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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Poetry I like

As many of you will know I have been a lover of poetry for many years and as it is a long time since I have either written or posted any this seems a good time to rectify at least the posting part of this.

Poetry Competition in Heaven

This is an annual event held in Heaven to decide the poet laureate to God for the coming year, finalists this year are, a modern day poet, William Wordsworth, and William Shakespeare.

Their subject was to write a short poem about a bow-legged man walking down the road.

First came this from the modern day poet;

Along the track

Came bandy Jack.

Hmmmm short but to the point.

William Wordsworth stepped forward and quoted;

Along the long and winding road

There strode a man who’s legs were bowed.

Now that’s better, a bit of substance to it.

William Shakespeare stepped up next and he quoted;

Gadzooks what manner of man is this?

Who has his balls in parenthesis

I think we have a winner!!!


for those who don't read the comments,

WT has added this one;

That must have been a powerful fart,
to blow his knees so far apart.

And JackK this one;

What happened to the horse he rode?

The one that made his legs so bowed.


Australian Poetry Competition.

The Australian Poetry Competition had come down to two finalists, a university graduate and an old aboriginal.

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 university graduate.
He stepped up 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 old aboriginal top that, they thought..
The old aboriginal calmly made his way to the microphone and recited:

Me and Tim a huntin' went
Met three whores in a pop up tent
They were three, and we was two
So I bucked one, and Timbuktu

The aboriginal won. (put that in your "only in Australia" file.

This last one I’m thinking about having as part of my funeral service….. straight after the free ice-cream part I reckon.

I dreamed of heaven the other night,

And heavens gates swung open wide.

A kindly angel ushered me inside.

And there to my surprise

Stood lots of folk I’d known on earth.

Some I’d known and in my eyes

Were ‘unfit’ and ‘little worth’

Indignant words flashed before my eyes

But never were set free,

For every face showed stunned surprise

No-one expected me!


WT said...

That must have been a powerful fart,
to blow his knees so far apart.

Jack K. said...

What happened to the horse he rode?

The one that made his legs so bowed.

Maria said...

Once again you have made me smile. Too funny for words. Loved the poetry contest and yes old Will won hands down or testicles up.

karisma said...

LOL! Love them all!

Merle said...

Hi Peter ~~ Good post, had a smile at those. John is just home from
Border Village, guess you know where that is - over 4,000 kms
away. He called at Wudinna and saw Vick and said she looked great
and he took some photos that I
will soon see. Not today, he has darts tonight.
Have you got your car back yet?
Bye for now, Love, Merle.

Dave said...

VERY good Peter!! *ROTFL*

Christina said...

All very funny - good post!

Jeanette said...

Gday Peter, Great post, Yep know your love of poetry..

What happened to the horse?

Hahaha I bucked one and TIMBUKTU

Thanks for the good wishes on my results.. "Sigh of relief"

Puss-in-Boots said...

Those were so funny, Peter. And I loved the Aborigine one about Timbuktu.

Yeah, how is your car? Are you mobile yet? I'm glad it didn't happen when I was driving it...lol! Mine has been going like a dream since the minor glitch a few weeks ago, thank goodness.

Glad to hear from Merle that Vicki is well.

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dad
Just a quick update - Rex got a "perfect patient" report from cancer doc today, still checkups for 5yrs but all looking good.
Wanted to say THANKYOU to you and all your wonderful blogging family for their amazing love and support over the past months. His thumb and wrist are healing incredibly well. Don't know how many lives he has left though!
Take care Dad, Love Vicki xox

Pamela said...

ref WT and the fart --

Had he pinched it in to be polite
it would have blasted him out of sight!

crazy post. I think I would like to write dittys like that for a living.

oh Timbuktu -- ha ha ha ha Jeanette.