|A Real Mason By Brother Frank F. Baer |
My Brother, Masonry means more
Than just to wear a pin,
Or caring a dues receipt
So the lodge will let you in.
You wear an emblem on your coat,
And on your hand ring.
Itís just and outward sign to show
The world that you belong
To this Fraternal Brotherhood
That teaches right from wrong.
What really counts lies buried deep
Within the human breast;
Masonic teaching brings it out
And puts it to the test
If you can do outside the lodge
The things you learn within,
Be just and upright to yourself
And to your fellow men;
Console a Brother when heís sick,
Or help him when in need
Without a thought of a reward
For any act or deed.
Conduct yourself in such in such a way
The world without can see
None but the best can meet the test
Laid down by Masonry.
Respect and live up to your trust
And do the best you can;
Then you can tell the world you are
A Mason and a Man!
By Brother Frank F. Baer