It is not easy to understand
The quiet person.
Their secrets are not out in front
For all to see and hear.
To learn what a quiet person knows,
You have to ask and ask again.
Then take them to tea,
And ask again persistently.
But once they tell, it all makes sense.
“Oh!”, you say, “I was so dense,
Mrs. Quiet is such a marvel.
She knows so much. And she sees so far.”
To be part of society, quiet people
Learn to be loud, to be noisy.
It is not fun, nor is it easy. For them
Being quiet is being genuine, exquisitely.
So when you want to know-
Trust a quiet person.
Then just ask. Ask again,
And then be sure to listen.
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I would say quiet people tend to be more reserved; less likely to share everything that they know or what they think about. In this world where where so very much is made public, whether it should be or not, it may be valuable to consider the ways of the quiet person. We might want to pull back a little, not shout our secrets out to the world, and certainly not shout out the secrets of anyone else either. skp