I am going to have my students write some simple poems this week. Hopefully the process goes better than this. . . though it does sound worthy of "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me."
I'm having a terrible time,
I never will learn how to rhyme,
There must be a gimerick
To writing a limerick,
I can't even think of one line.
by Joan Horton (from I Brought My Rat for Show-and-Tell and Other Funny School Poems, pg. 26)