Listen Harder

Listen Harder

Listen harder, all is there
Don’t get too lost in what’s unfair
Each has a call, some work to do
So look within and start with you

Complaints will come, and problems too
No matter what you try to do
We sometimes, truly, just can’t win
But learn some more, new things begin

A dream beyond the place we’re at
A trick which waits beneath a hat
So unexpected and sublime
That all will change for good this time

You’ll see it’s time to battle on
The days of thought and rest are gone
With daily deeds we’ll work and earn
But listen harder, truly learn

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

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Time To Learn

Time To Learn

Time to learn and time to play
Keep searching and you’ll find the way
For education is the link
From where you ask to where you think

A million questions, one shines through
The simplest of them – Who Are You?
Reflect and find the honest truth
Then age won’t matter, nor will youth

So deep the joys, and troubles too
And yet somehow mankind pulls through
For every agent of our doom
A thousand angels also loom

Enjoy the time then, never shirk
For joy is also found at work
And every grace for which we yearn
Will reach us when we’ve time to learn

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

Between The Words

Between The Words

What may lie between the words?
Is language pure, as with the birds?
Words may be twisted and controlled
Hear deeper into things you’re told

For disappointments seek the mind
Which takes as read all it can find
Too quick to believe and then to act
Each input makes a deep impact

And yet let’s not be closed or cold
We’ll take a look at what is sold
But will we buy it?  Take some care
You’ll find illusions everywhere

This world won’t stop, although we must
Let’s take a break from worldly lust
Step back and see who’s happy here
Some great surprises could be near

The ones who like to learn and grow
Who keep it simple as they sow
And then each day will reap some gain
Who can embrace both joy and pain

Don’t shy away from what is said
But check what’s entering your head
For information may be found
Between the words, without a sound

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

Read and Learn

Read and Learn

 

With every book you’ll read and learn
Your soul may soar or it may burn
The pains and pleasures of life’s ride
No longer from our minds may hide

The stories are of human folk
Reminding us life’s not a joke
And all are part of one great mass
Each day things change and come to pass

So where then is your mind today?
A place of work or state of play?
As seeds are planted on the land
Your dreams and visions now are planned

Then let’s dream peace and grand designs
Your mind each picture now refines
And searching is your inner soul
To reach that long-expected goal

The outward world will try to take
Each blissful dream once you’re awake
But it will fail, for deep we yearn
And more each day we read and learn

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