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

Down To Earth

Down To Earth

It’s good to get back down to earth
Not sure just what the flight was worth
A thousand suns and distant lands
Beyond all artists, writers, bands

And once you know we’re not alone
Your thoughts are never set in stone
The changes which may come, immense
At times like this, stay on the fence

Observe the changes, watch life flow
Stay positive and keep that glow
Ignore the hatred, help the weak
Keep working, strive to reach your peak

The future world is ours to make
Keep close to loved ones, stay awake
We dream beyond our place of birth
But still we must be down to earth

(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

Winds Of Change

Winds Of Change

Strongly blow the winds of change
This world at times can rearrange
And all you thought you knew so well
Transformed beyond what you can tell

A strange and happy twist of fate
An answer coming now, so late
Don’t ask the reason for this shift
At times we just receive a gift

The sender lives so far away
Beyond the clouds, no night or day
Another world, another plane
Aware of all our loss and gain

So sleeping we receive the news
And somehow change and build our views
To vistas rich with good intent
A beauty which will not relent

Within this veil of earthly charms
We notice also men of arms
Still hoping war moves out of range
And love’s swept in on winds of change

(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

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