I try to turn you red

But you always come out white

I try to rake red leaves

But they fly away like a kite

I picked some red flowers

But you took them with a smile

I wore a red dress

But it faded after a while

I tried out some red dye

but it always turned out pink

I tried to be red letter

But, of me, you forgot to think

I wanted a red valentine

but you said they were sold out

I looked for some red velvet

but all they had was felt

I wore some red lipstick

But you kissed it off of me

Still in pursuit of red

I tried to make red tea

The label lied

My hands are tied

The rope isn't even red!

I lay in bed

in sheets not red

Perhaps I should chase after

Scarlet instead.