Pagliacci the Clown

Pagliacci the Clown

A Poem by Keith LaFountaine

It's hard to believe that
behind the raucous laughs
and the timid smile, 
there was a man shoving his
bleeding fists into his mouth
to stifle the sound of
his own screams of anguish.

© 2014 Keith LaFountaine

Author's Note

Keith LaFountaine
RIP Robin Williams. The world lost a great man today.

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jesus christ.

"bleeding fists"

Posted 3 Years Ago

This was brilliantly written. RIP Robin Williams!
In my library! :)

Posted 3 Years Ago

This literally made me cry when I heard the news about him, he was one of my favourites for sure. What a bittersweet tribute. See, he was hiding behind a facade... We all do it. Money doesn't buy happiness.

Posted 3 Years Ago

:'( I loved him in THE DEAD POET SOCIETY! "Oh Captain my Captain". the world lost such an amazing guy. :'( I hope he is happy where he may be

Posted 3 Years Ago

I'll miss him too... man, it's been a terrible year.

Posted 3 Years Ago

RIP Robin Williams, this sums up a legacy lived and a comedic legends end.

Posted 3 Years Ago

You said so eloquently what so many are thinking today. Awareness is key... Well done, Keith.

Posted 3 Years Ago

He will be missed. A sad day for the people who loved his smile and great skills. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about. "Oh Captain, Oh Captain. Where are you now?"

Posted 3 Years Ago

yeah compeletely, I was shocked when I heard the news
I guess he has been a true actor in hiding those feelings of depression and giving us that full of life caracters,
nice tribute.

Posted 3 Years Ago

My heart is sad my popeye is gone, thanks for paying a tribute

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on August 12, 2014
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Keith LaFountaine
Keith LaFountaine

Burlington, VT

Hey everyone! I'm a 21 year old writer/musician/filmmaker currently going to Lyndon State College. My birthday is October 25th. I love writing, it's a great stress reliever for me. My topics are no.. more..


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