"That Fellows On The Square"

Discussion in 'Poetry and Words of Wisdom' started by Blake Bowden, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member


    It matters not whate'er your lot
    or what your task may be
    One duty there remains for you,
    One duty stands for me.
    Be you a doctor skilled and wise,
    Or do your work for wage,
    A labourer upon the street,
    An artist on the stage;
    One glory still awaits for you.
    One honour that is fair,
    To have men say as you pass by:
    "That fellow's on the square."

    Ah, here's a phrase that stands for much,
    Tis good old English, too;
    It means that men have confidence
    In everything you do.
    It means that what you have you've earned,
    And that you've done your best
    And when you go to sleep at night
    Untroubled you may rest.
    It means that conscience is your guide,
    And honour is your care;
    There is no greater praise than this:
    "That fellow's on the square."

    And when I die I would not wish
    A lengthy epitaph;
    I do not want a headstone large,
    Carved with fulsome chaff.
    Pick out no single deed of mine,
    If such a deed there be,
    To 'grave upon my monument,
    For those who come to see.
    Just this one phrase of all I choose,
    To show my life was fair:
    "Here sleepeth now a fellow who
    Was always on the square." - Anon
  2. Benton

    Benton Premium Member

    Excellent poem! Thank you for posting this! I really enjoyed it!

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