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Timbuktu

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  1. Class of '42

    Class of '42 Active Member

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    The National Poetry Contest had come down to two semifinalists: a Yale graduate and a redneck from Tennessee. 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, they thought.

    The redneck calmly made his way to the microphone and recited:
    Me and Tim a-huntin went,
    Met three ladies 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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  2. Poppy

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    this guy...
    wow.
    cheers 42
     
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