"A REAL MASON"
Courtesy of Rising Sun Lodge 151 - Japan Poem by Brother Frank F. Baer My Brother, Masonry means more Than just to wear a pin, Or carrying a dues receipt So the lodge will let you in. You wear an emblem on your coat, And on your hand a ring. But if your not sincere at heart This doesn't mean a thing. It's just an 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 he's sick, Or help him when in need Without a thought of a reward For any act or deed. Conduct yourself 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!