An Actor in Life

An Actor in Life

A Poem by Craig Rozniecki

An Actor in Life

With the cameras focused on me,
My voice suddenly alters,
As my lines come forth,
Possessing a new identity,

My hair unlike what it’s been,
My style completely different,
Unrecognizable to family and friends,
Feeling like an out-of-body experience,

When the cameras are turned off,
And I exit the set,
I can set aside my character,
And can again be myself,

As I travel home,
To see my wife and kids,
I suddenly feel naked,
Like something’s missing,

When I tell my wife hello,
She asks if something is wrong,
That there are constant alterations in my voice,
A look of confusion on my face,

With the lines stuck in my head,
I look into a mirror,
Not recognizing myself,
I go into a panic,

I rush back to the set,
Place on my outfit,
Look into a mirror,
And feel like myself once again.

© 2011 Craig Rozniecki

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Added on October 21, 2011
Last Updated on October 21, 2011


Craig Rozniecki
Craig Rozniecki

Columbus, OH

I'll be honest (like this is something new for me...), I'm not sure what to write here. It's not a singles ads, so even though I like long walks on the beach, I don't see much point in mentioning that.. more..