Robin

After every joke, there is a pause.
“Will they boo or applaud?”

O, Robin,
I’m still laughin’
Remember when . . .
Or when
You were in . . .
Man, you’re somethin’ else,
Always help me take the focus off myself.

What? Somethin’s wrong?
Yeah, I’m kinda busy here, is this going to take long?
You know I care,
But is there
A punchline somewhere?
Wait! No! No!
Hello? Hello?

I’m sorry, Robin;
I didn’t stop to listen.
When I had it rough,
You showed me great love,
But I thought of myself too much
And not of you enough.
You were just so damn funny
Who
Knew
You
Cried,
Too.

We’ve all had bad days;
Lives we wish we could change,
But somethings you can’t unchange:
A world that’s no longer the same.
So don’t forget
Every chance you get
To say, “I love you,”
To comedians, too.

Posted in Perspective, Poem for Your Day, Poetry
One comment on “Robin
  1. Fred Brake says:

    A beautiful mind, gone to soon. He will be missed by all.