At least someone loves Eva.

Eva keeps on crying
Darling don’t be sad
Is it your old daddy’s fault
Why are you so mad?

So you’ve heard a few things
About your old man
Dishonourable that he was
Bringing shame to the clan

And you now know all
Of the whispers they spoke
Womaniser and Drunk
An addict of coke

And you read all the letters
Your mother wrote and wept
How instead of her husband
She preferred to embrace death

Poor Eva is sobbing
She doesn’t know what to do
But don’t you worry my love
Death will always love you

– R.S.

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Mamma

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Worthless like a street urchin
You said to me that night
And the way you looked at me
Made me wonder if you were right

Akin to the dust on your feet
You told me once a day
and as I shook you laughed
Telling me that’s where I’d stay

Clutching on the toy
Held tight in my hand
You hit me so hard
For a week I couldn’t stand

Hatred in your eyes
You smiled cruelly at me
As the belt hit again
And the blood flowed free

I though you were an angel
Punishing me for my faults
But now I know mamma
The fault was all yours

Mamma

Worthless like a street urchin
You said to me that night
And the way you looked at me
Made me wonder if you were right

Akin to the dust on your feet
You told me once a day
and as I shook you laughed
Telling me that’s where I’d stay

Clutching on the toy
Held tight in my hand
You hit me so hard
For a week I couldn’t stand

Hatred in your eyes
You smiled cruelly at me
As the belt hit again
And the blood flowed free

I though you were an angel
Punishing me for my faults
But now I know mamma
The fault was all yours