Nonsense limerick

A limerick poem is fun.
Five silly lines and it’s done.
The rhyme and the rhythm
Are locked in and given.
Look below to see how they’re spun!

There was a young lady from Leeds
Who swallowed a package of seeds.
Now this sorry young lass
Is quite covered in grass,
But has all the tomatoes she needs.

A turtle slaps a fish.

There was a young fish from the bay
Who got into everyone’s way.
A turtle swam by,
Slapped him right in the eye,
Now the fish swims in circles all day.

The core rhythm goes something like this:

  1. da DUM da da DUM da da DUM
  2. da DUM da da DUM da da DUM
  3. da DUM da da DUM 
  4. da DUM da da DUM 
  5. da DUM da da DUM da da DUM

You can play extra syllables (especially in lines 3 and 4), but you still need to make it follow this rhythm. The easiest way to test it is to read it out loud. If you stumble to fit it in the core rhythm, you’ll need to edit your limerick.

Write a limerick, using the photo as a starting point. Follow the same rhyme and rhythm patterns as the examples. Keep it silly!