Timbuktu – A ripper

The Australian Poetry Competition had come down to two finalists; a university graduate and an old aboriginal. They were 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 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 was two
So I bucked one, and timbuktu.

The aboriginal won.

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