Back in high school, as weird as this may sound, I always loved when we had to give a declamation/speech in front of the class for our English subject. Actually, it was through that that I discovered I had a passion for acting. I loved how I could pretend to be another person through the scripted words that I spoke and the rehearsed gestures that I made. (note: this is NOT sarcastic) And fun fact, the very first declamation piece I did was about a teenage bride who was left at the altar, and because of that performance, I gained my first medal (Best in Declamation) in high school! Yay wala lang hahaha
But out of all the pieces I’ve performed in class, three stood out for me. The first was the one which I just talked about, the second was about a child who was always compared to her sister (which had to have some Greek terms because that was our lesson in class haha), and the third one is what I will be sharing with you today. Basically, we had to come up with a monologue as a response to one of the poems in our book. I decided to respond to a poem about a man who was trying to move on from his past lover. I can’t remember what the title of the poem was though, so sorry for that. 😦 Anyway, here’s my monologue:
What?! You broke up a month ago?? After all those years?? Oh my, I’m so sorry. But why have I been hearing things saying that ever since your breakup, you have done nothing but think of her? Listen, I know you think that she’s the one, but I don’t. And looking at you now, you’re just too in love with the memories that it’s making it hard for you to move on. You know a wise person once said that the tricky part of life is sometimes, we tend to hurt the people we love along the way. But the trickier part is sometimes, we need to hurt the people we love to start choosing the things that will be good for us. Because if that’s always been the case and you don’t think of yourself, who else will? Don’t spend too much time thinking about her to the point that you forget of thinking about yourself! You see, love is so short, and forgetting is so long. I know you will move on, maybe not today, not tomorrow, but I know you will, someday. And one day, you’re gonna find the right woman for you. So turn that frown upside down, okay? Okay.
Wow, there was a lot of quotable quotes in there LOL. I hope you liked my short and simple monologue! I know it’s not a super great one, but I was pretty proud of myself for writing something with a lot of hugot hahaha!
Now back to reality…
please wish me luck as the next two weeks will be hell! #tiwala
God bless us all! 🙂
xo, moira ❤