So let me be Frank. It’s a name I’ve always liked. My grandfather’s name was Frank and we were good friends. He was only my ‘sort of’ grandfather. My ‘actual’ grandfather was a mysterious Austrian (Austrian, not Australian, I stress) violinist who I never met and of whom my mother never spoke. Frank was my grandmother’s third husband – so that tells you something about my grandmother. I hope it goes without saying that I was very close friends with her, too. I used to sleep at her house every Friday night and she would quietly put sweet biscuits under my pillow after I had dozed off, for me to eat when I awoke in the morning. My mother would not have approved.
I have no recollection or information about my second grandfather, either, but my mother chose to keep his name. I should have her asked why. Too late now.
So, as I say, let me be Frank, and state, quite frankly, that I am lazy. I planned to scan all the F ideas from people to seek inspiration but, in the end, I couldn’t be F’d.
So I fell into the arms, once again, of Ms Matthews. I promise, frankly, to leave her in peace until at least L, or thereabouts …
F is for Frankenstein
Saw it on tellie
Based on a book by some chick
Just one look I could see
He was crook.
He was smelly
He was cruel. He was kind
He was so Machiavelli
4 thoughts on “F is for Frank”
Ogden Nash would have been proud…=)
😂 Good one!
Great poem!! Those memories of your grandmother are so beautiful!!
My grandmothers also were married three times each. Wow, our grandmothers got around!
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I started laughing as soon as I saw the black and white, I knew…I had a hard time with this letter and went through about five ideas and gave up. Keep posting!🥰
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