LPiA-22 Nov. 5
#1
Let's Pretend it's April - Nov. 5


Rules: Write a poem for LPiA on the topic or form described. Each poem should appear as a separate reply to this thread. The goal is to, at the end of the month have written 30 poems for the month of November. 

Topic : Write a poem about taxes

Form : Any
Line requirements: 3,5,7 or 9

Feel free to reply with comments or kudos as you wish. 

Questions?

A reminder that everyone is welcome to participate, and that 4 in 30 days is better than zero in 30 days. Game on. 
Also, a reminder that you can catch up as you wish. 
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#2
I'm not good with numbers,
so I hired someone who was.
Unfortunately,
he knows the exact amount
I'll pay for it.
"Whenever is a really long never"
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#3
I hate taxes so much
I went to the aquarium today
It was amazing to see all the big fish
I wonder if the crocodiles and beavers 
Are happy in their habitats.
On our way out they ask
Did you see the penguins?
There's a whole other museum to walk through.
Room after room of taxidermied animals.
Herds of buffalo, bears, goats, deer
Packed with foxes elephants pheasants
Displays of hunting cultures
The US extermination of buffalo.
Teddy Roosevelt everywhere
Conserving national parks
Killing endless animals.
The thrill of extinguishing life
What's to stop the necessary evil
From going too far.
Who's going to take the time 
Unless they're being paid.
We pay the taxes to keep the heads 
In museums, and not piles of glorified extinction.
It's not a poem, I hate taxes but we need them.
Peanut butter honey banana sandwiches
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#4
Franklin


What kept her true, the architect that built your home?
What keeps the traffic going?
What keeps the water and the power flowing?
How does your diabetic mama pay for insulin?
How did you learn to read this poem?

Taxes! Taxes! Taxes!

And your contender, trying to decrease them?
And your official, trying to purloin them?
And your employer, trying to escape them?
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#5
Taxes

I saw the Lincoln Memorial
Nearly cried
That big head was in my pocket
All heavy and psychic with metal
So I gave it up
To the bum trumpet-squealing 
Amazing grace on the corner
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#6
(11-05-2022, 05:27 PM)Miley Wrote:  Taxes

I saw the Lincoln Memorial
Nearly cried
That big head was in my pocket
All heavy and psychic with metal
So I gave it up
To the bum trumpet-squealing 
Amazing grace on the corner

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(11-05-2022, 11:55 AM)CRNDLSM Wrote:  I hate taxes so much
I went to the aquarium today
It was amazing to see all the big fish
I wonder if the crocodiles and beavers 
Are happy in their habitats.
On our way out they ask
Did you see the penguins?
There's a whole other museum to walk through.
Room after room of taxidermied animals.
Herds of buffalo, bears, goats, deer
Packed with foxes elephants pheasants
Displays of hunting cultures
The US extermination of buffalo.
Teddy Roosevelt everywhere
Conserving national parks
Killing endless animals.
The thrill of extinguishing life
What's to stop the necessary evil
From going too far.
Who's going to take the time 
Unless they're being paid.
We pay the taxes to keep the heads 
In museums, and not piles of glorified extinction.
It's not a poem, I hate taxes but we need them.

I have the urge to edit this but I'm not going to, but you've got something good here


My contribution here:


Just after Baltic Avenue
and just before Reading Railroad
in Monopoly’s slums
comes the Income Tax.
But nowhere on the board
does Death await you.
In this way does the game
promise immortality 
but only if you can bankrupt
all your fellow players.
The moral here is clear:
the Banker is God
and the Dollar is Heaven.
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#7
Wealth Tax


Why does the government not simply print
as much of paper and electric scrip
as needed for it follies, needs, and wants?

No taxes needed: everyone would lose
purchasing power of his benjamins,
impacting rich more than the poor - what’s not

to like?

For those who want a quick answer instead of thinking it through, one word:  Weimar.
feedback award Non-practicing atheist
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#8
Know Yer City
I was tourin the sewer
in a glass bottom boat,
and the guide he pointed the way.
I asked him about the unusual fishies,
and this is what he had to say:

“The sewer system in this town
is by far the best around
We built this boat, and opened the sewer,
and it’s with pride we provide this tour.
Now you people can’t holler
about the way we spend your tax dollar,
just follow your nose,
because this tour shows
exactly where your money goes.”
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