Friday, November 10, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1365 The Longest Day (for Veteran's Day) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 10, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1365 The Longest Day (for Veteran's Day) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 10, 2017    

This was originally posted on Day #272  by Janet S. Tiger  The Longest Day Nov. 11, 2014 
but it was first written in 1998 on Veteran's Day  after watching THE LONGEST DAY with my son, updated for today’s monologue.  Thank you to all who serve, and all who wait.                             
                                     The Longest Day                                    
                                     A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   
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            (A woman comes out onstage.  She has a flag and she waves it proudly) 

Veteran's Day

I watched a movie with my son

A movie about D-day

And it's different now, than when I was younger

Before, I cried for the young men

And their girlfriends....

Because I knew so many guys in the service
Home from Vietnam in those days, the dead were their friends, never to return

But even though I'd never lost a love on foreign shores

I knew soldiers who had.....and my father, his mother's graduating class where eight never returned.....

There was a transmission of that time.....

I could sense the horror

The waiting for letters

The telegram- the phone call

Like a nightmare come to life

Now it's different, now I have a son

Now when I watched, I cried for all the sons.....

And for their mothers....

I'd never thought of them before

But now....I cried not just for the handsome lads in uniforms but also for all the women who changed their diapers

And wiped their noses
And washed their clothes
And dried their tears

And I prayed for all those

Now in uniform

And for their mothers….and fathers....and siblings and friends......all who love them.....

Because I knew that, until they are home safe

Every day……. is the longest day

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