Thursday, July 1, 2010

I Like You

miss fancy pants (the bride) posted the readings they are including in their wedding ceremony on her blog today and one of them really touched me. I hope she doesn't mind that I share it here as well.

I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg

I like you
And I know why
I like you because
You are a good person
To like

When I think something is important
You think it's important too

When I say something funny
You laugh I think I'm funny and
You think I'm funny 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
If I am a goofus on the roofus
Hollering my head off
You are one too

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
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….. because….
I forget why I like you
But I do
So many reasons
Even if it was way down at the bottom of January
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
I guess I just like you…..
I guess I just like you…..

Because I like you

Thank you so much for sharing, miss fancy pants. It's a lovely poem and I would threaten to steal it for our ceremony, except that I'm pretty sure we are limited to scripture in a traditional Catholic mass. Too bad!


Amy said...

I really like that! Maybe you could print it on a program for your wedding?

The Budget Bride said...

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