Dear Uncle Robbie

Dear Uncle Robbie,
You are no longer,
With us in person,
But you shall always,
Remain in our hearts,
In our minds and thoughts.

Be it a man dressing up,
As a middle-aged lady,
Trying to save his marriage,
From falling apart.

An English teacher inspiring,
A room full of students.
Inspiring a generation of kids,
To puruse Literature.

The radio jockey in Vietnam,
Cheering up soldiers,
With witty one-liners,
Ruffling up feathers,
And raising laughter.

So many roles,
So many characters,
So many smiles,
All reduced to tears!

Wherever you are now,
I am sure you are,
Safer and happier,
And are no longer,
A tormented soul.

Dear Uncle Robbie,
Our prayers are there,
In support and grace,
For your family and friends.

Finally you have been set FREE!
Take care my captain,
For I know,
Perhaps this too is a role,
That you are playing out.
Oh Captain! My dearest Captain!

Lines from “Dead Poets Society’
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race, and the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”

“We’re not laughing at you – we’re laughing near you.”

“There’s a time for daring and there’s a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.”

A genius who was too talented, a manic energy that radiated from him, a life full of worries and battles with himself, his inner demons and alcohol. Finally the mind caved in and he chose to end his life. Wherever he is I hope he has found solace. R.I.P. Robin Williams!

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11 thoughts on “Dear Uncle Robbie

  1. He gave us the best of himself despite the pain of his struggles, and he deserves a beautiful legacy. Your tribute is lovely – I owned Dead Poet’s Society on VHS and it influenced me greatly as a teen. Oh Captain! My Captain! I pray that in his peace he feels our love.

    1. Dear Renee,

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting on the post.

      All our prayers and good wishes are with his family and friends now.

      Thanks,
      Mahesh

      1. Thanks 🙂 in this part of the world it is evening 🙂 have a beautiful day ahead!

        Regards,
        Mahesh

    1. Dear Rajesh,

      Please see:

      Dead Poets Society, Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire, Flubber, Hook, Good Will Hunting, Jumanji.

      Thanks,
      Mahesh

  2. It’s kinda ironic, that a person who made us laugh should suffer from depression… but the greater ones, the most talented ones are prone to such extremities. May his soul rest in peace… will always be standing on the desk for you, Captain. Loved the lines from ‘Dead Poet’s Society’ that you posted here… he was brilliant in his TV show too, Mork and Mindy. Patch Adams was a nice movie, so was this other movie with Billy Crystal, Father’s Day. Nice tribute to him… heartfelt…

    1. Hi Karen,

      Thanks for dropping by – long time no see 🙂 – yes it is a strange contradiction that people who make us laugh a lot on-screen – lead troubled lives in reality.

      Thanks,
      Mahesh

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