“…They think of suicide as a quick route to oblivion, an escape. Far from it. It merely alters a person from one form to another. Nothing can destroy the spirit. Suicide only precipitates a darker continuation of the same conditions from which escape was sought. A condition under circumstances so much more painful.”
― Richard Matheson, What Dreams May Come
A friend yet
Not a personal friend,
A childhood icon
Who taught me that laughter was ok,
Who taught me that you can be
All you dream.
A master in disguise
What torments the mind
To make the call that the time is now,
And I cry for the loss,
But I think I was told once,
that this is how life goes.
Rhyme with no reason
Losses yet another
And I don’t know why.
But hearts ache for a family at loss
Hearts are broken
for no good that I know of,
but it is not my moment.
These are not my lines to speak
but a Solitary goodbye spoken to the wind.
Missed you will be
and anger fills my heart,
But I will survive
For that is the honest way
to say goodbye.
Fade to black.
No standing ovation of flowers
As you have gone
Shutting the door,
Goodbyes never spoken aloud.
Dead poets society:
Neil: [quoting Henry David Thoreau] “I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.”
I hate being angry with the choices people make, but it is their choice and not mine, and still it breaks the heart and I can only cry in sadness….if only….questions un Answered.
To my childhood icon, rest in peace….thank you for your gift of laughter.
20 thoughts on “And I cry for the loss….”
I grew up with him…his comedy routines when he first started were so original and refreshing, then came the movies…still heartbroken…..
I forgot Matheson wrote What Dreams May Come…
Yesterday as I thought about the death of Robin Williams I thought about The Dead Poet Society and I found myself reflecting and thinking “Oh captain my captain”.
A death and a joyous birth, comings and goings,nature of life, but let us celebrate to life, love,and all between, a time for making memories for we mortals cannot last forever,but to be at star in another’s eyes is cause enough for joy;)
Yes, it is a great loss. He was a brilliant actor who made us laugh, and who was filling our life with joy and tenderness and love. Why he couldn’t find the same for himself in his hearth? Your poem is a wonderful way to say goodbye to the man, may he rest in peace.
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Thank you Fawn 🙂 peace and love;)
Thank you:) hugs to the world;) also.
Thank you for your words my friend. I know many feel the same way, tragic. Peace and love.
Thank you for your words , a new day and the skies weep this morning. Peace to all my friend.
I think many, many of us are in this same sad, lost space tonight. Thank you for your beautiful poem. – Fawn
I agree Kim. It was an amazing movie…and I am only a poet too…but it’s the gift I have.
Thanks for your beautiful tribute… ~Marie :0)
It’s a sad day, indeed. I always thought Robin (a family friend) would be there to eulogise in wonderful jest every last person in our common world, making them uncommon and somehow golden by his majestic humor. R.I.P. Robin Williams, we celebrate your presence in our lives, and your memory will last for many of us.
Dead poet society was a gift form his heart to all of ours, timeless.. 😦
what a beautiful tribute to such a wonderful, colourful man. he’s left a gaping hole in the world of cinema and entertainment. suicide is a contentious issue and not one i care to enter into chats about at this ungodly hour, but he was a brave man. it takes a lot to take a life… especially your own. X peace, love and light to you x
And with an ache in my heart for so many words he spoke, growing up so shy, his gift was bringing me out of my shell…I feel bereft of a friend once again and that truly aches:( the inner demons wreak havoc and I can only a poet be….dead poets society was my movie of gifts un told….to dare to dream, dare to be and speak..yes, speak of living.
Robin williams taught us laugh and enjoy life, to love from the inside and share it with the world, truly will be missed.
I popped on here before bed and I think I am still in shock. Just don’t understand what drives a person to do this. Sad all around and the family left with no answers…death with no goodbye to me is the ultimate betrayal and that may sound harsh but it’s how I feel. May he rest in peace and prayers for the family to find some closure.
I am very saddened for this loss of Robin Williams. He was a wonderful human being, comic, actor, family man and so many more words could be said. I loved this tribute to him. Thank you! Hugs, Robin
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