Frank V. Gardner

Washington, D. C.
Frank V. Gardner
Washington, D. C.

Poems

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1.
Father I Hardly Knew
My father, who I hardly knew,
Was never one to shirk.
He died in nineteen twenty four,
While helping friends at work.
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2.
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.
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3.
Sanctification Of Love
Those lovers, young, may think they know,
But they won't know the score,
Until they're married twenty years,
And then they add some more.
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4.
Come Home. Danny
The day that Danny went away
He didn't make a fuss.
It was the second day of May....
He left a note for us.
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5.
Iambic Tetrameter And Me
Today, I sat me down to ponder
Why I write like this:
Four metric feet, first line of text,
And three feet in the next.
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6.
Body Man, A Special Breed
The body man is in a job
That he's been in for years.
He gets it done, as they all do,
With muscle, sweat.... and beers.
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7.
Mexico Farewell
Six years we've lived in Mexico,
And now it's time to go.
We're headed back to Washington,
Where winter brings the snow.
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8.
Not Any Other Landing Force
They called us Landing Force, Air Support
Control Unit One:
Marines who knew the difference 'tween
A rifle and a gun.
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9.
Widow And Very Special Mother
In nineteen hundred twenty four,
Because our father died,
Our mother had to go to work,
And swallow family pride.
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10.
Joseph Julian, Marine Corps Legend
One Joseph 'Rudy' Julian,
A World War Two Marine,
Was killed on Iwo Jima in a
A most heroic scene.
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