I Tried

I tried to win your heart
With every step and stride
With my every waking breath
My troth I fervently plied
Wearing my heart on my sleeve
I let my heart be my guide
But “never in this world”
You disdainfully replied
You killed my love
With your callous amouricide
And you left me broken
When you cast me aside
I gambled and failed
And there was no place to hide
But I didn’t just try and fail
Sadly I tried and died

An intriguing poem of love and loss in which there's a degree of ambiguity as to whether the spurned lover dies metaphorically or physically.


Sad Love Poetry


Sad Poems of Love and Loss

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