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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April 15 - Taxable


 April 15 – Taxable

Always someone has a hand in your pocket
These days it’s everywhere you go.
Whatever you do, someone wants a piece
Of what you spend, do, or see, or know.

We’re treading water like the ship’s gone down
And we’re cast in the sea like lost sailors.
If we’re fortunate to have a lifeboat that leaks
And we’re reduced to being full-time bailers

What joy ‘twould be to float through life,
No suffering bureaucratic predation,
I’m afraid though we must all wait for Heaven,
The land where there’s no more taxation.

© 2017 by Tom King

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