Jack and Jill went up the hill
And they beautifully meet Bill.
Bill, though grown up has a child’s heart.
He stays in a house with no gates.
He offers fruits to the children
And they offer to him a bouquet of flowers wild.
Jack asks Bill, ‘Why is your home
In the hills, so far away from the town?
You are so rich, why choose the woods?’
Bill smiles and says in a voice sweet,
‘In the town,I have all my money
Which gives me no peace.
Here, on the hill, I am Bill with no bills………
Everything is free…….
The air I breathe is so fresh, free from pollution,
The fruits I eat are gifts from nature
And the peace which comes cascading down
Is found nowhere.
Jill looks at him with her big eyes and says,
‘Bill, you must be lonely,
With neither wife nor kids around you.’
Bill replied, ‘I have everything
And yet, I am not attached to any.
Attachment brings pain.
So, I come here very often
To live unattached.
Come on, let me make some tea
For you kids and open a tin of cookies.’