Douglas Malloch Poems

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1.
Be the Best of Whatever You Are

If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley — but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
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2.
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
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3.
Christmas

We'll twine some holly on the chandelier,
We'll hang a 'Merry Christmas!' on the wall;
Remember, brothers, Christmas time is near,
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4.
Echoes

Fine men have walked this way before,
Whatever Lodge your Lodge may be;
Whoever stands before the door,
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5.
Always A Mason

Let no king quite put off his crown!
I still would have him kingly when
In some old inn the king sat down
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6.
The Little Lodge Of Long Ago

The Little Lodge of long ago —
It wasn't very much for show;
Men met above the village store,
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7.
Building

Brick by brick the Masons builded
Till the highest cross was gilded
With the glory of the sun,
Till the noble task was done.
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8.
The Masonry Of Spring

Men say, 'How wonderful is Spring!'
I say, 'How marvelous is man!'
For Spring no more can gladness bring
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9.
Make Me Mellow

Some would have Spring within the heart,
But I, some mellow month in mine
Like old October: flowers depart,
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10.
Members Or Masons

Oh, his hair was a white as the snow that we tread,
With a little black cap on the back of his head,
And he trembled a bit, but I saw in his eyes
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