poetry friday

The Reason I Like Chocolate
by Nikki Giovanni

The reason I like chocolate
is I can lick my fingers
and nobody tells me I’m not polite

I especially like scary movies
’cause I can snuggle with Mommy
or my big sister and they don’t laugh

I like to cry sometimes ’cause
everybody says “what’s the matter
don’t cry”

and I like books
for all those reasons
but mostly ’cause they just make me
happy

and I really like
to be happy