Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Many hopes still unfulfilled
Despite how strongly they were willed
But when reflecting on what’s been
Recall the details of each scene

Like Sherlock, you may find what’s real
The things which matter in each deal
For passing quickly are our lives
And onward our intention drives

So what is possible from this place?
Choose wisely, all are in the race
And wishes may not be enough
Prepare them well, life can be tough

Dream on, then, and with equal measure
To sacrifice and things of pleasure
The resolutions must be kept
Or once again those tears are wept

So positive thinking, will of steel
Move with thought, and don’t just feel
Another chance to break through fear
To all, my friends, a Happy New Year!

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
For more info. on Simon J. Halliday: http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk

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Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

Everywhere you go right now
You’ll hear the joy and wonder how
Amidst the world of endless woe
We somehow find the joy we know

More smiles and hugs than usual days
A sense of giving and generous ways
The chance for all to show more care
And endless light for those who dare

The world is shifting every hour
Somewhere out there exists great power
And in here too, in every heart
Each day another chance to start

So in your travels, if Scrooge is seen
See through his ways, ‘though they are mean
A smile and generous heart go far
Much further than old Scrooge’s car

And some have people to excess
Whilst others are in the wilderness
Through all this time, stand up to fear
And let joy in, with Christmas cheer

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
For more info. on Simon J. Halliday: http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk