Tax Time, Already?

Tax Time, Already? (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

It’s tax time again — I’ve been lax.
Am I stalling? Oh yes, to the max.
Cuz I’d rather write verse
Than struggle and curse
Over taxing mathematical facts.

(You can find lots more of my money and tax humor columns and verse here.)

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21 Responses to “Tax Time, Already?”

  1. Stan Ski says:

    Cool write off!

  2. Granny Smith says:

    Though I’m monetarily taxed
    With income more waned than waxed
    As I sort through my files
    (the piles over piles)
    I find it’s my patience that’s maxed.

  3. Granny Smith says:

    That was supposed to be thRough my files. There are some things that spell check won’t catch!

    Note From Mad Kane: Granny, I fixed it for you.

  4. Mr. Walker says:

    I totally identify. And I liked the pun in “taxing”.

  5. lolamouse says:

    Yes, indeed. I find writing a good excuse for putting off just about anything!

  6. Mad, loved the double entendre of “taxing”! I’m the queen of procrastination, but when tax time comes around, I’m good… Amy
    prelude to a poem

  7. Brilliant. Do you think the taxman would accept this instead of your tax return?

  8. Hansi says:

    Help! I’m having one of my attacks
    I’ve waited too long to do my income tax
    I don’t have any forms
    Schedule A? I’m forlorn-ed
    So here sit I’m waiting by the fax

  9. Mike Patrick says:

    Amen, sister. Verse is better.

  10. Laurie Kolp says:

    As always, a sheerly delightful read!

  11. Kim Nelson says:

    ARGH! Tax time!

  12. Cathy says:

    Perfect put. I too, rather work on verses than do whole bunch other things

  13. Versebender says:

    Oh, I feel differently….

    Hurrah it is time to tax file
    I always do mine with a smile
    When it comes to the gov
    I am truly in love
    (My house has been bugged for awhile)

    Yours is way better, but I felt like playing

  14. Deb says:

    Good stuff, Mad.

  15. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your verse and kind words!

  16. earlybird says:

    Excellent! Clip it to your tax return. Although maybe the Tax Inspectors don’t have a sense of humour…

  17. Elizabeth says:

    Like the word play, and I am so not into Math of any kind.


  18. Nicole says:

    Hear, hear! In agreement, tenfold!

  19. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone. :)

  20. Susannah says:

    LOL, very good one! I like earlybirds suggestion. :-)

    Thanks very much for linking to I Saw Sunday.

  21. madkane says:

    Thanks Susannah! :)