Christopher Hitchens 1949 – 2011

A few words in the form of a short verse remembering Christopher Hitchens, the writer, humanist, atheist and contrarian who died yesterday.

Hitch was a thinker

A polemicist and drinker

The contrarian enemy of every dictator

But what will he say if he’s meeting his Maker?



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