The Strange account of Darquer Challis and his coffin sample case By Richard Bell

 Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown

The end of a life
A return to the womb
The warm embrace of Mother Earth
Silk lined then
Entombed

They say death and life
are intertwined
It is the strangest case
The oddest curio
Ever to be designed

Darquer Challis
Mortician by trade
Inside his leather sample case
Fractioned death on show
Oblivion displayed

The passing of the flesh
To a very different state
The oddities
The mortal coil
Ingratiate

Darquer carved his pieces
from the arms and long leg bones
Paupers leave no testament
No will to then oppose
Case closed

He’d fashion with his razors
A miniaturised repose
The proportions
Of a tiny corpse
Surveyed and then supposed

The candle flame
It dipped then flared
A brand new coffin made the case
A frosted silence
Then a whisper
“Each one of us has found a place”

See Darquer lost his family
To Cholera’s swift march
All succumbed
To desiccation that
Shrivelled up his heart

His leather case
With nine proud boxes
Showed the world his craftsmanship
But once the candle
Had been snuffed
Softly open up the lids

All would sit
Around the parlour
Ghastly lights retaining shape
To have them near
Swelled up his heart
It shrank but never did it break

We are more than just the things we make

When a loved one
Passes on
They are not lost or disappeared
Like Darquer
With his coffin case
A tiny part of them is always near.

 Dan Seagrave: Horror Hosts, Chamanic Art, Death Metal

Dan Seagrave:
Horror Hosts, Chamanic Art,
Death Metal

Original written work by Richard Bell aka Rick Nightmare

Protected by The Freewill Writers Asylum Vaults since 2015

Protected by The Freewill Writers Asylum Vaults since 2015

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