February 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Janelle!

I like you

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

When I say something funny

You laugh

I think I'm funny
You think I'm funny too

And I like you because
When I am feeling sad
You don't always cheer me up right away

Sometimes it is better to be sad
You can't stand the others being so googly and gaggly every single minute
You want to think about things

It takes time.

I like you because if I am mad at you
Then you are mad at me too

It's awful when the other person isn't

They are so nice and hoo-hoo you could just about punch them in the nose.

I like you because if I think I am going to throw up then you are really sorry
You don't just pretend you are busy looking at the birdies and all that
You say maybe it was something you ate

You say the same thing happened to me one time
And the same thing did

If you find two four-leaf clovers
You give me one

If I find four
I give you two

If we only find three
We keep on looking

Sometimes we have good luck
And sometimes we don't

I like you because
I don't know why but
Everything that happens
Is nicer with you

I can't remember when I didn't like you
It must have been lonesome then

I like you because because
I forget why I like you
But I do

So many reasons 

On the Fourth of July I like you because
It's the Fourth of July

On the Fifth of July
I like you too

If you and I had some drums
And some horns and some horses
If we had some hats and some
Flags and some fire-engines

We could be a HOLIDAY
We could be a CELEBRATION
We could be a WHOLE PARADE
See what I mean?

Even if it was the nine-hundred-and-ninety-ninth of July
Even if it was August
Even if it was way down at the bottom of November
Even if it was no place particular in January

I would go on choosing you 
And you would go on choosing me
Over and over again.

That's how it would happen every time.
I don't know why.

I guess I don't know why I like you really.

Why do I like you?
I guess I just like you
Because I like you.

1 comment:

Janelle said...

dear jane,
i like you too!!! oh gosh i like you so much i would just buy you the world if i could. thanks for being such a good friend. and for liking me, no matter what. your the bestest girl a friend could ask for.