Saturday, March 8, 2014

A monologue that I created on this Saturday morning. Remember, there's no competition here. If this speaks to you, pass it on.

I've been thinking a few things over this week. Ideas and concerns that keep haunting me. Also, I've decided to pull a play out that I started a couple of years ago. I've decided to work on it again. I like the themes and the message that it conveys, and I think that it's time to give it some serious shape. I woke up on this Saturday morning with lines and a voice circling around in my head, and I couldn't let them go. I got up and started writing and created a monologue. Maybe this will open the play. Maybe this will be a type of prologue to the action. I'm not sure yet. Maybe I don't do anything with it. Maybe it will be left behind once the people hear it and start critiquing it without truly listening to it. I don't know. But I like it. It speaks volumes. At least to me. So why hide it? Why keep it? So hear it is. For you. Fellow human beings. On a Saturday morning.

Remember, there's no competition here. If this speaks to you, pass it on.

A young female voice is heard from the darkness.

I’m here. I’m here! Just like all the others. On this earth. But am I where I’m supposed to be? Is this where I belong? Do you hear me? Do you see me? Do I exist to you? Truly? Or am I just blowing in the wind? What do I have to say or do to prove to you that I matter. That I’m equal. That I’m a human being just like you. We’re the same, you and me. All of us. So what it is that sets us apart? What is it that divides us? Separates us? Socially? What norms and behaviors have been created on this earth by human beings so that we turn our backs on each other? So that we practice cruel intentions? Who did this to us? Who created this? Or did we create it for ourselves? As a society. Forced to live under a foul social and economic order that creates inequality among the masses. One human being turning his or her back on another human being, turning his or her back on the face of humanity. We’ve created this competition among us. We now have this need and desire to get one over on the person standing next to us. But I’m one of God’s children, and so are you. That’s all there is. Truly. That’s where it all started. The human quality and existence created on this earth has corrupted us. We’ve lost perspective on what matters the most. So what’s the point? What’s the point of all of this? What’s the point of this life? Why should I even bother to ask these questions? How are we supposed to live? On this earth? With no clear guidance? Because the people, the human beings, have created a very difficult society and civilization to survive in. Many live in cruelty, angry, and opposition in order to get what they want. In order to survive. Selfishness and greed and corruption rules this land, they are the law of this land. And as a result, I no longer trust, my fellow human being. And you should be weary and careful of me. Because I don’t know what I’m capable of. And you have created this. You have created me. Honestly, I’m worried about the present state of affairs because I have no idea where all of this is leading to. I don’t know what the future holds. I’m looking around, and what I see saddens me. I feel as if I’m standing all alone here. I reach out to you, but you turn away, and I have no clear direction. Men have divided men. And I don’t understand. I don’t understand why we’re slowly destroying each other. Please help me. Please. I need your help. I can’t do this all alone.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Michael! I really enjoyed your monologue very interesting and straight to the point. Unfortunately our society works in this way to gain satisfaction by all means necessary, but greed and popularity is always the biggest issue.