St. Patrick’s Day Poetry: “It’s Saint Paddy’s Day!” by Gary R. Hess

“It’s Saint Paddy’s Day!” is a poem written by Gary R. Hess for its namesake’s holiday. This holiday was originally meant to celebrate the patron Saint of Ireland: St. Patrick. However, more recently this holiday has become more of an excuse for children of all ages to pinch each other and for adults to drink green beer and dress like leprechauns. We also love to celebrate it by eating “Irish” food. Of course, that food usually isn’t really from Ireland. A classic is corned beef, which is actually a traditional American meal. Funny, isn’t it? Nonetheless, people of all ages love the holiday.

This contemporary poem discusses the scenery of St. Patrick’s Day.


It’s Saint Paddy’s Day
and the streets are full of green!

A beer ‘s in my belly
and baseball ‘s on TV,
what a better day this’d be
if only you were here with me!

Gary R. Hess

Gary was born and raised on a small farm in rural Kansas. Today, he is teaching various nationalities English in Southeast Asia. Get his newest poetry eBook here.

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