Poetry Competition

poetryThe 2012 Australian Poetry Competition held in Sydney Opera House had come down to two finalists;
A) The university graduate.
B) An old aboriginal.
They were given a common word, and then allowed two minutes to reflect on the word and recite a short four line poem that contained the word.
The word they were given was ‘ TIMBUKTU ‘.
First to recite his poem was the university 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 old aboriginal top that, they thought.

The old aboriginal calmly made his way to the microphone and recited;

Me and Tim a huntin’ went
Met three whores in a pop up tent
They were three, and we were two
So I bucked one, and Tim..buk tu .

The aboriginal won, pants down!

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  1. Rhonda says:

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    Good one. I’ll have to watch those language differences.

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  2. Oh my God. Steveo, I still can’t stop laughing. What a fantastic poem. Loved it my friend.
    Have a TIMBUKTU Thursday Steveo. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    PS I still trying to to get that damn video in my blog. I can EMBED copy the code but I’m having a problem posting it. I told you that I’d have problems. It must be that I’m can’t understand it. I’ll ask my 10 year granddaughter. She’ll probably understand. LOL

  3. Comedy Plus says:

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    Bwahahahahahahahahaha. Pants down.

    Have a timbucktutastic day my friend. 🙂

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  4. mimi says:

    Never underestimate the abilities of common sense people when pitted against university education.

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