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Declan Edited

oh gosh
here we are comming up on St. Patricks Day
and by some miracle of God
i am forced to write about
some saint named Declan
no, you don't know his name 
i did'nt either
but God has a way
of making the unknown known
they say He does'nt share His glory
but that's a lie. God does give glory
or i would'nt be writing about 
this fellow Declan
people talk about St.Patrick
but he was'nt the first
to bring christianity to Ireland
15 years before St. Patrick arrived
Declan brought Irelands first christian 
settlement in Ardmore
with a monastary that spread 
christianity through Ireland.
but the one thing that impressed me 
about St. Declan the most was
that he has a stone named after him
a stone that after a prayer
crossed an ocean to retrieve a bell
and on another occassion 
guided a boat to safty 
they say that the stone still sits 
on a somewhat less impressive beach
in Ardmore
i'm writing this because 
by mistake i thought Declan
was code for "the klan"
which we all know is not so impresive
in the united states
and as an apology 
i was wrong
but a little light from God
replaced a bulb that had went out
and the name Declan has a shiny new coat
to wear this St.Patricks Day

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  1. Date: 4/7/2012 3:05:00 PM
    Awww..this sure is a wholehearted write and also a nice bit of Irish history for me..I think Declan is a superb person and a deeply spiritual one too. I am interested in this Saint that you wrote of and find this story to be most fascinating! .....Di u think Mitt will ask Sarah?...Seriously?...Wow..anything is possible...many that I know are voting for ABO..anybody but Obama...Have a blessed Easter...and if you know something that I don't know...pass it on!,,,Gwendolen

    Situation Avatar The Situation
    Date: 4/7/2012 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    i think Mitt will court another pretty female with the initials KB. can you guess who?
    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 4/7/2012 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oh, and if this is an are a very nice gent who deserves accolades for mending hurt. This makes my Easter weekend! Do unto others baby.. :)
  1. Date: 3/28/2012 7:14:00 PM
    I like your personification in the 2nd to last line. Makes for a very happy ending :)

  1. Date: 3/25/2012 9:16:00 AM
    btw I know 3 Declans..One of which I love very much..

  1. Date: 3/25/2012 9:00:00 AM
    So much damage has be caused by this mess so much hurt for a man with integrity all because of a name..

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 2:41:00 PM
    I didn't find any racist remarks in this. Love the history lesson though, it seems we don't hear of these things very often.

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 2:19:00 PM
    It takes a very strong person to admit that they have made a mistake and apologize for what they have done..I am glad that I got the history lesson from this..Sara

  1. Date: 3/8/2012 1:39:00 PM
    I hope it is enough, it should be, but I wonder if it came too late? Oh well, your heart is in the right place. Best wishes. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 3/8/2012 1:20:00 PM
    oh gosh.....well done! :) oxox Anne-Lise :)