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Celebration of Saint Patrick's Day

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Celebration of Saint Patrick's Day

Thousands will don the colour green.
A celebration for all who are Irish,
'Or Not', parades, many good cheers,
And of course a pint of green beer.
Irish soda bread and lamb, green bean stew,
Completes the Irish celebration and feast.

Bellies full of food and drink, a dare is called,
"Let's find the treasure of the leprechaun."
A mystical and clever elf with pointed ears,
Turned up toes, and clad in green and red.
He enjoys partaking in mischief, it is said.
As the legend goes, he stores away coins of gold.
Before he's ever captured by any human at all,
Magic powers he'd use to vanish in a blink of an eye.
All hopes of finding the pot of gold would be lost.
"Look near the misty stream in hollows of the trees."
One fellow yelled out and the others all followed.

It's 'The Luck O' The Irish' as they say in Ireland.
Dreamers and love that's always the Irish's way.
Especially on Saint Paddy's Day even if the elf got away.


For Isaiah Zerbst's contest, "Irish Poem"


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  1. Date: 1/22/2013 12:47:00 PM
    Will be mixing with some Irish friends next week , they are such fun as is this Connie xx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/22/2013 1:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm happy to hear this. I really don't know any Irish, but I did a little research and then added humor. Hopefully not offending the Irish. Have a Jolly O' Time - don't think that's what the Irish would say. Well have fun. Stay warm, it 12 degrees here in Michigan. Warm Smiles Always, Connie
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 3:12:00 PM
    Ahh the Irish one of the most tenacously charming group of people on the planet! Great contest entry. Thanks so much for stopping by my writes. Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/22/2013 12:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Debbie thanks for your lovely comment. And it's always my pleasure to read the poems you so masterly write. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 2:22:00 PM
    lol... I forgot the green beer - till you reminded me of it. I've only been there once - Shanon Airport. I have some Irish friends over here and they are a fun lot. Good luck in the contest with this supper write. Love, Su

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/22/2013 12:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Suzette thank your for your wonderful comment. I don't know of any 100% Irish. But I did research so I hope I didn't insult any Irish with this poem. Thanks again for stopping by. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 1:24:00 PM
    A well written poem for this contest, I would think it is a winning poem. - Have you visited Ireland ? - Good luck Connie ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/21/2013 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne for your lovely comment. I found the elf and the pot of gold - The Luck O' The Irish, I did. LOL. No, never been to Ireland, have you? Warm Smiles Always, Connie
  1. Date: 1/19/2013 8:45:00 PM
    lovely lovely, lassie!!!! Way to do the irish contest!!! soupmail.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/20/2013 5:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I rewrote the entire poem. Not sure if I made it better or not. If you get a chance read "Celebration of Saint Patrick's Day" and let me know if It sounds okay or to loon? Warm Smiles Connie
  1. Date: 1/19/2013 7:27:00 PM
    This is a special write my friend! I loved reading this delightful poem this evening! What a magnificent piece, Great Work!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 1/20/2013 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I rewrote the I tire poem, I'm not sure if I made it better or not. If you get a chance read "Celebration Of Saint Patrick's Day. let me know what you think? Warm Smiles, Connie