The National Poetry Contest had come down to two semifinalists: a Yale graduate and a redneck from Wyoming .
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 whores in a pop up tent.
They was three, and we was two,
So I bucked one, and Timbuktu .
The redneck won hands down!