Carly Sheehan: Have you ever heard the sound of a mother screaming for her son?

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Have you ever heard the sound of a mother screaming for her son?
The torrential rains of a mother's weeping will never be done.
They call him a hero, you should be glad that he's one, but
have you ever heard the sound of a mother screaming for her son?

        --from a poem called "A Nation Rocked to Sleep," written by Carly Sheehan, the daughter of peace activist Cindy Sheehan. Casey Sheehan, Carly's brother, was killed in Iraq in April, 2004.