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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.

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  1. December 21, 2014    

    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.

    • December 23, 2014    

      Happy you could relate and you enjoyed the poem Mary. I am reaching for that button these days.

  2. December 21, 2014    

    It is indeed a good time to pause and enjoy what we have and maybe even to reassess the rhythm of our everyday life.

    • December 23, 2014    

      I like that idea Gabriella. Assessing our rhythm.

  3. December 21, 2014    

    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


    • December 23, 2014    

      Merry Christmas. I love the image of you as the tree. Wonderful.

  4. December 21, 2014    

    very beautiful the way your inspiration phrase has blossomed

    Merry Christmas

    much love…

    • December 23, 2014    

      Thanks so much Gillena. Merry Christmas.

  5. December 21, 2014    

    yes , if only we pushed pause to look at life for a while in this super fast city we find ourselves in

  6. December 21, 2014    

    Oh, I do like the idea of having a pause button to hear nature’s call. A lovely poem thanks for sharing.

    • December 23, 2014    

      Thanks for visiting and glad you enjoyed the poem.

  7. December 21, 2014    

    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.

    • December 23, 2014    

      I so agree. Perfectly said. Happy Christmas Soosie.

  8. December 21, 2014    

    I need that pause button desperately right now………I especially love “a pause is time heaven-sent.”

    • December 23, 2014    

      So happy you really enjoyed it Sherry.

  9. December 21, 2014    

    I like the pause here. contemplating.. writing.. capturing through the lens.. we need that pause.. wonderful

    • December 23, 2014    

      Essential for my health. Glad you liked it Bjorn.

  10. December 21, 2014    

    Yes, taking pause is a must in life! We have to take it all in and let it soak a while 🙂

    • December 23, 2014    

      I like that idea of letting it all soak in.

  11. December 21, 2014    

    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 🙂

    • December 23, 2014    

      Wishing you a wonderful holiday. And I am so humbled that you enjoyed my pictures.

  12. December 21, 2014    

    I love your poem, the words are very fitting for this time of the year.. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

    • December 23, 2014    

      Thanks and I am happy you really enjoyed the poem Eileen. Merry Christmas.

  13. December 21, 2014    

    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!


  14. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    December 21, 2014    

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

    • December 23, 2014    

      I knew you would love the lavender collage Judith. Merry Christmas.

  15. December 21, 2014    

    How beautiful and the lavender is special to me, too! Happy holidays my friend! Hugs, Diane

    • December 23, 2014    

      Thanks Diane. I knew you would appreciate the lavender.

  16. December 21, 2014    

    What great advice to “Pause” to see, hear, and feel to beauty of this world.

  17. Abin Chakraborty Abin Chakraborty
    December 22, 2014    

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

    • December 23, 2014    

      I agree. It is essential for our health.

  18. December 22, 2014    

    I agree such a button could be very useful.

  19. December 22, 2014    

    Tranquility, peace and relaxation as I pause here…Thank you so very much!!! Merry Christmas!

    • December 23, 2014    

      You are most welcome Cathy. And thank you for visiting. Merry Christmas!

  20. December 22, 2014    

    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.

    • December 23, 2014    

      Sending lots of love and light to you and your family Laura during this joyous holiday season.

  21. December 22, 2014    

    Winter is a great time for pausing. Merry Christmas.

    • December 23, 2014    

      I couldn’t agree more Donna. Merry Christmas

  22. December 23, 2014    

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

    • December 23, 2014    

      I agree Ginnie. A perfect mantra.

  23. December 23, 2014    

    Ah, I’m all for pause! How nice to stop and reflect and feel ‘where wind is blowing?’
    Happy Holidays to you! x

    • December 23, 2014    

      I am glad you enjoyed the pause. Happy Holidays

  24. December 23, 2014    

    Pause … especially good reminder this time of year. Love the lavender.

  25. December 23, 2014    

    Oh I need a pause and a recharge…. Michelle

    • December 24, 2014    

      And you deserve a bit or rest and recharge about now Michelle! Enjoy it!

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