April is National Poetry Month! It also happens to be the time of the year that many of us (not just accountants!) have taxes on our minds. Whether you’re celebrating a big return or the extra two days to file this year, check out our collection of odes, sonnets, and verses dedicated to none other than tax day.
Ode to the IRS
By Marsha Hood
It’s April, I can’t stand the tension
Crunching numbers to file an extension
I can’t make a dent
Like the top one percent
It’s taxing to not have a pension
A Sonnet for Tax Day
By Linda Mitchell
In this, the anxious time of year
When taxes loom before our eyes,
I sit with Marketplace in my ears
And ponder payments as advised.
But hark! My notebook within which
My logged expenses I do pen,
Doth now provide the needed stitch
That saves my time no matter when
I do my taxes, logged into
Computer programs made to bring
Me peace of mind, and refunds too,
In hours mere, Tax done! I sing.
The lesson here I hereby teach:
With records clear, you wont overreach.
Ode to Tax Payers
By Carol Stahl
The kids are in school
the firemen fight fires
the bridges stand sturdy
the pot holes are filled
the hungry are fed.
Every April we show what we value.
Paying our taxes tells who we are.
Another ode to the IRS
By Joan Berly
Leave it behind –
troubles and scam.
No money in pocket –
No taxes advance!
By Michael Panhorst
Stock your I. R. A.
By John Baglio
Where’s my tax refund?
The feeling of found money
By Cyrus Khan
Alas, ’tis the time to file my tax
Let’s see if I can deduct the max
The IRS I’m sure is twiddling their thumbs
Maybe this time I’ll throw them a few crumbs
Should I file myself or use the pros?
With each passing minute my anxiety grows
Hours on end I work for uncle Sam
Sometimes it feels like one big scam!
It’s time to bid farwell to all my money,
Won’t have a penny to take out my honey,
I should fear not, be happy and stand tall,
Maybe I’ll get a check to party at the mall!
No use huffing and puffing day in and day out,
Everyone pays no matter what their clout,
Sigh,for taxes are here forever to stay
Toil away, pay your share and just move on I say!
Tax day haiku
By Kari Lawrence
Too poor to pay in
Behind in my student loan
No refund for me
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