|Age Range(s)||Young Adult (20-35), Adult (36-50), Senior (>50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Neurotic, Insane, Depressed, Lamenting, Complaining, Afraid, Talking to the audience, Reminiscing life story/Telling a story|
|Description||A monologue about the trials of being a WWI soldier|
A soldier explains the daily struggles and horrors of everyday life in WWI.
Written by Caleb Warden
|A Battle for Peace - Joost Jansen|
A while back, we could pay for substitute soldiers, but it never was a good alternative for war. We need you and guilt has blood stains forevermore. Our war was an expanding pool of quicksand. We had no choice. With just a knife to resist and a lump in out throat. Swallowed, we were soldiers like saliva in the mouth cavity of death. Walking through trenches, watching each step. Fellow men fell. We struggled, strangled, and bitten with a knife in out back, how zeros clouded our vision, dropped death, grinding teeth, in precision. Look, I observed my enemy for centuries. He is human, just like me. I volunteered not to fight against a monster we could all be part of. Of course we want peace, thought a part of the monster.