Monologue

We met after many months maybe years

all five of us.

Each eager to see each other,

we long time friends

holding strong bonds within

Each facing challenges

and stubborn vices.

Each fighting our own battles

emerging victorious in ways best known to us.

Some hidden desires,some painful veins.

Oblivion to all of that,we sit down to chat

Sharing food , cheering each other

Smiling ~ clicking selfies.

Sharing our ordeals and our mights,

bonding over food and those honest smiles.

These laughters and care I shall carry with me.

These memories will last forever

Adios until we again meet.

©️Preeti S Manaktala

Day 15 NaPoWriMo 2019

Our prompt for today (optional, as always), takes its inspiration from the idea of a poem as a sort of tiny play, which can be performed dramatically. In the 1800s, there was quite a fad for monologue-style poems that lend themselves extremely well to dramatic interpretations (this kind of work was basically Robert Browning’s jam). And Shakespeare’s plays are chock-a-block with them. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write your own dramatic monologue. It doesn’t have to be quite as serious as Browning or Shakespeare, of course, but try to create a sort of specific voice or character that can act as the “speaker” of your poem, and that could be acted by someone reciting the poem.

Happy Reading!!

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