with friends we know
Where does the time in this life go?
And time to help when others need
Not good enough, this world of greed

The future isn’t set in stone
Nobody wants to be alone
Search more, try hard, there’s much to do
A better life comes into view

And wanting more may be the start
But there’s a way, there is an art
It’s not just grabbing, mindlessly
For all are wanting to be free

The freedom comes in time to all
And then a puzzle has to befall
What can be done in such a time
The world is busy, choose love not crime

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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No Fear

Have No Fear

Have no fear, things always change
Although your goals seem out of range
Another day, and what has passed?
The way things were could never last

And all is new, or so it seems
Some more fulfilment of your dreams
And yes, again, the world moves on
Embrace the change or miss what’s gone

And as the years keep moving so
Ask if there’s more that you should know
Keep learning, you can take and give
And find a better way to live

Not trapped in doubt or wondering why
Not staring, aimless, at the sky
But focussed on the life you love
You’ll have no fear of what’s above

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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Higher Things

Higher Things

Think beyond the things of earth
This place where we were given birth
For daily something new life brings
Yet still beyond are higher things

No matter how amazed we are
At each computer, house or car
Another change one day will come
So soon things shift, too fast for some

So what’s the answer in this place?
Has anyone claimed to win the race?
Of course that’s not the goal down here
We have to learn to grow past fear

And since we knew right from the start
Our lives were merely works of art
When these are done we’ll take our wings
At last to reach those higher things

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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The Last Minute

The Last Minute

When’s the best time for this task?
Perhaps now?  Or perhaps I will not ask
I’ll tell you what, tomorrow sounds good
The last minute makes me know I should

So why not take our time today?
It’s time to sleep, it’s time to play
No point in worrying what we need
Beyond this, surely all is greed

But hold on there, you know the drill
Inactive minds may soon be ill
We need to look beyond this day
Tomorrow will come, life has it’s way

So reconsider once in a while
If this becomes your own lifestyle
Perhaps now indeed you should begin
Or the last minute comes, and panic sets in

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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Winter Rain

Winter Rain

Winter rain can be so nice
Well here you are, take my advice
Enjoy each day, whatever may come
‘though this advice absurd to some

Still here it is – some take, some leave
Some live in doubt whilst some believe
No matter your stand or what you see
We know that what will be will be

Sometimes we may feel cheated, sure
The world has tricks and treats in store
But then there comes another page
So keep in check the time of rage

For when the winter rain has passed
The powerful sun its rays will blast
Revealing how we weathered the storm
A clearer view, once safe and warm

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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