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Mick’s World Tour

December 8th, 2003 at 11:37 am

Poetry in Motion - Timbuktu

The finals of the Australian poetry contest last year (2001) came

to 2 finalists.

One was a Melbourne University Law School graduate from an


He was well bred and well connected. The other finalist was a bogan

from Broadmeadows TAFE.

The rules of the contest required each finalist to compose a

poem in one minute or less, and the poem had to contain the word


The Melbourne Uni grad went first. About 30 seconds after the clock

started he jumped up and recited the following:

“Slowly across the desert sand

Trekked the dusty caravan

Men on camels, two by two

Destination - Timbuktu.”

The audience went wild. How, they wondered, could the Broadmeadows

Bogan top that?

The clock started again and the second contestant sat in silent thought.

Finally in the last few seconds, he jumped up and recited:

“Tim and me, a-huntin’ went.

Met three sluts in a pop-up tent.

They was three, we was two,

So I bucked one and Timbuktu.”

He Won…

  • 1

    i love poetry because it is a way of expressing my own feelings.~,:

    Angel Baker on July 27th, 2010


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