When a lion met a porcupine
And they got merged,
The 'lionine' went to the Palatine
To get registered.
Then an elephant met a seal -
Confused was the 'elepheal';
'Cause when land and water deal,
They always leave unpaid the bill.
And then came shark to parrot -
Thus they merged together
To form the species 'sharrot'
Horror was teeth and feather.
Finally came turtle and dog -
They looked like a strange log;
And the fantabulous 'turtog'
Traded spices in cogs.
And then they all told each other
That they would rather
Hold in the sea, the rudder
Than become a hatter.
All this doesn't make quite sense -
But, I have, for my defence,
If it, to you, really did do offence -
Why did you read this? It's named 'Nonsense.'