I, Finney, say, “Hello! Hello!”
I have something so fun to show
To you which means so much to me.
Bet you’re thinking, “What could this be?”
Where I come from is by the sea.
Its salty sea air’s so lovely!
The green’s like none you’ve ever seen!
How I do love those fields of green!
‘Tis Ireland I am speaking of.
Seems like a place in Heav’n above!
The flowers are so bright and fair…
So beautiful, beyond compare!
The animals who share the land
Were chosen special by God’s hand
To live in Ireland…help to care,
For Irish folk who do live there!
Ireland’s name is also Éire,
And to say this…sounds like air-uh!
Its ancient times are like it’s now,
Though it is hard to explain how…
The ancient homes are not all gone.
“Tis true, says I, a Leprechaun!
Those ancient homes still tell the tale.
They, in their witness, do not fail!
The mists of time have been so kind.
They’ve left some ancient sense behind!
It’s all around on Irish sod.
The then and now…still fresh from God!
This history’s not told with ease;
So much to tell of green and breeze!
Some of you hoped that I would tell
Of secrets that I know so well.
Secret work and secret doors
Had their beginnings in our lores.
So, I must go far back in time,
If I’m to tell of what I rhyme!
The ancient tales and history…
They tell us of a great story!
And though its telling is so fun,
As I said…not easily done!
So, we’ll talk only of a part,
And this will give us a good start.
Beginning is the sure first step.
So, here we go, with hope and pep!
Long, long ago…we have been told
That Irish folks, in times of old…
They settled and began to be
So happy in this Land, you see.
The first place we will speak about…
So mystical, there is no doubt.
I’m speaking of the sacred hill…
‘Tis Tara I mean and I will
Be first to say this sacred place
Knows many a Leprechaun’s face!
‘Tis work we’ve had and that we still
Must do well on this sacred hill.
Its grassy mounds disguise what’s there…
Great secrets underneath somewhere.
Just where and what must not be known.
Not yet because it can’t be shown.
Until the time that’s set by God,
For Tara’s secrets in this sod.
Me Dad is calling to me now.
He says he needs to tell me how
To tell you things of what we know
Without letting some secrets show.
Our sacred trust from times of old,
Has something real to do with gold.
The secret doors do show the way
To places many may not stay!
But Leprechauns protect so well
These places that we may not tell
Too much about just where they lead,
No matter how much some may plead!
But you, my Friend, I tell to you…
Someday I know you’ll know things, too!
What fun for us…secrets to share!
That’s always fun for those who care
To be true Friends, and grow in trust.
To do good things we know we must!
I’m so tired now…time to nap!
I’ll jump in bed…keep on my cap!
I am so glad we talked today.
God bless you is what I do say! (See Footnote #29)