Jack, Jill and Bill

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.’


pramila khadun


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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

6 thoughts on “Jack, Jill and Bill

  1. Kumaara Sukeja

    Poignant, yet laden with gentle humor—the deft touch highlights her poetic skills ! Brilliant 1


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