Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Week(s) (02/10/11)
TITLE: The How To Monologue
By Henry Clemmons
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
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 can’t believe it’s so affordable.
How about seven days and nights?
right here in the tomb.
I can afford that.
It’s a deal.
I have to supply my own linen and bedding?
And the stone has to stay where it is?
You mean I can’t close it at night?
No fire, lanterns … flashlights?
How about a glow worm,
lightning bugs maybe?
Whew, that’s good news,
I don’t much care for the dark.
You don’t happen to sell any,
not even one flickering bug?
Why do I want to stay?
I’ve heard when Jesus departed the tomb He left some of my favorite things behind.
I don’t want all of my sins back,
just a few.
What do you mean they’re not here?
Where are they?
Under the what?
I can't go another week behaving completely.
I’m 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;
I’m going crazy.
I know this is an important place,
but He’s not here anymore.
It’s like this;
on Sunday I’m good,
Monday and Tuesday, still going strong,
by Wednesday though, I’m starting to fade,
and Thursday and Friday I’m dying for a cigarette and a drink.
I’d repent all day Saturday and then go to church again on Sunday,
but I can’t sin without my sin.
I’m not wanting a harlot,
just yet anyway,
I don’t want to kill anybody.
I just want a few of my sins back.
What do you mean, killing again?
I wouldn’t want you to hang from that cross …
I was kidding about the harlot,
and the cigarette and drink.
I’ll stop lying.
I can get up off the ground now?
Are you sure?
You don’t have a lightning bolt hiding behind your back,
I know that wasn’t funny,
and understand you don’t need a lightning bolt;
very, very sorry.
I can see where it isn’t 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 it’s amazing too?
People believe you rose from the dead,
say they believe in you,
and then want to sneak back their sins again.
I can’t believe the extremes some people would take.
The extremes I …
don’t know what to say.
I don’t want my sins back.
So I’m not the only one?
they’re backed up past the horizon.
Yes I agree,
you can’t 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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