For You {to make you smile}

I Like You – Sandol Stoddard

book excerpt

I like you

And I know why

I like you because

You are a good person

To like

I like you because

When I tell you something special

You know it’s special

And you remember it

A long long time

 

You say

Remember when you told me

Something special

 

And both of us remember

 

When I think something is important

You think it’s important too

            We have good ideas

 

I like you because

You know where I’m ticklish

And you don’t tickle me there

            except

            Just a little tiny bit

            sometimes

But if you do then I know where to tickle you too

 

You know how to be silly

That’s why I like you

Boy are you ever silly

I never met anybody sillier than me

            till I met you

I like you because

You know when it’s time to stop being silly

Maybe day after tomorrow

Maybe never

Oops too late

It’s quarter past silly

 

We fool around the same way all the time

Sometimes we don’t say a word

We snurkle under fences

We spy secret places

 

If I am a goofus on the roofus

Hollering my head off

You are one too

If I am getting ready to pop a paper bag

Then you are getting ready to jump

HOORAY

That’s because

You really like me

You really like me

Don’t you

And I really like you back

And you like me back

And I like you back

And that’s the way we keep on going

Every day

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One comment

  1. kelly · June 6, 2008

    loved this.

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