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St Patricks Day

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St Patricks Day

The poor lad was sixteen when they kidnapped him
They took him from England to Ireland but the boy did not sin.
His father was a Deacon and his grandfather was a Priest
Who would have thought this would have started
The St Patrick’s Day’s once yearly feast.

A feast back in tradition that was of bacon and beans
Not only has that changed, but the colour has from blue to green
Patrick did escape his capture; he said God told him he must.
He returned to England where he took his confessor into his trust.

He studied to be a priest and then set back off to Ireland
He was a clever man; he taught and held up in his hand…
A piece of shamrock, to us the three leafed clover
A teaching for the trinity and he won lots of them over.

Upon his death on Patrick’s day the feasting and drinking does begin
The wearing of the green and there is a little bit of sin
The pubs were closed at one time, to stop the Irish fun
But now it has spread worldwide so Happy St Patrick’s everyone.

 © 06/02/2013
Contest entry for: An Irish Poem

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  1. Date: 2/22/2013 11:48:00 AM
    Mandy a very interesting write, am just trying to catch up a little as I don't have much time to spend here these days...hope you are well...David

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 1:01:00 PM
    Congrats on your great win with this informative work..Sara

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Mandy, Congratulations, :-), with your awesome, Irish Poems ... xox~PD

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 11:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Mandy, with the well penned history of St Patrick's Day. Love, Su

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 7:53:00 PM
    The history is what changed Ireland through the years and your poem clebrates it with zeal. What a work of art you have penned in this tribute as your entry! Congratulations on your wonderful win. I am so enjoying the Irish poems, being about 90% Irish myself. My roots run deep. Sláinte!

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 2:27:00 PM
    What a great story Mandy!! Congrats!

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 8:06:00 PM
    Mandy, I enjoyed reading about the history of St Patrick. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 3:18:00 PM
    This was fun all the way through ...congrats

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 1:48:00 PM
    Yes everyone claims to be Irish on St. PatRick's Day. Congratulations. on a fine win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 7:06:00 PM
    Ah the Irish such poets such dreamers such fighters MEN! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 10:49:00 PM
    Nice! Very well explained...Half of the people don't even know What St.Patrick really did.They just say"Oh,I'm a wee bit Irish,so I gotta go drinkin on this day." :o)

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Happy St Patricks day to you my dear Golden angel Mandy :) <3 <3 <3 Sk

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 7:38:00 AM
    Happy St. Patrick's day to you too Mandy I hold ST. Patrick's in high esteem, for reasons' I won't go into, love xxx

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 7:34:00 AM
    you are on a roll today,, yet the quality of your wonderful poetry never faulters.. this is lovely Mandy...