The Lodge Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Lodge
A summons had been given that no Brother could dodge
With due and timely notice, the Master did send
The notice of a meeting we all must attend

As we waited with patience for the chair in the East
To be filled by his presence our questions increased
Why were we called there on this Christmas Eve?
What had Worshipful planned? Just what could it be?

When he walked through the door, he hadn’t a clue
He said “I received a summons, the same as did you”
So who called the special meeting this cold winter night
With a summons that said it would give us great light?

Then on the lodge roof there arose such a clatter
We all sprang out the door to see what was the matter
And what to our wondering eyes should appear
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer

While standing outside in the new fallen snow
From inside the Lodge, we heard a loud “HO HO HO!”
We ran back inside and it gave us great pause
Sitting in the East was Worshipful Santa Clause

The Master’s apron and jewel he wore with great pride
Merry Christmas my Brothers he said smiling wide
From North Pole Number one, I send you a greeting
And very special news from our latest meeting

You have guided your lives as all Mason’s should
By the square and the compasses, you always do good
Your character ne’er fails to stick to the heart of
Friendship, Morality, and Brotherly Love

And so then my Brothers, from the Lodge in the North
You are all honored members from this day hence forth
Continue to live by the compasses and square
Then St. Nick asked the chaplain to lead us in prayer

Master Santa then said I must finish my night
Now hop in my sleigh for a magic Christmas flight
My reindeer will take you where this night you belong
Home to your families who’ll never know you were gone

“Now Dasher! Now Dancer!
Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid!
On, Donner and Blitzen!
From this Lodge to their homes
Take these Brothers withal!
Now dash away! Dash away!
Dash away all!”

Back with my family on that on that Christmas Eve
I told them this story but they couldn’t believe
I told them of riding in Santa’s red sleigh
They still say I had way too much eggnog that day

My Brothers still talk of that night second to none
When Santa made us members of North Pole number one
And how he flew out of sight and exclaimed from above
Merry Christmas to all and to all, Brotherly love


Sometimes it’s hard to not feel animosity
Especially when you were thrown under the bus
And had perseverance to shine through
Kindred spirits
Shallow stripped souls
I hope you’re happy together
Really, I do.
Fuck you.


I have a friend of mine facing divorce right now and I hate thinking that they are even considering that prospect.

There will always be people that hold a special place in our hearts, because regardless of the past, we know that deep down inside, they are a good person. We knew that from the first moment we met them. It hurts to hear that they are going through something like this.

In this situation, you wish you could reach out and offer support, but you can’t. You are with someone who is equally a good person. Someone you love to all earthly bounds. Someone you vowed your love to.

I pray to God that if they need to, my friend will read this and know that there are people who will help them if they need it; even if it can be only in prayer. I pray that they know they will always be loved by family as well as from afar.

The Grand Scheme

Tearing the fabric
Safety net forever gone
I wish I could save you
But in the grand scheme of it all
That would make it all wrong

When I heard it was over I nearly cried
Mixed company surrounded
Always keep it sealed inside
You know the expert I’ve become at that
You’ve always deserved so much better
Though it burns recalling the pain
Writ in an age old letter
Born to resignation and regret

Numbing and dumbing
Opening up the floodgates
I wish I could lend a heart
But in the grand scheme of it all
That would seal both our fates

So I watch from a distance
In wonderous awe and regret
Of the short time we shared together
Of a time I will never forget

I Know It Is The Way

I have sinned.
I have sin within me
Therefore, I know I will sin in the days to come
No matter how hard I try to make it not so
But I will try with all of my will
And I beg Your forgiveness
For I am weak
And I know I will fail
But that will not make me stop trying
For I know it is The Way

I beg Christ
will guide me to light
Through all the dark misunderstandings of my ways
Through the desires that try to make it not so
Have I earned Your forgiveness?
For I am weak
I will try not to fail
I will keep believing forever
For I know it is the way

It is the way that I must follow
I do not deserve the blessing of your forgiveness
But I pray you will forgive me

I do not deserve the blessing of your forgiveness
But I pray you will forgive me


I Don’t Want to Know

I don’t know if you ever betrayed my trust
I don’t know if I ever want to know There’s comfort in the unknown
There’s solitude in what I want to believe
I don’t want to know

I don’t want to know how I wanted to believe
How I wanted to believe that I wasn’t a fool
I don’t want to be a fool that trusted you
I don’t want to be the fool that lost you
I don’t want to be a fool
I don’t want to remember how much I needed to let you go
I don’t want to know

I saw you after and you looked so happy
That smile you wore was never for me
How could I even ask you to try again?
Ask you to lose that wonderful smile
I was glad you were so happy
I wanted you to be happy
I just wanted you to be happy with me
I wanted to be able to let you go
I didn’t want to know
I don’t want to know

You emptied my heart of desire for anyone but you
You showed me the truth of faith and the beauty in simplicity
I abandoned you for uncertainty and suspicion
I ran away
I didn’t know
I didn’t understand
I let go of your hand
But never let you know I still held it through the night
Until the breaking light of dawn
The light that will always be a reminder of what
I don’t want to know

I still loved you
I will always still love you

I didn’t want you to know
I don’t want you to know
I don’t want to know

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Beauty and Sin

Deep inside I’m closing the door
Never to be opened again in the daylight
What was the meaning?
What was it all for?
Forever remembering trading day for night

You stole my heart and soul
Leaving me in a eternal see saw fantasy
Between trust and betrayal
Was it always all wrong?
Ice cold empty promises that you gave to me

I want to hate you
You don’t know how much I’ve tried
I need to still love you
You don’t know how much I’ve lied

Distantly holding open the door
Darkness hiding the illumination from within
Obscuring the the gouge you cut
Deep into my heart
Cradled by what lies between beauty and sin

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