Whichever Way this Great Pendulum Swings...
Forest Dweller: Jesse Van Horne in the Medicine Bows 2016, photo by Aaron Paul.
Whichever way this great pendulum swings
I know that I know that I know a few things,
Among them that love sure conquers all
and the bigger they are, the harder they fall.
I don't put my faith or my fear in one man
or one woman or any who can't or who can,
My faith doesn't dangle and spin on the wind
but rather it blossoms where sunshine comes in.
So whether you think that it's red or its blue
I'll tell you its purple, this long overdue.
As long as you gaze on the things without
you'll continue to dangle and spin all about
As for me I'll be standing, as sure as the Oak
whether this way or that way the pendulum strokes
There's a shaft of bright sunlight beginning to shine
to awaken us, those who understand we're divine.
That pendulum swings as its nature has told
to stand despite swinging is what it means to be bold.