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

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

Amen.

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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Blood On The Rose

Trip a wire in my brain
Short circuit to distant dreams
Destinations where I want to arive
Paths that I fear to tread
It keeps the dream alive
But is it all in my head?
Or the monster under the bed

You’re the monster under the bed

Yeah, I remember what I want to forget
Yeah, I want what I don’t deserve to get
No, I won’t ever regret the path I chose
But why does there need to be blood on the rose?

But is it all in my head?
Or is it the monster under the bed?
It’s right there under my nose
Tomorrow and forever there will always be
Blood on the rose

 

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The Only Answer

I look back and I wonder
What the hell did I do?
But inside I ponder
What would have been in a year?
The only answer is a tear

The only answer is a tear

I sat still and blamed myself
For ending it too soon
Emotions on a shelf
What to let never near?
The only answer is a tear

The only answer is a tear

An angel watching over
Staring at the full moon
Find another lover
What is there left to fear?
The only answer is a tear

The only answer is a tear

With The Book Of Rules

August turns to September’s matrimony
An ending that was made too soon
Walk across the floor to the center of the room
Back steps are impossible in time
Move forward
Take the hand of desire
Dance across the floor
Then walk out of the door
With your foolish pride tucked away in your back pocket
With the book of rules you hold so dear
A night that can’t end too soon
Staring at the moon
Wanting to bend what you made
The tears cascade
Push them aside
With your foolish pride tucked away in your back pocket
With the book of rules you hold so dear
September expires all hope with that beautiful smile
That used to look you in the eye
Now it stares in the other direction
Now it dances across the floor
And walks away
Leaving you to die alone
With your foolish pride tucked away in your back pocket
With the book of rules you hold so dear

So Long Ago Cast

I can forgive
It makes me a better man
I can learn to love again
I swear that I can
I can learn to forget you
Or at least I think I can

The wound ran deep
And maybe it had to
To make me realize
I could live without you
If you knew the tears I cried
What would your heart do

It’s too late for that
I know you don’t regret
The blade that cut through me
I will never forget
A scar that I’ll bear forever
Vulnerability never again let

Look into the future
Never let in from the past
Emotions that pass too slowly
Never meant to last
A heart forever burdened
By a stone so long ago cast


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Inner Sanctum

There’s a door to the sanctum where inspiration is bled from me
It used to be easy to find
Even when there wasn’t a sign
But now it lies buried in distant memories
Of days past that shall never be
Again

There’s a longing in my heart where emotion once roamed free
It may never live there again
Except in deep desperation
And uncovered in the darkest of times
But the desirous will never see
Inside

There’s a chasm inside my soul where temptation used to be
It’s hidden by a dark gray line
Buried in the depths of time
With remnants of what has forever been lost
And what is for all eternity meant to be
Denied


Copyright © 2016 Mr. Flying Pig

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