Watch Nancy Pelosi Read Bono’s Poem About Ukraine at St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon

Today (March 17) is St. Patrick’s Day, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hosted the annual Friends of Ireland luncheon at the White House. At the luncheon, Speaker Pelosi read a poem that she said was written by U2 frontman Bono. According to a tweet from Bono, he has an annual tradition of sending Pelosi a…

This day (March 17) is St. Patrick’s Day, and Condominium Speaker Nancy Pelosi hosted the annual Friends of Ireland luncheon at the White Condominium. At the luncheon, Speaker Pelosi read a poem that she mentioned became written by U2 frontman Bono. Based on a tweet from Bono, he has an annual tradition of sending Pelosi a limerick for the luncheon. “This year the limerick is irregular & no longer funny at all,” he wrote.

The poem, per Pelosi’s recitation, begins, “Oh Saint Patrick he drove out the snakes,” and it closes with a reference to Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky: “Ireland’s sorrow and be anxious/Is now the Ukraine/And Saint Patrick’s name now Zelensky.” Read the entire poem and evaluate Pelosi’s recitation below.

Oh, saint Patrick he drove out the snakes

Along with his prayers but that’s no longer all it takes

For the snake symbolizes

An contaminated that rises

And hides on your heart

Because it breaks

And the contaminated has risen my mates

From the darkness that lives in some males

However in sorrow and ache

That’s when saints can appear

To power out these feeble snakes as soon as more

And they fight for us to be free

From the psycho in this human family

Ireland’s sorrow and be anxious

Is now the Ukraine

And saint Patrick’s name now Zelenskyy