via Daily Prompt: Pause

In today’s fast paced life, pausing has never been more important. Pause to help somebody on the way. Pause to appreciate the miracle of life. Pause before you turn your back and walk away. Pause before you break all that you gave your life to build. Pause before you spew hatred. Pause before you click the “send” button and reply in anger to a colleague, friend or family. Pause, Breathe, Listen to your conscience. Sleep over it and maybe when you wake up, it won’t seem so bad.

Pray, PAUSE!

Wrote this prompt using the Lai format. The Lai is another French form. It’s a nine-line poem or stanza that uses an “a” and “b” rhyme following this pattern :aabaabaab. The lines with an “A” rhyme use 5 syllables, the “b” rhyme lines have 2 syllables.


There’s no need to fret,

Every action vet,

Pray, PAUSE!

Your EGO, don’t pet,

And later regret,

Pray, PAUSE!

Conscience, a good bet,

Your life, better set,

Pray, PAUSE!


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9 responses to “PAUSE!”

  1. deepanilamani Avatar

    Yes to pause and reflect is good. Thank you for your article and poem. Nice to read a poem too to accompany 🙂 ❤

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Guess we would be able to avoid a number of mistakes if we just paused…😊⚘

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  2. Gayathri Gurram Avatar
    Gayathri Gurram

    Very well said.. A Pause n make such difference.. Actually I love the topics u cover in ur poems.. they are simple but very much relevant to all of us 😘

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Gayathri. In this ever increasing complicated world, we forget the simple things😘⚘


  3. viewsofpreethib Avatar

    Pause, how important it is in one’s life. I think you gave me an answer for my questions which i have been looking for quite sometime, maybe years. Thank you 🙂

    Beatutiful write Smitha ❤ Thanks for the new form of poem, should try it some day. 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      It’s great to know that you found it useful and it answered your questions. Its extremely important to pause and not take a decision in the heat of the moment. Thank you and God bless!

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  4. Feelings and Freedom Avatar

    Pause becomes a necessity if you don’t pause for a long time! Good post. Also thanks for the new form. Liked it…Will try it soon 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Yes…its so important. We are all so busy running, making opinions, deciding without pausing. Thanks Vandana😊. Its fun to try new forms…

      Liked by 1 person

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