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The National Poetry Contest had come down to semi-finals between a Yale graduate and a redneck from Wyoming.

They were both given a word, then allowed two minutes to study the word and come up with a poem that contained the word.

The word they were given was “Timbuktu”.

First to recite his poem was the Yale graduate. He confidently stepped to the microphone and said:

“Slowly across the desert sand
Trekked a lonely caravan
Men on camels, two by two
Destination: Timbuktu.”

The crowd went crazy. No way could the redneck top this, they thought.

The redneck, with sweat rolled down his face, made his way to the microphone and said:

“A friend and I a hunting went,
We spied three maidens in a tent,
They being three, we being two,
I bucked one and Tim bucked two.”

The redneck went to the finals.
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(... Who would think of Timbuktu? ...)

3 Answers

Rooster

Ha! Another one I might come up with! LOL! :D :D :D :D

TheOtherTink

The judges disqualified both poems, suggesting instead:

Across Sahara's boundless span,

There trekked a stately caravan.

The retinue passed two by two,

Its destination: Timbuktu.


When me an' Tim a-campin' went,

We met three hookers in a tent.

Since they wuz three, an' we wuz two,

Well... I bucked one, and Timbuktu.  :blush: :blush: :blush:

Lol, T(h)ink - the "judge" should win the price - but the judge cannot compete, and, normally, the 3rd would be designed as winner ...

What would you propose?

:O:blush::blush::angel::angel::P:D

That the judges award the prize in absentia, because the above verses were submitted anonymously.  :D

Lol, T(h)ink, that is indeed a good idea, and it could be used by the organisation for the museum, or for charity ...

:):D


Yes, indeed, since the anonymous author is in hiding.  :blush: :blush: :ermm: :) :D

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Lol - :):D - I can see you.


Shhh... please don't tell anyone:blush: :) :D

Sure, T(h)ink, I didn't tell where. :angel::):D

Whew:)

Virginia

Ah Marianne, now I regret I EVER doubted the English language for versatility and depth of expression!  :D  

Marianne Virginia

Lol, Virginia, when I was learning English, during a stay in England, I chose literature, rather than commercial English. :D:D


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