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Bust today, the only way

take, take, who’s on the make? and do some
people have a vested stake?

now tax is surely a painless way, to right

whole countries  and save the day,

if medals are struck as some time they may

in honour of those who have made the way,

and what will the legends and letters say
as Ireland and Greece go down the slide,

and Portugal's on a roller coaster ride, (doctors)

have made provision for this long haul way,

no more to boom! It’s bust, bust, bust, so the interest

pillow is a dead cert must! but have our saviours’ today,

managed to saddle still salvageable 

economy's into a hundred years of H P paydays..?

© Joe Maverick 31-1-2011

for Carolyn Devonshire's (taxing times contest)

Copyright © Joe Maverick

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  1. Date: 1/12/2013 10:30:00 PM
    stopping by another oldie and just saying a big hello!! Time for me to get off here now. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 7:07:00 PM
    What a powerful way to deliver the news Joe; such a mess so many are in and still they don't pull in their horns. Great entry for Carolyn's contest, she will love it as I did!

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 7:06:00 PM
    A profound write, by my deep and worldly friend! It's hard to say if the taxing times will be the relief funds needed.:( It certainly stirs the minds and hearts of so many, Joe! Congratulations on your win, with this thought provoking write! Best wishes! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 7:54:00 PM
    If you have good health insurance, which you DO have unless you're a lazy bum hippy freak communist islamic terrorist illegal immigrant laid-off hard worker, then the boob (bust, bust, bust) job should be no prob. digya, Joe, Namaste~N

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 8:39:00 PM
    this was a very good write, really reading this one, very creative piece. thank you for commenting on Little Blue Eyes, yes it is, i have written about my granddaughter, but mostly about brandon, because i see him more. I told my son to bring her over then i would write more about her also, they both inspire me though.

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 9:42:00 PM
    i see congrats here! Hello Joe.. great poem and entry.. had fun reading your poem, take care and have your self a happy and safe Easter! always p.d.

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 10:59:00 AM
    Congratulations ! on your win Joe in Carolyn Devonshire's contest "Taxing Times". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/21/2011 6:49:00 PM
    sad thoughts....hopefully the world will get better.

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 11:04:00 AM
    Hi Joe. Thanks for the visit. Best of luck with this great piece. It should be included in every politicians manifesto. Eamon

  1. Date: 2/15/2011 11:08:00 AM
    Hi Joe, I'm afraid I haven't had much time for reading lately. My best friend's mother is in hospice and is expected to die in the next day or two. I've known her mother well since we were 14 years old. Trying to make some time for the Soup is even a challenge now, but I will provide some feedback as soon as I'm able to finish reading your book. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/5/2011 5:47:00 PM
    Perfection in your lines Joe and a great contest entry which should do well in the new contest .. good luck.. wish we did not have to pay those taxes luv...

  1. Date: 2/5/2011 4:22:00 PM
    Good one that reads like winning material for the contest..I am glad that I chose this one to read this eve..Thanks for your kind review of my work..Sara

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 4:52:00 PM
    Hi Joe - Congratulations on your WIN in Carolyn's "Tax Time" contest. Best wishes, KC

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 11:42:00 AM
    Many congratulations Joe on your win in Carolyn's contest....:)

  1. Date: 2/3/2011 6:37:00 PM
    Congratulations on the well deserved win in the contest, Joe

  1. Date: 2/3/2011 11:55:00 AM
    Joe, congratulations on a worthy poem's place in the top ten. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 11:35:00 PM
    Hi, Joe and congratulations in this taxing contest.It was wonderful seeing your comments today. LUv, Andrea PS you really seem to know alot about other countries' taxes here!

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 7:05:00 PM
    No wonder you won in Carolyn's contest with this entry. This has wonderful descriptiveness and rhyming. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 2:33:00 PM
    Congrats on your well deserved win, Joe. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 1:20:00 PM
    Joe, I don't think our economy IS salvageable. Good work! Congratulations on your win. The competition was very strong, so take pride in your accomplishment! Love, Carolyn