Abenteuer des Lebens in Deutschland
We all dream of a place
Where we'd love to experience
The cities and landscapes
And culture of the land.
We all desire adventures
Through a land besides our own.
Little do we know adventures
Can be had every day as well
As on days when in the dream land.
My dream adventure is to see Germany;
I want to see the sights of Bavaria,
See the castles and churches in Berlin,
And find the Englischer Garten in Munich.
But adventures can also be had
When observing your dream from afar;
Even if I never make it to Europe,
German adventures can be found
In things and places close to home,
That I read, look at and speak daily.
I read a book about German culture,
And am proud of myself for liking bratwurst.
I read a book in its German edition,
And I learn some Deutsch phrases and words.
I look at pictures and videos
Of Germany's great cities and parks.
I watch my travel hero Samantha Brown
Enjoy Berlin, Munich and Bavaria,
All with a nice smile on her face
As well as on my own.
Although I don't like drinking beer,
It's nice to know that one of the family
Once worked at Anheuser-Busch Brewery,
And that my old man does like beer.
I learn the ways and lives of the Germans
That immigrated to America,
And enjoy the sport of baseball more
As well as the German-founded
St. Louis Cardinals.
I learn about the Freikörperkultur,
Or Free Body Culture,
And celebrate the boldest European land
When it comes to innocent nudity.
I visit the Germany Pavilion
At Walt Disney World's Epcot,
And experience the Biergarten
As well as the puppet clock tower.
I frequent the Volkskunst shop,
Where German books are out for sale,
As well as shops with trains, toys,
And pro-Germany apparel
With the finest cuckoo clocks.
I see the quick service eateries
Of Sommerfest and Karamelle Kuche,
Desiring to try a good bratwurst
Or caramel and chocolate candy.
I hear of German restaurants
And want to try a little of their food.
I think about the enthusiasm
Of Oktoberfest and Maifest.
I read about the charity
Between students in St. Louis
And Stuttgart, Germany,
And see how we all are still trying
To achieve peace through understanding.
Yes, everyone has a dream location
On the map of the Earth
Where they would like to have adventures
Like they have never had before.
But don't rush to your plane too fast,
For everyday events just learning about them
Can often be enough of an adventure.
And that's what life is all about.