The Quiet Ones.


the truth about us quite ones.


when sat in a group conversation

and we're not saying much,

i bet you're thinking a series of things:

what are they thinking?

how are they feeling?

what have they done?

what have we done?

have they done something to be quiet about?


there's always one wolf of the pack that listens to every ones movements,

one tree with the deepest growing root,

a star that lives blind to their naked eye.


people say:

be wary of the quiet ones,

like we're plotting a mass murder.

but we are natural investigators,

as when people think you're blind to their actions,

they start to get careless,

and forget

we remember.



  • Author: Niall (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 1st, 2017 09:19
  • Comment from author about the poem: I read something online saying "beware of the quiet ones" listing all these reasons like 'you don't know what they're thinking' and it just made me laugh. people are reserved or outgoing. we don't bite lol
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  • Heather T

    Quiet people are usually deep wells! Unfortunately, I probably traumatize introverts. I'm not one of those souls that can just drop my gaze when I pass by, lol. Enjoyed.

    • niallprideaux

      Yeah we are haha! I love extroverted people to be honest, they bring me more out of my shell then loads of shit happens haha I'm glad you enjoyed 🙂

    • Louis Gibbs

      A wise one said ... "If they don't understand your quiet, they probably wouldn't understand your words." Well expressed herein, Niall!

    • FredPeyer

      Good poem, good subject, Niall.
      While, as Heather said, quiet ones can be deep wells, could it be that some of the quiet ones simply have nothing to say? 🙂

      • niallprideaux

        thank you 🙂 that definitely can be said, I feel that

      • Goldfinch60

        Good write, it is the quiet ones that normally understand more than the loud ones.

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