The Actor

a Poem by Raquel Swann


I am the actor and this is my play

Pretending I’m this person every day

Only I’m trapped in my show with no escape.

Director, director please cut the tape.


Let me be free and do what I will

While maintaining respect from family still.

I start in the morning until the day is through.

Producer, producer please cast someone new.


I’m tired of acting this fictitious part.

It’s wearying me, destroying my heart.

Stuck in here with no where to go.

Network, oh network please cancel my show.

Season 41 is all I can take.


It’s time I looked in the mirror and got rid of the fake.

I’m the star of this show but it just doesn’t fit.

Sorry my fans, my fans – I must quit!