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ACT 1: of a Three Part Play of Becoming One.

by Emily Stern

May 18, 2010 | 7:05 pm

ABRAHAM and SARAH, The Broken Tablets, Emily Stern May 2010

ACT 1:
  HALACH:  SARAH SAYS “i see a star”

              ABRAHAM SAYS “ME TOO!”

              AND SHE SAID “THE SUN’S NOT FAR!”

              AND HE SAID “GO AHEAD!”

              THEY ARE LEADING THE WAY OF LOVE.

              WHO ARE YOU? SAYS THE MOUNTAIN

  SARAH:  WHO I HAVE BE.   

  ABRAM:  WHAT HAVE MY LEGS BEEN LEARNING ALL MY LIFE?

              ALL THE PLACES I’VE BEEN WALKING…

              WHAT HAVE BE BEEN?

          THEY’LL TELL ME.

  HALACH:  WHO ARE YOU? SAYS THE FOUNTAIN.

  ABRAM:  WHO AM I? SAYS THE WHO.   

  SARAH:  “WHO ARE YOU?” SPEAKS FOREVER,

  ABRAM:  Who I am HAS BEEN TRUE. 

  HALACH:  “HOW ARE YOU?” SAYS THE MOUNTAIN

  SARAH:  “who am i?” SAYS THE ME        

  ABRAM:  WHO I AM SPEAKS FOR EVER.

              YOU ARE WHO SPEAKS FOREVER      

            FOREVER HAVE BEEN,  BE.

              THIS MOUNTAIN WILL NOT TELL HER NAME.

              SHE SAYS *I* WON’T BELIEVE HER

              WHEN THAT’S THE THING THAT’S CHANGED!

  SARAH:    THERE’S A WHOLE NEW LANGUAGE EVERY SECOND . . .

  ABRAM:  IF THERE IS A PART I’M PLAYING,

              TAKE THIS PART AND PASS HER ON.

            TEACH ME WHO IT IS WHO’S GOING

              WHERE YOU TELL ME I BELONG. 

  HALACH:  SHE SAYS YOU ARE.

              AND THEY WILL JOIN HANDS

              AND THIS WILL MAKE THEM FLY,

          AND THEY WILL BOTH TURN HEADS,

            AND SHE SAID

    SARAH:  I SEE A STAR.

  HALACH:  WHO AM I? SAYS THE GROUND.

  (Sarah still looking at Avram)

  SARAH:  MI ANI? SAYS THE WHO.

  ABRAM :  WHO ARE YOU? SPEAKS FOREVER.

  SARAH:  I AM WHO HAS BEEN TRUE

  ISAAC:  IF THERE IS A PART I’M PLAYING,

              TAKE THIS PART AND PASS HER ON.

            TELL ME WHO IT IS WHO’S GOING

              WHERE YOU TELL ME I BELONG.

              HOW DARE YOU SAY NOT RIGHT NOW?

            HOW DARE YOU BRING TIME INTO THIS!

              TELL ME WHO I AM! WHO I MUST BE!

  HALACH:  WHO ARE YOU? SAYS THE FOUNTAIN.

  ISAAC:    WHO I AM SAYS THE ME.

  HALACH:  WHO ARE YOU SPEAKS FOREVER,

              WHO IS? 

  ISAAC:      I AM BE.

  HALACH:  HOW ARE YOU? SAYS THE MOUNTAIN.

  SARAH:  MI ATA? SAYS THE ME.

  HALACH:  WHAT ARE YOU? SAYS THE GROUND.

  ABRAM:  WHO IS HAS BEEN BE.

              WHAT HAVE MY LEGS BEEN LEARNING ALL MY LIFE?

              ALL THE PLACES I’VE BEEN WALKING…

              WHAT HAVE BE BEEN?

          THEY’LL TELL ME WHEN . . .

  SARAH:  IT’S TIME.

          Mi ata? SAYS THE ME.

            WHO AM I? SPEAKS FOREVER.

            WHO I AM HAS BEEN BE .

  LEAH:  YOU ARE WHO THE YOU IS SPEAKING.

              I THE YOU THAT HEARS THE WHO,

  SARAH:  WHO ARE YOU IF YOU ARE SPEAKING?

              WHO I AM IS- IF THERE IS A PART I’M PLAYING,

              TAKE THIS PART AND PASS HER ON.

              TEACH ME WHO IT IS WHO’S GOING

              WHERE YOU TELL ME I BELONG.

  LEAH:  WHO AM I ? IS MY PRAYER

              AND MY PURPOSE IS MY PRAYER.

                PRAYER OF COURSE, NO GREATER BLESSING

              HAVE I EVER UTTERED HERE.

  SARAH:  WHO ARE I THAT YOU MAY SPEAK ME?

  LEAH:    WHO IS ALL MY PRAYER OF PLACE.

  SARAH:  WHO IS THE NAME I’M SAYING?

  LEAH:    WHO ARE YOU? I SAY IN PRAYER

              THAT I MAY BLESS THE YOU THAT’S HERE.

  ABRAM:  WHAT HAVE MY LEGS BEEN LEARNING ALL MY LIFE?

  HALACH:  THEY ARE LEADING THE WAY OF LOVE.

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Emily Stern is a devotional poet and songwriter. Her album “Birth Day” can be downloaded on iTunes or from CD baby.  As an actor and playwright, her plays have been performed...

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