Punishment of the sinner
In the darkness of the cell
there came a steady ray of light.
He immensely desired to breathe
In that moonlit night
Punished for no reason
and just for his name,
Neither a morsel reached his throat,
nor did a drop of Adam's ale
Demoralised without his own and
bashed with the unknown.
Not knowing what his fault was
feeding on paper and sole.
Touched a girl's dignity many years ago
But had not faced the censure,
This time it was accurate
but for his past grave sin.......