Your head full of questions,

But all you do is stare,

The images burn deep,

But the punishment seems fair…


The flames swallow with greed,

The iron burns red hot.

Fear shows on their faces,

But mercy is a virtue forgot.


Their screams of agony fill the air,

Paired with searing skin.

You draw back and try to escape,

As you know the pain they are in.


The scars still show on your body

The nightmares replay in your mind

The punishment seeks justification,

"You have to be cruel to be kind."