I Tried But You Turned Away

You told me you needed a true love
You needed him yesterday
You needed to hear him speaking so clear
the words that I yearned to say
I tried, but you turned away

I cried when I couldn’t convey
the star-destined love that you’re dreaming of
You don’t find this every day
I try, but you turn away

I gave you a gift last Christmas
my heart at St. Valentine’s
I prayed every day in April and May
that some way you’d see the signs

Oh somewhere those prayers are answered
where true lovers meet halfway
Somewhere someone is newly in love
but I’m just an old cliché:
I tried, but you turned away

(Fall 2015)