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Monday, March 5, 2012

Aussie poetry competition

An Australian Poetry Competition held in the Sydney Opera House had come down to two finalists;

       A) The university graduate.
       B) An old aboriginal man.

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

       The word they were given on this occasion 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 man 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 man won.