Cause for Pause


Our lives are filled with things to be done

Chores to be worked and errands to run

We scurry about at such a harried pace

For being idle never wins the rat race


Each moment we have, we struggle and strive

As if, by doing, we will feel more alive

Yet, all the actions and the work that we ply

Simply watch as the precious moments tick by


But there is something you have never been told

It is in the stillness that our lives unfold

Doing nothing, for a moment, is not a sin

And taking a break may be just how you win


A pause from the world may feel a bit lazy

But the running around has only made you crazy

So, sit and be still, think of nothing at all

Relax your mind and let the worries fall


Juts a moment of tranquility and peace

Where our lives find their true release

A minute not filled with things to do

In the quiet is found much more to you


24 Responses to “Cause for Pause”
  1. beth says:

    wonderfully stated, brad. when did being busy become a badge of honor? life is found in the quiet moments, the slow pace, the peace

  2. Akshiitaa Bhardwaj says:

    Wonderfully and beautifully written sir. This poem is a true eye-opener. I cannot wait to read more of your work.
    Thank you for reading my comment.
    Have a nice day ahead.

  3. Anonymous says:

    So true.
    We would all be better off if we took those moments to which you refer.
    Perhaps we do not like or know ourselves well enough to spend time with ourselves.

  4. yassy says:

    Much needed verse. My mind relaxed as I read .. very soothing words .., I feel this letting go .. very well written. You turn the mundane to exotic , Brad.

  5. I heartedly agree with the sentiments in this poem. Of course, it’s only been in recent years (five or so) where I’ve learned the importance of being still and how that time of respite refreshes us in mind and body. “Rest periods”, as I call them, have become extremely essential for me to be able to be a functioning adult when needed!

  6. kristianw84 says:

    Yes!! I especially love being still with nature. Gazing at a waterfall, the stars, or simply watching the leaves fall off the trees. Perhaps, that’s why I love sunsets so much. It’s hard not to remain idle when there’s a captivating spectacle in front of me. ❤❤

  7. Jim Borden says:

    wonderful poem, Brad. I like how it gives us license to take a break and enjoy that moment of doing nothing…

  8. petespringerauthor says:

    The absolute best part of retirement is no longer running the rat race. I’ve got just the right amount of things that keep my mind and body occupied without being stressed out.

  9. I hope I am strong enough to take your advice in this time of overload.

  10. jonicaggiano says:

    Brad I am taking days. So much truth in this. Spending time with family and missing my WordPress family but need to love and spend time with my daughter and family. This is so true and such a gift. Thanks Brad sending special hugs. 🤗❤️🥰

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