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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Posted by:Smitha V

A banker by profession, a blogger by choice, a poet by accident, and an artist at heart. Imperfectly perfect - that's me. Welcome to my world!

9 replies on “PAUSE!

  1. 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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  2. 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. 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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