The Cathedral nd of Paris is still talking despite its burns ( 4-dialogue with the French revolution) / Poem by George Onsy

Poem by George Onsy


The Cathedral nd of Paris is still talking despite its burns

4-dialogue with the French revolution

Another step on my historic path

That I have to tell you

But, what a step!!!

It’s the French Revolution…

The Constitution of human rights,

Freedom… Equality… Brotherhood;

Isn’t it, dear robespierre

What you asked for?


I hear with your words

The Echoes of the take of the bastille

The 14th of July, 1789

And I tell you, you, robespierre,

As I say to all the French,

To the west… in the east

I say it to everyone

That between my walls the echoes –

Real freedom is proclaimed

So high… so unforgettable

Yes, the echoes of true freedom

From The Almighty Liberator

Who frees the human being

Chained up by his own slavery

Even if the ecclesiastical system

Failed to give him such courage.


Oh, what a dream never done!

However, I always remember

How the king of kings has come,

With a crazy love to man,

To live the poorest of the poor

From the whole history of the marginalized.

And Here’s his equality:

If for,

Yes, here’s his equality

Even if the forged system

By Humans, made of my leaders,

Sometimes a haughty class, far away.


I hear and I was hearing

This call from one father

In the eyes of who all of you are brothers

Even if there are priests

Who don’t have the compassion of the father.

Yes, in the eyes of a single father all of you are brothers

Who don’t forget anyone who’s looking for bread

When you’re getting tired of ‘ Brioches’ ‘

But, believe me, one day will come

Where the buns will become very bitter.

Freedom… Equality… Brotherhood?!!

Tell me if you can answer,

How… how these principles

Can it be realized? By Strength?!!

You know robespierre,

The Theory of ‘terror’, which has given the right

To those who see themselves liberators or reformers

To Behead thousands continues again,

Yes, continue until the 21th century?!!

Even without need of the awesome invention of a surgeon,

Dear J.I. Guillotin: the guillotine!

And voilà, I also see the master of speech

Jean-Paul Marat,

Killed in his bath

With his pen of journalist

Always by hand

As it exists on this painting

From Jacques Louis Davide: ‘ the death of marat.

From a martyr, he became

The symbol of the revolution

And yet, the one who established me

In his name… in his passion

Was and will forever be the eternal martyr

From all the existence… from the whole story

Because he was a great revolutionary

Who went to pour his own blood

In order to change this passenger world of mortals

To make them live and enjoy immortality.

I love you all despite my burns

Cathedral nd of Paris.

George Onsy-Egypt @ copyright2019


With the composition I made from the panorama of (from left to right):

1-a set of the facade of nd de Paris combined with a detail, put in its portal, painting: ‘ the death of marat (1793-Royal museums of fine arts of Belgium) by Jacques-Louis David, a French painter and conventional (1748-1825). He is considered the leader of the neo-classical movement.

2-the painting ‘taken from the bastille’ (circa 1789-1791) by an anonymous painter from north of France. Coll. Museum of the French Revolution, vizille.

Comibée with:

A detail of the painting: ‘the freedom guiding the people’ (1830) by French painter eugène delacroix (1798) – Louvre Museum, department of paintings, Paris (France).

3-“M.M.J. French ( sic ): member of the artois at the National Assembly in 1789”, Print designed by Jean-urbain guérin and engraved by Franz Gabriel Fiesinger (Coll. National Library, Print Cabinet). (spilled image).

4-the guillotine by which thousands have been beheaded, an invention authorized by Joseph Ignatius Guillotin, constitutional member of the French Revolution.

5-M.J. Maximilien Robespierre: nicknamed the modern catiline, executed on the 10 thermidor an 2. th, from the Republic, anonymous print, Paris, BNF, 1794. (image spilled).


Maximilien de robespierre, or maximilien robespierre1, is a political lawyer and politician on may 6, 1758 in arras and dead guillotined on 28 July 1794 in Paris, place of the revolution. He is one of the main figures of the French Revolution and is also one of the most controversial characters of this period.

Maximilien de robespierre is the eldest of a siblings of five children and loses his mother at the age of six. His Father abandons the fireplace and therefore, maximilian is taken care of by his maternal grandfather. After excellent studies at the college of arras and the Louis-Le-Grand College of Paris, licensed in law, he becomes a lawyer and signed up in 1781 at the provincial council of Artois, occupying even a time the charge of judge in the episcopal court .

Elected MP of the third state to the general states of 1789, he becomes soon one of the main figures of the “Democrats” at the constituent assembly, defending the abolition of the death penalty and slavery, the right to vote for the people of Color, Jews or actors, as well as universal suffrage and equality of rights against census suffrage. He also decides to regulate the stock exchange harshly. His intransigence is soon to be nicknamed “L ‘ incorruptible”. member of the club of jacobins from his origins, he becomes the most illustrious member and one of the bow figures. After the split of the feuillants, it contributes to its reorganization and allows it greatly to preserve the support of most affiliated companies in the province.

Jean-Paul Marat

Jean-Paul Marat, born on may 24, 1743 in boudry (Principality of neuchâtel (today canton of neuchâtel)) and death murdered on July 13, 1793 in Paris, is a doctor, physicist, journalist and Man man. He is a mountain mp at the convention at the time of the revolution. His assassination by Charlotte Corday allows the hébertistes to make it a martyr of the revolution and to install his remains in the pantheon for a few months.

The terror

Terror is a period of the French revolution characterized by an exceptional state, state violence and the abuses of individuals asking for its authority, committed in the context of the vendée war, federalist risings or against individuals supposed to threaten The First Republic. It has been translated into mass executions and is associated in the popular iconography of the guillotine. The Word is forged during the reaction reaction and designates all the violence that occurred until July 28, 1794 (the 10 Thermidor of the year II) and the fall of robespierre, by associating in a political way This one to these.

The date of its beginning is imprecise, historians making it start to the creation of the second revolutionary court in March 1793, to the massacres of September of 1792, or even the first trenches of July 1789.

Following the fall of the monarchy, on August 10, 1792 and the arrestation2 of mps girondins during the riot days of 31 may and 2 June 1793, the mountains take power. The First Republic, then engaged in a revolutionary war against a European coalition and a civil war against the royalist and the federalists, is governed by an exceptional power based on strength and répression3 against the qualified political opponents of ” against – Revolutionary “. the repression touches the royalist, the girondins, the moderate, before the mountain are tearing up between them and that they are in turn struck the hébertistes, supporters of a radicalization of the revolution and the christianization, then the Forgiving and forgiving. Following the victory of the Republican Armies, the members of the plain, the former dantonists and even the hébertistes as well as a part of the jacobins unite against robespierre and his allies, suspected of wanting to establish a dictatorship. They are executed on July 28, 1794.

During this period, about 500 people are imprisoned and approximately 100 000 executed or victims of massacres, of which about 17 000 guillotined, 20 000 to 30 000 Shot, and tens of thousands of prisoners and civilians vendéens, men, women, and children, victims including the massacres of le mans, savenay, infernal columns, drowning and shootings of Nantes.

2 thoughts on “The Cathedral nd of Paris is still talking despite its burns ( 4-dialogue with the French revolution) / Poem by George Onsy

  1. a great opus made with lots of love and knowledge
    so anyone who is a poetry lover
    is delighted
    and connoisseurs can only evaluate the highest marks

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