In the poem, Zelenskyy is reimagined as the namesake for the Irish patron saint who, according to lore, drove the snakes off of the Emerald Isle – only in Bono’s version, it is Putin who is the serpent, a big-time crowd-pleaser for those who attended annual Friends of Ireland luncheon in Washington, D.C.
Speaker Pelosi reads #StPatricksDay poem by Bono, which reads in part:
“Ireland’s sorrow and pain
Is now the Ukraine
And Saint Patrick’s name now Zelenskyy.”
She then introduces Riverdance. pic.twitter.com/NzPY1VP2bN
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 17, 2022
“I got this message this morning from Bono,” Pelosi said as she clutched the poem in her hand.
“Most of us always, whether we’re in Ireland or here or whatever it is, Bono has been a very Irish part of our lives, and said this,” she added as she recited the words to those who were in attendance.
“Oh St. Patrick, he drove out the snakes with his prayers, but that’s not all it takes,” read Madame Speaker. “With the smoke symbolizes an evil that arises and hides in your heart as it breaks.”
“And the evil risen from the darkness that lives in some men, but in sorrow and fear, that’s when saints can appear,” she continued. “To drive out those old snakes once again, and they struggle for us to be free from the psycho in this human family.”
“Ireland’s sorrow and pain is now the Ukraine and St. Patrick’s name is now Zelenskyy,” she concluded, chuckling with self-satisfaction as she asked a nearby priest, “you like that, Father?” before introducing the Riverdance performers.
‘I’ve a tradition of sending a limerick to @SpeakerPelosi’s St. Patrick’s Day lunch over the years. This year the limerick is irregular & not funny at all. We stand with the people of Ukraine & their leader. It wasn’t written to be published, but since it’s out, here it is.’-Bono pic.twitter.com/pLkE59DSxU
— U2 (@U2) March 17, 2022
Reactions weren’t good:
Isn’t it enough that the eejit BONO goes and hobnobs with the oligarchs at DAVOS every year without getting the eejit Nancy Pelosi to foist his shitty poem on us?
— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) March 17, 2022
The last time I was in a room with Nancy Pelosi and Bono was at George Soros's wedding in 2013. https://t.co/DgA8S1SLrB
— Michael Knowles 🤌🏼 (@michaeljknowles) March 17, 2022
Yesterday she screamed "Glory to Ukraine!" and today she will read a poem from Bono. Our nation is in good (octogenarian) hands https://t.co/2JXLCBozCQ
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) March 17, 2022
Oh, c’mon! GTFOH with this bat shit crazy bitch AND Bono 🤬 https://t.co/uQyuX7wiSa
— The Citizen Pundit (@1citizenpundit) March 17, 2022