3 A.M.

3 A.M.

A Poem by Paul Bell

(In days of old when Knights were bold and girls were known as Flappers) Oh, your mum phoned today.

What did she want.

She said, Colin is getting married, I hate you, then she started crying.

Aw, Colin was my first love.

Was he not gay.

Yes, but that didn’t matter.

Sex must have been great.

It’s not all about sex you know.

Like I said, sex must have been great.

They’re trying for a baby.

Who’s trying for a baby.

Colin and his partner.

Love to be a fly on the wall at that conception.

They’re looking for a surrogate.

Oh, so it’s not immaculate after all.

Colin asked me if I would do it for them.

Not on your life, that’s my department.

I think I should, they would make great parents.

Right, we’re getting married, let’s get down the supermarket now.

You taking me shopping.

No, we’re getting married.

We’re getting married down the supermarket.

Yes, they do that sort of stuff, don’t they.

Are you proposing to me.

Damn, right I am.

I’ll need to phone mum, tell her the good news. We’ll go to the Jewellers tomorrow.

Three A.M. in bed. Were you really going to have a baby for Colin.

There is no Colin.

Colin, your first love, remember.

There is no Colin.

Colin, the great guy your mum was crying over.

Was she.

Am I missing something.

Go back to sleep.

My God, you two should be in the CIA, how long have you been planning this.

Not that long.

Is there anything else I should know.

It’s a church wedding.

Am I invited.

I think your parents would like to see you there.

I think I need to go to sleep now.

You do that honey.

Does that mean your mum actually likes me.

I wouldn’t go that far.



© 2019 Paul Bell



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After 30 years of technical writing, I am incapable of abandoning my rigidity. That's why I so admire the way you can realistically depict the non-linear illogical way that people think & talk & act. I love the way your conversation depictions seem to wander over here, then over there, but in the overall stream, a total picture emerges. I need to practice this (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Paul Bell

4 Weeks Ago

We'll need to do a collab on unrigid writing.
Just think of a conversation with one of your m.. read more
I could actually imagine this being true. Great read and scary.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Paul Bell

1 Month Ago

It is true. lol
I love this. I love it because life is condensed. I saw the word "condensed" on the side of my Campbells Soup, which means (I believe) that there is evidence, somewhere of something greater. I hate the children of my gay friends. They are mostly spoiled, needy and whiney.

But poetry is the making of a story. Any story. And isn't the possibility that one might occur at 3 oclock in the morning, the exact same thing as probability? Your voice is so clear..great poem...dana

Posted 2 Months Ago


Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

Can't beat a can of Campbells vegtable soup. Hungry now. lol
Love this stream of consciousness honest back and forth....I can imagine this being a very real scenario. Immaculate conception....loved that line! Very enjoyable read. Your words flow so easily, Paul. Lydi**

Posted 2 Months Ago


Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

You know it happens, Lydia.
The things this woman had to do, to let the man know that he really loves her!!!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

Guys are pretty slow on the uptake.
Mrudula Rani

2 Months Ago

Guys use that excuse to getaway with just about every thing !
Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

It's worked so far. lol
Great banter between the two- will there really be a wedding and if so, who’s marrying who?.drop the mike. Nobody can pull this type of writing off like you do Paul..well, maybe Margie. Love this poetic fencing match!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

We're in competition now. lol
' .. the great guy your mum was crying over. - Was she. - Am I missing something. - Go back to sleep. - My God, you two should be in the CIA, how long have you been planning.. .. '

Is a woman allowed to review this?! Going to, permission given or not: writing smooth enought to lure further reading, unspecified diaglogue crisp, theme - interesting, threefold storyline, witty as opposed to funny ha ha. Finish has FANTASTIC bite - not sure tragedy or comedy, Paul!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

You need a laugh when your woman is in the CIA. lol
emmajoy

2 Months Ago

I'll take your word for it.. and that's rarely said. :)
Hahahah, f*****g awesome, dude, did she and colin actually ...

Posted 2 Months Ago


Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

That's another poem. lol
gram linski

2 Months Ago

Let me know when you write it,
One of the funniest poems I have seen on this site. Well done.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

Thanks,John. you know it happens.
Now this is hilarious, novel and simply the wittiest piece I have read for ages! So sharp in the flowing dialogue with the characterization expressed through the interaction, scene and context. Nicely done!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

Glad you liked it. Think they're still together. lol

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