One of my favorite things to do is creative writing. Scripts for videos, lyrics, and even some dramas. And recently, I wrote a “Musical Drama” (use a song and then write a story that goes with the song) to the song “The Best of You” by the Foo Fighters (great band). Other songs I’ve done include “Some Will Seek Forgiveness, Others Escape” by Underoath; “Fix You” by Coldplay; and “When You Thought You’d Never Stand Out” by Copeland (What’s up with these long song titles?).
Anyway, the “Best of You” drama was unique because I wrote a free verse/monologue thing to book-end the drama. We had one of our senior girls memorize it and she KILLED it (for the record, that means she did well). So, I thought I’d throw the “logue” up here in hopes that maybe you can use it for something or just read it and think. But before I post the monologue, I’ve included the drama storyline so you see how the monologue leads into the drama and then transitions out of it. It seemed to work well. Enjoy.
DRAMA STORYLINE: Guy receives his heart/life from God @ the beginning (depicted by a white t-shirt with a giant heart painted on it). As soon as he begins to look away from God, characters enter and begin to offer an alternative to a life spent pursuing God. Each one proceeds to (literally) take a piece of his heart by cutting and removing pieces of his shirt (heart) until he’s left with shreds hanging around his neck. When God re-enters his life and asks for his heart, he realizes he has nothing left. He then attempts to get back his heart from those who took pieces of it. He gets some of them back, but they’re just pieces and he ashamedly offers them to God. The drama ends with our character on the ground holding the pieces of his heart.
**Check back soon for Parts 1 and 2 of the Monologue