Poetry Contest

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Poetry Contest

Post by 2500 HD » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:46 pm

POETRY CONTEST


THE MARYLAND POETRY CONTEST HAD COME DOWN TO TWO CONTESTANTS. A YALE GRADUATE AND A REDNECK FROM KENTUCKY. THEY WERE GIVEN A SINGLE 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 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 THAT,THEY THOUGHT.

THEN THE REDNECK CALMLY MADE HIS WAY TO THE MICROPHONE AND RECITED:

'ME AND TIM, A' HUNTIN' WE WENT.
MET THREE WHORES IN A POP-UP TENT.
THEY WAS THREE, AND WE WAS TWO.
SO I BUCKED ONE, AND TIMBUKTU .'

THE KENTUCKIAN WON HANDS DOWN.

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Re: Poetry Contest

Post by ANTHONY KERR » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:08 am

Nice twist !

I always heard it as


Across the burning desert sands.
There came a raging Caravan.
One by one, Two by two.
Destination Timbucktu.


Me and Tim went a swimmin.
On the shore lay three neckid women
They was three and we was two.
So I bucked one and Tim bucked two !

I will have to remember the alternate version.
Where's the earth shattering kaboom ?

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