April 30, 2009

Bloomberg waxes poetic on volunteering

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a poem celebrating volunteers for the seventh annual Poetry in My Pocket Day.

Bloomberg released the volunteer-themed poem Wednesday to mark the literary holiday, the New York Post reported Thursday.

Read to kids, mentor one. Help some seniors, have some fun, one verse of the poem begins. Serve some soup, or plant trees. Spend some time at food pantries.

The mayor's poem finished with a reference to the city's Major League Baseball teams: Help in any way, kind volunteers. You'll receive New Yorkers' cheers. But right now, to get the biggest thanks, help the pitching on the Mets and Yanks.