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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Robin Williams (1951-2014)




DEAD C:OMICS SOCIETY
BIG AS COCAINE IN THE 80s
ADDITIVE AS ALCOHOL
How many of us sat through his stand up?
wondering when the mask of comedy would drop
and personal tragedy provide more gossip?
CHILDREN RESPONDED TO HIS VOICE-OVERS-
"Aladdin""Happy Feet" "Robots""Fern Gully"
Adults to his emotional melodramas-"The Fisher King"
"Dead Poets Society","Good Morning Vietnam"
(with an Academy Award for "Good Will Hunting")
His bread and butter run-of -the mill offerings-"Awakenings"
"Mrs Doubtfire"."The Birdcage","Patch Adams".Long
as a line of coke.He started in TV's MORK &MINDY
remaining that zany comedic alien stylings in FRIENDS and HOMICIDE.
He carried this fragile aura of the SAD CLOWN-tears in the greasepaint
When he did serious roles like INSOMNIA,we did not know whether to laugh or cry
He danced for us,laughed with us,his face iconic as Buster Keaton or Red Skelton
But he was only ever Robin Williams,playing alien Mork on the stage of surreal absurdities
Like the despair of his leaving us..silent .Dare we laugh now?

                                                                  Thom the World Poet

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