Atef Ayadi


I Am Not A Good Tax Payer, But - Poem by Atef Ayadi

I am not
Truly a good
Tax payer,

But
I have
My dignity,

I am not a good tax payer,
But
I can bring you
Some fresh roses from
A faraway prairie.
I can help you dream,
I can make you laugh.
And sleep where you never felt a sleep.

I am not a good tax payer,
And I do not see the difference
Did you ever see a rich lover more
Safer than a poor one?


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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 25, 2011


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