Not A Game

Not A Game

Life, my friend, is not a game
Remember we’re not all the same
Advice, at times, is good and true
At other times it won’t help you

For danger lurks, and troubles too
Each day, we think, there’s something new
Commitment to a worthy cause
Is what we’ll need to beat our flaws

For action happens all the time
A force for good or force for crime
Decide the best that you can do
And find the strength to see it through

Each moment all can change so fast
Good times and bad, they will not last
Perspective brings both joy and shame
We have to learn, it’s not a game

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

Who Will Know?

Who Will Know?

Within the fog then who will know?
Will all still reap just what they sow?
Remember this – the fog will clear
And truth comes in, dispelling fear

Think on then, for these times will weave
An action comes from what we believe
It may not be the one we guessed
But somehow someone knows what’s best

Despite our weakness and our doubt
We still can hope, survive the drought
A brighter day now lies in wait
Have courage, things may soon be great

Don’t worry, for that never wins
A brand new story now begins
Our gifts we’ll bring, our lives may flow
It doesn’t matter who will know

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

Stay On Course

Stay On Course

It mostly pays to stay on course
Some magic comes, no need to force
A steady-handed even keel
Will all good things, in time, reveal

As fools rush in where angels wait
The rat which dies fell for the bait
The tests and traps are endless here
They’re waiting just beyond our fear

So caution, then, will always pay
Who wants their life in disarray?
Slow down and think, good friend of mine
And then the light of truth will shine

Keep going with the work you planned
The sea will rage, so search for land
Life will move onward, back to source
Just be yourself and stay on course

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

Winds Of Change

Winds Of Change

Strongly blow the winds of change
This world at times can rearrange
And all you thought you knew so well
Transformed beyond what you can tell

A strange and happy twist of fate
An answer coming now, so late
Don’t ask the reason for this shift
At times we just receive a gift

The sender lives so far away
Beyond the clouds, no night or day
Another world, another plane
Aware of all our loss and gain

So sleeping we receive the news
And somehow change and build our views
To vistas rich with good intent
A beauty which will not relent

Within this veil of earthly charms
We notice also men of arms
Still hoping war moves out of range
And love’s swept in on winds of change

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

Dare To Believe

Dare To Believe

All changes when you dare to believe
No limits on what we’ll¬†achieve
The masters watch as things unfold
It’s time to act, we’ve all been told

So who will listen to their call?
Will any good now come at all?
It’s not the same for each in turn
But all should know there’s much to learn

Then what’s the answer? ¬†Perhaps don’t ask
Just pay attention to your task
When every little job is done
Then look to see – here comes the sun

We don’t need more than what we’ve found
It’s everywhere, just look around
Our doubts and fears will simply leave
When, at last, we dare to believe

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

True Believers

True Believers

True believers never fear
Because they know the answer’s near
No matter what this world may bring
A believer finds a song to sing

And just before we start to fight
About the truth and who is right
Be mindful of the need for light
We all may need it, one dark night

Now stop a moment, re-explore
It’s not enough to just want more
The things we do, the way we live
Whatever we may make or give

So in our thoughts let’s make some time
A rest from life’s great uphill climb
The truth will come and then we’ll see
Just what believing’s meant to be

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

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