Poetry in taxation

December 26, 2008 at 11:47 am | Posted in Misc. | Leave a comment

‘Tis the season for daft games, so over at The Guardian, they’re asking their CiF writers to play a version of charades. The premise is pretty simple: each writer has to produce a piece on a ‘counter-intuitive’ subject suggested by their readers, so feminist & trade union activist Cath Elliott writes about her love of Take That, Labourite Rupa Huq evangelizes Bulgarian turbo-folk and Michele Hanson discusses quantum physics. The pick of the bunch, though, is Ariane Sherine’s lyrical (and terrifically funny) attempt at writing about tax:

They say that tax shouldn’t be taxing
But blogging it’s far from relaxing
Cif said “Make it funny!”
(Re. tax, VAT and money)
I’d rather perform scrotum waxing

It’s truly a troublesome chore
To make tax sound less of a bore
To wring out its mirth
And prove my Cif worth
I’m banging my head on the floor

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