street Life

street Life

A Poem by George Coombs
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I used to do things to help the homeless in my area, this piece links with that

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Street Life


crumpled into

shop doorways...

on pavements

frail as leaves fallen...

homeless...

grief...hurt haunts

searching eyes

always menacingly

close the other side

where all the world

seems to walk

even past these who

death often receives

giving shelter

peace at last...


George Coombs


© 2017 George Coombs



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George Coombs
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Sad, haunting poem. I feel the truth of these words and am deeply moved by them. I too witness the life-in-death of the homeless on the streets of New York City every day. Alcoholic, drug-addicted, mentally ill, abused- the 'expendable population' in governmental and societal eyes. As your eloquent and heart-felt words observe, even death has more mercy on these lost souls than does the remainder of humanity.



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George Coombs

3 Months Ago

Thankyou for your thoughtful review Annette



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So relevant to the condition that face the homeless. More noticeable in certain towns nowadays. Undertones/overtones of this special piece are carefully noted. Thank you for bringing about an awareness.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

George Coombs

3 Months Ago

Thankyou for such a helpful and encouraging review
Sad, haunting poem. I feel the truth of these words and am deeply moved by them. I too witness the life-in-death of the homeless on the streets of New York City every day. Alcoholic, drug-addicted, mentally ill, abused- the 'expendable population' in governmental and societal eyes. As your eloquent and heart-felt words observe, even death has more mercy on these lost souls than does the remainder of humanity.



Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

George Coombs

3 Months Ago

Thankyou for your thoughtful review Annette

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George Coombs
George Coombs

Brighton and Hove, Southern, United Kingdom



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I am a retired lecturer from Hove in Southrn England. I write poetry, stories, essays and also draw and paint more..

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