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

Things Can Change

Things Can Change

Things can change, they often do
No point in worry, change your view
And with a new perspective see
That we were made to live care-free

No doubt it’s not a guarantee
And easy this might not quite be
A disarray of themes which run
As freedom’s thoughts have now begun

So easy if we were just told
No questions and a hand to hold
Yet sometimes we’re just cast down here
With little more than hope and fear

So think right now where might you go
If you were simply in the flow
No pressures from your work or home
The chance to freely dream and roam

An exercise in mind was this
For all may know a time of bliss
Step back from problems, rearrange
And keep in mind that things can change

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

Travel On

Travel On

There’s more to learn here, travel on
The childish dreams have long since gone
Escape the cage you chose to take
All things can happen once awake

You’ll find the thing you made now works
And yet beware, for danger lurks
Choose well which mask now to adorn
New chances every day are born

Think back to when the world began
And here we are, so what’s the plan?
So small we are, so big we think
No wonder lives are on the brink

We have so much, so what’s it for?
Let’s think today, not just want more
For life won’t bring that dream, sublime
Until we learn to take our time

We move as far into the throng
As we move in, or all goes wrong
So let’s reflect on what has gone
And then, with hope, we’ll travel on

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

What We Need

What We Need

Let us ask just what we need
Life can be simple without greed
More questions in this world of hurt
But still we may our views assert

For complications come each day
And often there’s not much to say
A politician gives a speech
We hope they’ve something good to teach

So listen closely, truth shall come
It hides for it’s too much for some
A positive thought can bring so much
Stay open-minded, keep in touch

Then one day all will pass so fast
All this we thought would always last
So let’s seek joy and wisdom heed
We’ll be surprised by what we need

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

The Game Of Life

The Game Of Life

If life’s a game then who has won?
The sour-faced banker in the sun?
Or lazy Joe who sits and plays
Each day new toys that shall amaze

Or perhaps the quiet, thoughtful soul
Who patiently works to his goal
Can he enjoy each day that comes
Whilst drinking water, eating crumbs

Let’s see the gangster in his lair
Does any joy attend him there?
So lost and feeling so much power
Whilst this erodes with every hour

And how about the spying mind
With phones and cameras never blind
Could this man have some inner peace
Or perhaps his fears each day increase

Well maybe to the arts we’ll turn
A broke musician, hopes which burn
Are joyful times his own to keep?
Or does he seek somewhere to sleep?

Then how about the hidden souls
Beyond the veil which has no holes
Behind the curtain you can’t see
Are they the ones now truly free?

Keep searching friend, for all shall come
When not content with being numb
Each one of us can learn and love
Stay open for what waits above

And in the future all is new
Those endless years slide out of view
Surprises come from out of strife
Play on, play on, the game of life

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

Getting Through

Getting Through

Sometimes enough just getting through
Although I want much more for you
Yet life can be a tricky thing
So learn to talk before you sing

And when the world seems cold and cruel
Remember not to give it fuel
Stay focused on the task at hand
When finished then you’ll understand

A roller-coaster in these times
No end to those deluded crimes
But through the darkness comes a light
It may awake you in the night

So keep a watch, good friend of mine
And learn to read with every sign
Great things await both me and you
But just for now, we’re getting through

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

Time To Try

Time To Try

Time to try, improve our lot
Just look around, see what we’ve got
At times it seems not much success
And then look closely, through the mess

Each day things change and who can tell
What you could make, or find, or sell
A mind awake has every chance
To think again, a second glance

The places you could go aren’t few
A different route, a different view
Keep searching as you find your way
There’s always more to do and say

Ignore the doubters and the fear
A searcher knows the truth is near
No time to wonder how or why
It’s time for action – time to try

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