A Carl Stevens Poem For A Gray Day

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's going to be gray outside for the next few days.

According to the National Weather Service, it will likely be several days before we're able to see the sun again.

So, our very own poet Carl Stevens has written this poem for a gray day.


As we proceed through these October days,

We’d better get used to the color gray.

Try not to get short-tempered or snippy

As most of this week will be a little drippy.

Find a rowboat for your mind,

Head for whatever island you can find...

Manufacture sunshine on you own,

If you’re driving to work, or heading home.

Don’t allow the sun of your heart to set,

Just because this week is a little wet.

Don’t become a baby in the womb of sorrow,

Remember the sun will come out tomorrow.

For now these gray days will be repeated,

But don’t allow them to make you defeated.

Kiss your husband, hug your wife,

Spread some butter with a butter knife,

Grab a potato and start to peel,

Play touch football on a saturated field,

If the days are flooded, then be your own raft,

Remember to smile, remember to laugh.

Don’t succumb to the grayness of pain,

Think of places that could really use rain,

Embrace the puddles, smile at the sheen,

Revel in the fact that the grass is green.

Have some perspective in this world of clouds,

It’s only as gray as your mind allows.

Realize that soon all the rain will go,

And then I’ll be writing a poem about snow.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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