Commitment is a force that wins
It beats a thousand lies and sins
For when you meet the one that’s sure
You’ll see their goal and nothing more

A barren wasteland you may find
When searching through this humankind
But when at last you’ve found the gold
Then all has changed from days of old

Wherever life may lead, take heart
We knew the story from the start
To suffer has its place, my friend
And often it is worth the end

Hold on then, for the world is small
A silent, spinning, puzzle-ball
Seek out the truth with peace in mind
Commitment brings what you defined

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014

The Mind

The Mind

The mind is deeper than we’d guess
Creating bliss or causing mess
With thoughts and dreams, go with the flow
Until you see what you must know

For searchers find, at least one day
That truly there will be a way
No point in hiding, holding back
Once you have found that life’s on track

Seven billion heads which think
And still this world is on the brink
So what are all these hopes and dreams?
Each moment trillions, so it seems

Unceasing is the will of man
And rightly so, there is a plan
But open up and you will find
That life goes far beyond the mind

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014

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

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

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

Where Things May Lead

Where Things May Lead

Who can guess where things may lead?
You learn today by what you read
And then tomorrow, with surprise
You’ve somehow grown a little wise

Be careful as you fill your mind
The deeper powers are never blind
With children more than ever, look
They’re quoting from that film or book

And now with strength beyond compare
The powers that be can find you there
Fear not, but see that none escape
When intervention comes to shape

Then what if friends from distant stars
Came down to mock our feeble cars?
The game is changed and new indeed
So now let’s see where things may lead…

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014

Time And Space

Time And Space

What could hide through time and space?
A trillion things beyond our race
And here we are still chasing dreams
Whilst being watched, or so it seems

Who thought that we could be alone?
This world we’re on we’ll never own
We come and go, not asking why
For higher gifts we rarely try

So wasteful man will be observed
His greed and hatred never served
Except to keep the truth away
This nursery world where fools still play

And what is waiting at the end?
Some say nothing, let’s pretend
Whole worlds will pass which hide their face
They’re simply lost in time and space

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014



Always seek beauty here on earth
This world where you were given birth
For nothing else sees the way you see
Your life’s your own to wander free

Don’t be concerned by others’ scorn
Or what they think of clothes you’ve worn
You don’t owe things to earthly whim
Look beyond, for much is grim

There always will be minds that judge
Someone always bears a grudge
Don’t be the one I’m speaking of
Seek only beauty, truth and love

So simple you might think it seems
Deluded thoughts, all hopes and dreams
Yet hopes and dreams are where it’s seeded
These are things so badly needed

So then, don’t dismiss this verse
Because it didn’t drain your purse
The truth is free as are these words
And beauty flies with bees and birds

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013

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Open Minds

Open Minds
Never be fooled by the daily grind
You can’t each day a miracle find
Sometimes you just trudge blindly on
Exhausted, working, can’t unwind
But everything you daily do
Will circle through the endless stew
And reach a few who somehow care
You may not see before you’re through
So never give up your greatest quest
You know deep down how well you’re blessed
It’s timeless, formless to the world
But everything will have its test
You have to work on every piece
You can’t allow this work to cease
It’s only you who’ll make it right
Completion is what brings release
Remember from this moment on
You had a light which brightly shone
Without a mind that’s open now
Your future is as good as gone
Then don’t give up!  You must persist
And you’re just one in digital mist
A billion souls with open minds
Exciting future!  Shouldn’t be missed.
(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
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The Wishing Well

The Wishing Well by Simon J. Halliday

If, in your world, numbers rule

You’ll never want to look the fool

You might just be afraid to lose

Because, you know, the world is cruel

Whether it’s striving for top grade

Or making money in light or shade

You’ll never quite reach the highest bough

Because the games are daily played

So peering deeper into prose

And searching meaning, finding flows

You might begin to sense much more

Beyond the columns and the rows

The rose and hedge, the bird and bee

The wild geese fly, the fish swim free

And there you sit with screen and pen

Now choosing either wine or tea

Expand your vision beyond these walls

Reach out before your life now falls

The images, sounds of cellular pain

Are screaming, echoing round your halls

And where’s the well of wishes true?

Why is it hiding from your view?

The things which matter most of all

Seem distant, always mocking you

Yet now’s the time to rise and say

I’m not allowing those things to stray

My field of vision is growing strong

My love, my dreams can’t slip away

I’m holding on, I’m getting mad

The well of wishes such beauty had

And never can my mind forget

There’s never a reason for staying sad

So, simple though these words may be

Please take some of the mystery

You’ll make your life by what you do

So make your wish, it will come true.

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013

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