Cruel Reality, watching so closely,
like a motionless tiger, lying in wait.
We were so safe in our Dream bubble,
so unaware of the cold world outside.
The sun shone so brightly upon the green field,
and together we danced, laughingly, carefree.
But jealous Reality, clothed in red dress,
gazed at our joy, and then gleefully screamed,
"I'll take your bright sun and replace it with rain;
your green grassy field will become a gray swamp.
Every sweet word that you both have spoken
shall now melt away, leaving nothing behind."
So the walls of our love were quickly torn down,
and Reality quickly swept us apart.
Copyright © Karlin K. Jensen