Central New Yorkers Celebrate National ‘Poem In Your Pocket Day’ [Video]
If your co-workers and friends are rhyming today, they must have remembered to write what they say. If they seem to be off and slightly dramatic, tune them out and consider it static.
How do you celebrate this special day?
Scribble on a pad and rhyme what you say.
Before you head off to work or school, write a poem if you wanna be cool!
Uticans and Romans, and even the Cuse,
they’re putting pen to paper and cutting it loose!
Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day as schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets.
So rise and shine and start to write, impress your friends, you just might.
Just for the day, while you're at your work, recite a poem and watch them smirk!
It'll be fun, just wait and see, if it all goes wrong, just blame me.
The poem in my pocket, here's what it reads: hopefully it satisfies your lyrical needs.
I was Mother's darling child brought up with care and trouble.
For fear a spoon would hurt my mouth she fed me with a shovel.
Have some fun at work today. You just may!
Here's the Dr. Seuss classic: Rainy Day in Utica, New York.