Catch An Irish Leprechaun A Poem

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One day while walking my dog in the park

She stopped, ears perked, and barked

I heard it too, the tone it made

Was coming from a harp


I looked ahead towards the hill

There was this wee little man

Sitting beside a magical tree

Atop a toadstool in the sand


Squinting straining trying to see

Were my eyes just deceiving me

Dressed in a coat and hat of green

I must awaken from this dream



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As we got closer to this faerie folk

I poked my dog with glee

If we could capture this little man

Think how rich we would be


Drawing near him so quietly

We were close, almost to the tree

The music stopped abruptly

Oh no he was going to flee


Eyes wide open full of surprise

He jumped down off his stool

Picked up his harp, ready to depart

Grabbing his pot of gold


Before he fled he laughed at us

Tee he, ye can’t catch me

Three wishes ye shall never have

As captured I will never be


Before he faded in the distance

I heard him boldly yell

Don't bother trying to follow me

Tis me gold, tee he, tee he, tee he



© Copyright 2011 Susan Zutautas

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Just Ask Susan 8 months ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Rebecca!


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rebeccamealey 8 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Cute as can be!


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Just Ask Susan 9 months ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks tsmog, so glad you liked my poem.


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tsmog 9 months ago from Escondido, CA

A very timely poem Susan arriving on a day bringing to me a great smile :-) A fun article full of frolicking joy my eyes did visit. Most certainly many faces I will share its wisdom today as I adventure further.


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

The Irish are a happy bunch aren't they :) Will have a look to see if I can find that picture Paula, and thanks!


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks W1totalk! It was fun to write :)


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Hey Susan...This is wonderful. I've always believed there are 2 kinds of people.....the Irish and those who wish they were......and I haven't a drop of Irish blood. Every Irish lad or lass I've ever known are HAPPY, funny people!

If you want to see my precious baby twins.....I've posted their picture with a Question I posted on Q&A.......!


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W1totalk 2 years ago

This is just a funny poem. Almost caught him. Nice hub.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Paddy, Scottish, Irish, and a little bit of French :) Glad you liked the poem.


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PADDYBOY60 3 years ago from Centreville Michigan

I enjoyed your little poem Susan. Would you be Irish then?


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Susan and Peggy, Thank you both and Happy St. Patrick's Day.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Cute poem and here is wishing you a very Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)


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sholland10 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Love it!! :-)


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

SMonaghan, Thanks so much, it was fun to write.


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SMonaghan119 3 years ago from PA

Im Irish so this is my kind of fairy tale. well written fun and amusing very nice job with the story telling


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Wayne, Thank you, glad you liked my poem.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Great poem...maybe its the Irish in me. ( :


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Brian, Thanks. Only for today :)


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BRIAN SLATER 4 years ago from Nottingham Uk

Excellent poem Susan, hope it does well for you on St.Patricks Day. Should we call you 'paddy' now on FB?


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

barbergirl and RH, HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Ya! For some reason I really love St. Patrick's Day!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Just in time for St. Paddy's Day!!! Cute poem!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

dumindu, Nice to meet you, and thank you.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Jessi, Thanks and I agree, it would be wonderful to catch one :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

tsmog, Nice to see you and thanks for stopping by.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RH, They're magically delicious :)


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dumindu89 4 years ago from Sri Lanka

Nice one. I like this poem.


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Jessi10 4 years ago from Lancaster, CA

This Hub is just too adorable! I think everyone needs to see and catch a Leprechaun, and get as much as they can out of him!

I loved it!

Voted up!


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tsmog 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

(smiling large and grand) Thank you RealHousewife for bringing this little diddle to my attention. And, Susan, 'tis quite awesome and more. Connections are funny things indeed, I see a trail then a fork, realizing I must partake of the tasty delights. Then comes choice. Ahhh, coffee will do and continue the journey of leisure.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I'm Irish and Indian - great combo! Lol. Cute poem - I always wanted to catch the little lucky charms guy - still do!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Rebecca, Thanks, I do too.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Cute poem Susan,I love St. Pat's Day!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

spotlight, Thank you, so glad that you like it.


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spotlight19 5 years ago from California

Great poem I voted up!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

ThoughtSandwiches, They sure are hard to catch :)

Always nice to make you smile.


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ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

That was awesome Susan! It also illustrates the difficulty I am having preparing for retirement...Leprechauns run too fast... Thanks for giving me a smile this morning!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Bail Up and Binaya, Thanks so much for your comments.


Binaya.Ghimire 5 years ago

Perhaps I should emulate your style of composing poems, they are simply great.


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Bail Up ! 5 years ago

This is great! Those pesky little leprechauns, someday somehow someone will find a way to steal their gold. Greedy little men.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

epigramman still a bit too cold for me up here in Orillia. But I am awaiting the warmer weather that the weather network has promised. I will be glad when all the snow banks here have disapeared.

I do follow SligoBay :)

Happy St.Patrick's Day epigramman glad you like my poem.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..and yes Susan, my fellow/fellowette Canadian, I like this very much too - you definitely have a poetic way with words! I would imagine you are enjoying this spring like weather we are having right now during March break (as you may recall, I live on the nothern shores of Lake Erie here in Ontario, roughly 25 minutes from Port Dover and although the lake is still frozen over I was sitting outside on my deck briefly this morning with my two cats soaking up the sun!)

As an Irish footnote - if you would to 'follow' an honest to goodness Irishman - please try 'Sligobay' here at the Hub - he's my buddy and a lovely man and a world class writer - just tell him I sent you! And wish him Happy St. Patrick's Day from you and me!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks everyone so glad you liked this :)


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

I really like this Susan - adorable, especially the pot of gold that I have yet to find.....Looking in the wrong places no doubt :-0


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ImChemist 5 years ago

Very beautiful hub , rated beautiful.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

I think the poem is great and perfect for St. Patricks day.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Adorable, fun poem. Rated up.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks so much mikeq nice to meet you too :)


mikeq107 5 years ago

Great to meet you Susan ;0)

Great poem, loved it!

Happy saint Pats from a fellow Irish Writer!

Mike :0)


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks toknow and Genna!


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Awww...this put a smile on my face, and a lift to my heart. Thank you!


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Cute poem that put a twinkle in my eyes.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

A wee bit Will :)

Thank you dahoglund.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

That's a nice poem for the holiday.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Aye lass, 'tis a bit of the Irish in you, I'm thinkin'

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