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

All Can Change

All Can Change

All can change, we never can tell
Don’t take for granted heaven or hell
An open mind each day we need
Lest we are slaves to want or greed

Enigma-like this world presents
And leaves a searcher on the fence
But danger lurks for those who wait
Too much delay and you’re the bait

Be strong then in your choices now
And future days are bright somehow
For in the mind is more than guessed
An optimist is always blessed

The past is done, make no mistake
The night has passed, we’re now awake
Each action in this world, so strange
Will make a difference – all can change

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

Through It All

Through It All

Never doubting, through it all
With dignity we will stand tall
The end is clear, you see the signs
Amidst the chaos hope still shines

Pandora’s box was open wide
So long before our leaders lied
The fire was set way back in time
Seek well when looking for the crime

The pride of nations some day falls
But in the darkness, one voice calls
It leads us on through what remains
The worldly wreckage brought no gains

So phoenix-like it’s time to rise
Through countless sins and desperate lies
The world is waiting, let’s not stall
Take action now, see through it all

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

Never Quit

Never Quit

Never quit – a new day waits
I know just what the devil hates
A cheerful smile and helpful friends
Who know life never really ends

The fight’s worthwhile, the goal is sure
And countless joys are all in store
Hold on with all you have, my friends
Your life’s much more than current trends

Look deep within whenever you can
For endless is the soul of man
The journey outwards, also in
And from right here it can begin

Don’t doubt potential in yourself
There’s no such thing as ‘on the shelf’
We’re here to try, the fuse is lit
So do your best and never quit

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