The poet is not quite as curmudgeonly as this poem's speaker: I'm even wearing green today!


Enough Already with Saint Patty's Day!


The first of my two brief complaints
Is this: I don't believe in saints.
The second is: For green to please,
I'll leave it up to grass and trees.




Poetry by Rob Graber
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Written on 2015-03-17 at 15:59

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Sorry, I meant British OR Scottish.
2015-03-18


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Good one, Rob. I was in Victoria, British Columbia for Saint Patrick's Day. I learned that Canadians, at least up there, seem not to give the day much thought. Now, some sort of British of Scottish holiday would be another matter.
2015-03-18



you are right, all those stuff are artificial
2015-03-18


Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
There is no one more Irish than those who don't live there! I once went to an Irish pub just outside Hanover in Germany :-)

Elle x
2015-03-17


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Patrick, were not even , Irish , shooos! He were ,bleeding , English! Gorge , was Turkish, shooo! Don't tell , say nowt!
2015-03-17



Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
With no offense to those who love this holiday, I find it, next to the Easter bunny--which I've never figured out--one of the most ridiculous and overdone holidays in the country! Oh Bob, you are actually wearing green today?? Well, maybe because I live in a different country I just don't see it. I am as curmudgeonly as the poem's speaker.
~Ashe
2015-03-17