Pause … and take a deep breath



We all seem to be in a mad rush as we bump into each other,

The road is full of cars all honking at each other to make way, 

The traffic jam is horrendous and incomparable to bee’s waggle dance, 

Commuters are hurrying to catch their next scheduled bus or train,  

Cyclists are feuding with other road users on their assigned lanes. 


Parents are busy dropping off their children at the school gate,

Mothers are walking in groups pushing their crying babies in strollers,

The men and women in suits, pants, and briefcase are back to life,

Some construction workers are chatting and drinking coffee by the roadside,

As others are busy digging the road and receiving instructions from their boss.


Sales merchants are opening their stores or displaying their goods by the pavement,

Late night shift workers look tired and are happy to have signed off from the long hours,

The traffic light is back from its dusk to dawn break as it changes from red-yellow-green,    

The streets are busy with sirens, sounds, movement and all kinds of morning madness.

Wait! We all seem to have truly lost our precious minds in the pursuit of our daily bread. 


PAUSE……. Please, can we all pause for a moment and take a deep breath? No rushing.



Author: Chisom Sylvia Olajide

Tutor, Journalist, Blogger, Media Analyst, Global PR, and Marketing Specialist. Passionate about​ business, cross-cultural communication, diversity, ​and inclusion.

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