Oh - Medusa, Medusa,
how filthy are you!
Your snakes are so scary that
Zeus would run away from you!
I hate to say this to a girl
but the word "ugly" fits for you!
Your hair of slithering monsters
smells like rotten cheese
on the floor for a thousand years!
You're just like a Halloween story walking around!
-- Jacob K. Virchau, age 10, grade 5, Iroquois Intermediate School, Elma
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