Monday, June 6, 2016

Monologue Mania Day #845 Election Day Winner (30 second version) by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 6, 2016

           
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Monologue Mania Day #844 (30 second version) by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 5,  2016


 Please note -this is for my book - 30 Monologues Under 30 Seconds     This monologue is - for female - older.  .

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                                              Election Day Winner                     
                                                   
                           A 30 -second monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © all rights reserved

                                                tigerteam1@gmail.com
              (An older woman comes onstage rolling a wheelchair.  She is limping but smiling)

Let's get going Nurse Chandler, I don't want to miss voting today!

          (Listens)

Oh, I do not believe in those mail-in ballots!  What if it got lost in the mail?

And worse, what if I changed my mind!
I have been voting since I was 21 -my dear mother marched with the suffragettes and even if I sometimes forget what day it is, I never forget election day!

          (She turns the wheelchair around)

 I saw on the news that 21 million young people - - will not be voting!

So that means, with my one vote, I am more powerful than....21 million people!  One vote!  Worth more than all those young people who will not spend the few minutes to study what is going to affect the rest of their lives!  So they have given me, that's right, ME!....  all of their power.

         (She goes to leave, stops, looks back)

And that is why, on election day, no matter who wins, when I vote, I am the winner!


          (She exits, not the end for voters!)

  

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Original post- Monologue Mania Day #265   by Janet S. Tiger    Nov. 4, 2014
                     Election Day Winner                     
                                                   
                           A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © all rights reserved

                                                tigerteam1@gmail.com
              (An older woman comes onstage rolling a wheelchair.  She is limping but smiling)

Let's get going Nurse Chandler, I don't want to miss voting today!

          (Listens)

Oh, I do not believe in those mail in ballots!  What if it got lost in the mail?  A ballot is not as important to the Post Office as those catalogs that inundate my mailbox every day!  And if it did get lost, how would I know?

And worse, what if I changed my mind, and learned something about a candidate or an issue and I wanted to vote differently- what happens then?

  I have been voting since I was 21 - and I am not going to stop now just because I am 91!   Seventy years of voting - nothing will stop me now!   No, it is a beautiful sunny day, all right a little chilly, but I will wear a coat and my brand new cowboy boots.

There are several reasons I vote.  One is that I marched with my dear mother and the other suffragettes, years before women had the vote.  I was a little girl, but I have never forgotten those days, and my mother would tell me that the right to vote was a privilege as well, one that I must never forget.  And I do not intend to forget now.....even if I sometimes forget what day it is, I never forget election day!

          (She turns the wheelchair around)

And why should I stop?  How else does an older person have any power?

You heard me - power!  After all, I am a very powerful person when I vote.  I saw on the news that 21 million young people - people under the age of 30 - young folks who are capable of getting to the polls much more easily than anyone else! - that 21 million of them will not be voting.

So that means, with my one vote, I am more powerful than....21 million people!  One vote!  Worth more than 21 million young people who will not spend the few minutes to study what is going to affect the rest of their lives!  So they have given me, that's right, ME!....  all of their power.

         (She goes to leave, stops, looks back)

And that is why, on election day, no matter who wins, when I vote, I am the winner!


          (She exits, not the end for voters!)


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2 comments:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

Excellent! (Yes, we voted)

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

Excellent! (Yes, we voted)