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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A Friendly Word

A Friendly Word by Simon J. Halliday

The world can be confusing

No-one could disagree

Whilst wars rage on and crime still pays

What’s left for you and me?

But never will a negative thought

Be helpful for our cause

The only way is up, they say

So don’t forget what’s yours

Hold on to every memory

And everything you know

For times will come when all these things

Will help your life to flow

I’m speaking to the lost and lonely

People who don’t know

The future’s bright for those who love

Yet have nowhere to go

The dawn of hope is ever-near

The power of life runs deep

You only need a friendly word

To wake you from your sleep

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013

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Tomorrow’s World

Tomorrow’s World by Simon J Halliday

When the day has passed once more

Don’t sit and stare down at the floor

You have no time to feel alone

For people wonder where you’ve flown

Your friends are wondering if you’re fine

Or if you crossed a dangerous line

For when no contact has been made

You risk their minds to grow afraid

I don’t know who you have to call

But modern times allow it all

So don’t hold back when thinking deep

The power you have you  just can’t keep

Reach out and make the effort now

You might not realise why or how

But something soon will make you act

And change the future into “Wow!”

I’m not afraid to speak my mind

I’m not afraid to write the truth

So if you find me soon my friend

Then don’t come asking me for proof

I tell you that the future’s great

It’s yours to take or leave, old mate

I don’t have anything left to hide

Tomorrow’s world is open wide…

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013

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