Lenny Bruce(45) , John Belushi (33) , Chris Farley (33) , Mitch Hedburg (37) And Greg Giraldo (44) , Oh My! Or The Last Comic Dying - Poem by Joe Rosochacki
What torments the mind of a comic?
Is it the hypocrisy in life?
Or is it life's sometimes oxymoronic paradoxical existence?
Were they physically and mentally sick?
Or they have more strife
than you and I?
Is their constant traveling on the road,
cheap hotel rooms
and the hookers
and the dope
and alcohol ever present,
They made us laugh outside when they were weeping on the inside,
'The show must go on', 'Break a leg',
- until they died.
True musicians, writers, painters, actors and comedians,
-they are all quite the same,
But who is to blame?
Society, culture, mass media, it is very complex.
What fame takes away, is this form a cruel hex?
They are too many questions for one to ask.
So it is befitting that their life could be summarized in the comedy/tragedy theater mask.
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