The Dalema

Finding The Woman I'm Meant To Be


Self Love

Internal Compass

She didn’t need your mercy
She gave it to herself
She didn’t need you
Not with all the other someone else’s

She loved her life
Not because of people or places
She loved her life because
Of the ‘her’ she created

She didn’t need your approval
She gained her own
She’d find herself smiling
Even without a ‘him’ around

She finally found a place
Where she was more than enough
She finally loved herself
In her own space, on her own turf

She knew she’d be okay
Not because of money, time or location
Self love. On her own.
A new feeling; a beautiful direction.

  • The Dalema. April 22, 2017.

Right Now

Right now I’m not looking, I’m not hoping – I’m just living. One day at a time, one feeling at a time. If I think I want to do something, I’ll do it. If I don’t, I won’t.

No regrets, no over thinking, no self-judgment. I’m going to allow my life to happen and I’m going to control it. My chances are my choices and things will happen because I’ll want them to. But I won’t be broken – not again. I won’t care for someone until they work for it and earn it. I’m not just going to give my care away anymore.

-Danyle L. M. (2016)

Dumbbells & Booty Calls

For him it was purely physical;
for her it would never be enough.
Because if she has to work so hard for her body,
why doesn’t he?
A few texts and she’s giving it to him
like he’s earned it.
We accept the love we think we deserve,
and she finally knows
she deserves better.

  • The Dalema. June 11, 2015.

Out Of The Shadows

I decided to be

As I sit
Whiskey on my lips
Time to be free

Corner booth
I make my move
Look at me

From darkness to daylight
Now in plain sight
I’ll hide no more

Can kiss my ass
My name’s Danyle

  • The Dalema. April 20, 2016.

Happiness Comes From Within

Happiness comes from within. It’s like a ray of sunshine shooting through the window on a nice day. It’s warmth makes you smile and gives you hope. Yes, sometimes the clouds get in the way. Yes, some days it has to rain. But sometimes there’s a rainbow – and then you get hope again. Happiness comes from within; so let it warm you on a nice day and let yourself hope when it’s cloudy.



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