When rolling swells from humanity's wake
Rocks life's boats, tethered safely at ready.
Sailors seek rising tides for sailing's sake
As Moon mass draws up sea waters steady:
They look to stars and charts to map the way
Off shoals, between buoys marking channels.
Seeking guidance demands society's say
About norms in living, choosing panels:
Panels representing will of people
Who, when lashed together, become stronger,
As bricks and mortar raise up a steeple
To tower cities with shadows longer.
Bundling together sticks will give them strength,
But, bundling thoughts takes wisdom its full length.
Ronald C. Downie