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Famous Annuity Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Annuity poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous annuity poems. These examples illustrate what a famous annuity poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Service, Robert William
...worker I dispoil;
Yet I am glad to be secure
 From servitude and toil.
For with my lifelong savings I
 Have bought annuity;
And so unto the day I die
 I'll have my toast and tea.

When on the hob the kettle sings
 I'll make an amber brew,
And crunch my toast and think of things
 I do not have to do.
In dressing-gown and deep arm-chair
 I'll give the fire a poke;
Then worlds away from cark and care
 I'll smoke and smoke and smoke.

For I believe the very best
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by Service, Robert William
...Said Brown: 'I can't afford to die
 For I have bought annuity,
And every day of living I
 Have money coming in to me:
While others toil to make their bread
 I make mine by not being dead.'

Said Jones: 'I can't afford to die,
 For I have books and books to write.
I do not care for pelf but I
 Would versify my visions bright;
Emotions noble in my breast
 By worthy words should be expressed.'

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