Dueling Poets

Submitted by norma snockers

Thursday, 14 May 2009

The National Poetry Contest had come down to two, a Yale graduate and a hillbilly from hill country. 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 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, or so they thought.

The hillbilly calmly made his way to the microphone and recited:

Me and Tim a huntin' went.
Met three whores in a pop-up tent.
They was three, and we was two,
So I bucked one, and Timbuktu.

The redneck won hands down!


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