There once was a man from Nantucket
Who carried his b....
Excuse me, mum is interuppting me here. Says I need to make up my own for Karen Jo after her footie surgery. Hmmm, I have never written a limerick before. Better figure out how to do this. I can haiku, so let's search on what to do for this.
The site ehow.com gives the following steps for writing a limerick.
1. Prepare to write five lines of verse. If you're stumped, try starting off your limerick with the traditional 'There once was a ...'
2. Create the following stress pattern in lines one, two and five: da-DA da-da-DA da-da-DA da. For example, "There ONCE was a FEL-low named JER-ry...." You can omit the last unstressed syllable if you prefer.
3. Create the following stress pattern in lines three and four: da-DA da-da-DA da. For example, "Per-PLEXED our dear PO-et." As before, you have the option of omitting the last syllable.
4. Make sure your limerick's rhyme scheme is a-a-b-b-a. In other words, the first, second and fifth lines all rhyme with one another; the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other.
5. Exploit puns and wordplay.
How hurtie are Karen's toes?
Only she will ever knows.
The doc to fix,
Healing purrs we send as a rose.