As the curtain comes down

The first rays of the early morning peek through the curtains hanging on the window just above the bed where the lovers are awakening.

WOMAN: ( turning to her love and smiling into his already opened eyes. She is filled with a happiness beyond human comprehension. Here she was, lying in bed with the only man she has ever loved. It was a moment her heart would capture and lock away into forever.)

“Isn’t it a beautiful morning?

Filled with the old cliché

of ‘light through the window

(as the heavens have awakened)

with the melodious sounds

of the birds chirping!”


GUY: (Stretching, before embracing his lover, smiling too at her)

” Ahh, but it is your beauty

that has opened the heavens above

The glow you have about you

after a night making love.”


WOMAN: (Again she is caught up in the feelings of the moment and she wonders how she could be so lucky to have a love so divine.)

“I cannot believe, my love,

that we are finally together

Let’s trick the sands of time

so we can stay like this forever.”


GUY: (A look of concern clouds his features)

“That’s not the line

you should have read

You were supposed to kiss me once

then hop out of bed.”


WOMAN: (She is suddenly confused by the madness her lover speaks)

“My love, you speak the words

that are contrary to this moment

Why do you say such things

after a beautiful night that was spent?”


GUY: (Placing his fingers under her chin, he turns her face upwards)

“Look up, honey

See the stage lights above?

Look! The curtain is about to come down

We were never really in love.”


WOMAN: (Saddened and enraged all at once, but frantically looking around and recognizing the props of a stage setting)

“Do not say that!

Why do you try to hurt me?!

We are in love!

And forever we shall be!”


GUY: (removing his costumed face)

“Do you see me now?

And this here is the stage

You too can remove your costume

We have reached the final page.”


WOMAN: (looking around helplessly)

“This cannot be happening

We were one from eternity

Stop talking this nonsense!

This here, is NOT imaginary!”


GUY: (now removing her own mask from her face)

“These masks we wear

delude our feelings to care

Don’t let this (holding up the mask)

deceive you into a feeling

that has never been real

You think you are in love

but it is not what you feel.”


(Pulling her out of bed and to the front of the stage)

“Come on, my love

be reasonable about this now

The show is over

Take a bow.”


Also read: Exit stage left