Gray Rainy Days

Gray rainy days
Why we need inner sunshine
Why we need inner focus
Bringing light to the world

We fret too much, this and that
Making unnecessary choices
After all, we’re here
It’s always now, never sooner or later

Bright pink azalea blossoms in sunlight
They’re possible any day
Come rain or shine
Always inside us, waiting

Outside my window—
A determined blue jay
Squawking about this and that
I laugh; that’s me

The rain subsides
Giving way to stillness
Even that nature provides
It’s ours, if we stop our squawking

Then there are the clouds
Hiding the sun
So nature’s tears can soak deep
Into the thirsty earth

Gray rainy days
Reminding us, listen, hear
The rain singing on the roof
Reminding us, bring our light to the world

Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.

Biography Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling.  Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here. Contact Information Kosmos Consulting and Research website:  Visual Advantage Photography website: Flickr Photo Page here: Contact Don Iannone by email:

7 thoughts on “Gray Rainy Days”

  1. Don, I really dig your poetry. I am a poet myself who has been word pressing in chaotic soul for about as long as you have. I really identify with blue jays. I see them and feel like they are my good spirit guiding me in a sense, its very complicated. I have written about it on a few occasions if you poke around my web site. I would like to have some more correspondence while I enjoy your work I hope you also enjoy my own. Hope to hear from you. Never stop writing. It’s all we have on those gray rainy day’s.

  2. Have I missed a lot …Wow so peaceful as I read your Im in mid of heat of Middle East ..I feel your rain soaking me with rain, earth and peace

    Thank you

  3. Creation of a cure
    Relative to
    A choice to endure

    We all have such potion
    To ease
    The pain in emotion

    Relative to
    Our cures conception

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