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Author's Notes:  "Always a Dream " is joint collaborated effort planned and developed by Liam McDaid and me.  Liam and I had tossed the idea of this fairy tale poem around for the last couple of weeks or so.  We both started out with a free verse draft initially, and then this poem ended up morphing into a narrative poetic form.  It is our feeling that this poem ultimately represents and demonstrates the power of love which bonded the Leprechaun and his little fairy princess together in a most special relationship for the rest of their lives on Earth, and in the afterlife with their souls in Heaven.  Liam and I found our collaborated effort on this particular poem to be a great deal of fun and punctuated by some rather interesting and lively discussions about the various legends of Leprechauns in Ireland.  We both hope that you, the reader, enjoy this work as much as we enjoyed putting it together.  (Gary Bateman - October 29, 2014) (Narrative poem poetic format)

Categories:  allegory, beauty, celebration, emotions, fantasy, i love you, and imagery.

A little fairy princess one day sits resting on a most beautiful sunflower,
And magically she begins stretching her wings for anticipatory flight
While capturing a vision assortment of most bright flying colors, 
Of one gentle and soothing rainbow promise—a shining and a light to delight;
As the ground begins to tremble and crumble underneath her tiny feet,
She takes flight on her splendid little wings—quite magnificent to behold
Through the colors of mist and the veil of magic she sees a bright sparkling shine, 
And then all becomes clear—she sees gold, and even more gold on the horizon
Radiantly gleaming in front of her very eyes and charming her senses entire.

Then a most curious little green man with curved ears pointing heavenwards 
And possessing remarkably strange and yet soft mesmerizing green eyes, 
Presents himself both kindly and boldly to the little fairy princess in person; 
He jumps right in the pot alongside her dancing a jig to his heart's content,
And the princess shines all colors of love and warmth over him under the mist 
Of a most dazzling and enchanting dream to behold, know, and cherish.

With this the little green man reveals his true nature to his new found princess,
And with a most proud alacrity bearing a quaint princely nature, he declares:
 
“Me Darlin’ little princess so near and so dear to Me own little heart,”
“You must know I’m your Leprechaun always obedient from this very start,”
“At this moment most precious Me knows you’ve captured Me little heart,”
“And with this you’ve captured too Me overflown’ Pot of Gold now in part,”
“With Me undying love and devotion to you always carried in Me little heart.”

With this the Leprechaun and his little fairy princess danced a mystical old
Irish jig together while singin’ and laughin’ both so gently and contentedly;
All the while his soft green eyes and her sensual eyes azure locked in a 
Most romantic gaze and affection when they began kissing one another, 
And brushing inside and both sharing heartfelt fluttering emotions and a
Swelling with a deep beauty and a most passionate love in Heaven born.

With the genuine passion-felt affection and the romantic kisses exchanged,
The Leprechaun and his little fairy princess began to transform themselves
Right before each other’s very eyes, and Behold!!—in a quick moment, the
Leprechaun became a most handsome and sweet loving young prince, and 
His little fairy princess, in a flash of blinding light, lost her wings and changed 
Into a most radiant and quite beautiful young princess with long-flowing 
Beautiful black hair, and a very lovely smile as resplendent and sweet as any
Angel in Heaven above.

Now the handsome young prince and his beautiful young princess were an 
Elegant and most wonderful couple to behold and cherish—kind, smiling, and 
Deeply in love.
 
The young prince with his Irish blessings began sparklin’ and sprinklin’ star dust 
All over his young princess and they both lived happily ever after with pronounced
Passion and love, emotion and devotion, kindness and charity, vision and purpose, 
Forever to their end on Earth and later by the Lord God himself in Heaven. 

Gary Bateman and Liam McDaid – A Collaborated Poem, Copyright © All Rights 
Reserved (October 29, 2014) (Narrative poem poetic form)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 11/23/2014 10:54:00 AM
Pass the stardust, please, and let me be for awhile, the beautiful princess who lives happily ever after with her prince charming. What would ordinary life be without our dreams and fantasies to carry us away in our imagination, where we can play and see that pot of gold, rich in treasures to behold! Thank you for sharing your charming poems with us, Gary and Liam. Blessings, Darlene
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Gary Bateman
Date: 11/23/2014 11:08:00 AM
Thanks Darlene!! I thought you might like this one with the Leprechaun fantasy. One of the reasons that Liam and I work well together I guess can be attributed to the fact that I'm part Irish by family lineage. My mother's family originally emigrated from Ireland. And so, "Me thinks I have a touch of Celtic in me and the smile of a Leprechaun at Heart!!" Best Always, Gary
Date: 11/3/2014 11:17:00 AM
i would like to thank everyone who left such beautiful comments a pleasure reading smiling
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Gary Bateman
Date: 11/3/2014 1:40:00 PM
Amen!! My fellow Leprechaun in action. Gary
Date: 11/3/2014 11:16:00 AM
i would like to thank everyone who left such beautiful comments a pleasure reading smiling
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Gary Bateman
Date: 11/3/2014 1:40:00 PM
Amen!! My fellow Leprechaun in action. Gary
Date: 10/29/2014 6:55:00 PM
very interesting and well paced story any child from all ages would love, gary.. wonderful collab.. huggs
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liam mcdaid
Date: 10/30/2014 10:17:00 AM
we feel that magic in the celtic blood smiling mixing the old leprechaun stew smiling thank you kindly nette
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/30/2014 9:26:00 AM
Hello Nette!! Thanks for your read and wonderful comments. Liam and I really put much effort out on this one. Glad you liked it. Cheers, Gary
Date: 10/29/2014 6:25:00 PM
A brilliant collaberation you two were meant to write together. I love this fairy tale.
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liam mcdaid
Date: 10/30/2014 10:00:00 AM
maurice dazzling comment dear friend heartfelt dear pal bless you
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/30/2014 9:25:00 AM
Maurice, Thanks so much my friend. Liam and I really enjoyed this one and there will be many more to come. Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 10/29/2014 4:30:00 PM
to be sure this is the most charming fairy tale I've had the pleasure of reading in a long long time - great work Liam and Gary:-) hugs Jan xxx
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liam mcdaid
Date: 10/30/2014 10:02:00 AM
thank you jan deeply truly touching beautiful comment bless you dear friend
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/30/2014 9:28:00 AM
Jan . . . Thanks so much and I am sure that Liam will add his comments too. We both spent some time planning this one. Glad you liked it!! Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 10/29/2014 3:10:00 PM
I really enjoyed that...if we all could have our own leprechaun...ah well...but, a well done piece. Congrats to both of you...you did it well.
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liam mcdaid
Date: 10/30/2014 10:08:00 AM
this is the start of the leprechaun series smiling wonderful comment thank you deeply dear friend
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/30/2014 9:36:00 AM
ML, It's a great story, but we both should have constructed it where we would end up getting a take of the Leprechaun's Pot of Gold!! Oh well -- maybe next time!! Liam and I liked this story immensely and I'm glad you liked it too ML. Cheers, Gary
Date: 10/29/2014 2:50:00 PM
Oops! A “7” totally a “7”
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/30/2014 9:38:00 AM
Eve thanks!! We'll take all the 7s we can get. Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 10/29/2014 2:46:00 PM
Fairy Princess and a Leprechaun another wonderful fairy tale, You’ all can keep writing fairy tales :) eve
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liam mcdaid
Date: 10/30/2014 9:57:00 AM
smiling eve tales of the leprechauns more to come thank you smiling
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/30/2014 9:40:00 AM
Eve, I think that's probably the general idea. We both have our own individual themes we work on, but there are a number of areas where we've found commonality on certain themes so we can do some joint writes. More to come . . . ! Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 10/29/2014 2:33:00 PM
wow gary this really came together a dream a pleasure working with you on this one it was real fun dear pal what a leprechaun all he needs now is a sip of the old irish dew
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Gary Bateman
Date: 11/1/2014 6:20:00 PM
Liam . . . I'm actually drinking some fine Irish now late at night while reviewing and commenting on things. Cheers Mate!! Gary
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/30/2014 9:42:00 AM
Liam -- And I'm ready now to wash everything down with some good old Irish!! Cheers, Gary