O Captain! My Captain! BY WALT WHITMAN
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You've fallen cold and dead.
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
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RIP Robin Williams - Another Lost Hero
Last edited by PhiloSurfer; Aug 13, 2014 at 04:47 PM.
Aug 13, 2014, 04:42 PM #2
seemed like a decent dude.
Aug 13, 2014, 05:32 PM #3
Logged onto the Internet, saw the sad news about Williams & had the exact same "oh noooo" feeling as when I boarded the F train in Carroll Gardens that long-ago morning & saw all the newspapers open & the NY Post headlines: 'John Belushi Dead'
Aug 13, 2014, 07:48 PM #4Senior Member
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since they can afford anything i wonder if the super-rich get bored with life easier....
Aug 13, 2014, 07:52 PM #5
Mindy must be so lonely.
Aug 13, 2014, 08:25 PM #6
who f@cking cares? seriously, get a grip you pop culture morons, he was a rich dude who CHOSE not to seek help. so many more real stories out there of real suffering, not a rich hollywood tool who couldnt handle the good life.
Aug 13, 2014, 10:00 PM #7
its been a rough summer,i know too many people that died this summer.my friends mother passed on Saturday,an old friend got hit by a car and killed in ny a few weeks ago,dont know robin Williams personally but damn,shyts fukd up.i don't see how rich people can be depressed tho,walk in my shoes.iv been poor and depressed my whole life,i just smoke weed lol and it makes the bs tolerable.and smoking pot after a good surf which is what im about to do when I log out is like being rich for 3 hours
Aug 13, 2014, 10:12 PM #8
Aug 13, 2014, 10:17 PM #9
Aug 13, 2014, 10:36 PM #10
Having said that, I'm not a "pop culture moron" - - I just appreciated some of the dude's work for what it was: IMHO, great comedic stuff in a world that is getting more effed up, and faster, than is comprehensible.
Comparing Williams struggle with addiction & depression & whatever he had going on in his life with "many more real stories of real suffering"......MIS, I like your posts, you're a sharp cutter, but I will respectfully disagree with your take on this man's death.
Last edited by yankee; Aug 13, 2014 at 10:41 PM.