Tuesday, September 8, 2015

E-179: Word Is Bond

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Let’s start the show.  He’s Mark, I’m Bryan and we always start with Random Vegas

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This week’s winner comes to us from @phvegas and inspired the following monologue, framed as a suicide note, meant for artistic purposes only.  I am going to offend some people with this monologue and for that I’m truly sorry.  However I’m a writer.  I don’t know if I’m any good but doing it makes me happy, even when the inspiration is so dark.  I’ve said many times that this show is my creative outlet and the following monolog suites that. While I did draw on some real thoughts, feelings and emotions, THIS IS NOT HOW I FEEL.

It's a cruel world we live in, a world where we attack one another for differences of opinion.  A world where physical, as well as verbal, force is so often chosen instead of attempting to understand a persons point of view that differs from your own. No matter what you believe or don’t believe in I think we can all agree life is short and precious. Far too short and precious to spend the energy required to hate one another, and yet we still do it.  Some of us suffer in this battle more than others.  Some are heavily scared and some become casualties, a statistical category I'm preparing to join.

And even as I stand here I'm reminded that there is beauty. I can see it, right before my eyes, however I no longer feel it. When no other emotion is strong enough to overcome the anger and hatred you feel intensify with every passing moment, it's time for the soldier to retire from battle. So that is what I'm doing.  I don't expect the world will change from this; why would I.  Everyone doesn’t have to like everyone, we don’t all have to get along but we don’t need to make a point of being so cruel. 

I’m tired.  Tired of fighting, tired of the struggle and tired of being so fucking angry.  So, now I take my leave.  I’m sorry I wasn’t stronger but I’m so grateful for the opportunity I have in front of me.  Thank you.