The Comedic Depressed Man

The Comedic Depressed Man

A Poem by Stephen

One of life's ironies

The skeuopoios he employs,
crafting a mask of golden linen
to wear in his life's comedy, 
by which, to fame he has risen

He puts on an exquisite show, 
wearing his mask of comedy
while he rots beneath this facade,
as the multitude relish in this novelty

he delights the ripened, with
his stand up vulgar monologues
and enchantes the hearts of children
in his epic Disney dialogues 

beneath this show of grandeur,
there is a child left disenchanted
his all he gives, to fill the void,
where happiness has yet to be granted

for who knew, he himself needed comedy,
to lighten the burden of his drama  
for his life was filled with despondency,
leading to his audiences' trauma

on the world's stage, he stood
wearing his mask of golden linen
veiling the cancerous void, 
that would soon be his prison

life is full of ironies 
for this man there was no exception,
for his life was a show of comedy,
yet it ended in a state of depression 

now we look into the coffin, 
upon the golden mask of hypocrisy
that covers the decadent spirit,
of the true man we refused to see

© 2015 Stephen

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Comedy has always had a soft spot in my heart. Maybe it's because I spent 95% of my childhood/teenage years in a terrible depression. Even in my own writing, to break up the constant depressed mood, I add some comic relief. I just need to.

This poem was written exceptionally well. Amazing work!

- Brittney

P.S. If you wouldn't mind checking out my novel, HIM, I'd truly appreciate it. I'm looking to have it published but won't do so until I get as much feedback as I feel necessary. (:

Posted 5 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


5 Years Ago

Thanks for the appraisal friend. I will definitely check out your novel and give you any feedback I .. read more

5 Years Ago

You're welcome! (: & thank you so much!
Well, depression can be a scary, lonely thing. If you.. read more


Robin Williams was an amazing actor. I remember watching movies with him in it when I was little. My favorite was Jumanji. This was an extroidinary piece. Thank you for sharing:)

Posted 6 Years Ago

The sad truth in this world is most of the time, the funniest people are the saddest people. They tend to make people happy because they know how it feels to be unhappy and they don't want other people to feel it. That's not wrong, but I believe that even the funniest people should share about their problems to other people if they can't face it alone. In this world, we can't live alone and we shouldn't be ashamed if we need someone's else help.
I honestly couldn't stop thinking about Robin Williams while reading this poem of yours. He was one of my favorite actors and his death really made me sad. I can't believe that a man that can be so funny in front of the camera is, in reality, depressed. What makes it worse, they say his suicide note was "The only thing worse than being alone is surrounded by people who makes you feel alone."
This is a very great poem, thank you so much for sharing.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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6 Years Ago

thanks for the review my friend. He was my favorite actor and he is greatly missed.
Mr. Box

6 Years Ago

you are most welcome
I really liked the third verse the most. Its sad that such a wonderful human being like Robin Williamn suffered from depression for years without anybody knowing. The world isnt the same without him. This poem is really great :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

Thanks for the review. I appreciate the time you took to read and review my writing and all my other.. read more

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Added on January 24, 2015
Last Updated on January 25, 2015
Tags: comedy, life, man, suicide, depression, poem, mask, gold, golden, refused, see, death



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