Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 - Advanced)
Topic: Week(s) (02/10/11)
TITLE: The How To Monologue
By Henry Clemmons
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He came back to life in here,
and left death behind,
in this place.
What will it cost to spend the night?
right here in the tomb.
Is that all?
How about two nights?
This is so very cool.
I canít believe itís so affordable.
How about seven days and nights?
right here in the tomb.
I can afford that.
Itís a deal.
I have to supply my own linen and bedding?
And the stone has to stay where it is?
You mean I canít close it at night?
No fire, lanterns Ö flashlights?
How about a glow worm,
lightning bugs maybe?
Whew, thatís good news,
I donít much care for the dark.
You donít happen to sell any,
not even one flickering bug?
Why do I want to stay?
Iíve heard when Jesus departed the tomb He left some of my favorite things behind.
I donít want all of my sins back,
just a few.
What do you mean theyíre not here?
Where are they?
Under the what?
I can't go another week behaving completely.
Iím still a good guy,
tell my wife I love her,
when I have to,
and go to work.
I know that,
but He might have left a few behind.
I would spend seven nights in this tomb for a few sins.
I can behave a few days,
but a whole week;
Iím going crazy.
I know this is an important place,
but Heís not here anymore.
Itís like this;
on Sunday Iím good,
Monday and Tuesday, still going strong,
by Wednesday though, Iím starting to fade,
and Thursday and Friday Iím dying for a cigarette and a drink.
Iíd repent all day Saturday and then go to church again on Sunday,
but I canít sin without my sin.
Iím not wanting a harlot,
just yet anyway,
I donít want to kill anybody.
I just want a few of my sins back.
What do you mean, killing again?
I wouldnít want you to hang from that cross Ö
I was kidding about the harlot,
and the cigarette and drink.
Iíll stop lying.
I can get up off the ground now?
Are you sure?
You donít have a lightning bolt hiding behind your back,
I know that wasnít funny,
and understand you donít need a lightning bolt;
very, very sorry.
I can see where it isnít that great a deal,
and would be very expensive in a non-monetary kind of way.
You have a genius way of making that clear.
So you think itís amazing too?
People believe you rose from the dead,
say they believe in you,
and then want to sneak back their sins again.
I canít believe the extremes some people would take.
The extremes I Ö
donít know what to say.
I donít want my sins back.
So Iím not the only one?
theyíre backed up past the horizon.
Yes I agree,
you canít get much done staying here all day.
Can I help?
tell them how ridicules it is to want their sins back.
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