Paul Bell


We said goodbye

You and I

Tossed a coin

Who would cry

You won

Time went by

You went on to marry Joe

I got blown up

From head to toe

Along came baby, Jill

Your pride and joy

Such a thrill

I started the long road back

With a dummy leg, I nicknamed Jack

It was hate at first sight

Throwing him down every night

Sadly, Joe passed away

Your life crashing down

That fateful day

Jack and I changed tact

We sort of made a little pact

I wouldn’t throw him down

If he walked straight on the ground

You came to terms with your loss

Went back to work

Still the boss

Now you and little Jill

Moving on, moving still

I had finally trained Jack to run

Not very far, granted

He still bitched at will

But I told him straight

Tomorrow the hill

The sun was shining

Good day to go out

Drive into the country

Out and about

Right Jack, today’s the day

Do not upset me in any way

Just try to keep straight

Is that okay

Mummy, look at all the sheep

A cow, goats

Mummy, horses too

What’s that, Mummy

Jack decided to leave him on the downside of the hill

Rejoining him at the bottom

Leg with no thrill

I swear to god I will shoot you dead

Looking up at an Angel and a little girl in dread

Been a long time, Tony

Still running I see

Hope when you said shoot

You weren’t meaning me

No I was talking to Jack my leg

He hasn’t quite mastered running yet

Reminds me of a girl I once knew

Oops, that girl would be you

So you called your leg after me

That’s real sweet

Maybe that’s why she keeps leaving you

Wouldn’t you agree

I think you could be right

Having had lots of time to reflect in the small hours of the night

So, who’s this lovely little girl

This is my daughter, Jill

I know what you’re thinking

This fairytale came true

They got back together

Like they’re supposed to do

Alas not

Well, not till Jack mastered getting down on one knee

I mean, how hard can it be.


  • Garth Rakumakoe

    A beautiful story with wondorous twists Paul. I love the lease of life you gave Jack, and really the most superb ending! - Very proper !

    • Paul Bell

      Like a good ending.

    • spilleronsheet

      It’s a beautiful story
      Maybe love never ends
      Nobody knows how it begins

      • Paul Bell

        Got a feeling, love goes on.

      • Teddy.15

        My dear Paul I've read this many times, jack is the leg right? lol 🤣 I'm sick with the flu don't mind me, I'll be back tomorrow. X

        • Paul Bell

          Aw, Teddy, gutted for you. If you were in Britain, they'd shoot you with the flu jab, covid jab, and anything else they could find to jab you with. How's things in Italy, you in for a bad winter too.

          • Teddy.15

            Nice of you to ask Paul, In Italy about 20% of people are no Vax, which means around a million people are still at easy risk of taking COVID and spreading it. Today the numbers are almost 10.000 which is worrying, I am having the flu jab too, My son caught COVID from his no Vax teacher last month and because I am vaccinated meant I could be normal and not let my 8 year old worry for anything as we all know it's so hard on these kids and strange times all. Anyway we never caught it so I am truly grateful. I'm almost feeling better this evening and on Saturday if I am well I shall have the flu jab but actually I am very young to have it, in Italy it generally starts at 60 years. I'm a special case! 🤣 Here's hoping, but yes my friend who is my age in London got the COVID booster and the flu jab the same time. And she is fine. We have to trust the science dear friend. Big hugs Paul. X

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