A man held in a darkened room
His tormentors ever watchful
Playing games with his fragile mind
They dangle hope before him
Will freedom come before death?
These words repeated over. Days
Weeks, months, never ending
Torture exquisite, intentionally refined
Years in debilitating isolation
Hope and death the only constant
The first is lost, his captors proclaim
Holding him down, the waiting crowd
Leans forwards. Morbid fascination
Sustained and fueled by righteous anger
The terror in his eyes shines bright
But there is no reprieve. We are right
They say and, with that, his light goes out………
Years of imprisonment, mental and emotional torture carried out on a daily basis before finally murdering a man in cold blood. There is no remorse from any of the perpetrators and they believe that they have every right to do what they have done. Do you think that they deserve the death penalty for their crimes?
What’s described here IS the death penalty. Is it ever deserved?
What do you think? I’d love to hear from you.