Fiona Chow

Deep Down in Ocean’s Darkness…

Deep down in the ocean’s darkness,

This creature glides through the endless salty water.

It cleverly sneaks upon its prey,

With camouflaging powers.

Be fearful of this sly sea monster,

For he has strong, stretchy, strangling arms,

Each with millions of vacuum suction cups.

I warn you, beware of this mighty creature.


Although he might look more gigantic than a whale,

He can slide through cracks and holes with ease.

So don’t try to escape,

For he is too swift and too smart.

And he may seem like a calm and serene fish,

But he could tear your bones apart in just seconds.

No matter how muscular you could possibly be,

You will never match up to this invincible beast.


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