Where Is Truth?

Where Is Truth?

Where is truth? ┬áIt’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

Not A Game

Not A Game

Life, my friend, is not a game
Remember we’re not all the same
Advice, at times, is good and true
At other times it won’t help you

For danger lurks, and troubles too
Each day, we think, there’s something new
Commitment to a worthy cause
Is what we’ll need to beat our flaws

For action happens all the time
A force for good or force for crime
Decide the best that you can do
And find the strength to see it through

Each moment all can change so fast
Good times and bad, they will not last
Perspective brings both joy and shame
We have to learn, it’s not a game

(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

The Other Side

The Other Side

What waits on the other side?
Is life a dream once we have died?
The world has things we like to do
But one day this will all be through

Be not afraid, we’re told to hear
For nothing’s ever helped by fear
Think to the future, life goes on
Beyond this world once we are gone

Respecting life and helping all
A doctor must fulfill his call
And yet the day will come at last
When drugs and knives are in the past

For souls are free and have to move
A body has no case to prove
It lives and dies with all the rest
But souls live on and stand the test

Look deeper then around this land
And one day all will understand
We’re here to help, enjoy the ride
But keep in mind the other side

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

Fire

Fire

 

See the fire and watch it burn
So many lessons we can learn
With brutal beauty, cleansing all
Into its spell we all could fall

All things are taken by its will
It’s thrilling for it’s never still
It hypnotises as it glows
But never kind or mercy shows

Uncompromising power so raw
It knows no bounds and has no law
An orange villain, no disguise
The closest witness also dies

Then treat with care this violent friend
He touches things, they’ll never mend
Respect him – he’s no fool or liar
His power is awesome, learn from fire

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

Life Won’t Wait

Life Won’t Wait

 

Take these words, as from a mate
The simple fact is: life won’t wait
Each day will come and go in turn
Some wasted it whilst others learn

Read on and work with what you must
Don’t be a slave to greed or lust
More precious days await the mind
Which grows beyond the lost and blind

Another clue from life’s rich field
With changing views, then life may yield
If stuck then nothing moves at all
The horse still waiting in its stall

And countless moves are played each day
The game of life won’t go away
So take your place and plan your fate
For anyone, this life won’t wait

(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