One of the world's foremost lamentations over the loss of a child is that of King David upon learning of the loss of his son:
O my Absalom, my son, my son Absalom!
Would I have died instead of you.
O Absalom, my son, my son!
Some have called it "one of the most distressing scenes in all literature."
While Absalom's open rebellion and warfare against his father distinguishes David's loss from the horror of the innocent lives lost at [...]