Beyond The Tears

Beyond The Tears

What may wait beyond the tears?
A brand new day without those fears
A chance to change and start once more
Whilst great new visions wash ashore

The world is vast and yet so small
We’re all just waiting, on the ball
As outside forces bide their time
Observing every hope and crime

Take time, reflect, and don’t rush in
There is no end, so why begin?
A reason for each thought and move
So ask yourself, what must I prove?

Believe beyond the worldly grind
There’s always more to keep in mind
Move on right now, waste no more years
For life awaits beyond the tears

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

The Funny Man

The Funny Man

If you meet the funny man
You’ll find he does the best he can
To make you laugh and have some fun
With every joke beneath the sun

It’s quite a joy to meet this guy
Don’t think too much or question why
Enjoy the ride and shake his hand
His mind you’ll never understand

For some are born with funny genes
A gift for bringing happy scenes
You can’t explain how this could work
Or what behind the laughs may lurk

Be sure then as you wish him well
To spread the news he came to tell
That joy and laughter need a fan
So don’t ignore the funny man

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

The Future

The Future

Whatever may the future bring?
Decide the song you wish to sing
Then sing it well, for life is short
In many traps we may be caught

The answer then begins from here
The past has gone and truth draws near
Face up to what the calling needs
Into the vast unknown it leads

Have courage and a clear mind
Then things of value you may find
The search moves on from you right now
Don’t be too quick to take your bow

So simply care in all you do
And every venture follow through
With many paths, this vast array
Choose well the future from today

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

Be A Friend

Be A Friend

It never costs to be a friend
It’s give and take until the end
Some times are hard but some are fun
The good times, only just begun

A call away on any day
True friends just know they’ll find a way
With simple trust in who we are
A friendly word can go so far

Be kind then whilst we’re here below
We all have faults, and far to go
Forgive each day and help friends grow
Some things, for sure, you’ll never know

And come the end of this short life
With all the doubts and hatred rife
We’ll be so glad, if in the end
We took the time to be a friend

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

Life Won’t Wait

Life Won’t Wait

 

Take these words, as from a mate
The simple fact is: life won’t wait
Each day will come and go in turn
Some wasted it whilst others learn

Read on and work with what you must
Don’t be a slave to greed or lust
More precious days await the mind
Which grows beyond the lost and blind

Another clue from life’s rich field
With changing views, then life may yield
If stuck then nothing moves at all
The horse still waiting in its stall

And countless moves are played each day
The game of life won’t go away
So take your place and plan your fate
For anyone, this life won’t wait

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

Nelson

Nelson

Who’d have thought that just one man
With peace and courage could make a plan
That changed the world beyond all hope
And with great courage found ways to cope

For many the trials of such a soul
Who stays so focused on the goal
Unwavering in the gifts he’ll bring
And millions to his words will cling

Such great example to us all
To break right through a stupid wall
That holds mankind apart – for what?
Some greed and power before they’re shot

So shining with his head held high
Despite the time had come to die
Throughout all time this legacy thrives
Thank you Nelson, you’ve changed our lives

R.I.P. Nelson Mandela.  5th December 2013

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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Adventure

Adventure

Life’s adventure, make it good
Don’t be stuck by ‘could, should would’
For every passing day has gone
And we’re still here, life will go on

Dream harder, seek the things you love
And yet be peaceful as the dove
By forcing things you’ll never win
Go softly and let life begin

Then watch the dream unfold each hour
Don’t underestimate your power
For we all have our tales to tell
Be truthful and all will be well

But if the enemy strikes you down
There’s still no reason for a frown
You tried your best and beat the fear
And more adventurers now are here

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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