Strappado (Brodequin)

Suspended sweat and blood fills the eyes of inquisitor mocks all answers Hoisted up the pulley cables tighten asked again suddenly dropped shoulders Near dislocation weights added to the feet ropes tighten around the wrists Confession for a merciful death denial is a slow execution, the room of questions Smothers the world, suffering in silence broke by the screams of pain raised One last time the last chance to confess let go then abruptly stopped the weight Pulls the legs from their sockets ropes dislocate the shoulders The body mangled consumed with shock.