Taxing Times…

Taxing Times…  
It is time again to file our Income Tax returns.
I cannot refrain from posting a funny little poem I had read in my college days.
Here it goes:  
A  Funny Poem on Taxes !
Tax his land, tax his wage,
Tax his bed in which he lays.
Tax his tractor, tax his mule,
Teach him taxes is the rule. 
Tax his cow, tax his goat,
Tax his pants, tax his coat.
Tax his ties, tax his shirts,
Tax his work, tax his dirt.
Tax his chew, tax his smoke,
Teach him taxes are no joke.
Tax his car, tax his grass,
Tax the roads he must pass.
Tax his food, tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his sodas, tax his beers,
If he cries, tax his tears.
Tax his bills, tax his gas,
Tax his notes, tax his cash.
Tax him good and let him know
That after taxes, he has no dough.
If he hollers, tax him more,
Tax him until he’s good and sore.
Tax his coffin, tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he lays.
Put these words upon his tomb,
“Taxes drove me to my doom!”
And when he’s gone, we won’t relax,
We’ll still be after the inheritance tax !!


Wish you all the best in these taxing times ! 

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5 Responses to Taxing Times…

  1. atreya sarma says:

    Brocaji, Reading a witty & satirical piece like the one reproduced by you is a sure way of forgetting our tax woes & worries at least for a little while. Thank you for the fare, and I join you to say:
    What a funny way to eloquently wax
    On the inevitable and cruel tax!

    U Atreya Sarma, Secunderabad


  2. seshu chamarty says:

    Thanks, Broca, for sharing your satirical write, not taxing at all I am sure. Thank goodness one is not taxed for posting something here about tax (entertainment tax!). The height of taxing is the levy of sur-tax, that is like we hear ‘sur’ even after a raga (pardon me, I don’t know about raga, this Ass yr. esp.L), and that is so taxing on our purse and nerves alike. Finally the irony is we pay indirect taxes while spending what little we saved after tax, from birth to eternity, a pity. Kudos.

    Seshu Chamarty, Hyderabad
    Jul 21, 2011

  3. J S Broca says:

    Dear Atreyaji, Seshuji,thanks a lot for your heartening responses.
    Here are some more responses from INDIAN POETRY SOCIETY ( on Face Book) where I had posted this poem as well:
    Mamta Agarwal: You know Jatinder you have a long life, I was wondering y’day what happened to your creativity. A hilarious poem, what timing. I liked the line tax him if he thinks. Who is it by? i am also trying to put my papers together.keep us laughing. Mamta.
    Shernaz Wadia Something at least about taxes, that makes us laugh…otherwise it is headaches and tears…oops…now they’ll have one more thing to tax…headaches.
    Manju Suri You got me into splits of laughter…And I come tumbling down after.Here are my replies to these responses :
    Dear Mamta ji,I don’t recollect the name of the poet/poetss of this funny poem,but every time this year,I am reminded about it,so I thought of sharing it with all my dear friends and readers.Keep Smiling !
    Dear Shernaz,nice to see your response.Don’t give more ideas to the IT SLEUTHS.God save us from more taxes.Thanks.
    Dear Manjuji,don’t tumble in excess..glad you laughed ….laughter is the best medicine they say.Thanks for reading and responding.GBU.
    J S BROCA, New Delhi
    July 21, 2011

  4. venkataraman says:

    Dear poet,
    Your poem about taxation
    Must enjoy in tax-books incorporation
    It will impart better education
    Creating idea and laughter’s explosion.
    Superbly comical and creatively practical.

    mv venkataraman, Chennai
    Jul 21, 2011

  5. J S Broca says:

    Dear Venkataraman ji, many thanks for reading and responding poetically. Keep Smiling !

    J S BROCA, New Delhi
    Jul 21, 2011

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