My mother said to clean my room
And then to sweep the floor.
I’m in a funk…
There’s so much junk…
I can’t get in the door.
Copyright © 2014 Douglas Florian. From Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles. Dial Books for Young Readers. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Douglas Florian was born and lives in New York City. He is a painter and poet, and the recipient of The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and The Claudia Lewis Poetry Award. He is the bestselling author of over fifty children’s books.
Douglas never fails to elicit smiles from me!