Received from a Brother

Discussion in 'Poetry and Words of Wisdom' started by david918, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. david918

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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.
     
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  2. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Raven

    Raven Registered User

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    Great post, Bro.
     
  4. 8thGenerationTexan

    8thGenerationTexan Registered User

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    I so enjoyed the words here Brother David thanks 4 sharing
     
  5. Letney

    Letney Registered User

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    Excellent poem, definitely words to live by! ;)b
     
  6. trey_odom

    trey_odom Registered User

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    well done... thank you ... that poem was powerful ..
     
  7. kilo

    kilo Registered User

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    Well done that is an excellent poem. Thank you David for sharing....
     
  8. SMITHENHALS

    SMITHENHALS Registered User

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    Wonderful, thank you David.
     
  9. cchristian875

    cchristian875 Registered User

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    Thank you so much!! this put a lot of things in perspective.
     

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