Poetry Sunday-Push Pause Please



Push Pause Please


As our days speed by and I fight for my glee,

I long for a way to regain my sanity.

For time to stand still for just a little while….

to push pause please and bring me a smile:


Pause for a bit of ruminating

Pause for a saunter or stroll,

Pause to see beauty through my camera lens

Pause to hear nature’s calls.

Pause while the rain pitter patters,

Pause for a flower bud tight

And pause to reflect at the end of my day,

in the sun’s tranquil, golden light.


Oh yes a button to push at anytime,

to push to my heart’s content.

Yes I will push pause each time I must,

For a pause is time heaven sent.


© Donna Donabella 2014


This poem was written in the fall, when I knew the garden would be done blooming soon, and the sometimes hectic days of the holidays would be looming.  The phrase, push pause please, came into my head loud and clear almost like a song or chant to be sung.



I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.



I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  



If you enjoy reading this blog, I welcome you to share it with others.  I enjoy spreading the blog love, and I appreciate all who come and read my blogs.  I hope to more overtly spread some blog love through both my blogs in the future. 




Special Note:  In the Language of Flowers the lavender pictured here means calm.  When I see lavender, I pause and take in its intoxicating scent.  A sweet pause and time to reflect.



I leave you with a little bit of sentiment about taking a pause.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.




All original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014.  Any reprints or use of content or photos is by permission only.

50 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Push Pause Please”

  1. I like the message of your poem, Donna. We definitely do need to take time to PAUSE during the holiday season! And, yes, oftentimes that ‘pause’ seems like it is heaven-sent & just what is needed to bring a bit of peace to the hectic time.

  2. you sing a lovely song. i sit sitll and quiet next to the base of my cherry tree. i let the wind wisk at me, i let squirrels eat from my hand and listen to birds sing to me. one can walk by and not be able to dilineate between me and the tree.

    feliz dias de celebraciones


  3. This is sooooo appropriate to see, to read and to reflect on in my current seasonal insanity.
    Time out is often the most valuable part of my day.
    Thank you – and a very happy Christmas to you and yours.

  4. oh, i will be looking forward to more of your photos.

    i guess we all need to slow it a bit to appreciate little things. have a nice holiday 🙂

  5. And pause to reflect at the end of my day,
    in the sun’s tranquil, golden light.

    Awareness and sensitivity of the surroundings can certainly lead one to better ways. Many find happiness as they care to be bothered. Great lines Donna!


  6. Very nice poem Donna and I’m thrilled to see a collage featuring lavender.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.
    Merry Christmas!

  7. any citizen of a busy modern city will under and appreciate this.we need such pause for our sanity.

  8. Pausing is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and others… stillness to look, see, listen, be. Thanks for your kind comments on my post Donna. And thanks so much for sharing the love up-close… wishing you much joy in this season of love and light.

  9. Push Pause Please…and end with Calm. It sounds like a good mantra for 2015, Donna. Lavender, of course, is for all the years!

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