An Eye for Trouble
One day a monster told a bad joke,
and slapped another on the back,
which caused his eye to pop out,
and roll far down a crack!
They eye then bounced down a drain,
then onto a garbage barge,
where it was taken by a bird,
that a hawk then charged!
The eye fell far, admiring the view,
as any good eye would,
then ended up in the school yard,
caught between some wood.
The eye grew hot and bothered,
as mosquitos began to bite,
while back on monster island,
its owner scratched all night!
Next day the eye could only watch,
as the school kids did their stuff.
Pretending they were big and bad,
all hairy and quite tough!
“That’s not mean!” the monster raged,
“Believe me I should know!”
The other monsters thought him mad,
pacing to and fro.
Meanwhile, at the playground,
Loopi came out to play.
A lonely but sweet little child,
who did things her own way.
The eye watched as she built
a stick and leaf dollhouse,
filling it with icy-pole people,
and a well-dressed mouse.
Then it saw some bullies,
kick down little Loopi’s fun,
just to make her cry,
and watch her mouse then run.
Back on monster island,
the monster threw a fit!
“GET ME A BOAT! A PLANE!
OR EVEN A POGO STICK!”
“Monsters stay on Monster Island,”
all of its monster friends said.
“LET ME GO!” it raged and fought,
“I WANT TO TAN THEM RED!”
Back in the schoolyard Loopi,
found the eye in the wood.
The strangest thing she ever saw,
but she thought strange was good.
Loopi put it around her neck,
as if the eye was a prised jewel,
immediately getting the attention
of ALL the bullies in school.
“THAT’S IT!” the monster raged,
phoning his kin who live under beds.
“I’LL GIVE A DOLLAR TO ANY BEAST
THAT CHEWS OFF THEIR ARMS AND LEGS!”
Cornered, scared, Loopi decided
to bluff her way out of this mess.
“This is an evil eye,” she lied.
“It will stare you half to death.”
Little did Loopi know,
she was very close to right.
The monster’s eye glared so hard,
most bullies took rapid flight.
Roaming free from then on,
Loopi did things with ease,
Built stuff with her imagination,
killed time lazing in the breeze.
While back on Monster Island,
the monster spent its days,
fascinated with Loopi’s world,
watching the whimsy of her ways.