Jessie Pope

(18 March 1868 - 14 December 1941 / Leicestershire, England)

The War Budget - Poem by Jessie Pope

Hodge waded through the weekly news,
'The Income Tax, he said,
'That's nowt to me, I shallunt lose,
'Twill hit the boss instead.
Lloyd George he be the man for I,
Us poor have nowt to fear.'
He paused then gave a dismal cry :
' They're goin' to tax my beer'

' A good thing too!' replied his wife.
' 'Twill keep you from the pub,
Swilling each evening of your life,
While I work at the tub!'
Across the inglenook she reached,
The welcome news to see,
Then, in resentful clamour, screeched :
'3d. a pound on tea'

MORAL

To foot the bill it's only fair
That everyone should do their share,
And since we all are served the same,
Pay and look pleasant that's the game.


Comments about The War Budget by Jessie Pope

  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (2/6/2020 10:16:00 PM)

    War on bad habits by Taxing on such things is better than on basic necessities ever! (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/6/2020 2:06:00 PM)

    Income Tax!
    The war Budget.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Alouwou Mandjah (2/6/2020 7:49:00 AM)

    MORAL

    To foot the bill it's only fair
    That everyone should do their share,
    And since we all are served the same,
    Pay and look pleasant that's the game.
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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (2/6/2020 7:33:00 AM)

    To foot the bill it's only fair
    That everyone should do their share,
    And since we all are served the same,
    Pay and look pleasant that's the game. lovely poem with truths of life. tony
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  • paul amrod (2/6/2020 4:43:00 AM)

    I take this as a pleasantly sarcastic critique of the senselessness of war.! We well concealed but lingering inside of this text. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (2/6/2020 4:43:00 AM)

    great poem penned; wise and thoughtful moral written (Report)Reply

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  • Nissiya noby (1/14/2019 9:57:00 AM)

    I like this person and I am studying about this Jessie pop.... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 5, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 5, 2011


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