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Happiness (Reconsidered) - Poem by Judith Viorst

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

Happiness
Is falling asleep without Valium,
And having two breasts to put in my brassiere,
And not (yet) needing to get my blood pressure lowered,
my eyelids raised or a second opinion.

And on Saturday nights
When my husband and I have rented
Something with Fred Astaire for the VCR,
And we're sitting around in our robes discussing,
The state of the world, back exercises, our Keoghs,
And whether to fix the transmission or buy a new car,
And we're eating a pint of rum-raisin ice cream
on the grounds that
Tomorrow we're starting a diet of fish, fruit and grain,
And my dad's in Miami dating a very nice widow,
And no one we love is in serious trouble or pain,
And our bringing-up-baby days are far behind us,
But our senior-citizen days have not begun,
It's not what I called happiness
When I was twenty-one,
But it's turning out to be
What happiness is.


Comments about Happiness (Reconsidered) by Judith Viorst

  • Gold Star - 11,715 Points Walterrean Salley (11/28/2016 4:55:00 PM)

    (Happiness (Reconsidered) by Judith Viorst.) **A fine visual of happiness. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,431 Points Ludolf Dauphin (6/15/2016 5:07:00 PM)

    That's a very nice poem. i am really taking in by your style of writing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 99,185 Points Susan Williams (11/15/2015 3:10:00 PM)

    That woman can make you smile at the verities of life... regardless of our upbringing, regardless of our different trials, some things we share and one of them is an appreciation of this woman's warmth and humor (Report) Reply

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Poems About Happiness

  1. 1. Happiness (Reconsidered) , Judith Viorst
  2. 2. Happiness , Louise Gluck
  3. 3. Happiness , Alan Alexander Milne
  4. 4. Happiness , Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu
  5. 5. Happiness , Carl Sandburg
  6. 6. Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anypl.. , Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  7. 7. Innermost Happiness , Ernestine Northover
  8. 8. Happiness , Wilfred Owen
  9. 9. Love, Your Happiness Is My Happiness..... , Ravi Sathasivam
  10. 10. Happiness , Stevie Smith
  11. 11. Happiness , Jane Kenyon
  12. 12. Happiness , Scarlet .....
  13. 13. Happiness , George Savige
  14. 14. Ode To Happiness , Naomi Burdett
  15. 15. Happiness , Colin Ian Jeffery
  16. 16. Happiness , Hemakumar Nanayakkara
  17. 17. Such Is The Force Of Happiness , Emily Dickinson
  18. 18. - Happiness Is...(Part Two) , Ronberge (anno primo)
  19. 19. What Happiness Is , Sam Byron
  20. 20. Happiness , Nesean Coombs
  21. 21. - Happiness Is... , Ronberge (anno primo)
  22. 22. Is Happiness Worth All The Pain Of Getti.. , Scarlet .....
  23. 23. Happiness And Vision , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  24. 24. Happiness-The Feeling , Scarlet .....
  25. 25. Maze Of Happiness , Joey Nissen
  26. 26. # Happiness , Mamta Agarwal
  27. 27. Happiness Is Not Comforts , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  28. 28. Happiness, A Search Within. , Palas Kumar Ray
  29. 29. Happiness , Luci Loughlin
  30. 30. A Song Of Pure Happiness I , Li Bai
  31. 31. Happiness , Lonnie Hicks
  32. 32. Complete Happiness , Ernestine Northover
  33. 33. Happiness Is... , Barbara Lynn Terry
  34. 34. She Of The Heavenly Happiness , Michael Shepherd
  35. 35. 963: Peace N Happiness Wish... , Amit Biswas
  36. 36. Contentment Is The Core To Happiness , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  37. 37. .happiness Borrowed , Vidyadhar Durgekar
  38. 38. After All This- Happiness , Lonnie Hicks
  39. 39. True Happiness , Gabriell Davis
  40. 40. ! The Sad Story Of Happiness , Michael Shepherd
  41. 41. Happiness , Pam Fraser
  42. 42. A Song Of Pure Happiness Iii , Li Bai
  43. 43. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi: 56: The Possibi.. , Michael Shepherd
  44. 44. Relative Happiness , Palas Kumar Ray
  45. 45. Warped Happiness , Uriah Hamilton
  46. 46. A Bouquet Of Happiness , Seema Chowdhury
  47. 47. Happiness , ~ cari$ma ~ Dewan
  48. 48. Little Happiness , Seema Chowdhury
  49. 49. The Happiness , Jack Hirschman
  50. 50. My Happiness Is....... , Ernestine Northover
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