A PRESENT FOR YOU ON SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

 

 

DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT LEPRECAUNS? WELL THERE’S SO MANY TALES TO TELL

I CAN TELL YOU ONE RIGHT NOW AND, I HOPE YOU LISTEN WELL

‘CAUSE WHEN I’M FINISHED TELLING, YOU’LL BE WEALTHIER BY FAR

MORE THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT YOU’D BE, AND MUCH MORE THAN MANY ARE

 

YOU SEE, LEPRECAUNS ARE NEITHER GOOD OR BAD…MOST OF ALL THEY’RE TRICKY

THEY DON’T MAKE FRIENDS WITH JUST ANYONE, IN FACT THEY’RE KIND OF PICKY

OF COURSE IT HELPS IF YOU’RE IRISH, BUT OTHERS TOO HAVE BEEN BLESSED

EVEN THOUGH THEY DON’T SEEM TO BE EVEN A LITTLE IRISH…OR ADMIT TO IT WHEN PRESSED!

 

NOW WHEN I MYSELF LEFT IRELAND, I WAS THEN QUITE YOUNG

THERE WERE NO BANDS A PLAYING, AND NO BELLS WERE RUNG

BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING, I WAS ABLE TO TAKE ALONG WITH ME

AND I’M DELIGHTED I CAN SHARE IT, AND TO YOU OF COURSE IT’S FREE

 

YOU SEE, SOME OF US BORN IN IRELAND. HAVE A GIFT THAT WE CAN GIVE

WE CAN LOAN SOMEONE A LEPRECAUN, FOR AS LONG AS THEY WILL LIVE

THEY’RE NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE, THERE’S ONLY SO MANY TO GO AROUND

BUT I DO HAVE ONE FOR YOU , HE’S ONE THAT’S  I’VE JUST FOUND

 

NOT MANY OF US IRISH HAVE THIS GIFT …(actually none other than me that I know)*

OH I DON’T TELL JUST ANYONE AT ALL, NO MATTER WHERE I GO

AND THE RULES ARE QUITE SIMPLE, “YA GOTTA BELIEVE IN THE GIFT”

IF EVER THERE’S DOUBT…THEN YOU’RE OUT, AND YOU’LL QUICKLY BE SET ADRIFT

 

YOUR THIS LITTLE FELLOW ‘S NAME IS  PADDY  AND HE IS VERY SMALL

ALL WET HE WEIGHS JUST SEVENTEEN POUNDS AND IS ONLY ONE AND A HALF FEET TALL

FROM NOW ON, WHEREVER YOU GO, HE WILL BE YOUR GUIDE

HIS MISSION IS TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU, HE’LL ALWAYS BE BY YOUR SIDE

 

OH YES! LEPRECAUNS CAN DO SO MANY THINGS, MOSTLY ALL BY MAGIC

IT’S A PITY US MORTALS CAN’T, A FACT THAT’S TRULY TRAGIC

IF WE COULD…JUST THINK OF IT, ALL THAT WE COULD DO

I FOR ONE WOULD DO SUCH WONDERFUL THINGS, ESPECIALLY FOR YOU

 

WELL NOW … OF COURSE THERE ARE SOME LIMITATIONS,…DON’T THERE ALWAYS SEEM TO BE?

IN THIS CASE, THE LIMITATION IS, YOU’RE LEPRECAUN YOU CAN’T SEE

WELL OK, MAYBE IF YOU’RE THE LUCKY ONE, IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU ONE DAY

BUT IF YOU NEVER EVER SEE HIM, YOU MUST BELIEVE IT ANYWAY

 

SO IN THE FUTURE, IF YOU ARE FEELING LONELY OR LOW IN ANY WAY

YOU CAN ALWAYS TALK TO HIM, ANY TIME OF DAY …

… OR NIGHT FOR THAT MATTER, HE’LL ALWAYS BE BY YOUR SIDE

OH! AND IN YOUR CASE IT’S YOUR GOOD SIDE…HE’LL GUARD YOU WITH GUILE AND PRIDE

 

*it’s my fairytale…and we Irish do fairy tales best!

 

© 2006 Kevin J Dalton,, Connecticut, USA

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