Saturday, June 10, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1213 Pieces of Clouds by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 10, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1213 Pieces of Clouds by Janet S. Tiger (c) June 10, 2017  

                                                      Pieces of Clouds
                                              a monologue by Janet S. Tiger 
                                                     (c) all rights reserved (c) 2017

       (The man who comes out is wearing a pilot's uniform - Korean war era - and he salutes.)

Interesting.  One of these reporters just asked me what I remember.  Well, maybe that's not the right question.  We were the forgotten war, but one thing you never forget, is the first time you fly a jet, or what it feels like.

We were the first to fly those jets, and the one thing I want to remember is not the shooting,   not the guys we lost, or the guys we killed, but ...... clouds.

You heard me.  Unless you fly, you have no idea what that means.

         (He uses his arms to illustrate)

 We were young, we just wanted to have a little fun.  

And... it was like a game, only to be done when we were up in practice, testing, or close to landing - because you can't fool around when there's someone out there with a 6 ton machine looking to shoot you down.

You see .....we went so fast, the clouds were like giant piles of whipped cream.....For a minute, less than a minute.  But you looked back and there...there was piece of a cloud!  Sliced off, like with a knife made out of super steel!  And for a minute, it was like being a kid again......

   (Stands tall, takes a deep breath)

Gentleman and ladies, I am happy to be here to accept this award as the last man standing.  

    (He nods to the crowd, turns to leave, stops, looks back)

So, wherever I am when I look at clouds, that's what I like to remember,

     (Lights down - with much appreciation to all the heroes in the clouds - and below)

In honor of the forgotten war, (Korean War started on June 25, 1950) and the pilots who first cut through the clouds.

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