Sunday, 11 March 2018

Where I'm At

I am quiet
But I'm not a fool
I watch you
Bumbling red faced man
As you rant and shout expletives

I am quiet
But I am still valid
Shouty people
Do not have the sole right to rule
Even though they think they do

I am quiet
And I watch the circus
from the sidelines
Even when they
Want to draw me in

I am quiet
I wish to stay quiet
And be quietly dignified
As I exit the door
To the quietness outside

Simone Whipp 11/3/2018


Ethel Johnson said...

This reminded me of my favourite quote
'Quiet people have the loudest minds'

Optimistic Existentialist said...

There is often beauty in the quiet...

Lisa said...

Empty vessels make the loudest noises.
A poem which gives you food for thought.
Lisa x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I like a quiet life....doesn't always happen though!
V x

Rosie said...

Your words paint an accurate picture, Simone. We attended a public meeting last week and there were lots of bumbling and ranting folks who were completely missing the pont, I just sat quietly taking it all in feeling quite detached from it all, I was gad to get out of the door and into the fresh air afterwards:)

Judy Hartman said...

I hope you are not having to deal with this man at work, Simone.
When I am around "shouty" people with loud voices and persistently voiced opinions, I quickly move away, if possible. I too prefer to be quiet and pleasant, unless I feel very strongly about a subject being discussed and then try to voice my opinion in a reasonable manner. I have a feeling that we are the same in this. xx

Theresa Young said...

Thought provoking...

Anne Butera said...

I'm totally with you there.

I have often been called quiet and for a long time I thought of it as a bad thing and was embarrassed by it, but your poem shows just how beautiful quiet can be.

Kim Baker said...

A thoughtful poem Simone. 'I watch the circus from the sidelines...' I think you express a good example to us all - that we can be quiet and yet strong at the same time. xx