April 25

EAL — Poem (ballad)


This poem was written in response to the 1963  bombing at the 16th street baptist Church in Birmingham. The poem was set to music by Jerry, Moore in 1973.

I really moved by it. This ballad did not use any complex vocabularies. It is easy and short, but very powerful. It shows how the mother loves her child/children and how terrible the violence is, we need to try our best to prevent these horrible things happen and help, understand and care about the family members of victims,