National Poetry Bee
The National Poetry Contest had come down to the final two contestants -
a Yale graduate and a redneck from Alabama. They were given a word, then they were allowed two minutes to study the word and come up with a poem that contained the word 'Timbuktu'.
First to recite his poem was the Yale graduate. He stepped to the microphone and said:
Slowly across the desert sand
Walked a lonely caravan;
Men on camels, two by two
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 women in a pop-up tent.
Since they were three, and we were two,
I bucked one ... and Timbuktu.
The redneck won - hands down!
I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. - Ayn Rand