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 new Dime Rhymes page for generally shorter works, along with more poems 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 ‘twisting’ the top off and first 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.
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 once again! Please remember, happiness is a decision and way of travel, experiencing the journey along the way, not a destination. Be kind and the reason someone smiles today! — Jim (and Red!)
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“So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson