Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Monologue Mania Day #924 In My Dreams (from the one-act) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Aug. 24, 2016

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Monologue Mania Day #924 by Janet S. Tiger (c) Aug. 24,  2016 

                                            In My Dreams
                                          A monologue by Janet S. Tiger 
                                          © 2016 all rights reserved

       (This is an older man, late 80s, not in bad shape, but bent over, depressed.  He is talking to his grandson)

Dreams?  You don't think I have dreams?  Everyone has dreams!  Just because you get old doesn't mean you don't got any dreams!

Eric, look at me!  Look at me and see what I feel like inside!  See this?

         (He pulls out a photo and shakes it)

This is me on the inside!  Me when I was 22!  Sure I was at war, but I was alive!  I had a dream to survive and come back and marry your grandmother.... a dream to start a family!  And I survived that war!  With a bullet still in my leg, but I didn't care!  And when your mother was born that bullet didn't hurt, and when you were born.......that was even better......and when I see you now, all grown up, almost as old as when I went to war.....I see some of my dreams....came true......and maybe.... I gotta find some new the cell phones, only better, because I still can't figure out how they work.......maybe that's a dream, to figure out modern technology....

        (He takes out the cell phone....looks at it....shakes his head 'no', puts it back in his pocket)

So maybe my dreams have changed, but I still got 'em!  They may be simpler now.....but they are every bit as dream is not to be a dream is to not to be in dream is .....not to suffer anymore.....

         (He turns to leave, stops, looks back) see, my dear boy, my biggest dream now..(deep sigh) to die in my sleep.......

          (He exits, but only from the scene)
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