The Old Freemason

Discussion in 'Poetry and Words of Wisdom' started by Blake Bowden, May 18, 2014.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    I met a dear old man today
    Who wore a Masonic pin
    It was old and faded like the man,
    It's edges worn and thin.

    I approached the park bench where he sat,
    To give the old brother his due
    I said "I see you've traveled East",
    He said, "I have, have you?"

    I said, I have and in my day
    Before the all seeing sun
    I played in the rubble
    With Jubala, Jubelo, and Jubalum.

    He said don't laugh at the work my son
    It's good and sweet and true.....
    And if you've traveled as you said
    You should give these things their due.

    The word, the sign, the token,
    The sweet Masonic prayer.
    The vow that you have taken
    You have climbed the inner stair.

    The wages of a Mason are never paid in gold
    But the gain comes from contentment
    When you're weak and growing old.

    You see, I've carried my obligations
    For almost 50 years
    It has helped me through the hardships
    And the failures full of tears...

    Now I'm losing my mind and body
    Death is near, but I don't despair
    I've lived my life upon the level
    And I'm dying on the square.

    Sometimes the greatest lessons
    Are those that are learned anew
    And the old man in the park today
    Has changed my point of view.

    To all my Masonic brothers
    The only secret is to care
    May you live upon the level
    And part upon the square.
     
  2. WEST TX MASON

    WEST TX MASON Registered User

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    Very nice..


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  3. ddugger81112

    ddugger81112 Registered User

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    Very awesome! SMIB

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  4. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Certainly brings up points to ponder.
     
  5. Tpower31

    Tpower31 Premium Member

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    I love this poem as well as th one titled I’m ready for my last degree they are so meaningful and say so much about the craft and the commitment to it


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  6. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    I really like this one also.
     
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