It Was Only Words

By: Freddy Juarez Marmolejo

I saw a rainbow, but its colors did not glow
I felt a summer breeze, but it was bitter cold
I heard a bird sing, but its song was full of pain
I tasted your lips, but my kiss was all in vain

I heard a child's laughter, and I felt so very old
I cried a lonely tear from deep within my soul
I saw a falling star, but its wishes were all gone
I felt your touch, but it felt so withdrawn

I smelled a rose, but its fragrance was bittersweet
I felt the sun, but the sunshine had no heat
I looked at the stars, but I did not see the sky
I saw a clown, but instead he made me cry

I saw the sun rise, but, yet, there was no dawn
I heard a song, but the music and lyrics were gone
I saw the sun set, but I did not see the day
I held you close to me, but you pushed me away

I said a prayer, but it was never heard
I said, "I love you," ...but it was only words