Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Three Word Wednesday- Placid Man or Woman

Placid Man or Woman

Obituary, noun: a notice of a death, especially in a newspaper, typically including a brief biography of the deceased person.
Placid, adjective: (of a person or animal) not easily upset or excited; (especially of a place or stretch of water) calm and peaceful, with little movement or activity.
Resonant, adjective: (of sound) deep, clear, and continuing to sound or ring; (resonant with) (of a place) filled or resounding with (a sound); having the ability to evoke or suggest enduring images, memories, or emotions; (of a room, a musical instrument, or a hollow body) tending to reinforce or prolong sounds, especially by synchronous vibration; (of a color) enhancing or enriching another color or colors by contrast.

Placid Man or Woman

No obituary
Ever really speaks
Of the placid man
It doesn’t resonate
With the common folk
Even though
The placid man or woman
Is the one
Who can be the kindest
Who gives of his or herself
Every day with no reward
Or accolades spoken
They don’t seek the media
They just do
Perhaps their real reward comes

In the afterlife?

©Sheilagh Lee December 9, 2015


  1. your positive take.

  2. I think it probably comes - maybe in the act itself and hopefully after - maybe such selfless people do not seek reward which in itself is humbling...

  3. Well done.... I think the placid amn will be missed!