Death & Taxes
by Tony Whitaker
Finality beyond your comprehension
For one ends only when the other begins.
One paid with sweat
The other, a final breath
What is life without taxes?
Payment for a privilege
To walk among the living
More, more, more
For what is there in life without death
Always looming on the horizon
Posted on 12/16/2006
Copyright © 2021 Tony Whitaker
|Member Comments on this Poem|
|Posted by Alisa Js on 12/18/06 at 10:43 PM|
Ah! yes, what a cynical way to express the reason for living...lol..lol...
|Posted by Cassandra Leigh on 04/03/07 at 11:17 PM|
The question marks have a really neat open-ended effect. Sort of leading the reader toward your conclusion without driving it home really... i think it works even better that way. Sort of like George Orwell. Nice job!