The Quiet People

The quiet, timid people

hid amongst the gathered flock,

cowered in the nooks and crannies

where no-one else wanted to go,

lowered their frightened eyes

when the others came around.

A voiceless legion tethered to anxiety,

tied to a heightened fear

of imagined temporal titans.

A tribe of mixed emotions

withstanding the advancing mass.

Thoughts of survival and

the means to continue

occupied their waking hours,

their dream-filled slumber,

and the conviction always remained

that they would overcome.

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Jon Stainsby

Mon 22nd Jul 2019 20:13

Thank you very much, David.

I agree with you on your two points.

I am happy that people make of my poems what they will.

This, for me, is the beauty of it all.

Jon

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Jon Stainsby

Mon 22nd Jul 2019 20:02

Mae, what you have written is more than enough. ?

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Mae Foreman

Mon 22nd Jul 2019 19:55

This is one of the seldom occasions in my life that I actually have no words.Thank you Jon. Please accept ???!
Mae

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Jon Stainsby

Mon 22nd Jul 2019 19:15

Thanks to all the people who liked this.

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Jon Stainsby

Fri 19th Jul 2019 13:42

Thank you so much, Rose.

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Rose Casserley

Fri 19th Jul 2019 13:08

it's my absolute and great pleasure in echoing previous comments Jon. One I would most certainly class worthy enough to be POTW.






Rose ?

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Jon Stainsby

Fri 19th Jul 2019 06:40

Hi Keith, Thanks very much.

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Jon Stainsby

Fri 19th Jul 2019 06:40

Hi Leon, thanks so much.

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keith jeffries

Thu 18th Jul 2019 22:42

Jon,

A splendid piece of poetry which, although brief, is concise in its message. The line " A voiceless legion tethered to anxiety " is an absolutely incredible description of the marginalised and despondent. As I read this poem my mind was drawn to the plight of Jewish people in Europe during the days of Hitler´s tyranny.This poem leaves me breathless without adequate words to do it justice.

Very well done. One of the best poems I have read this year.
Thank you

Keith

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LEON STOLGARD

Thu 18th Jul 2019 22:26

without any doubt Jon a veritable masterpiece. Brilliant!

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