Fifteen, Maybe Sixteen Things To Worry About Poem by Judith Viorst

Fifteen, Maybe Sixteen Things To Worry About

Rating: 3.6

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.
(Stumick and speshul?)
I could play tag all day and always be "it."
Jay Spievack, who's fourteen feet tall, could want to fight me.
My mom and my dad--like Ted's--could want a divorce.
Miss Brearly could ask me a question about Afghanistan.
(Who's Afghanistan?)
Somebody maybe could make me ride a horse.
My mother could maybe decide that I needed more liver.
My dad could decide that I needed less TV.
Miss Brearly could say that I have to write script and stop printing.
(I'm better at printing.)
Chris could decide to stop being friends with me.

The world could maybe come to an end on next Tuesday.
The ceiling could maybe come crashing on my head.
I maybe could run out of things for me to worry about.
And then I'd have to do my homework instead.

Esmeralda Rodriguez 08 December 2006

hahaha I can relate, I can relate to the point that I created the term CPS for myself, Chronic Procrastinating Syndrome.

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kaylee 27 April 2020

whats the theme of the poem?

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Walterrean Salley 28 November 2016

(Fifteen, Maybe Sixteen Things To Worry About by Judith Viorst.) **Light verse for amusement.

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Paul Schroeder 21 April 2016

the reassuring clutter of life

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Rajnish Manga 05 May 2019

May be some day I could also start writing or doing these lovely things. Thanks a lot. Pure humour.

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Mahtab Bangalee 09 November 2020

everything maybe nothing nothing maybe everything on the probability of the action and its reaction this universe is going on........this poem is philosophical on the action and reaction or cause and effects to me; great write

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Edward Kofi Louis 09 November 2020

Facing life with your muse! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 09 November 2020

Chris could decide to stop being friends with me...... outstanding conceptualization. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being chosen this poem the modern poem of the poem of the day.

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Deluke Muwanigwa 09 November 2020

Absolutely hilarious. I was laughing as i was reading along. Well done ma'am. You are still a kid at heart.

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Practicing Poetess 09 November 2020

A child's take on worrisome things, humourously written. (Of course, with the current state of world affairs, some adults today might WELCOME the world coming to an end next Tuesday!)

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