Judith Viorst

(February 2, 1931)

Thank-You Note - Poem by Judith Viorst

I wanted small pierced earrings (gold).
You gave me slippers (gray).
My mother said that she would scold
Unless I wrote to say
How much I liked them.

               & nbsp; Not much.

Comments about Thank-You Note by Judith Viorst

  • Jez Brul (5/30/2018 5:15:00 PM)

    This poem conveys 2 important virtues. First, he mother is teaching the child to be thankful in every way though it did not match her whim...it's the thought that counts. Second, the mother is giving what she really needs rather than what she wants. I love this short but wisdom-filled poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (5/30/2018 4:37:00 PM)

    When a parent forces a child to write a thank you note, this proves the parent should read it before sending it. Children tend to be so truthful it hurts. (Report) Reply

  • (5/30/2018 12:37:00 PM)

    why does it keep saying a nbsp for 24 sec (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (5/30/2018 5:12:00 AM)

    Yes, thank you is a beautiful sentence / phrase we should utter in time, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Chandan Dey (5/30/2018 3:01:00 AM)

    Dear poetess, your thought is very nice, but so far as presentation is concerned we want more Gold from you!
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/30/2018 1:48:00 AM)

    Such a great poem by Judith Viorst👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/30/2018 1:10:00 AM)

    You gave me slippers! !

    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Robert Murray Smith (5/30/2018 12:27:00 AM)

    Really! I expect a better standard than this. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (5/30/2018 12:14:00 AM)

    A gift is to be valued not by its worth but by the feelings and emotions attached to it.
    Nice poem.
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  • (11/28/2016 5:04:00 PM)

    (Thank-You Note by Judith Viorst.) **Be grateful. Sometimes we're never satisfied. Lololol. (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2015 1:23:00 PM)

    i need explanation of this poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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