TWO MEN ANSWERED – ONE REPLIED

Wyrdwend

(The Fable of the Working-Man)

Two men answered, one replied
They all made echoes none denied
Every statement seemed the best
Til came the time to run the tests

The one man argued slick and sure
The second shyly, then demurred
The third said, “Test us, then we’ll see”
The other two proclaimed, “Agreed!”

The first then set his theory out
The crowd was breathless, without doubt
Yet when the test was run to see
Not a single one agreed

The second by his clever wit
By craft did self-same soon acquit
Yet when the test was run to see
Solutions proved quite absentee

The third man did not speak at all
He did not argue or forestall
He busied self at his lone task
To do the thing that he’d been asked

To prove his statements worked as true
To show no twixt tween say and do
So of…

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