Dolly Parton Wrote a Poem for Everybody Stuck at Home Anxiously Waiting for Things to Go Back to Normal

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The current reality facing many people the world over right now is one of anxiety and confusion, set in place by the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on our daily way of life. Dolly Parton gets this — she’s familiar with the concept of a 9-to-5 job, after all — and she’s here to help.

On Thursday, the country music legend uploaded a poem she put together that captures the zeitgeist of this unique societal moment quite well, beginning with the line:

“This too shall pass, as all things will. If the virus don’t kill us, the stayin’ home will!”

It’s all pretty clever, and is a nice little surprise from Dolly. Enjoy it below:

Tonight, Dolly Parton will continue her Goodnight with Dolly live stream series, in which she reads the world bedtime stories through her Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Tune in at 4:00 p.m. PDT or re-watch the broadcast below:

And, in related Dolly Parton news, tonight will also see the encore broadcast of the Country Music Television’s all-star Kenny Rogers tribute concert, which of course featured Dolly. The program first ran on Wednesday night, with proceeds benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund, and the re-broadcast is set for 8:00 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.

Dolly performed “Sweet Music Man” for the show:

All this to say: There’s plenty of Dolly Parton content out there right now to keep us all entertained. Thanks, Dolly!

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