Saint Patrick's Day Poems
These short Saint Patrick's Day poems are in the form of limericks - most of them as prayers - to honor in a special way the faith and courageous example of Saint Patrick
, the first missionary to Ireland, who lived in the 4th and 5th century.
Because of his life of work and prayer, Saint Patrick is called the Apostle of Ireland. For centuries afterward Ireland has sent missionaries to countries in Europe and the rest of the world, including the United States of America.
I wrote these poems on March 17th, the yearly feast of Saint Patrick.
Saint Patrick Day Poems by Paul Berchtold, March, 2011
100. Prayer of Protection
O Patrick in the faith a giant,
Standing up to foe defiant,
Protect our land,
With your kind hand,
Upon your prayers we are reliant.
101. Shamrock Prayer
O little clover with leaf so green,
Symbol of the great Unseen.
Keep our hearts in peace serene.
102. Gratitude Prayer
A thanks to Good Saint Patrick,
Hearing prayers, curing the sick,
Health for the soul,
Is the real goal,
Please ask God for it right quick!
103. More Thanks
Thanks to Patrick, whose protection,
God grants with special election,
To bring our prayers
And all our cares,
Before God's vast perfection.
104. When Facing Challenges
Saint Patrick shows us how to trod,
In hardship times to faithful plod,
And smash the snakes,
And all the fakes,
With help of truth and grace of God.
105. Worth More than a Pot of Gold
Saint Patrick's one the devils hate,
God helped cast them to hellish fate,
By Patrick's courage,
Broke sins' bondage,
And to the Irish opened heaven's gate.
106. I's wishing I was Irish !
O how I wish to be Irish,
Join in the fun and the food dish,
But I can today,
To Patrick, Saint of the "I wish".
God hears every wish under the sun,
Every wish is good as done,
Heaven won't let,
You ever forget,
You'll get it - or heaven would be no fun.
Poems by Paul Berchtold
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Children Can Get their Wishes
This last poem reminds me of the faith of children. How they don't give up hope of dreaming great things, what we adults might think impossible.
Yes, in heaven we can be whatever we want to be, provided we come in as children.
Because, unless we become as little children, we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3)
Thank your stars, their little lights, make the night so magic bright!
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