William Shakespeare dies and goes to heaven. There he meets St. Peter, who asks him "what is your name and what were you in the past life?" Shakespeare says, "I'm William Shakespeare and I was a poet."
At the same time, a scottish poet, Robbie Burns dies, and he goes to heaven. St. Peter asks him, "what is your name and what were you in the past life?" Burns says, "My name is Robbie Burns and I was a poet."
St. Peter then says " well, we only have room for one poet in heaven, so we will have a contest! Whoever can write a better poem, gets in! The topic will be Timbuctoo, and you will both have one hour to complete the poems."
So after one hour, they come back, and Shakespeare goes first, "As I walk across the golden sands, as I walk across the golden land, a great big ship comes in to view, It's destination Timbuctoo."
St. Peter says, "Okay, now we will hear Burns' poem"
Burns says, "As Tim and I a walking went, we saw three damsels by a tent, as they were three and we were two, I bucked one and Tim bucked two!"
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