The strong silent man

The strong silent man,
Silent and strong
Strong and silent
carrying life’s burden,
on his massive shoulders,
In a world with no rest,
For the weary it’s a test,
Awake in a world,
That never,
He trudges on,
His burdens his own,
He acknowledges,
the world,
With just a grunt,
No words or vowels,
Certainly not,
his deepest fears,
Or lord forbid,
shed tears,
The strong silent man,
with a burden to carry,
And a long way to go.
The strong silent man,
Is he strong from carrying his burden?,
Or is he strong so he can carry his burden? ,
Is he is strong because he is silent?,
Is he silent because he is strong?
Maybe he is neither strong nor silent,
He is just a man with nothing to say,
Never knowing how to say anything,
Silently with his weight to carry,
And a distance to go,
No where to put it down,
No one to help,
The strong silent man,
He is the weight he carries.


One thought on “The strong silent man

  1. Great minds. . . . .!
    A silent individual is either medically mute or composes thoughts we can only try to guess!
    I have seen several in my time, mainly men, who I know they have thoughts, opinions, even downright anger; still silence rules!
    Thanks for sharing this poem. Now I need to check out more of your archives!
    Oh yes thank you so much for your visit, always welcomed!

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