Stop For A While

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"I didn't really have the time, but I stopped for a while to enjoy that moment, right where I was, and look what I got. It made me relax and a poem was born."



With the sun in my face

and a soft breeze blowing

I'm lying here thinking

about my wonderful life


I'm slowly swinging

from one side to the other

I'm enjoying my life

in this hammock with stripes



What a great gift it is

to live where I want

Surrounded by nature

with trees all around


Far away I can hear

a car passing by

From the sky there's

a sound from an air plane


Where are my children?

They went into the woods

But I know they are safe

at our neighbours' house


What a freedom it is

for the children of mine

to grow up at this place

like I did as a child


It's a wonderful world

right where I am

Right at this moment

everything's fine


I wish we all could

stop for a while

And enjoy all the things

we have in our lives


Don't chase around

for things you want

Maybe all you need

is things you have


I wish we all could stop for a while




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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

A wonderful life indeed and it just keeps getting better. Beautiful work my friend; blessings and peace to you and your family.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

billybuc, it's easy to write a poem like this when the weather is good. :) Thank you so much!


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Beautiful poem, also very profound.

We spend so much time and energy searching for something better, but if we just stop and look at what we already have, we may just be surprised.

A thought provoking poem, thank you for sharing.


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jonmcclusk 4 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

The value of life's true treasures never diminishes. Soothing poem, Made, absolutely peaceful in every way.


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Rehana Stormme 4 years ago

Beautiful! I'm a fan of hammocks, especially stripey ones lol! Well written, voted up and awesome.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Not only a beautiful poem but beautiful images of a life we all dream of. We all need to 'stop for a while' and 'enjoy all the things we have'. Very, very nice poem beautifully written.

Voted up and awesome.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

tobusiness, thank you for your kind comment and you are right about what you are saying. I really appreciate it.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

jonmcclusk, my loyal follower. I felt the peace in me when I wrote this poem. Thank you once again!


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Rehana Stormme, thank you! Hammocks are great. :)


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Michelle Taylor 4 years ago from New Jersey

Such a beautiful poem. More people should stop and be appreciative of the simple things in life. Voted up and more!


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Hi tillsontitan, there's so many things in life we could appreciate more, but often we take them for granted. Thank you! :)


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Michelle Taylor, I could not agree more. :) Thank you for your comment and votes!


Valleypoet 4 years ago

Your poem really puts the reader in the scene with everything you see, feel and hear. I enjoyed it very much


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Valleypoet, I was hoping it would do that to the reader. Thank you!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

You took me right behind those threes, and when I came back I felt as though I was witnessing an epic encounter with fihish peasants from the XII Century. I stop my worries for a while, I was able to understand the life and language of that time (Sámi). Sorry for the historical ranting...

Great inspiration along with green nature. completely agree with you and love the way you write things from your heart.

Lord


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

I also think we crave for way to much us human beings, and over do it a great deal, and its so sad all the true life that most of us are missing daily, and at night.

I believe Nature is the key to unlocking such doorways for sure, nice poem here, its filled with love and affection for family, and for inner nature as well as outer. Voted up and out!


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

lord de cross, what an inspiring comment. I can see what you mean. I really appreciate a comment like this from the great writer that you are. Thank you so much!


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

CloudExplorer, I feel a little bad about the fact that I have been dragged into the world that craves too much. I'm trying to find some inner piece in the nature around me. Your comment is brilliant and I thank you for that! :)


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful and refreshing Poem and it's wonderful to take time out to enjoy the beauty of nature - sort of be "at one with the Universe" and connect with the deeper side of us.

Cheers.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

A refreshing poem - and a reminder of how the little things in life are so very important! A great read. Voted up.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Beautiful message and so true we should all be able to stop for a moment and just enjoy life. Have voted up and shared too.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

A wonderful message. How awesome if only to stop for a minute and reflect on all the blessings. Well done, Made!


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poojasd7 4 years ago from India

Refreshing poem. Inspires the reader about how good it is to live like this. :-)


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Lady_E, you're right. It's easy to do this, but we don't really take the time to do it. Thanks! :)


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Thank you Janine Huldie! I appreciate that you stopped by and shared it.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

midget38, the small things in life can be very important to make us feel good.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Victoria Lynn, I'm glad you liked the message. Thank you! :)


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

poojasd7, nice to meet you. Thank you for reading and commenting. Life is good!


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poojasd7 4 years ago from India

:-) same here...nice to stumble upon your hubs.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

poojasd7, meeting people from all over the world is interesting. :)


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poojasd7 4 years ago from India

oh yes, very much! Call me Pooja :-)


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

What a nice poem there. :) Very relaxed and easygoing. Good work.

-Aubrey


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Thank you CrazedNovelist! :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Great poem Made! It would be wonderful to have a pause button in life for those times we need a breather. I will be thinking about a hammock.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

tammyswallow, a pause button would really be necessary. Thank you for taking time to read and comment. I appreciate that!


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epigramman 4 years ago

....well I stopped for awhile right here right now .....and I am glad that I did ..... lake erie time 8:59pm


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

epigramman, I'm glad you stopped and left me another comment. :)


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Your poem make my day, it is true what we search here and there is inside and around us, small small things make our day, provided we understand and enjoy them properly, great refreshing hub, voted up


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

girishpuri, thank you for your nice comment. Sometimes it's hard to see and appreciate things that are right in front of you.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Wonderful poem and words to live by. Your children will spend many warm evenings enjoying their wonderful memories of childhood. I was blessed for having lived in such a great geographical location and remember them fondly.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

shiningirisheyes, I agree - I could not find a better place for my children to grow up in. Thank you! :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

wonderful indeed. we all really need to stop for a while and just enjoy the time and take a look at everything. Im happy I found you here Midget. You're absolutely amazing!


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

unknown spy, thank you for those kind words. I'm happy I found you too! :)


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shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

A beautiful message, made! Indeed we should learn to appreciate what we have instead of yearning for things that we don't. Well said indeed!

voted up! :) take care :)


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Thanks for the reminder of what is important in life. I have to get to this place sometime this weekend.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

shruti, we really should, and this poem is a good reminder to myself too. Thank you! :)


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

teaches12345, I hope you'll find this place. The best thing is that you can find it everywhere in the world. Thank you!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

It is interesting that your beautiful, reflective poem aroused the wish in so many that they might pause, appreciate what they have, and take a relaxed look at how good life is....and yet they seem to sound as if they only wish they could do that, while in reality all of them can!


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Made 4 years ago from Finland Author

Perspycacious, you are so right about that. Life can be good if you look at it from the positive side. People shouldn't focus on the negative things in life. Instead you need to stop and think about what's good. Thank you for your comment. :)

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