Nancy Pelosi Marks St. Patrick's Day with Poem Written by Bono About Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

The speaker of the house, 81, was attending the annual Friends of Ireland luncheon in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, where she recited the poem for guests in attendance, including President Joe Biden.

"I got this message this morning from Bono," Pelosi said of the U2 frontman, before noting, "Most of us, whether we're in Ireland or here, whatever it is, Bono has been a very Irish part of our lives."

Then, reciting Bono's poem, Pelosi said, "Oh Saint Patrick, he drove out the snakes with his prayers, but that's not all it takes.

For the snake symbolizes an evil that rises and hides in your heart, as it breaks."

"And the evil has risen my friends from the darkness that lives in some men. But in sorrow and fear, that's when saints can appear, to drive out those old snakes once again," she continued.

"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 now Zelenskyy."

U2 — who hail from Ireland — previously wrote about the Russian invasion of Ukraine in an Instagram post last week, in which the group praised the Ukrainian people's resilience.

"The Ukrainian people are teaching the rest of the world what freedom looks like, what freedom feels like, and most importantly what freedom acts like," the band wrote.

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