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A Little Less Laughter

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A Little Less Laughter

A little less laughter in the world,
A little more reminiscing;
For that will be the way it goes
With Robin Williams missing.

A lot more tributes yet to come,
A lot of clips to show;
For folks just can't believe
That it was Robin's time to go.

A little less laughter in the world,
A lot more snide asides;
Alas, beneath the comic's mask,
Depression often hides.

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  1. Date: 8/17/2014 10:26:00 PM
    Ilene; I like what you wrote here about Robin. He was one of a kind. Sometimes we all have to ware a mask so people won't see the real us. He will be missed. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla

  1. Date: 8/14/2014 7:16:00 PM
    You don't know what you got till it's gone. What a treasure we lost. Rest in peace Robin. And thanks for the tribute ilene.

  1. Date: 8/14/2014 10:58:00 AM
    I'm so grateful that your prolific pen turned to recall the irreplaceable Robin Williams. I treasure the words of the your poem. You've captured my feelings so well. A favorite indeed.

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 8:35:00 PM
    You probably remember "Tears of a Clown". That song applys to R.Williams. As does your poem - the last line being especially poignant. B'Shalom Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 5:51:00 PM
    Nice tribute Ilene. I am afraid this is the way so many stars go, Anyone who yearns for fame, must be crazy...Loved your poem, my friend.....Peter

  1. Date: 8/12/2014 9:08:00 PM
    Ilene...He was one of my favorite actors. I loved the man...His deep blue eyes and lovely smiles...I can't believe he's gone. Your poem is just a masterpiece, my sweet. Hugs

  1. Date: 8/12/2014 9:05:00 PM
    Wonderful tribute!

  1. Date: 8/12/2014 7:47:00 PM
    Well written, Ilene. Such sadness for one so funny.

  1. Date: 8/12/2014 6:25:00 PM
    So true...many comedians mask the pain....hugs Tim

  1. Date: 8/12/2014 6:07:00 PM
    The last two lines speak volumes! Such a tragic end to an amazing actor:-( Hugs Jan xxx