The Actor: by Helen Martin

The written version of this poem has disappeared. Find a reading and a link to more information about this poet below:

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To find out more about Helen Martin, visit her professional website HERE.

By bonniemcclellan

Mother, poet, american ex-pat from Texas living in Northern Italy.


  1. Having been there more than a few times and witnessed stage fright in myself and others, the poem is on target. Helen’s conclusion is also truth. Applause is the actor’s consolation and deliverance.

  2. This gifted writer
    offers observations
    in truth sometimes
    in self preservation.
    To see on the page
    what is felt in the soul;
    Is to reveal the heart
    and make oneself whole.

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