Sail On Dear Brother

        Sail On Dear Brother
Bright blue beads sprouted yet single continuous strung together
With the same aspirations purposes likes connected with love aglow
Honor and pride dreams and despair in family we all grow
We congregate socialize adjust engage intensify we laugh we work
This is who we are hewn out of the same igneous rock yet unique
Camaraderie best describes our get togethers the full awareness trust
Total attention cheers we give to the spirits offered to us by a Brother
Yes we call each other Brother cut from a single block of kind thought
Underlying the foundation of our friendship a Brotherhood of Men
We depend upon each other no pretenses in our actions we are one kind
We thrive just like our rock setters envisioned many decades ago
A continuing gathering of brave men the seekers of truth visionaries all
Leaders we become wisdom we possess we mentor share but we remain modest
For when we rejoice in our laurels we rest on them we decay humbled we fail
Look at the winners around you the brother beside you your wife loved ones yourself
The embodiment of the Fraternity proudly known as The Tau Alpha.
The good things we are sharing wherever we gather this joy this fellowship
A gift from our Founding Fathers Argonauts in their own rights in the ship Argo they set sail
Journeyed the turbulent seas through crushing cliffs through tests of time
At hand The Golden Fleece a Treasure of wisdom ever will keep us together unbroken
A family of faith honor bound we are beholden to beauty the truth steadfast we keep
The line of blue beads will wear yet will remain rejuvenated woven with new golden ones
Intermittently we pause when one on the thread suddenly flickers and dims
We come together congregate as we have always done before
Honor celebrate the life of our dear departed Brother
A Tau Alphan a Golden Bead taken close to our hearts we bid him “Sail on dear Brother!”
We remain unbroken our brotherhood will ever transcend
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A poem honoring brotherhood.

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