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Gethsemane

now…at this time
i remember him…
abandoned to predatory shadow
betrayed onto path of
pain…of final darkness
he took the cup of suffering
alone…those he called friends
passed by on the other side…
they so often do…
deepening darkness
obscuring drops of blood
you perspired to the ground…
they came for you…
final betrayal…a kiss…
it often is…you move
to a cross barren as
a winter tree…
now…the final cold
penetrates secret
places of the person
like an open wound…

George Coombs

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I am a writer and artist from Hove on the South coast of England. I am a retured lecturer and I am also very involved in helping people in prison

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  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampover 1 year ago

    very atmospheric george a poem for lent maybe

  • Thankyou Charlie, I don’t do things for this time of year as a rule but, somehow, some things just came to me, good to hear from you

    – George Coombs

  • Betty Smith_Voce
    Betty Smith_Voceover 1 year ago

    A beautiful poem for the Easter Weekend! Blessings to you and your loved ones over this time.

  • Thankyou Betty, its good to hear from you

    – George Coombs

  • bluecrystal93
    bluecrystal93over 1 year ago

    Fantastic work! May our Lord Jesus Christ put His blessings upon you!


    (by hummingbirds)

  • Thankyou so much

    – George Coombs

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 1 year ago

    VERY LOVELY WORDS!

  • Thankyou for your visit

    – George Coombs

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 1 year ago

    This is very deep my friend. This is a time to remember all that he sacrificed for us: of how he unselfishly shed his precious blood so that we will have the opportunity to embrace everlasting life. Many take this time to reflect and others to make this into a money making business. Thanks for reminding us that this is time for reflection.

  • Thankyou Iris and yes, I quite agree that this is a time for quiet reflection as to what this time of year is really all about

    – George Coombs

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 1 year ago

    Wonderful writing George. xoxoxoxoxox

  • Thankyou so much x

    – George Coombs

  • seeingred13
    seeingred13over 1 year ago

    Outstanding, George, very poignant, like the old song “I walked today where Jesus walked…” touches a chord deep inside. He Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed!

  • Thankyou, its good to hear from you

    – George Coombs

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 1 year ago


    Congratulations! Moving work George

  • Thankyou so much Donna, a real honour for me

    – George Coombs

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 1 year ago

    this is wonderful.

  • Thankyou Tereza

    – George Coombs

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesover 1 year ago

    Beautiful write, George—Gethsemane is often overlooked, as is Palm Sunday. But the last 7 days of Jesus on Earth was profound through and through, beginning to last. I’m so glad I read this, George. Thank you for writing it.

  • Thankyou for your kind and touching comment, yes I agree that Gethsemane is often overlooked

    – George Coombs

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