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Ode to April 15th

Posted on Apr 15, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   10 Comments | Posted in April · fair tax · IRS · taxes

‘Tis April 15th and your money
Must go to the IRS, honey;
And it really sucks
To send all your bucks
To guys who think audits are funny!

But April 15th, like all days
Will wither and then fade away.
Your money will be
Just a fond memory
Thanks to the taxes you pay!

So raise up your glass for a toast,
Since the IRS deems you its host.
Then thank the good Lord
If you still can afford
Boone’s Farm with your next Sunday roast!
Still laughing – 

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10 Responses to "Ode to April 15th"

  1. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    April 15, 2010 at 7:22 am  

    Lisa, This is so true and funny. Thanks for a great laugh to start my day. You are a poet; you know it?

  2. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    April 15, 2010 at 8:50 am  

    Thanks, Linda. I sure love word play, but Maya Angelou isn't worried about me replacing her any time soon! LOL

  3. Comment by BECKY
    April 15, 2010 at 9:00 am  

    Hi Lisa! Cute poem! But, did ya HAVE to remind us??!! Speaking of Maya Angelou…this is another one of my Twilight Zone moments….You'll see why later today on my blog! (How's that for a teaser?) 😀

  4. Comment by irishoma
    April 15, 2010 at 10:06 am  

    Hi Lisa,Cute poem. Sad, but true.Donna Volkenannt

  5. Comment by Lynn
    April 15, 2010 at 11:55 am  

    Great poem – you're too funny!

  6. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    April 15, 2010 at 1:12 pm  

    Hi Becky – You little tart, you. Always teasing me with something – first the chicken, now this! 🙂 Hi Donna! I see your pic in comments on the inimitable Cathy C. Hall's blog so often that I feel like I know you. LOL I'm tickled that you dropped by to check me out. Hope you'll be back!Lynn – Thanks. It's hard to find anything funny about the IRS, but as a proclaimed optimist I thought it my duty to try. 🙂

  7. Comment by BECKY
    April 15, 2010 at 10:28 pm  

    I am laughing out loud at YOU, Miss LRC!! Good thing I found it funny to be called a "tart", wouldn't you say?? Hmmm??? 😀

  8. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    April 16, 2010 at 5:38 am  

    Ha ha! You're in good company, I promise. I used to tease my mom and call her a "tart" when she'd entice me with something (usually food..she knows my weakness!) because she was funny and adorable and got a boot out of the old fashioned term. I don't know if you got a boot out of being called a tart, but you ARE funny and adorable. 🙂 I know this, because I read your blog!

  9. Comment by BECKY
    April 16, 2010 at 8:41 am  

    Awwwwwww! Well, you ARE right about me, aren't you?! 😀

  10. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    April 16, 2010 at 10:22 am  

    Ah, I love the smell of poetry in the morning.Taxes, not so much. 🙂

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