The Thin Red Line Monologues

The Thin Red Line (1st Sgt. Edward Welsh)

Everything a lie. Everything you hear, everything you see. So much to spew out. They just keep coming, one after another. You’re in a box, a moving box. They want you dead or in their lie. Only one thing a man can do: Find something that’s his. Make an island for himself. If I never meet you in this life, let me feel the lack. A glance from your eyes and my life will be yours.

The Thin Red Line (Private John Bell)

My dear wife, you get something twisted out of your insides by all this blood, filth, and noise. I want to stay changeless for you. I want to come back to you the man I was before. … Why should I be afraid to die? I belong to you. If I go first, I’ll wait for you there, on the other side of the dark waters. Be with me now. … We. We together. One being. Flow together like water. Till I can’t tell you from me. I drink you. Now. Now. … Love. Where does it come from? Who lit this flame in us? No war can put it out, conquer it. I was a prisoner. You set me free. …