St. Patrick’s Day
By Bonnie Marie Playle, Soldotna
A day to remember Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland.
This was truly his homeland.
Patrick died on this date,
Ireland was his estate.
The wearing of green is Northern Ireland,
native Irish and Catholic.
The orange is Southern Ireland,
born in England or Scotland and Protestant.
Green or orange doesn’t matter
all the warring, what a sight;
this is all about religion, quite a fright.
The religious wars have gone on for years;
it’s happening still.
This is cultural, what a drill,
even though God said not to kill.
Patrick was born in Roman Britain,
captured by Irish pirates to be a slave.
He wasn’t Irish, so he had to be brave.
During this time Ireland was a Druid country,
revered by Britain.
Present day, their beliefs are forbidden.
Patrick became a missionary and a Christian.
I’m sure he saw the worst of conditions.
Thank you God for his greatest ambition.