There was a Kraken mighty, true, and lone.
If he had any friends to them he’d moan
About the sorry fact that he caused fear
To any languished Slanty that stood near.
Until one man defied the set of laws.
This man he chose to chance the monster’s maw.
Because his love a girl had not returned
(Her love was all that he had ever yearned.)
He devised a plot so full of rancor
That even this Kraken could not maim her
For gold door stoppers this huge beast was fed
“As long as that girl dies” the guy had said.
Although the Slantys feared the giant beast
To the point of securing a new priest
That tried to rid the isle of his large form
But managed only to create a storm,
He loved Slantsville so much that he could weep
And could not harm one, not even a creep
But this guy had become the Kraken’s foe
And maybe when the gold this Biff did throw
He, by some strange twist of fate, might glissade
And in the Kraken’s belly he would wade.
Artist: Cassidy Kavanagh
School: North Allegheny
For Advanced Creative Writing. Moon River Prompt.