Troubled Times

Troubled Times

Many live through troubled times
And won’t have time to read these rhymes
So who can help now it’s begun?
A prayer each day, thy will be done

For peace is needed more than fear
No point in panic, this is clear
Some logic and a clear head
Remember what our mentors said

For life moves on, things come to pass
And here we are, ‘midst broken glass
Tread carefully, yes, but never hide
With good and bad we must abide

Stand up and act when it’s your turn
For endless things we have to learn
Save what you can as water climbs
And dream beyond these troubled times

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

Never Quit

Never Quit

Never quit – a new day waits
I know just what the devil hates
A cheerful smile and helpful friends
Who know life never really ends

The fight’s worthwhile, the goal is sure
And countless joys are all in store
Hold on with all you have, my friends
Your life’s much more than current trends

Look deep within whenever you can
For endless is the soul of man
The journey outwards, also in
And from right here it can begin

Don’t doubt potential in yourself
There’s no such thing as ‘on the shelf’
We’re here to try, the fuse is lit
So do your best and never quit

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