Hiram Poem

Last night I knelt where Hiram knelt
 and took an obligation,
 And know I'm closer to my GOD
 for I'm a Master Mason.
Though heretofore my fellow man seemed
each one like the other,
 Today I search each one apart
 I'm looking for my Brother.
 And as I feel his friendly grip
 it fills my heart with pride
 I know that while I'm on the square
 that he is on my side.
 footsteps on my errand go
 if I should such desire.
 My words are safe within his breast
 though within my own.
 His hand forever on my back
 to help me safely home.
 Good council whispers in my ear
 warns of any danger.
Square and Compass tis Brother now
 who once would call me stranger.
 I might not have lived a moral life
 and risen to distinction
 Without my brothers helping hand
and the fellowship of Masons.
 But God who knows how hard it is
 to resist life's temptations,
 Knows why I knelt where Hiram knelt
 took that obligation.
                           Submitted by Steve Green