The Soul of Man

  taken from "Someone Cares" by Helen Steiner Rice     Every man has a deep heart need                         That cannot be filled with doctrine or creed For the soul of man knows nothing more                         than just that he is longing for A Heaven that is safe and sure                         a fortress where Continue reading

The Lambskin Apron (another poem)

  Author unknown   It is not ornamental; the cost is not great, There are other things far more useful, yet truly I state, Tho of all my possessions, there's none can compare, With that white leather apron, which all Masons wear.   As a young lad I wondered just what it all meant, When Dad hustled around, and so much time Continue reading

The Lambskin (Scottish)

    Be proud of  that lambskin more ancient by far Than the fleece of pure gold or the eagle of war. 'Tis the emblem of innocence and nobler to wear Than the Thistle of Scotland* or order so rare.   Let the King wear his purple and point to his crown That will fall from his brow ere his throne tumbles down. But Continue reading

The Lambskin Apron (poem)

  An interesting poem, written in 1917 by Brother D. L. Clements   "The white leather apron is more ancient by far Than the eagles of Rome, a symbol of war, Or the fleece of pure gold by emperors given, A rich decoration for which many have striven. The Garter of England, an Order most rare, Although highly Continue reading

Desiderata

  Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.   Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story.   Avoid loud and aggressive persons, Continue reading

A Forever Friend

  Sometimes in life you find a special friend Someone who changes your life just by being part of it.   Someone who makes you laugh until you can't stop Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the World. Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for Continue reading

A Brilliant Statement

2 GET and 2 GIVE CREATES MANY PROBLEMS FOR MASONS WE HAVE THE ANSWER WE SIMPLY DOUBLE IT!! 4 GET AND 4 GIVE SOLVES ALL THE PROBLEMS Continue reading

Wisdom (The Poem)

Let kindness spread like sunshine and embrace those who are sad. Respect their dignity, give them joy and leave them feeling glad. Forgive those who may hurt you and though you have your pride, listen closely to their viewpoint and try to see the other side. Walk softly, when you are angry try not to take offence. Invoke your sense of humour, Continue reading

The Old Masters Wages

  I met a dear old man today who wore a Masonic PinIt was old and faded, like the man, its edges worn and thinI approached the park bench where he sat to give the Old Brother his due,I Said “I see you’ve traveled East and he said “I have, Have You?”I Said, I have, and in my day before the setting sunI played in the rubble with Jubala, Jubilo and Continue reading