Friday, March 17, 2006

It's My Island!!!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to my huge, loving, freckle-faced Irish family and my Irish-For-A-Day friends!

What Shall I Say About the Irish?

The utterly impractical, never predictable,
Sometimes irascible, quite inexplicable, Irish.Strange blend of shyness,
pride and conceit,
And stubborn refusal to bow in defeat.
He's spoiling and ready to argue and fight,
Yet the smile of a child
fills his soul with delight.
His eyes are the quickest to well up with tears,
Yet his strength is the strongest
to banish your fears.
His hate is as fierce as his devotion is grand,
And there is no middle ground
on which he will stand.
He's wild and he's gentle,
he's good and he's bad.
He's proud and he's humble,
he's happy and sad.
He's in love with the ocean,
the earth and the skies,
He's enamoured with beauty wherever it lies.
He's victor and victim, a star and a clod,
But mostly he's Irish—
in love with his God.


Daphne_Blue said...

How cute! Happy St. Paddy's day! <3

quycksilver said...

Happy St. Paddy's

Julie said...

Did you eat corned beaf and cabbage? Did you drink green beer?

It is St Patrick's Day. It's your duty.

miz s said...

I ignored St Patrick's Day. But then I saw on someone's blog how they were going to drink beer and eat corned beef and cabbage, and suddenly I was very hungry. (As I was eating my dinner of cheerios.) So...maybe next year.

Anonymous said...

I must be Irish. Who knew?