11 March 2013

Leprechaun Poem Now You See Me

This month's prompt at Absolute Write:
What the Leprechaun Said

Yep, it's March. The theme is one of general St. Patrick-ness, so don't worry if you're not comfortable with writing fantasy creatures like the 'Chauns.

Here is more mischief from the little guy. It's a poem I wrote many years ago. I just haven't shared it much with anyone. Also, I list more participants at the end. Visit their take on the Leprechaun, and as always, we love lots of feedback!

Now you see me, now you don't
Come and get me if you want
I can show you things that shine
You will be a friend of mine

I am evil, I am good
I am mostly misunderstood
Having fun and causing strife
Makes a difference in my life

Be it here or be it there
You will find me everywhere
Follow me and you will see
Treasures and gifts abound for thee

I hide behind this wicked mask
Though find it's not a pleasant task
To sometimes have to lie to you
And lead you down a path that's true

Participants and posts:
orion_mk3 -  (link to post)
robeiae -  (link to post)
writingismypassion -  (link to post)
Sudo_One -  (link to post)
randi.lee -  (link to post)
pyrosama -  (You are HERE)
katci13 -  (link to post)
MsLaylaCakes -  (link to post)
Angyl78 -  (link to post)
KitCat -  (link to post)
Bloo -  (link to post)
dlclary -  (link to post)
ConnieBDowell -  (link to post)
Lady Cat -  (link to post)
Araenvo -  (link to post)
MichaelP -  (link to post)
Ralph Pines -  (link to post)
mdgreene50 - (link to post)
dolores haze -  (link to post)

SRHowen -  (link to post)
areteus -  (link to post)
meowzbark -  (link to post)


  1. I know it's only been 8 minutes since you posted....but I'm not stalking up your blog, Diane, I promise. It just so happened that when I opened up blogger it was right when you posted!

    Anyway--great post! I love the constant juxtapositions that carry through from beginning to end. They make for a really nice rhythm. There's also a distinct quality to your tone that gives you a unique "sound," like, "Yup, that's definitely a Carlisle!"

    Nicely done :D

    1. Ha! Thanks randi. I feel the same way when I log into Blogger and see a recent post under 10 minutes. I'm like, "Oh! New post!!" lol

      I need to follow more people so I get new posts more often. It appears some of the early bloggers aren't posting as much anymore.

      Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad to hear I have a voice. They say it's the hardest thing to establish for writers. :D

  2. This was wonderful!

  3. Awesome poem, Diane!

    Welcome back!

    1. Thank you! I'll have some pictures to share real soon. :)

  4. That was awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks! *coffee* Pull up a chair. Good to see you again, Auden. :D

  5. I would never have thought to write a poem about a leprechaun, but this works! Love it. I'm so glad I discovered your blog. It's packed with some great info.

    1. Thank you, Melissa! Glad you found the blog. Feel free to comment and leave feedback. I like discussion on all the topics here and none of the articles are locked down to comments, even the older articles. :D

  6. I love this! It's so much fun. Makes me feel like I'm really in the head of a leprechaun. ^_^

    1. Glad you enjoyed it. It was fun when I wrote it.

  7. Diane, you never cease to amaze me. I think that should just be my perpetual comment!

    1. LOL Eve. Okay, I'll just create you a "like" button so that when you click it, it will automatically post a comment, "Diane, you are awesome. You never cease to amaze me."

      I'm a programmer, I should have already learned how to hack Blogger and do this! :D

      I thank you for your personal touch, Eve.

  8. Brilliant, just brilliant! :D

    1. Thank you! Brilliant isn't something I get called often, so I'll take it! LOL

  9. I have to agree, definetly (sp) have a voice. I found a wonderful rythm in reading this poem. I was very upbeat!

  10. *applause* I bow to your gift for rhythm and rhyme. That was a really fun piece and remarkably catchy :)

  11. Cute! Though I'd actually go so far as to call it a limerick. Because, you know, Irish :)

    1. Thank you!

      The Leprechaun Limerick.

      It has a ring to it. :)

  12. Awesome! I especially liked the lines: I am evil, I am good/I am mostly misunderstood.

    1. It came from the idea of two diametrical religions. :) Thanks!

  13. Diane, I really enjoyed how you key off the possibility that leprechauns are both evil and good. They really are an interesting myth, and this was a cool take on them.

  14. Thank you guys! Poetry has to be one of the scariest pieces of writing to share, because you never know if anyone is going to get it. :)


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