Nassy Fesharaki

Gold Star - 81,540 Points (Dec 29 / Toronto)

Taxation - Poem by Nassy Fesharaki


Insisted mum and dad: 'Pay your tax.'
and I had.

Having been uniformed tax payment
part of job
I wondered what had meant till recent
though heard them explain:
'For money and income you pay gold,
what about learning to, read and write? '

They told me I had to pay this tax with
teaching for free; and I did.

No one learns unless taught and it is

From then I have taught freely and
sometimes small pay, but never business.

Today though I cried when heard the pupils
youths, too young'
and also when heard a professor complain:
'No-one learns in schools; it is job.'

Who were they (my parents) ?
What are these investors, colleges?

Topic(s) of this poem: society

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 18, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, January 18, 2016

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