A Clown's Disguise: An Ode to Robin Williams
The following poem is my tribute to one of the most brilliant comic minds to ever grace the stages and screens of the world. Robin Williams also proved himself an excellent serious and dramatic actor in movies like 'Good Will Hunting' and 'The Dead Poets' Society.' He will be sadly missed.
A Clown's Disguise (an ode to Robin Williams)
All the world weeps this day
The King of Clowns has passed away.
He made us laugh as Mork from Ork,
And was master of the witty talk.
Mrs Doubtfire made us smile
Jumanji fed the inner child.
A penguin's voice in Happy Feet,
But the sad 'black dog' he couldn't beat.
As Popeye the Sailor or Peter Pan
We were entertained by this Millennium Man.
Though underneath the joker's grin
Was a trouble soul that burned within.
In serious roles his acting shone,
Like Dead Poets Society and Dreams May Come.
Robin Williams was loved world-wide
But depression racked the man inside.
In ten years time we'll be weeping still
For we never saw that he was Ill.
True sadness showed within his eyes,
But he hid it all..through a clown's disguise.
Robin Williams' Most Memorable Films
- Good Will Hunting
- Dead Poets Society
- Good Morning Vietnam
- What Dreams May Come
- Mrs Doubtfire
- The Fisher King
- One Hour Photo
- Patch Adams
- Moscow on the Hudson
- World's Greatest Dad
- The World According to Garp
- Autopsy: The Last Days of… Robin Williams | TV Tonight
Latest surprise autopsy finding..rare brain condition.
- Popeye Is the Best Movie Robin Williams Ever Made | Vanity Fair
Smart people aren’t supposed to like Popeye, because it’s universally acknowledged as a hot mess and terrible filmmaking. But fuck that. It’s an amazing movie that just improves with age.
- FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992) - IMDb
Directed by Bill Kroyer. With Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Robin Williams, Tim Curry. The magical inhabitants of a rain-forest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.
© 2014 John Hansen