Holiday Times

Holiday Times

Holiday times can change your view
With places old and places new
So much to learn, explore, reflect
A break brings more than you expect

Don’t work without the hope for rest
We’re here to live, more than we guessed
Strive on with visions greater still
So far beyond the running mill

With peace of mind a mission’s clear
The answers suddenly appear
All swept away are olden doubts
Results may come when freedom shouts

So heed the call, there’s not much time
And every chance will help you climb
The web of life brings joy so clear
When holiday times again draw near

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

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Simple Lives

Simple Lives

Simple lives can bring such joy
That complications can destroy
Take time when choosing how to live
A gift we have, so what to give?

The daily message we receive
Might not be helpful, try to believe
The media and the voices tell
Of grim despair, a living hell

Yet what’s beyond the tales of doom?
In our small lives there must be room
For joyful times and kindly deeds
Prepare the future with these seeds

For all will grow from here and now
A change of heart we should allow
Stay open-minded, much arrives
When happy with our simple lives

(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

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

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

Love

Love

Love takes many forms indeed
It’s something that we all will need
From birth to death it must be there
It may be hidden, you might ask where

In friends and family, spread so far
In people searching for the star
Amidst the doubt and narrow eyes
From time to time some hope still flies

And what moves now from way down deep?
The truth which comes whilst we’re asleep
A ray of light which cuts through fear
Reminding us that joy is near

Ignore then every word of doom
For negative thoughts allow no room
It’s time to fill your mind with belief
That life and love will bring relief

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

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

Everywhere you go right now
You’ll hear the joy and wonder how
Amidst the world of endless woe
We somehow find the joy we know

More smiles and hugs than usual days
A sense of giving and generous ways
The chance for all to show more care
And endless light for those who dare

The world is shifting every hour
Somewhere out there exists great power
And in here too, in every heart
Each day another chance to start

So in your travels, if Scrooge is seen
See through his ways, ‘though they are mean
A smile and generous heart go far
Much further than old Scrooge’s car

And some have people to excess
Whilst others are in the wilderness
Through all this time, stand up to fear
And let joy in, with Christmas cheer

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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