Stay Alert

Stay Alert

Things are changing, stay alert
A tragedy you may divert
If you can see what’s going on
Before your chance has been and gone

We have to act at times like these
And see the wood, not just the trees
Outside each sphere of private dreams
Are many worlds of running streams

A place for all, and rightly so
And yet these days there’s much to know
An information overload
Invading every small abode

So let’s not fret amidst the news
Too many different thoughts and views
Some peaceful time would never hurt
And yet we need to stay alert

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

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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

Fire

Fire

 

See the fire and watch it burn
So many lessons we can learn
With brutal beauty, cleansing all
Into its spell we all could fall

All things are taken by its will
It’s thrilling for it’s never still
It hypnotises as it glows
But never kind or mercy shows

Uncompromising power so raw
It knows no bounds and has no law
An orange villain, no disguise
The closest witness also dies

Then treat with care this violent friend
He touches things, they’ll never mend
Respect him – he’s no fool or liar
His power is awesome, learn from fire

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

The Funny Man

The Funny Man

If you meet the funny man
You’ll find he does the best he can
To make you laugh and have some fun
With every joke beneath the sun

It’s quite a joy to meet this guy
Don’t think too much or question why
Enjoy the ride and shake his hand
His mind you’ll never understand

For some are born with funny genes
A gift for bringing happy scenes
You can’t explain how this could work
Or what behind the laughs may lurk

Be sure then as you wish him well
To spread the news he came to tell
That joy and laughter need a fan
So don’t ignore the funny man

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

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
http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk

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
http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk

Know Your Mind

Know Your Mind

The time has come to know your mind
Search deeply, see what you can find
And then move forward, vision clear
With greater hope, and in top gear

You’ll help a million people now
You’ll have the strength to show them how
Look back and see you had to grow
So many things you didn’t know

And in these times, where all can be
Make space and time, but peacefully
Reflect on things and why they come
To simply be is hard for some

Much more will be achieved by those
Who think it through, this always shows
So take your time and don’t be blind
It’s priceless when you know your mind

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