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The Apple Of My Eye

by Barry Louis Polisar

Once when I was all alone on a mountain by the sea
I eyed a one eyed cyclops looking straight at me
Her head was green and hairy. She had a dozen toes.
Her one eye looked so scary, She had warts upon her nose
I tried to run away from her, but I was losing ground
She was coming faster and faster at me, making a horrible sound
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It was hopeless if I ran. We were standing head to head
Then she grabbed me in her hand and turned to me and said,
"I wish you wouldn't run so fast. I think you're kind of cute. "
"Not only that,," she whispered low, "I think that I love you."
"You are the apple of my eye," she said, and then she gave me a wink.
"Sweet as a cherry pie," she said, though maybe she Just blinked
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It happened oh, so fast. It sounded oh, so weird
And though her mouth had a funny taste, it was nothing as I feared
I see what I was frightened of was what I did not know
And I guess you can love someone with warts upon their nose.
'Cause I live up on the mountain now, bordered by the sea
With a half a dozen cyclops kids who almost look like me
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Copyright by Barry Louis Polisar



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