Deliah's Mother's Blues

from by A.M. Rodriguez

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Oh, poor Deliah, your body is dead and gone
He took you to the creekside
and now you’re never coming home
You left your father and I alone

What violence has lead you
To appear the way you do?
In the current like a rotting log--
With your cheeks and tongue all blue
--and your eyes glazed over, too…

In the courthouse this morning
He gave the reasons why
I guess you cheated on him
And he saw you fit to die

It was only partly about the sex
A lot more about his fear
He was a weak man
So now I hold your father, Dear

Because you were our only daughter
And I’m too old to have a son
--a parent fears for her child always
But now all my fears are gone
Yes, a parent fears for her child always,
But now all my fears are gone

Oh, Poor Deliah
Your body is spent and gone
He took you to the creekside
And now you’re never coming home
You left your father and I alone

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from Dead Dogs and Dried​-​Up Dreams, released November 19, 2016

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