3.19.2016

The Quiet People



You see them,
laughing, making everyone laugh along
talking, with an ensemble of witty comebacks
slung over their backs.
walking, with buckets of confidence
slathered over their bodies,
the shining stars in a bland black sky,
noticed and admired by every beholder
including us,
the ones who are so different 
from them,
we,
the quiet people,
who laugh silently to ourselves,
who often listen to and observe 
the peculiarities and ordinaries 
in life,
rather than talking,
who walk quickly and quietly,
eyes flitting this way and that,
watching.
we, the quiet people,
who blend into the black sky
in almost transparent wisps,
invisible,
overlooked,
but we don't mind,
we, the quiet people don't care,
because we ourselves
know just how powerful we are,
and knowing that,
is enough for us.  


-Jollygirl

18 comments:

  1. The ending of this poem is what I need to master - I'm on the road to understanding that we really don't mind. Thank you for writing this.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. Yes, that's something that I've been working on too, lately-to just not care what others think about me, and to understand that quiet people really are powerful.

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  2. The power of the quiet one's is deinftely something that should not be overlooked. <3

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Yes, I completely agree. Introverted and quiet people have so many great qualities, just like extroverts and loud people do.

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  3. Hello there! I stumbled upon your blog (on someone else's blog) and this poem here is astonishing! It speaks to me on so many levels :) I'll look into some more of your poems after I finish commenting this page :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad that it speaks to you!
      Your comment has made my day!

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  4. I love this poem! I'm on a journey to understanding that power doesn't always have to be loud, I'm very proud to be a quiet person!

    Noire Beau

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    1. Yes, you should be proud to be a quiet person!
      I'm on the same journey too, that's why I wrote this poem.
      Thank you!

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  5. Your words are smooth and beautiful, flowing seamlessly and caressing the minds of all those who read them. We really ought to pay attention to the quiet ones more often.

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    1. Thank you so much..I agree...I think that it's important that we acknowledge the power of the quiet ones.

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  6. I LOVE THIS I LOVE IT SO MUCH BECAUSE I RELATE. I mean, I'm probably a 'Noisy people' on the internet, but in actual real life? I'm am the quiet of the quietest. People often don't even notice I'm in the room because I am quiet. Anyway. I digress. This poem is so beautiful and I love it.

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    1. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
      I'm the same way..I comfortable with being "noisy" on the internet, but in real life, I'm extremely extremely extremely quiet and introverted.

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  7. This is such a lovely and powerful poem. The quite ones are the powerful one. Great post dear ! Would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin and other social media :)
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  8. Beautiful and so inspirational <3 As a socially awkward introvert, I really needed to hear that. Thanks Neha :) <3

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you liked it :-)

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