Half awake, I hear the news
Surprised and sad; so young to lose
His joie de vivre and zest for living
Battling depression, unforgiving.
What of his humour razor sharp
Which made him famous from the start
Or his Oscar in supporting role?
Poor Robin had a troubled soul.
Dead Poets Society - food for thought
A Mrs. Doubtfire skilfully wrought
Good Morning Vietnam - fast and slick
Good Will Hunting – his star hit.
Sixty-three when he passed away
A Hollywood legend starts to fray
Behind the glitz were drugs and booze
How sad these too were in the news.
(c) Poet in the woods 2014
Died 11th August, 2014