poetry friday

Faith, I Wish I Were A Leprechaun
by Margaret Ritter

Faith, I wish I were a leprechaun
Beneath a hawthorn tree,
A-cobblin’ of wee, magic boots,
A-eatin’ luscious, lovely fruits;
Oh, fiddle-dum, oh fiddle-dee,
I wish I were a leprechaun
Beneath a hawthorn tree!

Faith, I wish I were a leprechaun
Beneath a hawthorn tree,
A-throwin’ snuff into the eyes
Of young and old and dull and wise;
Oh, fiddle-dum, oh fiddle-dee,
I wish I were a leprechaun
Beneath a hawthorn tree!

Faith, I wish I were a leprechaun
Beneath a hawthorn tree,
With no more irksome thing to do
Than sew a small, bewitchin’ shoe;
Oh, fiddle-dum, oh, fiddle-dee,
I wish I were a leprechaun
Beneath a hawthorn tree!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!