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

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Choose A Book

Choose A Book

 

Choose a book, put down the gun
A book, you’ll find, is much more fun
A fool can shoot and nothing’s gained
But if he reads, his mind is trained

So much to learn, there’s always more
A reader you could never bore
For life’s alive to such a mind
And joy is gleaned from each new find

A saga or a mystery
Romance or perhaps some history
A gentle yarn or twisted tale
The choice is yours, just find the sale

Such little cost for treasures great
A friend that all its life could wait
Please take the time, just have a look
Adventures thrive, so choose a book

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

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
http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk

Read and Learn

Read and Learn

 

With every book you’ll read and learn
Your soul may soar or it may burn
The pains and pleasures of life’s ride
No longer from our minds may hide

The stories are of human folk
Reminding us life’s not a joke
And all are part of one great mass
Each day things change and come to pass

So where then is your mind today?
A place of work or state of play?
As seeds are planted on the land
Your dreams and visions now are planned

Then let’s dream peace and grand designs
Your mind each picture now refines
And searching is your inner soul
To reach that long-expected goal

The outward world will try to take
Each blissful dream once you’re awake
But it will fail, for deep we yearn
And more each day we read and learn

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

When Things Go Wrong

When Things Go Wrong

When things go wrong, as they can do
Don’t fight too hard to find the clue
It might be something else to blame
But start your search within, with you

The world spins on, not much has changed
Of course life’s gifts are rearranged
Yet basic truths will never die
And likewise, neither you nor I

So have some faith that all is well
Although we know that time will tell
Some shocks, surprises perhaps in store
Despite disguises, life gives more

Go onwards, upwards, never stop
It’s never too busy at the top
For billions searching down below
Are looking upwards at the show

It’s quite a scene, there’s much to see
It’s not quite everyone’s cup of tea
But some will wonder if there’s more
And what their life might have in store

These souls will rise, they’ll not know why
Yet something draws them to the sky
And way beyond, where stars are born
A peaceful haven from life’s scorn

There isn’t a chance, with faith and hope
Your mission could fail – you know you’ll cope
Whatever life throws, however things fall
When things go wrong, stay standing tall

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013

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Beauty

Beauty

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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