Leprechaun trap with little leprechaun climbing a letter and getting trapped inside.

DO NOT CATCH A LEPRECHAUN

By Jamie Bills
 BEFORE St. Patrick’s Day, my teacher said, “You should make a leprechaun trap.”
  
 BEFORE St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it was a good idea.
  
 I wish I could go back to BEFORE.
  
 BEFORE I made the trap.
  
 BEFORE I caught a leprechaun.
  
 BEFORE that leprechaun ruined my life.
  
 Because…
  
 AFTER I caught him
 he snored all night
 and woke me at dawn…
 “TOP OF THE MORNING TO YA, LAD!”
  
 AFTER I caught him
 he played tricks on me. 
  
 AFTER I caught him 
 he dressed me up like a Leprechaun.
  
 AFTER I caught him
 he took over my piggy bank…
 and my room.
  
 AFTER I caught him
 I was too busy dancing the jig
 to play video games.
  
 AFTER I caught him
 I tried to set him free.
  
 Take my advice:
 Do NOT make a leprechaun trap!
  
 Because you can’t return to BEFORE…
  
 AFTER you catch a leprechaun.
  
 “MORE DANCING LAD!”
   

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Thank you giphy.com for this fun leprechaun GIF.

Jamie Bills