As a child, I always looked forward to St. Patrick’s Day-
Especially as the parades and the celebrations got underway.
But the best part of the holiday scene-
Was catching someone at school, not wearing green.
The majority of us prepared ourselves at least a day ahead-
Because not wearing green could turn into quite a dread.
Getting pinched was not something to look forward to-
So to avoid the issue, we’d do whatever we had to do.
Whether it be wearing a green shirt-
Or green earrings, or a green skirt.
Or a green necklace, or a green ring-
Basically we could get by with just about anything.
But if one wanted to use their green eyes, it was a cinch-
That it didn’t count and it would lead to that dreaded pinch.
St. Patrick, may have driven the snakes away-
But if you weren’t wearing green, it would not be your lucky day.
Of course until I got grown, I always wanted to travel over that rainbow-
To find the pot of gold at the end of it, a story that we all well know.
May we all have the luck of the Irish, as our rivers flow green-
Amongst the shamrocks, green ale, leprechans, and corn beef sandwiches
that will be heavily seen.