Monday, March 2, 2009

Poems for St. Patrick's Day

My "shamrock" of three poems for St. Patrick's Day:

St. Patrick Acrostic
A poem about St. Patrick in the acrostic form

Saint Patrick the Shepherd
A brief poetic tribute to St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland who was a herdsman as a captive in Ireland

Ireland Acrostic

A poem in the acrostic form about Ireland


1 comment:

Conservative Poet Tom Zart said...


Born in Britain late in the forth century
Young Patrick's father was a deacon of the church.
Victim of raiders coming ashore at night
He was taken beyond his family’s search.

One of the most famous saints of old Ireland
Who was kidnapped by slave traders at sixteen.
A shepherd boy living a life of misery
Among pagan captors who chose to be mean.

His religious beliefs through hardships deepen
And a truly devout young man he became.
Till one night while sleeping he heard his Lord's voice
Commanding him to return home without shame.

Fleeing, he made his way back to his people
And later he studied the priesthood in France.
Returning to Ireland as a bishop
He became a legend of song and dance.

He compared the shamrock to trinity
And drove Irelands snakes away without fear.
Today most people celebrate his sainthood
By way of parades, parties, cheer and beer!

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