Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Master Mason -- Original Poem

Brethren all,

Just received this today. Its a poem written by a brother from my mother lodge. Although he's hit some rough times lately, he finds comfort in our brotherhood.

Jim...


A MASTER MASON

MAKING GOOD MEN BETTER!
WITH HONOR WE PROCLAIM IN DIAPASON,
FOR EVERY WORD, SYLLABLE, OR LETTER
DEFINES THE DUTY OF A MASTER MASON.

A SECRET HANDSHAKE AND A SECRET PASS,
BUT A TRANSPARENT REPORT OF SOCIAL DEVOTION,
OUR RITUAL IS AN INTELLECTUAL MASS,
WITH BROTHERLY LOVE AND WORTHY EMOTION.

OUR TOOLS ARE PRESERVED BY ETHICS AND PRIDE,
THE OATHS WE TAKE WITH OUR OWN LIFE,
THE SUPREME BEING IS OUR TRUTHFUL GUIDE.
WE FEAR NO DANGER! WE FEAR NO KNIFE!

WARS, DISASTERS AND FAMINE
RELIEF AND SUPPORT COME FROM A LODGE.
WHOEVER WANTS TO REVIEW AND EXAMINE,
HISTORY IS OUR WITNESS THAT WE NEVER DODGE!

FAMOUS OR OBSURE, RICH OR POOR,
BROTHERS ARE BROTHERS UNTIL THE END.
FOR JUSTICE TO BE SERVED WE MUST ENDURE!
FREEDOM IS A RIGHT WE NEED TO DEFEND!

(c) John D. Apostolopoulos


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