The tongue of the infant sticksJerusalem had fallen to the Babylonians. The terrible siege had wrecked its devastating blow. And Judah was worst than a vassal state--a destroyed nation. I haven't heard any sermons on this verse (or much of lamentations for that matter) yet it speaks to the terrible power of war and politics and the suffering that can befall upon any of us. Such sadness.
to the roof of its mouth for thirst;
the children beg for food,
but no one gives them anything.