I'm awfully glad I'm Irish,
Though it's really weird to me,
That lovely alluring Emerald Isle,
Is one I've yet to see!
I've traveled pretty close to there,
And though I'm not so fond of beer,
I often have an Irish whiskey,
When I need a bit of cheer!
I'm sad to say I've searched in vain,
Till my knees have gotten sore,
But the only clover that I've found,
Hasn't had any leaves of four!
In my youth, I could dance an Irish jig,
And twirl about with the best,
Nearing 70, it's all I can do to walk,
And every few steps, I must rest!
Today, I'll have corned beef and cabbage,
Like any good child of the sod,
And before I sit down to devour it,
I'll offer my thanks to my God.
Tonight will end in a pub crawl,
Where I'll join folks of all races and creeds,
Because today, the whole world is Irish,
And we go where the leprechaun leads!!
Copyright Carmen Henesy March 17, 2014