You may have known him as dad or friend
Some may simply know him as the simple man
He was different to us all, but he was Frank to the end
His intelligence exceeded the normal scope of man
He was truly a dreamer and a part of Gods plan
Money and wealth was obviously not his priority
He would rather be himself by giving what he knew, to his family
He was an alien from another planet, when he felt its bidding
There were times I wondered if he was for real or just kidding
He was an outlaw running with Jessie James
But to no fame he could claim

He was the band aid that comforted a little child’s tears
A soft spoken voice throughout his years
He was a shoulder you could rely on when no one else even noticed
He was not just Frank, but to have known him you are blessed
His soul clearly defined the definition of patience
He carried the title of dad without any pretence
It isn’t hard to find words to describe such a man
Quite, intelligent, longsuffering, all a part of Gods plan
He stood in the shadows, but he never stood alone
God was always with him ready to take him home
This is the kind of man his momma raised
And for that, her years were graciously praised
Though it will be hard to fill the shoes where he stood
There are those who really didn’t know him and who misunderstood
He was the man in a black cowboy hat
That’s just how he liked it, there’s nothing wrong in that

Written and Composed By:
Nancy Bailey-Whitmore-Shields
Copyright © 2008


Nancy Shields

Huntington, United States

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This is a man who was, and is very dear to my heart. God granted me the privilege to know and become a part of his life for many years. He was a brother-in-law, a good listener, dad, and son, but most of all he was a great friend. Nancy

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