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You know and you know

by Elizabeth


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1. HOLLY

2. JAMES

3. ANGELA

4. SOPHIE

ACT III, SCENE 3

(SATURDAY NOON: In Angela’s dining room.)

HOLLY

My poem is completed!

JAMES

Mine is too!

ANGELA

I’m almost… done!

SOPHIE

I… I can’t think of a rhyme! I don’t know what to say! I can’t consider! My common sense has let me down; I have a chink in my armor!

ANGELA

Well, what do you need to rhyme with?

SOPHIE

Rhymes… for the word… oh wait! Never mind, silly me!

ANGELA

Excitedly) Let’s recite our poems! I want to hear them!

HOLLY

Erm, may I pass?

ANGELA

Yes, sure, fine with me, and my ears.

JAMES

I wanna go first! Eh hem…

(Clears throat)

It rains hard, rain is wet and I love the coolness.

It spreads upon my body.

In my right hand, I have a match; in my left I have the box.

It rains today, lightly, it pours down only now.

I saunter to the gate, a gate full of memories

I brush the past and look into the new

So many memories, my past my life I hated it all.

Why didn't it go? This pain is too great.

I burn the gate, burn it down in the light rain!

More thunder, more lightning, in the flashes.

I gasp for I see the faces

Long forgotten.

(Gasps)

ANGELA

…James, I never thought I’d see the day in which you’d write a poem and actually make me say, James, I never thought I’d see the day…

HOLLY

Astonished) Wow… wow…. Wow….

SOPHIE

That was eerie. I can’t believe the brilliance in this piece. It matches to that of mine, which Miss Eltrut said. Well, that was last year in the sixth grade and now is now. Miss Eltrut, fun loving English teacher, forgive me for these words, but you do not know true talent!

(Bows head)

JAMES

I am the King of this world you all of you are just here to serve me!

(Evil laugh)

ANGELA

I guess I should go next…

This horrid war causes pain and suffering to all

Nobody ever listens to that single distressed call

From the US capitol in Washington, D.C

To many other countries that are unknown to me

You wonder why the USA is different from all of you

I even bet you wonder why we haven’t got the clue

The single, last and final clue which is hard to explain

It’s the very last puzzle piece that is still to remain

The final piece that remains is the cause of this,

Maybe if our president wasn’t such a hypocrite,

Then to you, I will assume, this would be true

This world would be much safer for both me and you.

(Applause)

ANGELA

You really liked it? I couldn’t think of anythin’ to write but this is what I got. Dedicated to those fighting in the wars and who have lost family and friends.

SOPHIE

OK, I will go next… It might seem kind of odd at first, but you’ll get my point sooner or later. Oh, and it is about my attitude toward life…

(Clears throat)

Sometimes when I hear this I just want to cry

Sometimes when I hear that I just want to die

Sometimes my emotions aren’t worth blinking back the tears

Sometimes my emotions are not worth screaming at my fears

Sometimes my emotions are ones I keep inside

Sometimes my emotions aren’t the ones I want to hide

Sometimes when I want to frown all I do is smile

Sometimes when I want to sit I will walk a mile

Sometimes when I want to die all I do is live

Sometimes when I want to take all I do is give

I sometimes wonder if I am here, or if this is just a game.

Sometimes…

(Applause)

ANGELA

That was so cool! OK, are we all done? Yes? No? Maybe? Good! I’m gonna get mom and tell her we’re ready to send them in!

(Angela runs off stage.)

JAMES

OK, now that she’s gone, I have a question for you two ladies.

(Sophie and Holly look at each another. Then back at James.)

HOLLY

You mean why I and Sophie were being … jerks to one another and why I was being a jerk to you?

JAMES

I know why you two were being jerks to each another and I know why you were being a jerk to me but I wanna know…

(Walks over to the counter. Slams hands on the counter)

Dudes, where’s my pie? I had a piece right here and now it’s gone!

(Sophie and Holly begin to laugh)


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Clo says...



Whoa, how did you find this? This Script is from 2005! Review some newer scripts instead. ^_^




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Huh? is this part of a play, because none of the story is explained
or maybe i'm just confused *looks confused* yep, that might be it


My same feeling.

I don't understand it.
What is really going on?




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Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:05 pm
Elizabeth says...



LOL yeah... the first part is the last one posted... it is called.... ALL FOR THE GOOD OF FRIENDSHIP POETRY AND PIE SCENE 1....

there is one before htat which is the whole play... nobody read it in large bits




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Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:38 am
bluecows says...



is this play from all for the good of friendship poetry and pie?
Ohhh, *grins widely* i get it now!
I think...

you know the drill
~blue~ :wink:




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Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:34 am
bluecows says...



OHHHHHHHHH, i missed the act 3 scene 3 bit at the beginning.
where's the rest of the play? Or am i am i just still confuesed?
*scratches her head as she tries to figure outwhat she's doing* Yep, i'm still confused

Have a day less puzzeling than mine
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huh? is this part of a play, because none of the story is explained
or maybe i'm just confused *looks confused* yep, that might be it

keep up the good work though and have a lovely day
~blue~ :D





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