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Tax Me Please
by Lori L Moore
Saturday, October 24, 2009
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"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Warning: Strong Language.

Tax me please

I must pay more

to feel I’ve done

my share.

My heart goes out

to them without….

But I’ve worked my f’n ass off

for what I’ve got and I’d

like to keep a little more of it.


Wait, that doesn’t fit my rhyme scheme…

Oh well, the rant felt good.


Now, back to the rhyme…


I’ll always lend a helping hand

and fight for those without,

but if the government keeps on biting me

I too, will be left out.


Tax me please

I must pay more

I feel that it’s a sin,

for me to have

the things I’ve worked my ass off for...


Damn, I can’t seem to keep a rhyme scheme alive today.




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Reviewed by Richard Orey 9/9/2011
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I love your little trend
From start to the very finish.

Jeez, I can't seem to get the rhyme scheme going, either.

This was fun!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/16/2010
I appreciate the wry humor and the important message that you share, Lori. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 3/23/2010
I hear ya friend and applaud loudly!!!! x
Reviewed by Carol Grace 1/5/2010
rhyme-shmime--as my old boss used to say, "You done good!"

I'm right there with you, always willing to help but my ability is being impeded by the government mandates on those who work. Go figure.

Good job

Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary 10/29/2009
LOL! Love it all the same....
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/26/2009
Great message...hilariously written!! Well done Lori!

Reviewed by . . 10/25/2009
Are you blind?
It is your fault, to a wee bit.
A beaut babe. Men working, heads turn, thoughts continue, time lost.
Less production. Thus is the answer less pretty babes?

So many blame the govt. Yet most time is wasted looking and chatting up the Lori's of the world. But what the heck.

Is true though...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/25/2009
Well said, anyway.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 10/25/2009
:)))))))))) if something's without reason, it's also without rhyme, no???!!!!!!!! Like your approach to this, Lori, but as for the content, can't rightly say... guess I'm kinda used to it, being taxed at over 40% over here in the UK.... Things could be (and have been) a LOT LOT better, but, on the other hand, I just CAN'T BEGIN TO IMAGINE what life would be like without our National Health Service, even given the state it's currently in!! K xx
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/25/2009
Rant on Lori,since you do it so well,and I like your lack of rhyme since the jokers who do the taxing aren't worthy of rhyme!;-)
Reviewed by Jerry Diamond 10/25/2009
This Obama government is going to tax the ass off everybody
God help us all for their deficiences

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/25/2009
oh my gosh..this is great Lori..sadly huh?
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 10/25/2009




FIE !!! Peace ... Tom.
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 10/24/2009
rant on and may it be heard loudly by the people for the people
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 10/24/2009
Oooooh. Good rant. But your language warning was slightly misplaced. The worst four letter word is tax. And your rant is spot on. Patrick.
Reviewed by jude forese 10/24/2009
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

"Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing."

rant on .....
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 10/24/2009
Yes, and it shall only get worse. Due to the fact that the US no longer produces, job losses continue to mount and credit has been cut-off to Main Street, the real economy will continue to implode. So then we move from plutocracy straight into kleptocracy, as is what usually happens during the fall of empires. The ruling class, no longer able to skim profits off the working class, will now have to resort to out and out theft to keep the money rolling in. In other words, like your poem conveys, more and more taxation. How do you sell heavier taxation to an already beleagured working class? You guessed it. The tree-hugger, phony global-warming, save-the-earth movement. They will pass crap and trade (the next gigantic derivatives bubble) and on December 7th of this year in Copenhagen, Obama (under orders from his puppet masters) will sign the USA onto the UN Climate Treaty. This will be the final massive transfer of wealth from the US and other Western nations into the Third World. Then they will institute the Carbon Tax, which will they use to fund their world governmental bodies. The plan is to actually get us, incrementally, to about 80-85% taxation. I have a feeling there'll be a revolution if we ever get that close, even if it's just me. Enjoyed your poem.
Reviewed by Bennett Kremen 10/24/2009
I enjoy your rants, Lori. And a civilization more and more adrift needs them.

Ben Kremen
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/24/2009
To hell with the rhyme scheme, Lori,...this is wonderfully said with guts and heart. I'm going to make sure my sister reads this, she's not big on poetry but your work here will find an agreeing mind in hers as it does in me. Very fine!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/24/2009

Rant on, baby girl, I hear ya! They take and take and take until we can't give any more, and then want what little is left. You think they care? NOT!! GRRR! Excellent rant, rhyme or not, it's spot on truth!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 10/24/2009
Boy Lotsa Sentimental People At A D -HUH!

And: Hey Become Politician$...

Irrespective Lori It Is Truly Funny Write...

Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/24/2009
I love it and know the feeling all too well...just lost my house and most of what I had but they can't take love away from us, love of family, friends, poetry and a smile.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/24/2009
I wrote a novel fifteen years ago about the second civil war in America / It is called "Margaret and David: A Love Story." Don't be mislead by its title / Nero is fiddlin' . . .
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 10/24/2009
There is no end to how much the government will take from those who work their fracking axes off, to give to those who don't. If it keeps on like this, I fear another revolution will be at hand. I would hate to see us come to that, but if we must, we must. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/24/2009
"Write" on, Lori. Send this to all our politicians; maybe they'll get a clue.
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/24/2009
The poen is a perfect fit for what is happening today rhyme or not.
Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo 10/24/2009
Lori: Very well said!
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 10/24/2009
Take it easy Lori...
Reviewed by JMS Bell 10/24/2009
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/24/2009
Maybe you could as well pay mine...? Now wouldn't that be fine? Ed
Reviewed by steve Chering 10/24/2009
I was going to tax you for this. I'm still considering it.
ha ha ,,lovely write.
steve chering
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 10/24/2009
It doesn't have to rhyme to be right, Lori. You know, I work hard, I give a much as I can to charity and I try to be kind, but to give so much to those who don't care to do anything more than stand with their hand out and mouth open goes against my ethics and against everything this country was founded upon. I work 12 hours a day and about 5 of those go to take care of people who sit on a couch, watching TV, wasted on booze or drugs or just too lazy to do anything to support themselves or their families. They are pathetic, and perhaps we are too, for continuing to work enough to support these boils on the butt of humanity. Taking from the worker to give to the bum is not Democracy, it isn't even Communism. Under Communism, if you don't work, you will die, by one method or another. We either need to move a little more left of center and become Communists, or a little more to the right and regain the Capitalist Republic status that made us a strong, viable and wealthy Country. I vote for the latter. I have never wanted or expected my government to take care of me from the cradle to the grave and I don't think anyone else should either. Unemployed people should be willing to take whatever job they can to get by, not believing that a certain job is beneath them. Perhaps, they should consider working two or more different jobs until they can get back on their feet. You will not see people who come here from Asia, India or the Middle East living like welfare squatters. They work, sometimes several jobs plus a paper route to bring in that little bit extra. What I love about this country is that I, like all other Citizens,have the right to make our own way, in life. You got my rile up, Lori. Kudos.
Take care,
Reviewed by John Bidwell 10/24/2009
You're rhyme scheme probably would have been fine, but the subject matter was too taxing.
Direct deposit eliminates take home pay.
Best regards,

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