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Nov 18
2016

A Poem for Provincial Grand Lodge – 19th November 2016

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Our esteemed ‘Provincial Grand Poet has scribed a lovely piece for the annual meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge, especially for our well beloved Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro Roger who has not been too well but is making a fantastic recovery. Albeit we know he’s still doing too much! I know we are all looking forward to yet another Marvellous Mark day with true friends, old an new at the Heart of England Conference Centre….So here goes!

 

TODAY IS A DAY OF REFLECTION AND ANTICIPATION

TINGED WITH SOME SADNESS AND SOME CELEBRATION

ACTING OFFICERS SOME  RETIRING SOME STAYING ON

NEWLY APPOINTED OFFICERS WONDERING WHAT THEY HAVE DONE

 

TO DESERVE THEIR APPOINTMENT FOR THE FORTHCOMING YEAR

A YEAR TO BE TREASURED AND FOR THEM TO HOLD DEAR

WITH THANKS RENDERED FOR SERVICES NOW AT AN END

MAY THOSE NEWLY APPOINTED MAINTAIN THE TREND

 

TO UPHOLD THE TRADITIONS WE HAVE COME TO EXPECT

USING THEIR MARK  RITUAL AND SKILLS TO GOOD EFFECT

WE WISH ALL TODAY A MOST ENJOYABLE TIME

PREPARATIONS ALL DONE KNOWING ALL WILL BE FINE

 

APPOINTMENTS PROMOTIONS A JOY TO BEHOLD

AS THE CAREER OF A BROTHER IS SEEN TO UNFOLD

WE THANK OUR VISITORS AGAIN FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT

FOR THEIR PRESENCE AS ALWAYS AS THEIR COUNSEL IS SOUGHT

 

WE VALUE THEIR COMMENTS IN WHATEVER GUISE

AS CONSTRUCTIVE AND HELPFUL AS THOSE DEEMED TO BE WISE

IN SEEKING TO MAINTAIN THE MARK DEGREE ETHIC OF JOY AND OF FUN

WE TRUST THIS HAS BEEN ACHIEVED TODAY IN WHAT WE HAVE DONE

 

W.Bro. W.T. Clark – Provincial Grand Junior Warden

P.Prov.G.J.W. the Provincial Grand Poet