Turning turtle

The death of a rare Yangtze turtle/

Ensures that the species will hurtle/

Towards its demise/

If all three are guys,/

So let’s hope one’s female (and fertile*).///

*North American pronunciation, of course – but not much rhymes with turtle. I guess that’s why Siouxsie and the Banshees rhymed it with ‘purple’ in ‘Christine’.

About twitmericks

There is an old fellow called Mick/Who's been penning the odd limerick/I admit he's no Keats/But he does them in tweets/So to follow, you just have to click. https://twitter.com/#!/twitmericks "The limerick master of the twitterati" (The Guardian).
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