A Tale of Good Saint Pat
by Connie Faust
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
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"May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow
and may trouble avoid you wherever you go."
(An Irish Blessing)
Christ be with me,
Christ within me,
Christ behind me,
Christ before me,
Christ beside me,
Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ in quiet,
Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
--St. Patrick's Breastplate*
*What stands out in his writings is Patrick's sense of being called by God to the work he had undertaken, and his determination and modesty in carrying it out:
"I, Patrick, a sinner, am the most ignorant and of least account among the faithful, despised by many....I owe it to God's grace that so many people should through me be born again to Him."*
~~~ Connie Faust
A TALE OF GOOD SAINT PAT
Begorrah, and I'm Irish,
as Irish as can be;
I love to chat about Saint Pat--
a very good man was he!
When good St. Pat came into town,
they say the snakes turned tail;
"Twas likely an old Irish fable,
told up and down the vale.
They say he dressed in Irish green,
a shamrock in his hand,
and when he danced an Irish jig,
he danced 'cross all Ireland!
Saint Pat was not a braggin' man,
nor kissed he the blarney stone;
He had one hero he boasted of--
'twas Jesus Christ alone!
Let's tip our hats to Paddy dear,
you lads and lassies true ;
May you follow the ways of good St. Pat,
and follow His Savior, too.
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|Reviewed by John Domino
|Wonderful poetry Connie. St Patrick was responsible for an explosion of churches throughout Ireland. He spread the faith in Christ like none other... Something to dance and cheer about... Amen!|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|A most apt and timely sharing, Connie.
There once was a saint named Pat
In Eire is where he hung his hat
They say he was a saint
And even though I ain't
I still tip my hat to Saint Pat
Thank you for the inpiration. Love and blessings to you,
|Reviewed by Daniel Keith
|I really liked this one Connie. Very cute and lighthearted, yet still an inspiration of your love for our Lord. May God bless you every day of your life.
|Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
|A bit past St. Paddy's Day, but what a wonderful "tale" you have poetized, Connie! Could read the whole any day o' th' year!
BTW..."snakes" were purported to be the Pagans of the Eire Land :o)
Blessings and Love - Micke
|Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
|Enjoyed reading your poem, holly|
|Reviewed by Kathryn Collins
|Thank you, Connie, for this tribute to Saint Patrick. It reads like a fine ditty.
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|Enjoyed this very much my dear friend, what a wonderful blend of Irish folk lore and our precious savior! Enjoyed this very much! Great job!
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|I loved how you blended the wonderful Irish sense of humour with the word of the Lord as well as teaching a little bit about the St Patrick that we did not know. Very well done Connie.
|Reviewed by email@example.com Bennett
|It is always an indeed pleasure to read such fine well written artistic worksuch as this. I admire your strength and ability to put this together so with that said just write on poet.|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Great offering Connie!!
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
An excellent lesson and beautiful write. Well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by H. Lena Jones
|Connie, I thoroughly enjoyed A Tale of Good Saint Pat! A beautiful and mesmerizing write, dear friend. A man of God indeed he was, though a bit extraordinary is his tale. I very much like and appreciate his confession. I'm sure many can relate to it. I was thrilled to see the quote from "St Patrick's Breastplate". Great write, Connie.
Love and hugs
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Let's tip our hats to Paddy dear,
A marvelous ode to him, Lass!
|Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins
|This is good. I must give a copy to my pastor.|
|Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry
|very much enjoyed
good st. pat in deed