Catacombs of Paris, skeletons, death, disease, murder

Below six: Catacombs of Paris

Deep below

six lies

the

catacombs of

Paris.

stacked up

there,

Down below

city ground,

they lie

undisturbed

drowned

in deep dark

peace.

they speak

profound

silence

and sleep.

over six million

meatless

bones

keep

twitching

feet.

no one knows

which

skull

belongs to whom.

hundreds of

years ago

the perfume of death

was a cloud

of

death and disease

descending upon Paris

like a foggy tomb.

so,

bodies above

were ordered

unearthed

and brought

to here,

below.

there are those

who’ve wandered

within

miles

of

the

catacombs

who never see

the light of

day again.

Upon visitation

one must not

be disrespectful.

this is not a place

of goodwill.

it is a serious place

with no tolerance for silliness.

Is there a curse?

the stench of

death

in

darkness

endures continuing

gathering

disoriented

souls

who’ve lost

their direction.

the famous

and unknown

alike

live

there.

all seeking eternal

rest are

welcome

to

join

the

good company

and the bad.

there is a sign

over the entrance

which reads…

‘Stop! Here lies the empire of death’!

will you walk

right in

and take

your place

beside me?

 

 

 

 

 

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