I won't pretend I am his biggest fan                                                                         
or that I've seen all his movies
and heard all his songs.
Truth is, I've seen few of his movies
and the only songs I've heard are the ones
I've downloaded off this page.

But I will say I respect him.
Not just for being an actor or singer,                                                          
but because of his beliefs.
I am not sure I understand everything he stood for,
but I respect him for standing for them.

From what I understand, he was never ashamed
of his childhood or how he lived his life.
No matter how many people criticized.
He was truly a brave and headstrong man with a big heart.
I won't remember him for how he died,
but for how he lived.


Poem exerted from Rio's Attic Poetry Page