[Square & Compasses]

Poem: "Side-Liners"

Earl W. Owens, Belpre (Ohio) Lodge #609
PDDGM - 17th Masonic District of Ohio

There's a certain group of people
Who, much credit never get.
They do not give the Lectures
Or in the Big Chair, ever set.

Just the "bearers of burden"
These fellows of yours and mine.
They give their all for the building
Laying one stone at a time.

They will never be presented
In the East for our applause.
Still we could not do without them
They're so important to our cause.

They do not see the Trestle Board
Or behold the Grand Design.
Just cheerfully give to their Master
Laying one stone at a time.

So you tell me, as we gather
Who with Grand Honors we show?
Is it the Sailboats so lovely,
Or the breeze that makes them go?

Alas! Well Done! Faithful servant
You've run your race just fine.
Enjoy the fruits of your Labor,
From Laying one stone at a time!

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