The Strawberry Patch

Enrichment and Inspiration for Beta Sigma Phi Sisters from Marilyn Ross

What Beta Sigma Phi Means To Me

The following poem was used as a closing ceremony at a Founder's Day observance in Anderson, IN.
(written by Bette Plummer of Indiana Eta Xi, Anderson)

In hushed silence, a hundred hearts beat as one

A sisterhood of beauty, united in a common cause

Whose constant aim and purpose is never done

In tribute to the honored Founder now we pause.

As the Ritual intoned in splendid pageant and array

Repeats tradition borne of years now past,

With candles red for Courage in glowing bold display,

Bright yellow burning for a Vision held steadfast.

One candle, blue, a torch depicting meek Humility,

One burning green for Fellowship in all we see and do,

A glow of orange to fill our hearts with earnest Loyalty,

A kindred bond of Service symbolized in violet hue.

Reflections of this night shall touch our hearts

In leaving we may go with heads held high

Our Founder's dream glows bright as now we part,

Renewing pride in Beta Sigma Phi.

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