I Am Real

I am real, you said, when I met you,
Not a dream that’ll one day forget you.
If you’re looking for a star
……….shining down on you afar
It won’t get you anywhere,
……….’cause I’m not there.

I am here, I am solid and breathing,
The chance of a lifetime for you;
If you want what you want without grieving
Act to make your dream come true.

Take a step, reach out, come closer,
Swing your arms clear ’round me and hold;
Pull me in, touch lips, smell the roses;
As a poet once said, “Be bold”.

You are you, I am I, just one gal and one guy
Who are gardens of joy to each other;
I am I, you are you, with just one thing to do—-
Say goodbye to dreamy wonder.

For the grass is not greener on the other side,
And the moon is not brighter than sun.
Now you’ve got what you want don’t be fearing your pride;
You’ve sought, you’ve found, you’ve won.

We are real, we are here, and the truth is so clear
That together so better are we;
We have love, we have life, we’ll be husband and wife,
In this solid reality.

I am real, you said, when I met you,
Not a dream that’ll one day forget you.
If you’re looking for a star
……….shining down on you afar
It won’t get you anywhere,
……….’cause I’m not there.

I am near, I am flesh, I am standing—–
A wide-awake statue for you;
If the art of your heart wants commanding
Act to let a dart come through.

Don’t be wishing and hoping and fishing and groping
For things that are purer than pure;
Don’t be begging and crying and wailing and sighing
And praying for impossible more.
Though I can’t sing cantata and I’m not Apollo,
This singular me is sure.

Take a step, stride in way closer,
Press your arms tight ’round me and hold;
Look straight, touch lips, free the roses;
As a poet once said, “Be bold”.

You are you, I am I, just one gal and one guy
Who are gardens of joy to each other;
I am I, you are you, with just one thing to do—-
Say goodbye to dreamy wonder.

For the grass is not greener on the other side,
And the moon is not brighter than sun;
Now you’ve got what you want don’t be fearing your pride;
You’ve sought, you’ve found, you’ve won.

We are real, we are here, and the truth is so clear
That together so better are we;
We have love, we have life, we’ll be husband and wife,
In this solid reality.

I am real, you said, when I met you,
Not a dream that’ll one day forget you;
If you’re looking for a star
……….shining down on you afar
It won’t get you anywhere,
……….’cause I’m not there!

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