A Play by Alissa F.
Dad, dad, I need to talk to you.
Son, can’t you see that I’m being passed around, and can’t talk to you right now?
Well ya, but it is really important! Can you just listen?
Ok, what is it?
Well, my mom is making my life miserable. I want to have fun, and with her polluting me, I can’t. I just keep waking up sick!
Smokey! I don’t want to hear this right now! I am busy!
But, I need your help.
Why don’t you try to tell her how you feel.
Because! She just won’t listen to me.
Well, I’m not gong to deal with this! I’m tired of hearing it!
Dad, I just wanted you to help me, and you are my dad, you’re suppose to be here for me?
I am here for you! I just don’t want to get in between you and your mom.
No! I have been having to choose between you guys because we can never have a good time without you two arguing.
But see, if you talk to her you won’t have to do that anymore.
You know how your mom is? And she won’t change as hard as we try. It just won’t happen.
Well, you know you guys not listening to me just makes me feel like I’m not wanted.
Son? We love you. It’s just sometimes we need a brake.
I’m not you mother! If you have a problem with her, you guys need to deal with it and stop getting me involved!
Fine! If you are going to treat me this way I will not talk to you!
(Smokey floats away.)
Wow, I really hurt his feelings, but I’m stuck? And I don’t know what to do. There are just so many things that could happen if there is a difference. If his mom changes she won’t know what to do. She will go crazy, because all she knows is to pollute, But if Smokey and his mom get along and Smokey get better he won’t be the same little annoying part of air.
(Smokey floats in.)
Hi son I’m…
Oh? So now you want to talk to me? Well I’m just coming to tell you…
Son wait, I have thought about it. I will ask your mom if she can slow down on polluting you just a little.
When I stop being passed around I will take your mom out to a dinner and I will talk to her. Ok?
Well, thank you dad.
But this is the last time! No more! From now on if you and her have a problem you deal with it!
(Jose roles away)
Well, I wonder what my mom is going to tell my dad. If she’s not going to stop I will just loose it, I’m just so tired of feeling this sickness. I refuse to be depressed anymore.
(Jose rolls back, talks to himself.)
Well that’s weird my wife didn’t even listen to me. I can understand not listening to her son but her husband, what did I do? That felt like I wasn’t even talking to her. It was like it went in one ear and out the other. That hurt.
Yes dad? What did she say?
Well, I don’t think you are going to have much luck feeling better. She didn’t listen to me! She won’t listen to you and she’s not going to change!
Son, wait! Please don’t go I tried my best, I’m sure we can do something else. I don’t want to lose you. You’re my only son. I don’t know what I would do if you weren’t here. You bug me but I still love you.
No, dad nothing else will work. We all ready tried, I have to go but I will be back, I just need a break.
Well? Ok, I will see you when you come back.
Wow! I just let my son float away. What is wrong with me! I mean I tried talking to his mom to stop. But she didn’t listen, I guess I am just going to have to wait until he comes back. Ya, I will be worried about him, but I’m sure he will be ok. What will his mother say when I tell her he’s gone. I hope she doesn’t just blow it off. We need to work on it so we can get him back when he comes to visit.