In 1986 Frank Davis wrote his first poem. His thoughts were of our attitudes toward the Indians and how we infringed on their territories and lives. Most movies depict the Indian as bad and we were led to believe they were our enemies. Reading more realistic books gave him a different view. In many instances the Indians were friendly and helped pioneers in stress.
In two of his poems he brings out his own version of their real struggles of the invasion of the white man, to be out numbered and controlled in a no-win situation.
Then his thoughts of his childhood and memories of growing up, his slant on life and visions in a folklore atmosphere. His love and feelings of life and mother nature, to read his poetry will acquaint us with the Inner person and will remind us of ourselves in many ways.
His first twenty poems were recorded and a friend listened to that first tape and exclaimed, 'Frank, it's just like being there,' hence the name Just Like Being There.
In 1993 he married his best friend and was inspired to try writing lyrics to show his true colors to her. She is his biggest fan and finally someone to add rhythm to his life. Maybe some time in the future, one or two of his lyrics will be put to music.