A Play by Josh P.

CHARACTERS:

HONOR, the LION, age 17 REMA, the LION, age 32, Honor’s mother

SETTING:
They’re in the jungle, inside their tree house where they both live

TIME: At night, around 7:00pm

   
AT RISE:
HONOR is sitting at a kitchen table, while REMA is walking back and forth, talking to Honor.


REMA
Son!  Something have to change, this can’t go on no more.  I’m tired.  Stress and the things you doing are hurting me son.  I’m tired of all these damn Hyenas making visits to my house concerning you and your damn trouble you’re causing in the community.

 HONOR
(mumbling) Well mama, what I suppose to do, this is all I know.

REMA
Son!  That’s the problem with you.  You don’t listen.  You hard headed and don’t like nobody telling you nothin!

HONOR
It don’t matter.  Nobody care about me.  I’m on my own and I’m a do whatever I want to do.  It’s my life, not yours.  Damn, I hate dis house!  You get on my nerves Mama.  Why can’t I do what I want to do!

REMA
Oh, so you think you grown now, huh?  You think you can just do all these harmful things and get away with it?  Well son, you got another thing coming because living the life you living son, you either gone be dead or in a cage for life.  I’m telling you!

HONOR
Man Mama, I been on my own and nobody can’t tell me nothing.  Nobody ain’t been here for me.  All my life I struggle to get the things I wanted and nobody care, so why should I, huh!?  Nobody loves me.  I’m tired of living this way.  Poorly, I can’t really get the things I want in life, so I’m a rob and do whateva to live happy and one day I’m a find love from doing those things.

REMA
 (crying) Son, I love you, but I’m tired of dis crap and something has gotten into you and it’s not right at all.  I mean son, you’re not going to be stressing me out, no not my life.  I don’t have to deal with dis crap; so son, I’m a say it like this: you either gone get your crap together and be about something in life, or else.  Don’t you still have yo dream of finding love and living successful in life with a job, huh?  Son, I know the route you going.  I see it and feel it and it’s not right, but I give up son.  I tired and stressful.  You’re hurting me son!  But like I said, it’s up to you.  See you later, son, you can’t live here no more!

HONOR
(as an aside) Damn, what is it.  I mean, this is all I know in life, to smoke branches, rob to live and kill to make people fearful of me.  With me doing this, I will find out what my wishes are!  Moms is really fed up with me.  But as I sit back and think, I have been doing some real crazy things, but at the same time, moms is right, it’s just hard right now and hard to change.  Damn my pride, my friends going to think I’m soft and stuff.  Man, I just want to feel love by someone, embrace wit energy.  You know what, maybe Moms is right.  I just gotta find a way to express myself to her.  What would I do?  Where would I live?  Oh naw, I gotta get back with Moms.  I can’t do this.  Well, let me go back home.

(HONOR returns to the house and is knocking on the door)

REMA
Who is it?

HONOR
Your son, Honor!

REMA
Hey son, wassup.

HONOR
I want to talk.

REMA
Okay, come here and talk.

HONOR
Well Mom, I been thinking and you’re right mom.  I been totally out of control and it’s not right to have you stressing.  I’m sorry mom, and as I went to think my life over, I want to change my life around and make it better and find love in someone.  I hate it that I was acting so disobedient to you.  Can you forgive me?  Mom, I truly apologize.  Give me a chance to show you.  I’ma listen, go to school and find love in the right way.  I’ma do it mom!

REMA
Damn son.  I love you so much.  I just want the best for you, son.  I don’t want to have to bury you 6 feet deep.   I will hate for that.  Son, life will be better if you leave that life alone.  God have something better for you son.  You just have to believe and trust, and all things shall come 2 times better.  Believe me, son.  It’s alright, I forgive you.  Son, you gotta leave these so called friends alone.  They’re nothing but trouble.  So they don’t care about you son. They’ll leave you in the quickness, son.  I’m glad you made up your mind to really notice the things you doing are not right.  Come here and give me a hug!  Son, I love you.

HONOR
(crying) I love you too mom.

SCENE 2
(3 months have passed and HONOR is in college, reflecting on where his life is now.)

HONOR
Well, after all this drama, I finally came together with myself and started going to school.  Me and my mom are getting along better than ever.  I’m happy and smiling.  It feels really good doing the right thing in life and not have to be paranoid.  I mean, I really got my stuff together.  I never thought I can do it.  I found peace N happiness and on top of that, I found love in my girlfriend named Sema, and it’s the greatest thing that ever happened to me.  I’m in love, I mean, she’s there for me, she care for me, and she taught me how to live again and vice versa.  I did it and I’m so happy with this good life I live.  I love you Mom and thank you for everything… everything you did for me, and I appreciate it with my heart and soul. 

THE END  

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