AGAINST THE TIDE
Vent puppet Ronnie and Don (or 2 puppets)
D. Hi Ronnie how are you going ?
R. I'm not too bad Mr. Stott, except I've been having a bad time with some of my school friends.
D. What's been happening ?
R. Oh, some kids at school have been picking on me and calling me names.
D. What sort of names ?
R. It's a bit embarassing..you see, they say I'm skinney and they call me "Splinter" and Gus said i looked like a thermometer with arms.
D. Well you shouldn't worry about being called names.
R. I'm not worrying. I've taken up weight lifting.
D. Wait, that's good.
R. No. That's bad. I strained my buttock. Now I've got a soft cushion to sit on.
D. That's good.
R. No that's bad. My brother said I was crazy to take up weight lifting. He said I might strain myself. My mum also didn't want me using her weights. Can you imagine how embarassing it is for a puppet to carry around a cushion just so you can sit down ?
D. Yeah, that's not good.
R. It's really bad, ...in fact..deep seated..bottom line.
D. So you've given up ?
R. What ?
D. The weight lifting.
R. No, I want to keep going. I just lift weights sitting down.
D....on a cushion.. Is it working ?
R. Yes, it's very comfortable.
D. No, I mean, is the weight lifting working ? Are you getting any stronger ?
R. Yes I am, just look at this muscle.
D. That's bad..I mean, that's good.
R. I don't care what they say. You can't see it ..yet, but I'm going to keep on going.
D.Sometimes we have to stand-up for what we believe even when it's hard to keep going.
R. That's good. Sometimes we have to stand up... and put up with a pain in the butt.
D. You'll be mighty strong if you keep on with those weights.
(Could lead into singing "He's a mighty God" or other similar chorus.)
(c) Don Stott Eliab.com
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