Monday, August 11, 2014

Three Word Wednesday- The tears of a clown

The tears of a clown
Hidden from view
Smiles in place
Humour its bane
In silence, he holds the pain
Bursting at the seams
Alcohol he drinks
Drugs he takes to ease his pain
He gets help, gets clean.
He makes movies, to amuse
Mercenary he is not
He tells jokes 
Everyone loves him
But deep down inside
The pain is not eradicated
A voice says he doesn’t matter
No one can reach him
The pain is all he feels
He spirals to that dark place
No one can find
He drinks to dull the pain
Feels he can't be squeamish
After the cuts
Are too dull
The decision his
And his darkness' alone
He kills himself
Hanging in the wind

The masses learn the news
They cry out in pain and grief
What no, it cannot be
Then share how much
He was loved
Too little, too late
He cannot feel the love
Only his family comforted
From the outpouring of love.

©Sheilagh Lee  August 11, 2014

RIP Robin Williams 

If you are suffering and feel like committing suicide please contact one of the agencies in this post

or call the police for help.


  1. Poor Mork has clearly returned to Ork. It was great to have him with us.

  2. beautiful... such a honest tribute!

  3. Very sad. Such a waste of talent.

  4. yes old egg it was wonderful to see his gift and share in its greatness.
    Thank you Arushi
    Yes rallentanda I was so sad and felt so devastated even though I didn't personally know him I had to write this.

  5. great tribute to the legend, those who laugh more are hiding the biggest pains,

    Maps To Peace

  6. So beautiful. I love how you have put lil shades of Williams, through some of his works. I can think of so many of his lovely films. What a loss. Beautiful poem.

  7. thank you Karishma. He was one of my favourite actors and comedians/