With the month of April and National Poetry Month winding down, my writing muse urged me to give poetry another go before returning to work with Little Red Bear on his adventure stories.
If new to my writing pages site and a poetry fan, I invite you to find more on my “Random Acts of Poetry” page, along with mini rhymes simply for fun on the “Dime Rhymes” page, along with many Features and Short Stories under the ‘Short Works & Free Reads’ tab at the top of the page.
So, hope you enjoy this retelling of an old classic, with a twist. As in first ‘twisting’ the top of a cookie and then licking the cream filling inside, of course.
“The Story of Jack and Jill Retold”
Jack and Jill
Went up the hill,
To fetch a pail of Oreo’s.
Neither fell down,
Nor broke their crown,
Whilst on a break from after-school jobs at Florio’s.
For while pizza is fine and always a treat,
Cookies on a hilltop can never be beat!
Simply licking cookies sitting under a tree,
It all sounds like a very good time, to me.
Playfully seeking out hidden shapes in a cloud,
Proclaiming discoveries, exclaiming out loud.
Moments to enjoy, look back and reflect,
Gather our thoughts, and with spirit connect.
We all should go on retreats of peace now and then,
For when the next chance may come, we never know when.
Will you take a break to enjoy some cookies and clouds,
Visiting with Mother Nature away from the crowds?
Made a few revisions to the old tale this day,
With no one being injured, at work or at play.
Just a little retelling, another fun poem,
Which should be no surprise, as by now we all know ‘em.
So, our Jack and Jill
Went up that hill,
Enjoying their pail of Oreo’s.
Time spent together,
Is always a treasure,
But now back to writing short story-o’s.
Thanks for visiting with us today!
We receive signals from our bodies all day long, whether we choose to call them intuition, gut feelings, or inner wisdom.
We often ignore our body’s signals and keep pushing our own ego agendas or allowing others to tell us what to do instead. And that is when we need to step back, walk away if need be, and enjoy some quiet, peaceful, non-stressful time with nature. Or whatever is relaxing and recharging for you. Maybe it’s munching on some cookies while finding interesting shapes in the clouds.
Happiness is a decision and a way of travel as we go thru life, aware and fully experiencing the journey along the way, and not a destination to be hopefully found at some magical yet undetermined endpoint. Simply choose to be happy and kind in the present moment, and be the reason someone else smiles today!
Wishing you Peace and Happiness on your journey. — Jim (and Red!)
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6 thoughts on “Poetry Fun With A Twist — “The Story of Jack and Jill Retold””
Love it, Rosie! That “every device” part rings very close to home. LOL! 🙂
James, I thought you would get that part. 🙂
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Yes, ma’am. Little Red Bear and I are in a constant struggle not to fall another lap or two down in the tech race. 😀
Tee hee! Couldn’t resist reading this remake…hilarious! I’m inspired to play around with some poetry myself-thanks!
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Thanks for visiting, Tracy. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! If you’d like to share a rhyme, please holler any old time. 😉
James, this was fun!
Here’s my take:
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of advice.
They turned to their friends,
which is always a win,
but they had to buy every device. 🙂
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