Frank V. Gardner
Frank V. Gardner Poems
- This Time, You Come To Me All through our lovely married ...
- Father I Hardly Knew My father, who I hardly knew, Was ...
- Sanctification Of Love Those lovers, young, may think they ...
- Come Home. Danny The day that Danny went away He didn't make...
- Iambic Tetrameter And Me Today, I sat me down to ponder Why ...
- Body Man, A Special Breed The body man is in a job That ...
- Mexico Farewell Six years we've lived in Mexico, And now ...
Frank, born in Washington, lived his early years in the small community of Glencarlyn, across the Potomac River from the Nation's Capital, in Arlington County, Virginia. After his father, Francis I. V. Gardner, died in a construction accident. his mother, Marie Gardner, moved with Frank, age four, and his two sisters, back to Washington, where she went to work as a clerk-typist for the U. S. Government. Frank attended elementary and high school in Washington.
After completing two years of college in 1942, Frank enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps to fight in World War Two. After boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, he was trained as a radio operator in the Naval Training... more »
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This Time, You Come To Me
All through our lovely married life
I've had to go away.
And it was always you, my dear,
Who was back home to stay.
It wasn't my own choosing,
But the Government, which said
That I must leave my family,
And sacred marriage bed.
The FBI was first to pry
Our soothing arms apart.
And, each time I returned to you
With ever swelling heart.
The Foreign Service, next, attempted
Separate our arms.
But I was not to be denied,
Returning to your charms.
I came back to you every time,
From places I can name: ...