Frank V. Gardner Poems

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11.
John Kennedy, Eternal Rest

The day John Kennedy was shot,
He bowed his wounded head...
His wife embraced him frantically,
Her lap, a martyr's bed.
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12.
Rest Assured, John Kennedy

The years have passed since Kennedy...
With heartache, war, and strife....
How would it be if, only,
He had not then lost his life?
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13.
Mother's Day With Microwave

This early morn I woke befuddled; .
Came downstairs to write
These thoughts that in my mind were muddled
Through the stormy night.
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14.
Retiring For Final Writings

There's got to be another poem;
Perhaps a book or two.
I have ideas for writing them
By then I should be through.
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15.
Pope John, Ecumenical Man

Pope John is dead! The crowds go home,
Their vigil's over now;
Their prayers continue for the man
Who simply showed them how.
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16.
Gerry's Paintings On The Wall

On Echols Street in Sixty Three
There was some 'painting' done,
And those who did that painting
Said it was a lot of fun.
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17.
Let Us Join The Town

We're separated by the creek!
Frustrated by the pike!
We're cut off from the town in ways
No one of you would like!
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18.
Gardner Seven Teens

In spring when buds are popping,
And the leaves are showing green,
Who could enjoy it better than
A girl of seventeen.
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19.
Chain Of Twenty Five

Another year has passed, my love,
And now it's twenty five:
The total years our marriage has
Been true, and been alive.
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20.
Do The Best You Can

The world around us doesn't wait for us to make a mark;
For waiting is so futile when we have so little spark.
So many do the waiting as they watch the world go by;
Too many sit and wonder how the mountains meet the sky.
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