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,