Accidental Poet

Laugh In The Face Of Demons

Dedicated to comedian Robin Williams

Born: July 21, 1951

Died: August 11, 2014


Laugh In The Face Of Demons

By Accidental Poet


The Grand Marshal of comedy

You made students of your peers

Blazing a new trail of laughter

A career spanning nearly 40 years


All while inside

You waged a relentless war

Battling stealthy demons

Defiance in the smile you wore


Millions upon millions

To whom you gave of yourself

A loyal following

Of your comic wealth


Generations all touched by you

So effortlessly you entertained

Sad that your comedy

Ineffective against your own inner pain


May you live forever Robin Williams

In the sound of laughter everywhere

And on the faces

The smiles that we all wear


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2014






  • Nicholas Browning

    He was a nice guy from what I've heard. A shame that he couldn't press on, like so many others. The loss of life is one of the greatest pains to be felt in this world, and I'm sure it hurt a lot of people when the news arrived. Thanks for the poem, I'm sure he'll like it.

    • Accidental Poet

      Thanks for your note and compliment Nicholas. Yes a tragic loss to everyone. And I do hope that Robin would feel honored by poem for him.

    • Martina Lynch

      Nanu Nanu, AA. I adored the Mork And Mindy show. Robin Williams enthrals me. I watched a documentary with Robin Williams having a counselling session with Billy Connellys Wife.. It was the most intense moments of reality that I have ever watched... He spoke of how as a child he was always seen and not heard. That resonated with me deeply! I love this. Faved!

      • Accidental Poet

        Thanks Martina, I too adored the Mork and Mindy show. Robin's kind of humor was new and a joy to experience. I don't believe I've seen that interview but will have to look for it. And I'm sorry if you had to experience that seen and not heard also. I have to admit, I know that well myself. And thank you for saving my poem.

        • Martina Lynch

          Your welcome...and so it seems you also were raised in a very Victorian manner...some of my poetry reflects this and I haven't shared is good to know that, can understand! Maybe I will share eventually!

        • 1 more comment

        • Goldfinch60

          Good tribute to a clever and funny man.

          • Accidental Poet

            Thanks Goldfinch, yes Robin Williams rewrote the book on comedy and giving a superb performance.

          • BRIANSODES

            Thanks AP ~ Fine tribute to a naturally "Funny Man" Expert on voices and an equal to Sellars & Ustinof ~ Gone but never forgoten Heaven is now full of Comedians ! God created the FROG and THE OWL and ADAM ~ so He has a good sense of Humour and will love RW ! Please check my CITY GIRLS ~ Yours BRIAN

            • Accidental Poet

              Thanks Brian, I'll take a look at your "CITY GIRLS".

            • Louis Gibbs

              A brilliant dedication poem to a brilliant entertainer/comedian! Well done, AP. You might want to consider breaking the font style between Intro and Dedication, and the body of the poem itself. It would have saved me the effort of mentally separating them. I share in your appreciation of Robin!

              • Accidental Poet

                Thanks for your reading and compliment. I did change the font on the dedication line. Thanks for mentioning.

              • WL Schuett

                Nice tribute ...

              • Santita

                Great tribute AP. Loved the last verse

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