Today we are featuring Inklings Book Contest 2021 finalist Kailey Liou! Kailey shared a poem called “A Gloomy, Rainy Day.” Enjoy!

A Gloomy, Rainy Day
by Kailey Liou

It’s a gloomy, gloomy, rainy day
Not a very good kind of a spring day
The sky is gray, rain falls down
All the way until it plops on the cold ground

It’s a gloomy, gloomy, rainy day
Not spotting a single sunny ray
All locked up, throw away the key
That’s what it’s like for you and me
That horror is creeping from town to town
It comes up up up and pushes you down down down

Don’t let anyone enter into your house
Not even a single mouse
‘Cause you don’t want the sickness marching in
Don’t get close to anyone but your kin

Don’t bother to go to work
That could be where the horror lurks
Coughing, sneezing, achoo-achoo
Uh-oh, I don’t think you have the flu

Spare the old, spare them, please
But the horror isn’t going to ease
Shut them down, close the towns
Let the sickness slow, slow down

Perhaps then, we can begin to erase our frowns
Oh, all there is…is hope
No time, no time, no time to mope
When it gets warmer we will cheer
There soon won’t be a single sneer

The sickness will shrink and we can all enjoy a cool drink
‘Cause one day the horror will stop, schools will open, and let’s go shop
The vaccines will be piling up as high as the bright blue sky
Sure we may still have to wear a mask, you might ask
But, that won’t ever keep us from staying on task!


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