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Never Let The Laughter End

NEVER LET THE LAUGHTER END
(A Poem written in memory of the late great Robin Williams)

Behind the "Nanu nanu" 
Behind the "Good Morning Vietnam!"
Behind the "Oh Captain, my Captain!"
Behind the "run-by fruiting"
Behind the "Ten thousand years will give you such a crick in the neck."

Behind the unique uncompromising 
   larger than life talent that spoke these words.

Behind the seemingly unstoppable awe inspiring 
   comedic genius of our time.

Behind the man who 
   with a single facial expression or a few words 
   could leave us weakened, breathless, 
   and teary eyed from laughter. 

Behind the brilliant quick thinking comedian 
    who captured our hearts and souls  
    in the rapture of a chaotic form of humor 
    that never failed to eclipse expectation. 
 
Behind this kind endearing well loved soul 
    who touched so many with his presence 
    was a man haunted by a demon 
    that many still refuse to accept or acknowledge.
 
Behind the echoes of laughter and makeup 
       of our most prolific clowns 
       there can exist a sadness so deep and profound 
       as to be beyond tears reach.
 
Behind any door standing just out of our view 
      could be a beast called depression laying in wait 
      to steal the laughter from our ears and the joy from our hearts.    
    

    

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  1. Date: 8/24/2014 6:35:00 PM

    Kim, this is a tribute that defines the life of Robin Williams. Well done... Verlena
  1. Date: 8/15/2014 4:50:00 AM

    Yes...oh yes. I'm gutted about his death. I loved that guy. I've posted a recent blog here about that and written a poem of dedication entitled...to ROBIN. I deal with depression. I know this demon well. Thanks for posting this thoughtful piece. Hugs
  1. Date: 8/15/2014 4:35:00 AM

    - A touching and well written tribute poem Kim - Robin Williams a man of great talent which the world will never forget - R.I.P. in peace Robin Williams - Thank you posted this wonderful poem, Kim - a pleasure to read - All the best to you .... nice to see you. - Have a great day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/15/2014 3:47:00 AM

    Smart and sensitive. A wonderful tribute. ~Jeremy

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