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


Mysterious Jack

Mysterious Jack

Here comes old mysterious Jack
When he’s around you’ll never slack
For when he’s near, strange things occur
And long-forgotten thoughts will stir

A quiet man with hidden power
He’ll keep you guessing every hour
You may decide he’s not your friend
But he’ll still reach you in the end

Be on your guard when Jack appears
He has a way of finding fears
And somehow all your life is known
To Jack’s wise mind, where truth is grown

You may think that you’d been quite clever
But Jack can see forever and ever
He’s not the Lord but they have met
And Jack knows things you ain’t seen yet

Then if you find this life gets dull
Watch out, for soon it may be full
When turning corners watch your back
In deepest shadows you’ll find old Jack

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014

Wide Awake

Wide Awake

Despite the dark I’m wide awake
I see some give and others take
I’m watching from a place of hope
And forming words to help us cope

The games play on, folk live and die
Whilst ships of light are in the sky
And eyes of wisdom watch in vein
As mankind seals its fate again

A planet lost in violent greed
Whilst beauty waits in every seed
A painful lesson for the young
That songs, at times, are left unsung

So where’s the hope?  I hear you cry
These words are willing us to die
Yet die we must, one day in time
Then what’s the value of a dime?

You see my friends, all things will pass
And that’s the key, we’re like the grass
One day to grow and play our part
Then time to sow as we depart

Think positive then, our time is now
To truly learn what we’ll allow
The future world is ours to make
How shall it be?  Stay wide awake

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014