Forced Attention

Stone statues salute silently while lookers at and passers by cheer.
Gusty gales cause commotion to the dismay of those most near.
Resulting rumbles snap onlookers from a trance when statutes fall.
Frustration forces former followers to point, sneer, and jeer. Up! Get tall!
While considered nothing down below, they are even less when left in tow.