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."