Happy Thoughts

Happy Thoughts

What we need are happy thoughts
You won’t get far with other sorts
A joyful mind has chance to grow
To places where the rest can’t go

These crazy times we know too well
Despondent people never sell
A brooding soul may have some charm
But check the nature of his psalm

A warning comes when reaching out
And yet it’s best to have no doubt
The ancient blessing holds its course
The change we need, we mustn’t force

So in our busy, hectic lives
A ray of hope at last arrives
No cost at all, despair retorts
When faced with endless happy thoughts

(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

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

Have Some Fun!

Have Some Fun!

Have some fun!  For life is short
Who cares how much you earned or bought?
True friends are priceless, as is joy
Don’t let earth’s soil these things destroy

Move on and smile, make friends anew
You know what’s what and who is who
So if you’re stuck with who to call
Take action now, you’ll live through all

You’ll find the ones who know success
Are just as you are, more or less
Some days are great and some not so
One day is hard, the next will flow

So with perspective and bright thoughts
Don’t simply dream of hot resorts
Make good times here and now – you’ve won!
If you know how to have some fun

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

Who We Are

Who We Are

We never could change who we are
Yet we can move and travel far
To grow in ways we’d never guess
The ceaseless quest for happiness

And friends we’ve known have left their mark
As have the foes, don’t fear the dark
Yet still we’re here, amidst life’s mess
Still searching for some happiness

Careers and families come and go
Within this world of ebb and flow
They rise and fall, with more or less
And still in need of happiness

The riddle is near its joyful end
I hope you worked it out, my friend
Don’t be derailed, no more digress
For who we are is happiness

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