Men and Deeds

Wanted: Men.
Not systems fit and wise,
Not faiths with rigid eyes.
Not wealth in mountain piles,
Not power with gracious smiles,
Not even the potent pen;
Wanted: Men.

Wanted: Deeds.
Not words of winning note,
Not thoughts from life remote,
Not fond religious airs,
Not sweetly languid prayers,
Not love of scent and creeds;
Wanted: Deeds.

Men and Deeds.
Men that can dare and do;
Not longings for the new,
Not pratings of the old;
Good life and action bold
These the occasion needs,
Men and Deeds.

-Bro. Chip Pardi