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Alex Conall, social justice bard ([personal profile] alexconall) wrote2015-09-20 07:25 am

The Way of the Wind (written for the [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam)

The way of the wind
is to blow where it will,
though changed in its course
by sunlight and night
and by walls and by trees,
butterflies, seas.

The way of the wind
is to blow where it may,
and if the wall's in its path
then the wall shall not stay.

The way of the wind
is to blow and be still,
in motionless moving,
awaiting the moment
to gently or briskly
blow once more potent.

The way of the wind
is to be ever-moving,
never where-it-was,
ever where-it-will-be.
The past is behind
and the present is fleeting
and no breeze is the same
from one moment to next.
The way of the wind
is to be ever-seeking,
not content when becalmed,
and ever-meeting
strange new friends and others
and seeking respect
for oneself and for all.

The way of the wind
is to blow with great force
and topple the structures
that were built (of course)
to preserve the power
of those who have got it
and deny the power
of those who have not it—
as they stand against
the way of the wind,
soon enough there will be
no more wall.


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crossposted to sunbowpublications.com

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