The Sleeping Ones

Stealthy as you go,
Ne’er to wake the Sleeping Ones,
The vacant, vanquished, voiceless ones,
The rotting, reeking, rancid ones,
The ones with names the same,
The nameless ones, unknown, unfamed,
The recent ones still dressed and combed,
The shrivelled ones not long entombed,
The ones that Time forgot,
The ones that now are not.