Treasure Island

Judith Viorst

(February 2, 1931)

Since Hanna Moved Away


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 stay.
They've taken back the Mays and Junes
Since Hanna moved away.

Flowers smell like halibut.
Velvet feels like hay.
Every handsome dog's a mutt
Since Hanna moved away.

Nothing's fun to laugh about.
Nothing's fun to play.
They call me, but I won't come out
Since Hanna moved away.

Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003
Edited: Monday, March 28, 2011

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  • Gail Cannon (10/27/2009 6:19:00 PM)

    Since Hannah moved away has touched me remembering a friend say last week all my friends left. (military child) I will e-mail this to him, to help him smile. This poem is real and funny, I reallly enjoy her work and style. (Report) Reply

  • Hannah Benson (6/25/2009 1:04:00 PM)

    my name is hannah and if some one wrote a poem like this because i moved i would be touched haha who ever hannah is would love this and is very lucky (Report) Reply

  • Beverly Cronkhite (2/22/2008 7:06:00 PM)

    I love this poem! We are sending it to our beloved Pastor Dave as he has left us to become a chaplain in the army. 'Since Dave moved away' doesn't flow quite as nicely as Hannah does, but the feelings are the same! I think Judith Viorst has a wonderful and funny way of capturing the ups and downs of life! (Report) Reply

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