Dr. Franks’ Third Go Around

By G.P. Avants

I’m sure you’ve heard

Of the Frankenstein monster.

Reanimated dude.

Bolts in the neck,

Seemed anger and sadness

He’d foster. 

Things didn’t end well

With Dr. Frankenstein’s idea.

The townspeople got a little hostile.

Pitchforks and torches.

His experiment went poorly,

You see.

What if he had more time

And opportunities

To learn from his mistakes?

Would he build a better creature?

Better brain and body?

Sometimes it takes 

A few more takes.

(To get it just right)

Why I’m thinking about this

When working on a set of benches?

I have no idea?

Maybe it’s because we learn

From our mistakes

Each time we try, fail and pray.

The first time we have no clue

What we’re asked to do.

The second time 

Gives another chance to practice.

Maybe it’s perfect by the 

Time the third time

Comes into view. 


  1. God certainly does seem to give us second and third chances–even more. What a gracious Heavenly Father he is–especially when we admit our failings and pray for his forgiveness and renewal! A delightful poem, Gary, with an important reminder for us all.

    1. Nancy,

      I would hope so. Having many chances is a blessing.



      On Tue, Apr 19, 2022 at 2:13 PM Be Encouraged by G.P. Avants wrote:


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