Saint Patrick’s sister voices her opinion

For the Thursday Treat prompt at imaginary garden with real toads:


Saint Patrick’s sister voices her opinion

Statue of St. Patrick in Aughagower, County Mayo

Statue of St. Patrick in Aughagower, County Mayo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What can one say about a brother?

Everyone knows
they are not saints.
Patrick was no different,
although time and its passing
have made him so.

The truth of it?
There were no snakes
on the island.
How would they have come?

Patrick would not
have driven them out,
he would have sat down
to tea and crumpets, a peat fire,
perhaps a wee whiskey
and blarneyed the snakes
into swimming to France.
Yes, so he would!

A poet, a charmer,
but no saint.
He was Irish, after all.
And that’s the truth of it.

Carol A. Stephen

6 thoughts on “Saint Patrick’s sister voices her opinion

  1. Are we saying the good patron saint of the Emerald Isle was not immune to thickly laying on a bit of the blarney, then? This is utterly charming and clever work.

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