Douglas Malloch Poems
- It's Fine Today Sure, this world is full of trouble I ain't...
- The Masonry Of Spring Men say, 'How wonderful is Spring!' I...
- Building Brick by brick the Masons builded Till the highest...
- The Little Lodge Of Long Ago The Little Lodge of long ago — ...
- Always A Mason Let no king quite put off his crown! I still...
- Echoes Fine men have walked this way before, Whatever Lodge...
- Father's Lodge Father's lodge, I well remember, wasn't large...
Douglas Malloch (May 5, 1877 – July 2, 1938) was an American poet, short-story writer and Associate Editor of American Lumberman, a trade paper in Chicago. He became known as a "Lumberman's poet" both locally and nationally. He is noted for writing Round River Drive and "Be the Best of Whatever You Are" in addition to many other creations. He was commissioned to write the Michigan State Song.
Brother Malloch, as he was called, was born in Muskegon, Michigan which was known as a center of the lumbering industry. He grew up amidst the forest, logging camps, sawmills and lumber yards. He became famous among the people of twentieth century involved in the lumbering ... more »
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It's Fine Today
Sure, this world is full of trouble
I ain't said it ain't.
Lord, I've had enough and double
Reason for complaint;
Rain and storm have come to fret me,
Skies are often gray;
Thorns and brambles have beset me
On the road — but say,
Ain't it fine today?
What's the use of always weepin',
Making trouble last?
What's the use of always keepin'
Thinkin' of the past?
Each must have his tribulation —
Water with his wine;
Life, it ain't no celebration,
Trouble? — I've had mine —
But today is fine!
It's today that I am livin',...