in a land where the earth breathed
and the ocean was a monster on its own
where danger lurked at every turn
if you were to venture out on your own
There lived two children, siblings, twins
by the names of Jack and Jill.
Everywhere they went, they went together
For protection and out of love.
But Jack and Jill still argued
with shouts and insults abound
and when one wound the other
revenge would be served with a walk outside.
One would storm out, on their own
with the other trying to run behind
always the fear that one fight
would be the last one they would ever have.
One day when they were fighting
Jack ran off up a hill
and jill screamed behind him
as the earth rose beneath his feet
Jill ran up and up again
to catch her brother before he fell
but the earth was a step ahead
and with a groan it dropped them down
Down they rolled, down and down
until with a crack, jack rolled to a stop.
And he screamed and scream in more than pain
as his sister tried to help.
But one argument had been to far
and the siblings would never be the same
For Jill would always regret not saving him
and Jack would regret running.