Winnowing wild western winds work
Their will among the towering pines
Thrashed to and fro, savvy to storms.
As is a spider's web spun flexible and
Strong yet flapping wildly anchored
On limbs to catch their wayward pray.
Politicians spread falsehoods around too
Easily, so small minded people declare them
Truths, but the learned few know differently.
Should we be caught up in savage winds that
Bend the towering pines close to breaking ?
Better we settle in the calm of soft breezes.
Better yet, the learned must make a difference
By pressing truths onto the prevailing breezes
Which nurtures understanding and firm action.
These learned are wise to the ways of spiders
Who lay out their webs silently though strong.
They work their will through both storm or calm.
Ronald C. Downie