Caveat lector. [Reader beware]. As you will see, I got kinda sorta crazy whilst creating my response.
Just to confuse things for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Writing Prompt 146: The Emperor.
I focused on Yves’ suggestion of abuse of power.
It’s amazing what you think you can do at 3 am.
I wrote my response in the shadorma poetic form of 3/5/3/3/7/5 non-rhyming lines forming one stanza, using Latin translations to get the correct beat per line. Used Google Translator.
king of pain
I think it sounds better in Latin.
Image by: Luis Royo