The Dalema

Finding The Woman I'm Meant To Be




For the first time
In the longest time
I found myself crying

Not because of loneliness,
Or a sadness inside me

I cried for relief
I cried in peace
Because of the joy in my life

I cried because for the first time
In the longest time
Everything was right

And for the first time
In the longest time
I found myself crying

Because I’m complete,
Purely happy –
And I don’t need a man
Beside me.

  • The Dalema. August 15, 2017.


I bet you’ve driven by
With her on the passenger side
And you didn’t see my lights
I wasn’t home those nights

I bet you call her my name
You’re the only one to blame
For the loss and the pain
I hope it drives you insane

I bet you’ll wish you had
When she picks you last
Love’s funny like that
Leaving you in the past

And I bet you’ll drive by
On your way home tonight
And it will eat you alive
Knowing I’m right.

  • The Dalema. August 14, 2017.

Love And Lies

Random bobby-pins
My phone was on silent
Sorry I fell asleep
I don’t know who that is

I was in the hospital
A Wednesday wedding reception
Some of the lies you’ve told
You must think I’m stupid

Your childish smirk –
That grin is a tell
You think I don’t know
But I know too well

The funny thing is
You’ve been the fool
You actually believed
“I’m in love with you.”

  • The Dalema. August 11, 2017.

Smoke And Mirrors

You bend
And you break
You relive
All your mistakes
You wonder –
How much more can you take?

Yet you smile,
You smile,
You smile –
And it’s fake.

  • The Dalema. August 9, 2017.

Shadows In The Light

She knew
They were lies
She knew
The truth

She knew
She deserved more
But still
It was you

She knew
What it was
She knew
What it wasn’t

She saw
Everything in your eyes
She knew
She was nothing

She kept on
Giving her body
She kept on
Cold as stone

And she knew
When she walked away
You’d know
She was gone.

  • The Dalema. August 8, 2017.

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