Rachel’s Wailing (Jeremiah 31:15, Matthew 2:18)

A voice was heard in Ramah,
sobbing and loud lamentation;
Rachel weeping for her children,
and she would not be consoled,
since they were no more.

Even in six feet under in Ramah
Rachel hears children’s crying
from everywhere
from Genesis to Revelation

The beloved wife of Israel
hears the crying of the children
who were dragged into Babylon
in the distant future

Rachel who never lost her own children but
lost her own life for son Benjamin
hears the crying of babies
killed by the King Herod
in the very far-off future

Rachel is still wailing for
the children who are being sacrificed
because of adults’ greed
for no reason

Since mothers’ heart would crash down
just for slightly sick children,
any consolation would work for mothers
who lost their own children?

So Rachel is still wailing
after many thousand years

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