RIP Harry

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Goodbye Harry


He did go gently into that goodnight,

Gladly embracing the golden light.

The one-time poet from the street.

Sauntered off to eternal sleep

Dashing off a few lines

About the times,

when his head was in a swirl

With his love for the poetic word.



It is with sadness that our family announce that our dad Harry died peacefully on 1st February 2018 aged 89 year.


Our dad really enjoyed being a part of the Write Out Loud community and it became a big focus for him in the last few years. He was so enthusiastic about the possibilities the online poetry community offered. He looked forward to reading the work of others and he really valued the comments his poems received from his fellow poets.


Funeral arrangements as follows


9.30am Monday 12th February 2018

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Walton Vale

Liverpool  L9 2DG


Fellow poets welcome!

◄ RIP Harry


<Deleted User> (14947)

Sun 26th Jan 2020 13:08

only just saw this, I wondered why he had gone quiet; RIP Harry, and thank you for your helpful comments


Tue 12th Nov 2019 23:31

Hadn't heard of Harry in quite a while and so went looking for a cause. I see now why it is his absence shows - may he put to writes the stars where glowing words pertain and do so time and time again. Philipos. ?

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John Marks

Thu 27th Dec 2018 01:14

I didn't know Harry but I loved reading his words. I hope that he is at peace. Au revoir comrade. John

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Tom Harding

Sun 11th Feb 2018 19:42

This is very sad news. Harry was a great and encouraging supporter and I was very thankful for his kind comments on numerous occasions. My condolences to his friends and family.

<Deleted User> (17847)

Sun 11th Feb 2018 18:23

My condolences to the friends and family of Mr O'Neill, a real gentleman, and fabulous poet, who will be ever so sadly missed.

Thank you, Harry, for being part of our lives.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 11th Feb 2018 17:53

His contributions to WOL were never less than considered
and informative: proving that wisdom comes with age in
a generous spirit that is willing to share and care.
His photo image embellishing his posts seemed to me the
reality of the man...kindly, humorous and well aware of
the frailties and hopes of others.

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