Perhaps Today

Perhaps Today

Perhaps today your chance will come
The game has changed, a lot for some
Each day is new and all must search
Who knows where fate’s great wheel may lurch?

Don’t think you won’t amount to much
Keep open channels, stay in touch
The mind is deep and no-one’s sure
Just what tomorrow has in store

Look forwards into where we’re bound
A brand new song, a relic found
Surprises come to those who look
Don’t disregard that dusty book

For hidden where you may not guess
Are answers that will guide and bless
In seeking more you’ll find the way
Then joy comes quickly – perhaps today

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014
http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk

Upside Down

Upside Down

We know the world is upside down
In every street, in every town
So much to change, but where to start?
It’s deep within, a change of heart

Tune out from all those boasting lies
Each word and gesture, thin disguise
For people say so much, but think
There always is a missing link

The jigsaw has so far to go
For all will reap just what we sow
Take time to find the missing lid
So long ago that this was hid

A riddle every day, indeed
For riddles sometimes we will need
No boredom here, so take the frown
And learn to turn it upside down

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014
http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk

The Game Of Life

The Game Of Life

If life’s a game then who has won?
The sour-faced banker in the sun?
Or lazy Joe who sits and plays
Each day new toys that shall amaze

Or perhaps the quiet, thoughtful soul
Who patiently works to his goal
Can he enjoy each day that comes
Whilst drinking water, eating crumbs

Let’s see the gangster in his lair
Does any joy attend him there?
So lost and feeling so much power
Whilst this erodes with every hour

And how about the spying mind
With phones and cameras never blind
Could this man have some inner peace
Or perhaps his fears each day increase

Well maybe to the arts we’ll turn
A broke musician, hopes which burn
Are joyful times his own to keep?
Or does he seek somewhere to sleep?

Then how about the hidden souls
Beyond the veil which has no holes
Behind the curtain you can’t see
Are they the ones now truly free?

Keep searching friend, for all shall come
When not content with being numb
Each one of us can learn and love
Stay open for what waits above

And in the future all is new
Those endless years slide out of view
Surprises come from out of strife
Play on, play on, the game of life

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014
http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk

Getting Through

Getting Through

Sometimes enough just getting through
Although I want much more for you
Yet life can be a tricky thing
So learn to talk before you sing

And when the world seems cold and cruel
Remember not to give it fuel
Stay focused on the task at hand
When finished then you’ll understand

A roller-coaster in these times
No end to those deluded crimes
But through the darkness comes a light
It may awake you in the night

So keep a watch, good friend of mine
And learn to read with every sign
Great things await both me and you
But just for now, we’re getting through

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014
http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk

Keep Ahead

Keep Ahead

To win the race let’s keep ahead
Don’t fall behind or stay in bed
Too much to do, a lot to learn
So many things for which we yearn

Keep focused then or all is lost
You may find out too late the cost
The ball will move, the goal will shift
Don’t wait too long to use your gift

For all have things they have to do
Why are we here if that’s not true?
Think of the best that you can be
And start right now, then you will see

We’re all the same in many ways
What makes the difference in these days?
Amidst a world where much is dead
The best choice now is keep ahead!

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014
http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk

The Plan

The Plan

What must be done?  Let’s make the plan
We’ll find where all of this began
And where it’s heading we will see
It all depends on you and me

So many dreams beyond our reach
And yet these dreams can guide and teach
One step each day and all could be
The goal’s to love and to be free

The world brings much we just don’t need
Beware the traps of want and greed
A doubt in every heart could be
Despite illusions that we see

For all are here then all will go
Keep working with the things you know
And grow beyond, you’ll see you can
When you take time to check the plan

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014
http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk

Time To Try

Time To Try

Time to try, improve our lot
Just look around, see what we’ve got
At times it seems not much success
And then look closely, through the mess

Each day things change and who can tell
What you could make, or find, or sell
A mind awake has every chance
To think again, a second glance

The places you could go aren’t few
A different route, a different view
Keep searching as you find your way
There’s always more to do and say

Ignore the doubters and the fear
A searcher knows the truth is near
No time to wonder how or why
It’s time for action – time to try

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014
http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk

Spinning Plates

Spinning Plates

Life can be like spinning plates
Complete a task, one more awaits
So take your time and don’t rush in
No stopping things once they begin

Decisions must be made each day
Take care of what you choose to say
But don’t stay silent, that won’t do
Some work is waiting just for you

And lazy people must beware
Of simply sitting with no care
For one day time has flown away
Then only age will have its way

Take action now and make your plan
The race so long ago began
You know it’s just the fool who waits
Success may come from spinning plates

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014
http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk

The Answer

The Answer

Where’s the answer?  Who could know?
What happened to interrupt the flow?
Life was so great for everyone
But now it seems all that has gone

Or is there something new to find?
Now past obsessions left our mind
A new day and a chance to move
Get in the zone or in the groove

For here we are and chances come
Too much to take, no doubt, for some
And yet each day a new surprise
You must remember how time flies

So seize the day and make your move
There’s nothing left for us to prove
Except in how we help and give
The answer’s in the way we live

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014
http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk

The Time Is Now

The Time Is Now

The time is now, so make a choice
And use your mind, your hands, your voice
No waiting for what may not be
Some action now could make you free

Yet what to choose in such a land?
So many still can’t understand
That life is ours to make or break
A life asleep or life awake

And lies, yes lies, are daily spread
What makes us believe what we are fed?
The hope that maybe all is well
Whilst thousands drive the road to hell

So harsh at times these words may seem
But look around, it’s not a dream
Some change we need so let’s ask how
Get up and try, the time is now

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014
http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk