Hello, my Friend! Hello today!
I hope you are in a grand way!
No matter rain, no matter shine,
I always hope your day is fine!
We, Leprechauns, have some concerns
That each of us, quite early, learns.
It really just is not ok
For all to know the wee folks’ way
Of doing work that needs be done
Before we can just have some fun!
So oftentimes we have to hide
When we are inside or outside!
Our secret work is a great trust,
So great we absolutely must
Be sure that we are never seen,
Most times when we’re on fields of green,
Or walkin’ home, or travellin’,
And ‘specially when we’re workin’!
When work is yours that you must do,
And gold is part of your work, too,
Sometimes there’s danger that’s a threat,
Because on this some minds are set
To think of how gold must be had,
Or else life would be just so sad.
Of course, this is not really true,
But still some folks think this…they do!
But we are Guardians in that way,
And must be careful ev’ry day,
To secretly keep hidden well
The great gold Treasure some will tell
That’s in a pot at rainbow’s end,
And this, it’s true, we do defend.
But long ago, the tale is told,
God was forgotten for some gold.*
The Bible Book we, wee folk, love,
Tells of the story when God’s Love
Was put aside when trust did fail.
When coming down the mountain trail,
And Moses saw the people’s sin,
And, oh, his anger did begin!
The people did see Moses’ wrath,
When Moses saw their golden calf.
But Moses spoke on their behalf,
To God, in hopes to calm God’s wrath.
Great trouble came when this was done,
And hard times came for everyone.
Hard lessons came from this, for all,
Because, from Grace, people did fall.
So, knowing this, we must take care…
Sometimes to try to hide somewhere,
Remembering we must protect
The Treasure that God does expect
We always will be careful to
Keep secret from most all who do
Make efforts to catch us, wee folk,
For treasure of which someone spoke.
The Bible story helps us know
That gold and treasure sometimes show
The part of some hearts’ not-good place,
And causes them to want to chase
We, Leprechauns, to find the gold
That they have heard from tales of old.
So, sometimes we hide by stairwells,
so no one sees and no one tells.
Sometimes we are where curtains hide
Our green outfits from all inside!
Sometimes we try to find a chair
That might just have a pillow there.
It’s hard to see us if that’s so,
And we can be there…none need know!
Sometimes we’re safe in mountain mist.
It hides so much…we can’t resist!
The mighty trees and boulders, too…
Why, they could hide both Me and You!
In the forest, right by a stream,
Fine hiding places, it would seem.
Rock ledges, too, have secret cracks…
I even go there to have snacks!
My cousins, Daíthí and Gussie,
Stay overnight sometimes and we
Do really like to take our snacks
And go to our fav’rite ledge cracks!
I’ll show you just a few more spots,
Right now…but I have lots and lots,
And I will show you more again,
And I will let you know just when.
So here’s some more, but just a few,
And for now, they will have to do,
’cause I am hungry once again.
And you know what I might do when
I’m wanting to have some grand snacks…
I go to my fave rock ledge cracks!
I am so glad we talked today.
God bless you is what I do say! (See Footnote #36)