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MP3 Francke the Lyrical Yankee - Into the City

Create, narrate and rhyme story lines. I''m a unique poetic rap artist. People might be surprised to know that I''ve rhymed the entire Apprentice Show titled, "The Relentless Apprentice."

4 MP3 Songs in this album (15:41) !
Related styles: SPOKEN WORD: Satire, HIP-HOP/RAP: Pop-Rap


I’ve taken the pen name of Francke and then added the Yankee. Eventually I became Francke the Lyrical Yankee. My father named me Frances, my middle name, after his Uncle Frank. The only thing I know about Frank is that he lived in Pennsylvania and there he had a farm. Why I note my Uncle is a letter I found in which Frank wrote to my parents that he could not come to their “Wading,” meaning “Wedding.” It took me time to decipher his writing and cherish the letter to this day. As a poet who enjoys writing lyrical verse, I take great pride in my Uncle Frank for his English expressions. Wish I could have known him before he passed away.

My Dad and mother’s brother were in the photography business with a store, Liberty Camera Shoppe, on 80 Vesey Street in New York City before the World Trade Center was built. Most of the children were first cousins who worked in the camera shop during the summer months spending long hours from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. My Dad always loved to tell jokes, little ditty rhymes and wrote love notes to my Mom. When I graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in The Bronx, he wrote this note in my yearbook, “You cannot get the roses without the thorns, therefore do not expect life to be a pathway of sunshine and roses.” My Dad’s words are now a part of my poem, “Everyday Life.”

I’m also known under the pen name (called a nom de plume, pseudonym - a fictitious name) of “The Jester from Westchester” for my lyrical satire. There is quite a bit of witty humor in my writing. Rap seems to be my writing style. Look for “Rap in the Sack” piece on my upcoming website, mood expressions.

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in The Bronx. During my teen years my parents moved to the Pelham Parkway section of The Bronx. When I got married my husband and I lived in Flushing, Queens, NY and then bought a home in Smithtown, Long Island. I divorced my husband due to domestic abuse and violence and moved down south to West Palm Beach, FL to begin a new life. This is where my parents had retired. I have one daughter named Jackie who lives in Connecticut with her boyfriend. She attended Westchester Community College for Phlebotomy and is now studying to be an Emergency Medical Technician.

I am a graduate of Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Florida (a private university) with a Bachelor of Business Administration, International Studies degree. I attended Palm Beach Community College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Western Connecticut University (Westconn), Danbury, CT. Took evening courses at Hunter College in NYC for Business Law and Economics. Also attended the Stenotype Institute in NYC and Court Reporting Careers in Florida. I was employed as a Court Reporter in NYC, then for a Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court, and a Legal Assistant for the Office of the Public Defender in West Palm Beach, FL.

In the summer of 2000, I decided to move back to my hometown of New York never knowing what I was going to do with my life. Had no idea of becoming a writer or poet. Then I got sick with Kidney and Bladder Cancer, but with my determination, I survived. The Iraq war started and my friends emailed me all sorts of jingles. I responded and that’s how I began to write and rhyme. Eventually I widened my horizons and rhymed the Enron Trial, Martha Stewart’s jail time, Arthur Anderson, and other high-profile corporations involved in fraud, titled “Corporate Malfeasance.”

Soon thereafter I rhymed “The Relentless Apprentice Show starring Donald Trump, "The Trump Man.” Then I rhymed the “Natalee Holloway, Missing in Aruba case," a variety of top celebrities and rap artists in the news.

A tribute to Christopher Reeve, our Superman hero. Superman will never die. He will always fly through the sky with his cape waving high. Is it a bird we heard or was it a plane? No, it’s superman and everyone is a fan.

There are more poems on tributes to our brave astronauts, war heroes, Moments of Peace (start of Iraq war - the "shock and awe") This is America, the USA, Republicans and Democrats. A wide selection on just about anything in rhyme that you’re looking for.

The famous “Relentless Apprentice Show starring Donald Trump, The Trump Man,” all in rhyme, a satirical, amusing piece that can be purchased on my upcoming website, mood https://www.tradebit.com (Find out if Donald Trump gets stumped)

Some of my writing is devoted to people’s lives on how to survive domestic abuse, violence, poverty, jealousy, family feuds with moods, suicide and alcoholism. Love poems and teenage break up, he loves me, he loves me not, talk is cheap, who can you trust, born yesterday, sticks and stones, black is black and white is white. There’s also a rhyme on how to stop smoking, “Need a Cig Kid.”

Another piece of poetry in rhyme is on the Katrina Hurricane, titled, “Katrina, Katrina,” a step-by-step reenactment of what happened during the storm. If you purchase this piece the net proceeds will be donated to “Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation New Orleans Lower Ninth Ward” to help put families, victims of the hurricane back into their homes and so much more for what they have endured.

If you want to purchase the “Sexual Offenders” rhyming poem, net proceeds from this sale will go to the Jessica Marie Lunsford Foundation (Children in Crisis). This is the little girl down in Florida that was murdered and raped by John Couey who got the death penalty.

You might be interested in yet another one of my pieces, “A Crime in Rhyme” (For the Record). This is about a young girl who is murdered and raped after her boyfriend took her out on a date. Find out who murdered Linda Drake, in thrilling episodes. This crime in rhyme can be purchased on my upcoming website, mood expressions.

Purchase “God’s Forbidden Fruit,” (Sex and for All) in rhyme on the biblical story of Adam and Eve and how these two lovers conceived in the Garden of Eden including some facts on the sex act on https://www.tradebit.com Pure Poetic Sexual Pleasure.

YOU CAN VIEW THE WORK THAT I DO ON https://www.tradebit.com

If you''re a band or solo musician, I write lyrics for music -- have an entire collection.

My passion is writing and rhyming on anything or anyone. It’s a lot of fun. The mind is a terrible thing to waste in haste. Love what I do for the whole world to view. These words need to be heard.


The four tracks are in rhyme, created and narrated by me with music and sound effects recorded at Leslie Bloome of DTG Productions Studio, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.

My first track is “Bright City Lights.” Hope you enjoy this piece on Times Square. If you’ve never been there it will be even more exciting.

The next piece “Waitin’ in Grand Central Station” is a trip through Grand Central about a girl and guy relationship.

“New York Bound” takes you for a walk down the streets of New York.

“A City that Never Sleeps will always Weep” is a tribute to the thousands of victims and heroes of September 11th, an unforgettable, unimaginable tragedy in U.S. history. It''s a new day in the Big Apple -- people rise and yawn at the break of dawn -- mobs of workers scurry to their jobs -- an uplifting piece -- a city that does not go down in defeat.

I have been a guest poet at Barnes & Noble in Mohegan Lake, NY and auditioned at Broadcast Music (BMI) in NYC, the Apollo Theater in Harlem, and the Soul Café on 42nd Street.

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