And They’re Off … Lady Legends for the Cure
Jockeying for a Mission
Eight jockeys don silks of all hues –
In oranges, fuschias and blues.
They polish their boots
And enter the chutes,
Advancing a cause in the news.
These ladies of legend, mature,
Mount horses for six-furlong tour.
On Pimlico’s course,
This dames’ tour-de-force
Will aim for a breast cancer cure.
Tomorrow the Preakness draws crowd
With racing fans cheering aloud.
They lay down their bets,
Today, though, may make us more proud.
c2010 by Linda Ann Nickerson
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