Judith Viorst
Since Hanna Moved Away by Judith Viorst

Since Hanna Moved Away by Judith Viorst

The tires on my bike are flat. The sky is grouchy gray. At least it sure feels like that Since Hanna moved away. Chocolate ice cream tastes like prunes. December's come to ...

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True Love by Judith Viorst

True Love by Judith Viorst

It is true love because I put on eyeliner and a concerto and make pungent observations about the great issues of the day Even when there's no one here but him, And because I ...

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If I Were In Charge Of The World by Judith Viorst

If I Were In Charge Of The World by Judith Viorst

If I were in charge of the world I'd cancel oatmeal, Monday mornings, Allergy shots, and also Sara Steinberg. If I were in charge of the world There'd be brighter nights ...

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Anti-Heroine by Judith Viorst

Anti-Heroine by Judith Viorst

I'd planned to be Heathcliff's Cathy, Lady Brett, Nicole or Dominique or Scarlett O'Hara. I hadn't planned to be folding up the laundry In uncombed hair and last night's smudged ...

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Remembrance Of Christmas Past by Judith Viorst

Remembrance Of Christmas Past by Judith Viorst

They let the children out of school too early.I left the Christmas shopping till too late.Each day we had a holiday excursion,Which gave us the entire week to wait in line ...

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The Honeymoon Is Over by Judith Viorst

The Honeymoon Is Over by Judith Viorst

The honeymoon is overAnd he has left for workWhistling something obvious from La BohemeAnd carrying a brown calfskin attache caseI never dreamed he was capable of owning,Having ...

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Thank-You Note by Judith Viorst

Thank-You Note by Judith Viorst

I wanted small pierced earrings (gold).You gave me slippers (gray).My mother said that she would scoldUnless I wrote to sayHow much I liked them. & nbsp; Not much.

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Some Advice From A Mother To Her Married Son by Judith Viorst

Some Advice From A Mother To Her Married Son by Judith Viorst

The answer to do you love me isn't, I married you, didn't I?Or, Can't we discuss this after the ballgame is through? It isn't, Well that all depends on what you mean by 'love'. Or ...

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Some Things Don’T Make Any Sense At All by Judith Viorst

Some Things Don’T Make Any Sense At All by Judith Viorst

My mom says I'm her sugarplum.My mom says I'm her lamb.My mom says I'm completely perfectJust the way I am.My mom says I'm a super-special wonderful terrific little guy.My mom ...

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Happiness (Reconsidered) by Judith Viorst

Happiness (Reconsidered) by Judith Viorst

HappinessIs a clean bill of health from the doctor,And the kids shouldn't move back home formore than a year,And not being audited, overdrawn, in Wilkes-Barre,in a lawsuit or in ...

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The Pleasures Of Ordinary Life by Judith Viorst

The Pleasures Of Ordinary Life by Judith Viorst

I've had my share of necessary losses,Of dreams I know no longer can come true.I'm done now with the whys and the becauses.It's time to make things good, not just make do.It's ...

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Three (O’Clock) In The Morning by Judith Viorst

Three (O’Clock) In The Morning by Judith Viorst

At three in the morning I used to be sleeping an untroubledsleep in my bed.But lately at three in the morning I'm tossing and turning,Awakened by hypochondria, and gas, and ...

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Learning by Judith Viorst

Learning by Judith Viorst

I'm learning to say thank you.And I'm learning to say please.And I'm learning to use Kleenex,Not my sweater, when I sneeze.And I'm learning not to dribble.And I'm learning not to ...

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Mother Doesn’T Want A Dog by Judith Viorst

Mother Doesn’T Want A Dog by Judith Viorst

Mother doesn't want a dog.Mother says they smell,And never sit when you say sit,Or even when you yell.And when you come home late at nightAnd there is ice and snow,You have to go ...

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Fifteen, Maybe Sixteen Things To Worry About by Judith Viorst

Fifteen, Maybe Sixteen Things To Worry About by Judith Viorst

My pants could maybe fall down when I dive off the diving board.My nose could maybe keep growing and never quit.Miss Brearly could ask me to spell words like stomach and special. ...

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