In New York City, today has officially been named "Poem In Your Pocket (PIYP) Day." This is the seventh annual PIYP Day in celebration of National Poetry Month in April.
New York City urges everyone to share their inner poet and to carry a poem in your own pocket. According to their PIYP website, "you can write your own poem or borrow one from your favorite poet; just make sure to share it with your friends, family and colleagues."
So, NASCAR friends, on this important day in the life of all race fans, I would like to share with you special NASCAR poem that I have written. Feel free to print it out and carry it in your pocket. And happiest of PIYP days to you!
NASCAR POEM FOR YOUR POCKET
By Mary Jo Buchanan
May the track rise up to meet you
May every lap be caution free.
May you never hang a lug nut
Or having a speeding penalty.
May the track be ready and fast
And your fuel cell always full.
May you never be tight or wicked loose
Or have your car push or pull.
May you always go green, green, green
With no rain and only sun.
May you keep all four tires on the track
And never be in the Big One!
May you never lose the draft
Or your drafting partner friend.
And may you see that checkered flag
When the race is at the end.
May your heart race when engines roar
And your love of racing never wane.
May we meet again around the turn
That ends in Victory Lane!