The Quiet Man

He wondered about her feelings if he cared for her just a little more
You had to scrape him off the ceiling every time she came through the door

He wanted only her, she was more than he could ever dream
He wanted her from the very start. Upon seeing her he was free

He could never tell her how he really felt, the thought was quite a scare
He had to deal with the hand he’d been dealt, a quiet man wouldn’t dare

No longer did the sun shine seem pale or the winds a bit too rough
he only saw her form so frail, with the impression of being tough

At that moment he wanted nothing but to hold her in his arms
only really feeling something, just keeping her safe from harm

He kept his wants unspoken as only a quiet man would
His will would not be broken “I would love you if I could”

He never spoke aloud to her, only smiled when she looked
he was cased in a box of fear and a smile was all it took

She noticed him that quiet man, he seemed a bit familiar
She wondered if he had a plan, to ask her out to dinner

He seemed so sweet, so simple and even a bit of wise
She could barely blink, when he looked into her eyes

The magic that she saw in him made her want to hold him tight
but she had to wait for him to begin a conversation with her that night

As the people came and went and blue sky turned into dark
she realized in a moment that soon they’d have to part

her work was done her day was too, all day she had been waiting
She felt he didn’t know what to do, and it was devastating

She sadly walked away from him and he never said a word
because he was a quiet man, his voice was never heard


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jessica
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:42:00

    A very sad little story. Makes you think about all the moments that you might have missed through keeping quiet. Loved it.
    (where you say ‘allowed’, I think you mean ‘aloud’)


  2. Jingle
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 10:43:16

    hope that she stop wondering in case he does not have that kind of intention or feelings…

    she could speak out since he is quiet…at times, an unworkable relation hurts.

    lovely delivery.
    Glad to see you in.


  3. booguloo
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 19:37:31

    I’ve been that quiet man before. Speak up.. don’t let walk away again.


    • LoLa
      Jan 10, 2011 @ 19:58:07

      Why must it be me that always seems to have to speak up? I wonder if there were no aggressive or outgoing woman would the quite man ever find love? Just wondering?
      Thank you for your comment.


  4. JE Misz
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 22:49:56

    Convicting. Our unspoken words possess so much power!


  5. fiveloaf
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 07:46:48

    break the ice if he is shy, do not let him pass you by! haha! nice.. here’s mine for this new year potluck..


  6. athursdayschild has a long way to go and much to be thankful for.
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 07:57:24

    I am married to a quiet man. I spoke up.


  7. Kellie Elmore
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:26:42

    awwwwwww thats so sad!!!!! very touching. happy potluck!
    Kellie Elmore


  8. megzone
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 07:20:55

    wow.. thats a lovely poem there…

    here from Jingle’s Rally.. You can find my poem at


  9. Intuition
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 11:33:39

    oh waw, how utterly romantic, i am romantic mad 🙂 and i would have said something, but i read one of your reply and was happy to know that you were married to a quiet man 🙂


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