March 17th. St. Patricks´Day and the Little Green Men.

(Read in a whisper)


Come! Gather around me here,

Under the oak tree,

Sit with me.

We whisper..... ssshhhh.....

If you make a loud noise,

they will not come near,

Ssshhh, Can you hear?

I think I hear rustling, close by,

They´re walking this way,

They´ll soon have their say,

We whisper and hold our breath..........

I see something green, yet like

a top hat.! Yes it is!

Yes it is!. Oh! Look , here they come.......

I see a long beard...... it is ginger.!

I see lots of tiny fingers,

parting the grass,

to let others pass......


OH! Wow! They´re coming this way.!

Shhhh!!!!!!

Is that a little green waistcoat????

´´St. Paddys´Day, St. Paddys´Day...

Paddys´Day in the morning...

Hush , ,children , hush,

No singing!...... Yes it´s a

little green waistcoat.

and a long ginger beard,

and a bright green Top Hat,

Leprechauns. leprechauns....

It´s St. Paddys´Day in the morning.!


shamrock apparently only grows in Ireland
shamrock apparently only grows in Ireland

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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America

I've enjoyed your poem and bookmarked it. Rates up and awesome. I swear I saw a shamrock plant at the garden center - probably imported lol.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you Patty

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l´ve never really been sure if it true or not about shamrock growing only in Ireland


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Blimey that was good. Did someone say green beer?


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

If the Irish in my family have anything to do with it... yes there´ll be green beer


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Blimey here too- Leprechaun delightful Dim! By some chance did you ever see the TV show Bonanza or maybe they call it the Ponderosa- anyway many peoples' all time fave episode was were Big Hoss was chasing what he thought were leprechauns in the woods. Turns out they were height challenged circus workers in the pay of a con man!


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

l remember Bonanza. Our family loved it. Can´t recall the episode you mention. Maybe l´d been on the green beer at the time........

Thank you so much for commenting.


jenubouka 4 years ago

So awesome Dim!! I did in fact read in a whisper, what a creative poem, love it


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Right Dim, I forgot. Green beer is notorious for causing Bonanza amnesia.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Ha! Ha!! I also found myself reading in a quiet tone. Thank you so much, Jenubouka......


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California

Love everything about St Patrick's Day. Always color the beverage green and make boiled dinner.

My husband made the mistake of wearing orange one St Patrick's Day around his Irish immigrant grandmother.

It didn't fare well with him,

Grand hub!


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Alastar........You could be right. I must be more careful with the colour of my drinks.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Dear tirelesstraveler........ I dread to think what would happen if my dear old Aunty Kate had seen anything Orange on st. Patricks´Day. I am laughing out loud at the moment. Thank you so much for the comment.


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moneycop 4 years ago from JABALPUR

how wonderfully and easily u write such poems thanks for sharing , hope u will enjoy this poet also


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you for reading and commenting.

I´m sure I will enjoy your work too.


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

I love your cute little green poem. I remember as a boy, living in a very highly populated Irish burb, The Point in Montreal. Our mayor was Irish, O'Hanley was the family name. We celebrate St Paddy's Day regally. Everything from green beer and plenty of it, green beards and mustaches and of course a huge flamboyant street parade to kiss the blarney stone at the end. I loved it and had loads of fun chasing along the parade and teasing the horses, I was such a little trouble maker as a boy. ha ha ha.....


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Vincent. Good to see a little ha ha ha from you.Thank you for reading. Hope you´re feeling better.

I had an Aunty Kate, who everyone said must have really kissed the Blarney stone. (she could sell sand to Arabs it was said)

Lovely to see you on my page always.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Dim, a fabulous, fabulous poem, I loved it!

Thank you and voted up.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you Movie master.

I found it quite fun and childlike to write it


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada

I love Saint Paddy's Day! Fun poem, too! Now I have another reason to love the day :D


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Redelf,

Glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time read and comment.


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Teylina 4 years ago

For the record, Alastar, enough green beer will give you all sorts of amnesia! Want to see the real thing? Go to St. Louis and stay away whispering all night while you watch the leprechauns work away for enough green beer for the next day! Don't know about naturally-growing shamrocks here, but I have had some beauties--one in a pot almost two feet in circumference and full of the most beautiful white flowers and deep green leaves you've ever seen! Ala, Shadow, very lazy cat I had at the time loved the softness in the sunshine, but I enjoyed it for about 4 years!

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