Where Is Truth?

Where Is Truth?

Where is truth?  It’s time to ask
And who could be up to the task?
You’ll find so many went before
Not guessing what life held in store

Have caution in the search, my friend
For life is fragile, all must end
But that’s no reason to back down
Find meaning now, in vale and town

The past has more than we may guess
Don’t move too fast amidst life’s mess
Mistakes are rife, and who’s immune?
With too much pride you’ll lose love’s tune

Think deeply then, and make your move
There’s nothing left to lose or prove
And when tomorrow comes around
You may find truth, at last, is found

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

Always More

Always More

Don’t have a doubt, there’s always more
Good fortune comes when you are sure
The answers to the quest you’re on
Will start to come once fears have gone

Search harder and the dream is there
It waits until you truly care
And then, emerging from the deep
Delights which you may always keep

Beyond the daily toil we see
So much still waits in you and me
Go slow now, for the future’s bright
Too much too soon would blind our sight

Unceasing is the life we lead
Potential way beyond our greed
So take a step and watch with awe
As you will see, there’s always more

(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

Too Much Choice

Too Much Choice

Too much choice this world presents
And once man’s chosen, he resents
The only answer to these days
Is simplifying all our ways

Make clear the paths for angels’ flight
They’ll find you there one deep dark night
And from that point your world has changed
Each problem strangely rearranged

For small we are but big we think
And from each challenge never shrink
But steady pace is what we’ll need
As quickly we are lost in greed

The time is short and yet it’s there
Each moment needed, be aware
For every thought can find its voice
Beware, don’t fall for too much choice

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

No Surprises

No Surprises

No surprises, things move slow
Some hope for change, but where to go?
The daily grind is safe and sure
And yet most say they’re wanting more

So what’s the secret in this maze?
Seek those who rise above the haze
And make a difference every day
They’ll help you see there is a way

It’s not illusion that lives on
For one day that will all be gone
It’s simple truth that we now seek
And peace of mind is for the meek

So slowing down can help us all
As things speed up then all could fall
Confused?  You will be.  Life won’t stop
And who could ever reach ‘the top’?

More questions here than answers, yes
These words are not here to impress
A simple challenge, new thought rises
One day later … no surprises?

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

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

Stay Alert

Stay Alert

Things are changing, stay alert
A tragedy you may divert
If you can see what’s going on
Before your chance has been and gone

We have to act at times like these
And see the wood, not just the trees
Outside each sphere of private dreams
Are many worlds of running streams

A place for all, and rightly so
And yet these days there’s much to know
An information overload
Invading every small abode

So let’s not fret amidst the news
Too many different thoughts and views
Some peaceful time would never hurt
And yet we need to stay alert

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