06/28/2011 12:02 pm ET | Updated Aug 28, 2011

''Farewell Verses to My Hybrid's Expiring California Carpool Lane Stickers''

O little yellow strips of plastic --

How you made my drive fantastic.

[At least you minimized the pain:

With you, I used the carpool lane.]

The best eight bucks I ever spent

Was for these babies. They were meant

To nudge us into hybrid wheels,

And thousands flocked to take those deals.

Read the rest of the doggerel here at the LA Times: