Countless thousands laughed until they cried
when he stepped into a role
whether an alien named Mork
a Vietnam radio personality
a teacher of poetry
or even a dad, dressed as a woman
just so that he could spend time with his kids.
Not a mere comedian,
but a true actor
who convinced those who watched him
that he was the person he played.
Found, today, in his home,
dead of apparent suicide.
Yes, countless thousands laughed until they cried…
…but he used laughter to mask his tears.
Thank you, Robin Williams (1951-2014). You will be missed.