A St. Patrick’s Day Tale

A young man

living in fright

kidnapped from his home

in the middle of the night

Vilified by his captors

surrounded by the outdoors and sheep

turning to God

praying as he weeped

Having a vision

snorting as he awoke

walking two hundred miles

escaping on a boat

Becoming a priest

he returned to Ireland

using Irish customs

to convert the homeland

Publicly acclaimed a saint

Patrick’s death is celebrated this day

his love for Ireland

celebrated in many exciting ways

A man of courage

a life well lived

filled with many talents

much to give

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

toasting with a cold brew

pulling up a four leaf clover

from the morning dew

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce





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