Taxing Verse (Limerick & Haiku Prompt)

Here in the U.S., tax return day (April 15th) is looming. So today’s limerick and haiku theme is taxes and tax returns or, if you prefer, forms that drive you nuts. First, my limerick:

Taxing Verse
By Madeleine Begun Kane

My records are scattered.  Oh dear!
And tax filing day’s almost here.
My receipts are all over —
Some eaten by Rover.
I’m destined for prison, I fear.

And now my haiku:

Whether you owe cash
Or are due a tax refund
Filing is taxing.

Now, of course, it’s your turn. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write a limerick or haiku (or both) about taxes and tax returns and/or forms that drive you nuts. When you’ve posted your verse, please return here and add a direct link to your themed poetry.

(If you need some tips on limerick or haiku writing, I link to some helpful sites here.)

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4 Responses to “Taxing Verse (Limerick & Haiku Prompt)”

  1. Noah says:

    The first one is hilarious, and the second one is pure genius in using ‘taxing’ like that.

  2. Tumblewords says:

    Very clever – it is cross-the-fingers-and-hope time for sure! Love your humor!

  3. This was fun! Glad to have found it. Yours are great!

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