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Waxing Taxes

It seems you are not taxed enough
But the government knows what to do
and even though the times are tough
The state needs revenue.

We'll bring to law, a knowledge tax
On each concept that you grasp
And then put forth an oxygen tax
For every breath  you gasp

I envision a lucrative walking tax
From jaunt to slow meander
I see a tax on every scent
from garbage to fresh oleander

A blinking tax would open your eyes
and surely allow you to see
That people love paying taxes
Except for taxes on tea.

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  1. Date: 2/22/2011 10:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Joe in Carolyn Devonshire's contest "Taxing Times". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 3:57:00 PM
    Hi Joe - Congratulations on your WIN in Carolyn's contest! Best wishes, KC

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 11:29:00 AM
    Many congratulations Joe on your win in Carolyn's contest....:)

  1. Date: 2/3/2011 4:57:00 PM
    Congratulations on the second place win in the contest, Joe

  1. Date: 2/3/2011 11:21:00 AM
    Good to see your worthy poem in the top three, Joe. "Enjoy!" Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/3/2011 10:19:00 AM
    I love the "blinking" tax We need a thinking tax!

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 10:52:00 PM
    This is wonderful. How did I ever miss it? A congratulations on one of the best in the contest. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 6:52:00 PM
    I would have placed this at the very top.. I think this is outstanding. BG

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 6:37:00 PM
    Your poem is another one that reminds me of the late George Harrison's musical composition "Taxman" from "Revolver" by the Beatles. You have great descriptiveness and rhyming in this one. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 4:12:00 PM
    Very funny and not too far fetched. congratulations on your big no. 2. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 2:33:00 PM
    hey really cool poem Joe. Well done Congrats to you!

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 1:37:00 PM
    Congrats on your well deserved win, Joe Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 12:51:00 PM
    congrats on your second place win in the contest with this great entry

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 12:45:00 PM
    Just the thought of taxing air, walking and even blinking had me laughing, Joe. Then the kicker at the end referring to the Boston Tea Party clinched you a second-place win. Congratulations! The competition was very strong, so take pride in your accomplishment! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 4:32:00 PM
    Got a chuckle..Good luck in the contest..I am glad that I chose this one to read this eve..Sara

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 9:14:00 AM
    Cute funny poem...Jimmy

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 5:00:00 PM
    I'm waiting for them to start taxing walking. I guess we'll have to crawl then. I like your reference to the Boston Tea Party, Joe. Good luck in the contest, Diane

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 2:09:00 PM
    That was brilliant, I love the last stanza, just let them try and tax tea...There would surely be an uprising in England...gosh I can't do without my tea hehehe.....Allie p.s thanks Joe for reading and commenting on my poem.

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 2:30:00 PM
    I see a tax on every scent from garbage to fresh oleander.... nice expression, Joe

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 12:01:00 PM
    :) Thanks for supporting the contest, Joe. Love, Carolyn