As it’s St. Patrick’s Day and I am a writing teacher, I thought it apt to teach the art of the limerick to my middle school students. While their poems themed mostly around farts and each other, mine was more an homage of thanks to dear St. Pat for giving me one day a year to make inappropriate jokes with my students. Here’s to you St. Patrick! (Also, thanks for bringing Christianity to Ireland or whatever.)

Nothing better than teaching a limerick,

To those kids who pretend to be so sick,

We can all thank St. Pat,

Don our caps tip our hat,

To that guy we all love, dear St. Patrick

-Andrea Johnston