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Baron Steuben Lodge #264 

"Dad Halley's Poem"

Is there anybody happy because you passed his way;
Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today;
This day is almost over and its toiling time is through;
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word for you?

Did you have a cheerful greeting for a friend as you passed along,
Or was it a churlish "how do" as you vanished in the throng;
Were you selfish, pure and simple, as you rushed along your way,
Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today ?

Can you say tonight in parting with the day that's slipping fast,
That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed;
Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said,
Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead ?

Did you waste a day or lose it, was it well or poorly spent ?
Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent ?
And as you close your eyes in slumber, 
Do you think that God could say,
"My son, you have earned one more tomorrow 
For a deed you did today."

Irwin W. "Dad" Hally is a Past Master of the former Larchmont Lodge # 1030 F&AM,
now merged with Huguenot Lodge #46.   He was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason
on June 8, 1926 - 73 years as a Mason. Special thanks to Arty Vosatka for sharing this poem with me.