This is the poem I wrote while living in Southern Japan. It was written in early 1953, when I was ten years old.
Under the ocean, under the sea, a little crab said to me: "Beware of Mr. Octopus, or never again shall you fuss".
Under the ocean, under the sea, Mr. Octopus looked at me. He looked at me with horrid eyes, and I shouted deep, deep cries. But alas, no one could hear me, for I was under the deep, deep sea.
Under the ocean, under the sea, Mr. Crab again said to me: "I warned you of Mr. Octopus, now never again shall you fuss". So I swam and I swam to the shore, and I ran and I ran to my door, now never again shall I enter the sea, for fear an octopus will eat me.