A Better Lodge

Discussion in 'Poetry and Words of Wisdom' started by Blake Bowden, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm looking for a few good men,
    to build a better lodge,
    Where precept taught, tradition lived,
    and reason, are enough.
    Will one percent want to be true,
    and one tenth of them, move?
    A handful, who will give their time,
    their thought, their work, their love.

    Our walk betrays our talk now,
    as we live in contradiction.
    We stress performance and advancement,
    rank and hierarchy.
    And piety and charity
    with praise and ostentation.
    Not contemplation,
    understanding and humility.

    To love, to help, and to be true,
    to seek to know ourselves,
    With liberty of conscience,
    equal with all human kind:
    We must reject all ignorance,
    unfairness and pretense,
    Leave ego and ambition,
    pride and prejudice behind.
     
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  3. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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  4. jwhoff

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    Good stuff!

    But, must confess, for a second I thought Vince was in on it. Nice picture though.

    Thanks brother Blake. Your work is much appreciated.
     

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