A small, mischievous, Elf, dressed in green attire,

  Belts of black, boots perhaps of the same color.

  From Irish folklore, it has been said they have been

Seen roaming the Irish countryside, these wee folk.

   Members of a clan, they invaded Ireland, banished 
  To live underground,

  Standing only two to three feet tall, these devious 

  Quick witted, Intelligent, they evade capture from 

  They live in underground caves with entrances, or 
  A hollow trunk of a fairy tree,

  It is said that wishes of three have been granted to 
  Some that leave them be.

  They are known for their love of Irish music and dance, 
  Instruments played,
  Tin whistle, the fiddle, Bodhran, and the Irish harp, a 
  Look with beards and pipes.

  Shoemakers they are, believed because of all the 
  Dance they do,

  To catch one of the wee folk is nearly impossible, as 
  They are smart with magical powers,

  Vanish into thin air they can, a pot of gold is a most 
  Possible dream.

  You'll hear an Irish Leprechaun before you'll ever see one,

 They have a fondness for drinking Irish Poitin, catch one 
  If you can.
                               Happy St. Patricks Day,

                                 Keith Garrett

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