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Until the Laughter Dies

Sometimes hidden behind a smile We can find our darkest places The laughter will last for only a while For it's something the darkness erases No words exist to even explain This feeling of total despair You try your best to hide the pain And pretend that it's not there It steals the soul in tiny pieces Until there's nothing left And though your joy slowly decreases Your mind is aware of the theft That's when life seems closer to death Than you ever thought it could be You ponder each and every breath While hoping it sets you free We should consider depression a crime It replaces the joy with lies It has a way of distorting time Until the laughter dies R.I.P. Robin Williams

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Date: 11/1/2020 1:49:00 AM
Such a tender poem, with sensitivity and insight. Well written.
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