Death In Autumn

Death In Autumn

A Poem by George Coombs
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My activities among people in prison have, at times, involved correspondence with peope on death row in America-this relates to someone I knew

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Death in Autumn


(For Elkie Lee-Taylor 6/11/08)


in autumn

frail with broken humanity

they came for him.


body veined with violence

pinioned crucifixion

like in a room

used for killing.

cold touches

as a sinister hand.


along shadowed corridors

of time a voice screams

no, this is not the way!”

silence and waiting

then, entrance to

death’s waiting refuge

free at last...


George Coombs




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Strangulation with a coat hanger was a gruesome murder weapon – but whatever Taylor may have said about his involvement – he was still guilty by association. I don’t condone capital punishment – I believe the perpetrator should endure a life sentence of regret. Poetically, you have poignantly summarized the last days of his life … :-)

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Strangulation with a coat hanger was a gruesome murder weapon – but whatever Taylor may have said about his involvement – he was still guilty by association. I don’t condone capital punishment – I believe the perpetrator should endure a life sentence of regret. Poetically, you have poignantly summarized the last days of his life … :-)

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George Coombs

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I like the tie in of the season of autumn provides a back drop. For me the first image is red leaves falling from a tree. Symbolic of the event taking place, yet at the same time many seasons have likely passed with this soul missing most of them, "free at last" I like that, gives it that final relief.

Good write I enjoyed it, a unique subject

Thank you

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George Coombs

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Many thanks for your helpful review
I should like to die as autumn; in a burst of beautiful colors, cooling my hours gracefully into the bare bones of winter. Sad the trees left behind but perhaps there will be spring in a distant season for all.

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George Coombs

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Many thanks for your hellpful review fabian
I like the phrase 'death's waiting refuge'. For many people it is a release, 'free at last'. I think many welcome it, though, of course, not if it is imposed on them. Death Row deserves to be dead itself! Let's hope the screaming voice "no, this is not the way", can be heard throughout the world.

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George Coombs

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Thankyou for your helpful and encouraging review
Great Aunt Astri

1 Month Ago

keep up your good work.
Chilling account well-told George. Death-row reality- a human being's life is taken. Screaming, violent death -"pinioned crucifixion"- disturbingly described. Legal murder. I laud you for the selfless work you do with these prisoners. You earn your place in Heaven one hundred-fold!

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George Coombs

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Thankyou so much 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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