The Book of Lamentations is a collection of poetic laments for the destruction of Jerusalem.
Jeremiah expressed his sorrow over the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in the Book of Lamentations.
Lamentations 1. … This book contains the elegies of prophet Jeremiah, as he lamenteth the former excellency and present misery of Jerusalem for her sin, Lamentations 1:1-11. She complaineth of her grief, Lamentations 1:12-17; confesseth God’s judgments to be righteous; and prayeth unto him, Lamentations 1:18-22.