Sunday, May 19, 2013

Picture on the Wall

Note: To a friend

She’s never letting him go
Without him in the picture
Life’s too hard on her own
And habits die hard
She keeps dialing the phone
But all she can hear is the empty ringtone.

And she thinks all is lost
But it makes no difference
Her friends gave her warnings
And she chose not to listen.

Now she’s crying through tears
And she’s afraid of what’s next
Frozen with fear
But she cannot forget
How she felt and how she feels
Without him in the picture
It all becomes clear.

It wasn’t her and it wasn’t him
It was the picture that just didn’t fit in
The frame of what they used to be
And what they wanted to be
Couldn’t frame the truth of their reality.

And maybe the truth wasn’t perfect
And the love proved to be false
Disrespect and neglect
Couldn’t be placed on the walls
But she hoped it would stay
And that it would hang on
But the dreams that she framed
Were destined to fall. 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

I Will

I will catch you when you fall
I will be there through it all
The heartaches and frustrations
The disappointments and desperations.

I will protect you from all of it
I will be there to stop it
The blowing wind and the pouring rain
The gasps of grief and the jabs of pain.

I would slow down time and bring you back
To when the sky was blue and the sun didn't lack
Its bright yellow hue and its warm embrace
To when your smile shone bright on your beautiful face
Till your tears stopped dropping on the floor
I would do it all and even more.

All I can do
I will do it for you
As long as I never see
Another tear drop for me.

Monday, November 19, 2012

What if she couldn't take it anymore?

Note: I wrote this a couple years ago and I recently found it, so I'll share it.

What if she couldn't take it anymore
Couldn't deal with it no more
Gave into everything she was told
Daddy yelling wake up,
Your not a kid anymore!
What are you doing?
Stop fooling around!
What if she laid in her bedroom
Staring at the clock
Listening as every midnight struck
How many days would have gone by
if she hadn't gotten up?
How many hours before it all made sense?
Before it drove her away?
Away from the nightmares that
held her in place.
To a paradise, where she could stay all day
Wishing that the waves could sing her a song
Just like the seashells that know
where they belong.
But you can't live in Fantasies.
You can't keep wishing for centuries.
These are the words she heard.
The words that drove her to insanity.
Can anyone tell me what would have happened if all of us were just as  saddened?
If all of us had given up our will and faded into madness?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


So innocent, you were so innocent
So innocent, you were such a good friend
So innocent, you could never pretend
So innocent, were the words that you said
So innocent, were your heart and your head
So innocent, that you couldn't defend
So innocent, and you started to fade
So innocent, but you walked the wrong way
So innocent, is all I can say
So innocent, you were just yesterday
So innocent, but you strayed away
So innocent,  I wish you could stay.

Ada Del Pozo

Sunday, July 29, 2012

It's not about you

It's not about you
It's not about what you've done
It's not about us two
So understand where I'm coming from.

It's not that I don't like you
It's not that you won't understand
It's not that I'm afraid
But I'll explain the best I can.

It's about who I want to be
It's about who I am
It's about figuring out Me
And being happy without your hand.

It's about starting fresh and new
It's about moving on to better things
Even if it means losing you.

It's about Me
And I'm done proving myself
I'm done trying to explain to everyone else
Who I am and Who I was
It's about Who I will be
And Who I will become.

It's so simple
And so plain to see
That today
It's about Me.

Ada Del Pozo

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Smile so that I can see that you are happy
Laugh for me even if it's the last time
Sing aloud instead of in hushed tones
Tell me that you're okay and not alone
Skip like you used to; don't walk in straight lines
Make loops and exaggerate everything
To let me know that you are doing fine
Your face is still bright, but it is lacking more
Of the spirit I used to adore
You have disappeared: now there is nothing
You are a person without a shadow
I keep searching and I keep on looking
But my hopes are gone: I have lost this battle
Your smile, your laughter and your voice is there
But everything else is lost to my despair.

Ada Del Pozo

Sunday, May 6, 2012

When I close my eyes I can hear the Rain

When I close my eyes I can hear the rain
I can see the tears running down your face
I feel your hands: so cold, you are in pain
I taste the bitter sweetness of your fate 
The broken words coming through shaken breaths
The screaming that can be heard like thunder
Is louder than the shock of sudden death 
For when you hurt my whole world goes under
But don't worry tears don't last forever
The pain goes away faster than you think 
So start over; set out on a new endeavor
Rewrite your misfortunes with better ink
And when the flood and thunder return 
Don't reject the warmth of a nearby lantern.

Ada Del Pozo