poem came from the web site Funny Stuff Central at:
the web site
finals of the National Poetry Contest last year came down to two finalists.
One was a Duke University Law School graduate from an uppercrust family
-- well-bred, well-connected, and all that goes with it. The other finalist
was a redneck from Southeast Alabama. The rules of the contest required
each finalist to compose a four-line poem in one minute or less, and the
poem had to contain the word Timbuktu".
Duke graduate went first. About thirty seconds after the clock started
he jumped up and recited the following poem:
across the desert sand
Trekked the dusty caravan.
Men on camels, two by two
audience went wild!!!
they wondered, could the redneck top that?! The clock started again and
the redneck sat in silent thought. Finally, in the last few seconds, he
jumped up and yelled:
and me, a-huntin' went.
Met three whores in a pop-up tent.
They was three, we was two,
So I bucked one and Timbuktu.