About Otwituaries

I started tweeting these poetic obituaries via Twitter on the death of Ernest Borgnine in July 2012. After a while a friend asked if I would gather them together, so I have created this blog as an archive. New Otwituaries will appear here as well as being broadcast via Twitter and Facebook.

All the Otwituaries are written very quickly on the day their subjects pass away, so are maybe a little lacking in polish, but they are all from the heart. They represent the people who have, in some way, touched my life - actors, sportsmen and women, TV personalities, writers, musicians and explorers. These people are already immortal, and therefore don't need my help, but I hope you enjoy reading these short poetic sketches all the same.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Merle Haggard - d. April 6th 2016

Your train is coming,
every boxcar stuffed
with lonesome fugitives
copying your style.
It slows, stops. 
One car is empty,
just for you. Climb on.

Read about Merle Haggard here

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