IF, by Rudyard Kipling.

IF, by Rudyard Kipling.

IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too Continue reading

The Bridge Builder

The Bridge Builder A poem; written by Will Allen Dromgoole. An old man, going down a lone highway, Came to the evening, cold & grey, To a chasm, vast and deep and wide, Through which was flowing a sullen tide. The old man crossed in the twilight dim, The sullen tide had no fears for him;   But he turned, when he Continue reading

Take my Hand and Follow me.

Take My Hand; Follow Me The secrets of Masonry I wanted to know. Of a Mason I asked what those secrets might be. He replied, "First we talk, then we will see." A petition he granted and ordered it filled To be read at a meeting and a judgment be willed. Then questions I answered about God and home; Of habits and friends; a wife or alone. In time I Continue reading

Short Vacations

SHORT VACATIONS from Somebody Loves You by Helen Steiner Rice We all need "short vacations" in life's fast and maddening race An interlude of quietness from the constant, jet age pace.... So, when your day in pressure packed and your hours are all too few, Just close your eyes and Meditate and let GOD talk to you. For when we keep on Continue reading

An Anniversary

An Anniversary "Is Another Link of Love Binding Couples Closer" a poem by Helen Steiner Rice It takes a special day like this To just sit back and reminisce And think of all the things you've shared Since the first day you knew "You Cared" Of course things change, for that is Life And Love between Man & Wife Cannot remain "Romantic Continue reading

I Pass this way but Once

I PASS THIS WAY BUT ONCE This original Poem was named "The Pilgrim Way" and written by John Oxenham. I pass this way but once, and then, the silent door Swings on its hinges, Opens . Closes, and no more I pass this way. So while I may, with all my might I shall essay sweet comfort and delight to all I meet upon this Pilgrim Way. For no man Continue reading

Everyone needs Someone

Everyone Needs Someone taken from "Someone Cares" The Collected Poems of Helen Steiner Rice People need people, and friends need friends. We all need Love, for a full life depends Not on vast riches, or great acclaim, Not on success or on Worldly fame, But just in knowing that someone cares And holds us close, in their thoughts and Continue reading

They All Came Just For Me

They All Came Just For Me By: Bro. Richard L. Jenkins For the brothers of Cass Lodge 412, Griswold Iowa. Something big is going on here. Or so I thought that night, As the Masons came to gather round the Great and lesser lights. One from here and one from there From places far and wide, They came to do, I knew not what, As they gathered there Continue reading

A Friend is a Gift of God

Good Morning As so often happens, something gets into my mind and I feel compelled to react. In this case I was researching "The Educator" website, looking for some guidance on what the viewers seemed to be most interested in reading, only to find that Poetry of an inspirational nature was extremely popular.     In retrospect this should not be Continue reading