Friday, March 20, 2015

Myth and Legend - reflective monologue for male from the play "Midnight of the Soul"


"Myth and Legend"

by D. M. Larson

Life really sucks sometimes. I feel like that guy that pushes the giant rock up a mountain over and over just to have it roll down again... Sisyphus? I think that's his name. Anyway... It's really how life feel sometimes... Rolling that big rock to the top of a mountain... And right when you reach the very top, when you feel like you finally accomplished something... You brush yourself off... Take a moment to enjoy the view... Then it rolls back down again. Back to square one. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

It starts over again... And again... And again. Repeating the same patterns over and over like some arcade games... And when you make it to the top there is some gorilla there throwing barrels at your head knocking you down again.

And sometimes I feel like Atlas... Holding the world on my shoulders... Weighed down by it all... But worried if I shrug it off, everything will come crashing down around me.

They were pretty hopeless in Greek times weren't they? But life is like that and -it's all Greek to me.

Well it felt hopeless until I found you... You made it all worth while. I feel like I have something to live for... To strive for... The reward at the end of the trials of life. No matter how bad it gets, I finally have a reason to go on fighting.

And sometimes fighting is not always the answer either. Like Hercules and the hydra... We want to fight and chop off the heads but things get worse and grow more heads. You have to take a new approach... Realize things need a new view.

So many people are stuck in their old ways of thinking. They willingly go through the motions, bringing the monster their tributes... Bow down to the monster of smoking... Bow down to the monster of alcohol... Now down to the monsters of shopping and sports. Pay your tributes but beware... The monster will demand a sacrifice.

But that sacrifice is you... You sacrificed yourself for me... I will never forget that. The final sacrifice.

The creatures have no power now... Distant fantasies. Disappeared in to myth and legend. Because of you, now we are free.


Inspired by the Book of James (1:12) "Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him."

In the play “Midnight of the Soul” ISBN-13: 978-1523724512 

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