It is not I who will be able to save you from all of your crying
It is not I who will be able to stop the evil world from trying
It is not I who will be your superwoman and kill all the bad guys
It is not I who will confront all the bullies for I am shy
It is not I who will buy every tub of ice cream I can find
It is not I who will be irrevocably or consistently kind
However, just like the Beatles, I will hold your hand
However, I will give you a box of tissues when the days are mean.
I will take a good beating with you until we are black and green
I will stand beside you, quivering, when you tell off the bullies
I will stay up late with you after break ups and eat all the goodies
And I will swiftly apologize for every mean word and slight of hand.
I will love you the only way I know how:
Not perfect, but genuine.