Old Testament


Lamentations, five laments (chapters), is a dirge,
With Jeremiah lamenting, in sombre words,
The utter devastation of Jerusalem,
And the people suff'ring, through sin God's wrath on them.
The Temple's razed; foes mock; Jeremiah's tears speak
As sun-scorched skinny few, midst slain, scarce substance seek.
"How doth the city sit solitary!" he groans.
Mothers have eaten young; there's no music, just moans.
Yet, in the midst of recounting adversity,
Jeremiah lauds God's mercies in chapter three:
"New every morn is thy faithfulness," he declares,
Still sounding the note, despite sorrow, that God cares.

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