Beware the creature from the black lagoon
with botox lips that gasp a dry tune.
This creature will get you, get you real soon
your peaceful night’s sleep will turn into ruin.
Heroes were searching for treasures and lore,
on the edge of their seats audiences wanted much more,
so from the dark depths a gilled villain did rise
with monobrowed face and soul searching eyes.
Oh the suspense as it waddled on deck
raising its paws - paws?!? What the heck?
Ok, fingery flippers with great big long claws
Either way it is scary and gives breathing a pause.
The girl is stolen away to the deep
by a monster so vile that this -
one horrible thought will prevent any sleep -
in the next scene, surely they’ll kiss!
That’s all to be told of this creature green,
leaving it up in the air,
rent the old movie and watch every scene
be bold, be brave, take a dare.
Soon it will be the eve of all Saints
and you will be looking to scare
all of your friends, including yourself,
be bold, be brave, but beware
of that terrible creature from the black lagoon
the one that is coming for you.
It will turn your sweetest of dreams into ruin
as surely as errant Haiku.