Flowing Streams

Flowing Streams

Light and life in flowing streams
Let’s seek them out, beyond the schemes
For simple is the way of truth
It doesn’t need a super-sleuth

The world a stage?  We always knew
And everything’s just passing through
The hopes and fears of each mind
Will come and go whilst most are blind

And reading may not bring the way
So much is thought, but what’s to say?
The depth of human-kind is rare
Don’t doubt you’ll find the ones who care

So with this searching, life is born
And once again, another dawn
Excitement rises, floods our dreams
No darkness beats these flowing streams

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014


Troubled Times

Troubled Times

Many live through troubled times
And won’t have time to read these rhymes
So who can help now it’s begun?
A prayer each day, thy will be done

For peace is needed more than fear
No point in panic, this is clear
Some logic and a clear head
Remember what our mentors said

For life moves on, things come to pass
And here we are, ‘midst broken glass
Tread carefully, yes, but never hide
With good and bad we must abide

Stand up and act when it’s your turn
For endless things we have to learn
Save what you can as water climbs
And dream beyond these troubled times

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2014