Many years we laughed
Now with heavy hearts we cry
Saddened by your pain
Hidden by smiles on screen
You were tortured behind doors
Left to your own mind
You couldn’t escape the hurt
Of your wounds unseen
Then in despair you broke
Taking our laughter with you
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Thank you Charles, I appreciate that.
Reblogged this on Poetry by Pamela and commented:
A wonderful verse that says what so many of us feel
Thank you so much for the re-blog Pam, I just wish that it could have been about something more positive.
Amazingly lovely!! Thank you!
Thank you so much, I am just saddened that this kind of thing needs to be written. Robin will be sorely missed.
This is a lovely piece. There is so much I want to say, but I have lost the ability to communicate them.
I honestly didn’t know what to say so I just wrote what immediately came to mind, so very sad. 😦
What you wrote is beautiful and dignified. And respectful. I am certain he would have something more witty 😉 to say. I can say this – Nanoo Nanoo. xxx
I am so far behind in replying to comments, for that I am sorry Kimberly. I certainly know that he was far wittier than I — Nanoo Nanoo to you too. 🙂
Do not apologize. I am super behind. Not that I have a super behind but I am behind in reading. I have been busy soaking up time with the boys and working. Even writing has been a bit difficult. Feeling as if the well is dried up a bit. 🙂
I have been feeling that way as well with the writing and work has been horribly busy, but I guess that is why they call it a job. 🙂
Yep – dang job……;)
Great poem and a fitting tribute to Robin Williams. We all are saddened by his death.
Thank you so much Marva, the world has suffered such a great loss.
This is beautiful Dominic.
Thank you Ellespeth, I appreciate this very much. 😦
Such a beautiful way to capture in very few words the feelings that so many have in the face of this profound loss. My hope is that we see the gifts inherent in the legacy of a live well lived on the world stage and the suffering inside that few really knew about or could allow themselves to see. Our humanness is a gift…and our darkness a curse, if we cannot embrace, heal and live authentically the light of our lives. Appreciation for his earthly offerings to us all, love for the soul that is no longer suffering and prayers of peace and acceptance for all who loved him.
Very well said Carrie thank you and I apologize for the delay in replying, my schedule has been very hectic and erratic lately.
Thank you Chris
My heart is broken, too, Dom. The more we learn the more it hurts. Comedians have such terrible demons to battle, don’t they?
It seems as though this is true, they hide their pain behind the laughter.
You always cut straight to the heart.
Thank you Martha, this was such a sad event, but I did try.
And you succeeded.