A Taxing Period


I dashed Wordle 308 off somewhat, for which — as well as my recent absence — I have a good cover story. I have re-re-revised my Darx Circle cover for final printing, and am also in the throes of designing new covers for reprints of Tabika and Tabika Book Two.

Taxation, these days, seems to be increasingly a matter of extracting from the few under the pretext of redistributing to the many, but ultimately benefiting a different few …

The need to cream earnings off, brutally, see

With scorn as it flees, face-mask hiding all skin;

This storm the Receiver of Revenue be —

Digs depths that no poet in words can put in.

© July 2017 Colonialist
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6 Responses to A Taxing Period

  1. I tend to see most inland revenue departments as being filled with robber barons…who have been around since the days of Robin Hood !

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  2. dunelight says:

    Death…the ultimate tax?

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  3. oldegg says:

    Whereas we cry all the way to the bank, there are others that laugh their heads of at predicament. No matter how rich a country is there will always be those that cream it off the top.

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    • colonialist says:

      One doesn’t mind paying fair taxes used well by the financial authorities. When they go to providing luxury for government officials while they skimp on what is spent on necessary things, then one gets annoyed.

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  4. Matt Johnson says:

    I especially like this line “Digs depths that no poet in words can put in.”

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