Mark Twain

(November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910 / Florida, Missouri)

Those Annual Bills - Poem by Mark Twain

These annual bills! these annual bills!
How many a song their discord trills
Of 'truck' consumed, enjoyed, forgot,
Since I was skinned by last year's lot!

Those joyous beans are passed away;
Those onions blithe, O where are they?
Once loved, lost, mourned-now vexing ILLS
Your shades troop back in annual bills!

And so 'twill be when I'm aground
These yearly duns will still go round,
While other bards, with frantic quills,
Shall damn and damn these annual bills!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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