On Monday, Billy didn't have his homework
and when the teacher asked him why.
He said, "Because a monster ripped it up,
after I told him a lie."
"You know monsters don't exist,
and if you don't turn in your homework
no recess you will get."
On Tuesday, Billy had a stomach ache
and when the teacher asked him why
he said, "A monster took away my dinner,
even my cherry pie."
"Billy, I've told you once before,
monsters are not real.
You'll have to wait till lunch time
before you get a meal."
On Wednesday, Billy had a bandage,
which covered his right eye.
When the teacher asked him how it happened,
this was his reply:
"A monster was running after me
when I ran into the door."
"Billy please," the teacher said,
"I don't want to hear any more."
On Thursday, Billy refused to sit down,
and when the teacher asked him why,
Billy said, "A monster whipped my bottom,
because I started to cry."
"Billy, said the teacher,
"this is getting out of hand,
and if you continue with these stories,
in the corner you will stand."
On Friday, Billy didn't come to school,
and when the teacher found out why,
she said a little prayer to God
in hopes Billy would survive.
For a monster had beaten Billy
and threatened him with a knife.
Now Billy lay in a hospital bed,
Fighting for his life.
Monsters can be very real.