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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

  • Silver Star - 3,383 Points Ravi Kopra (10/9/2017 1:44:00 PM)

    One of the best poems at this site. You must be reader of good poetry. You create wonderful imagery. I am going to read your other poems. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 12,074 Points Walterrean Salley (11/28/2016 4:55:00 PM)

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,446 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

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Poems About Happiness

  1. 1. Happiness (Reconsidered) , Judith Viorst
  2. 2. Happiness , Louise Gluck
  3. 3. Happiness , Stevie Smith
  4. 4. Happiness , Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu
  5. 5. Happiness , Carl Sandburg
  6. 6. Happiness , Alan Alexander Milne
  7. 7. Happiness , Jane Kenyon
  8. 8. Innermost Happiness , Ernestine Northover
  9. 9. Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anypl.. , Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  10. 10. Happiness , Wilfred Owen
  11. 11. Love, Your Happiness Is My Happiness..... , Ravi Sathasivam
  12. 12. Happiness , Scarlet .....
  13. 13. Happiness And Vision , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  14. 14. Happiness , George Savige
  15. 15. Ode To Happiness , Naomi Burdett
  16. 16. Happiness , Colin Ian Jeffery
  17. 17. Happiness , Hemakumar Nanayakkara
  18. 18. Such Is The Force Of Happiness , Emily Dickinson
  19. 19. - Happiness Is...(Part Two) , Ronberge (anno primo)
  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. What Happiness Is , Sam Byron
  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 , Luci Loughlin
  29. 29. A Song Of Pure Happiness I , Li Bai
  30. 30. Happiness , Lonnie Hicks
  31. 31. ! The Sad Story Of Happiness , Michael Shepherd
  32. 32. Complete Happiness , Ernestine Northover
  33. 33. She Of The Heavenly Happiness , Michael Shepherd
  34. 34. Happiness, A Search Within. , Palas Kumar Ray
  35. 35. Contentment Is The Core To Happiness , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  36. 36. .happiness Borrowed , Vidyadhar Durgekar
  37. 37. After All This- Happiness , Lonnie Hicks
  38. 38. True Happiness , Gabriell Davis
  39. 39. Happiness , Pam Fraser
  40. 40. A Song Of Pure Happiness Iii , Li Bai
  41. 41. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi: 56: The Possibi.. , Michael Shepherd
  42. 42. Relative Happiness , Palas Kumar Ray
  43. 43. Happiness Is... , Barbara Lynn Terry
  44. 44. Warped Happiness , Uriah Hamilton
  45. 45. A Bouquet Of Happiness , Seema Chowdhury
  46. 46. 963: Peace N Happiness Wish... , Amit Biswas
  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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