The Dalema

Finding The Woman I'm Meant To Be




Old habits die hard

Because they never die at all.

And unfortunately,

You’re habitual.

I do it on purpose

To remind me of the pain.

And every time it happens

I wish it never would again.

Old habits die hard

Because they never die at all

When I reach for the phone

You’re the one I call.

And you always answer

Even when you shouldn’t

And every time you do

My God, I wish you wouldn’t.

Old habits die hard

Because they never die at all

And even when I feel nothing

You’re habitual.

  • The Dalema. March 1, 2018.


My sheets still smell like him

That’s why I lay with you

And every time you bring us up

I don’t want you to

You want me to be the one

To make all your dreams come true

But I don’t even know myself

So how the hell can you?

I was always the one

Wanting ‘meant to be’

I don’t know what I want

And it keeps finding me

They’ve been everything I wanted

Everything I’ve dreamed

Then they tell me I’m the one

And I close down completely

So here you are like him

Falling in love with me

You’re absolutely perfect

Saying all the right things

And here I am again

Pushing love away

I don’t want to let you down

I wish that you could stay

But I’m just not ready

I now fear commitment

And everything I used to want

Is everything I resent.

  • The Dalema. February 12, 2018.

Empty Space

She used to be somebody

She used to be someone

Now in a crowded room

She still feels alone

She used to make money

She used to have fun

Now she keeps finding

Her past can’t be undone

She used to breath for life

She used to smile unforced

Now she feels empty

No way to find what’s lost.

⁃ The Dalema. January 22, 2018.

Balance beam.

Do you want to know what’s really hard?


Do you want to know what makes it all worth while?


  • The Dalema. January 2, 2018.


Days go by

Things remain

Nothing lost

Nothing gained

Feelings stay

Never changing

Failure plays


Lost astray

Cast aside

Life replays

Every night

Wondering why

Failure stays

Nothing lost

Nothing gained.

The Dalema. December 21, 2017.

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