The Outer Edge

The Outer Edge

The outer edge is where they live
Still watching as we take and give
One day the world will change for good
And then too late for ‘could’ or ‘would’

A time to think on who we are
The times we failed or went too far
And then to start with something new
Before our dreams slide out of view

We’re all the same within this place
Don’t be afraid to show your face
And if you are, then heed these words
You’re weaker than the bees and birds

For whom may words like this have use?
Who knows?  At times they’re far too loose
But leave the toys, no time to hedge
They’re coming from the outer edge

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

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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

The Answer

The Answer

Where’s the answer?  Who could know?
What happened to interrupt the flow?
Life was so great for everyone
But now it seems all that has gone

Or is there something new to find?
Now past obsessions left our mind
A new day and a chance to move
Get in the zone or in the groove

For here we are and chances come
Too much to take, no doubt, for some
And yet each day a new surprise
You must remember how time flies

So seize the day and make your move
There’s nothing left for us to prove
Except in how we help and give
The answer’s in the way we live

(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

Another Chance

Another Chance

Every day another chance
To move on up, beyond the trance
Which seeks to keep you in your place
By staying there you’ll lose the race

Then take the chance to learn some more
Don’t be the victim or the bore
Although there’s help for those who are
Much more is gained by striving far

An eye to what potential waits
As we have more than all the greats
We strive to copy and fail by choice
We all should find our own true voice

No other can say where we are bound
The answers may elude, as sound
One moment set, but one more glance
And all is new – another chance

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

Truth Will Win

Truth Will Win

Through the years, despite our sin
There’s never doubt that truth will win
It simply is, none could complain
When faced with it, so clear again

So if you’re lost in countless lies
Get ready for a new surprise
For once you take the devil’s road
Then angels bring light overload

Your mind is lifted way beyond
You’d think God waved a magic wand
And all is changed beyond your dreams
To write it down needs countless reams

And know just as a child can see
The keys are there, all may be free
Today’s the day it must begin
Your heart will open, truth will win

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