Judith Viorst

(February 2, 1931)

Learning Poem 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 slurp.
And I'm learning (though it sometimes really hurts me)
Not to burp.
And I'm learning to chew softer
When I eat corn on the cob.
And I'm learning that it's much
Much easier to be a slob.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
7 person liked.
3 person did not like.

Form:


Read poems about / on: sometimes, thanks

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Learning by Judith Viorst )

  • Gold Star - 15,923 Points Roseann Shawiak (1/22/2014 1:12:00 AM)

    Love your humor! Brought a smile to my heart! It's also more fun being a slob sometimes!
    Eating with your fingers, playing with your food - makes eating easier than with a fork.
    Can picture my sons at a year old doing all you describe and telling them how good they
    were. Great poem, brought pictures to my mind! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. Television, Roald Dahl
[Hata Bildir]