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The Last Drop

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LindsayP
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            The Last Drop

At a dock side pub down on the wharf
A massive bearded giant stands,
The muscles on his tattooed arms
Stand out like iron bands.

For years now he’d made a boast
That up to date no one could beat,
He’d take a juicy lemon in his hand
And squeeze out the last drop of juice complete.

One hundred dollars to anyone
If they could squeeze out one more drop,
Many a strong man joined in the fun
But all their efforts were a flop.

And then one day into the bar
Came this little wizened scruffy bloke,
And when the giant said, “ try your luck,”
He really meant it as a joke.

The little man took up the dare
And said,“ I’ll take that hundred dollar fee,”
And then with untold hidden strength
He squeezed, not one drop, not two, but three.

The bar crowd gave a mighty cheer,
The giant said,“ I thought you were a novice,
What do you do in your line of work?
He said, “ I work for the taxation office..”
                                                     Lindsay                                                            

© Copyright 2008 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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1 posted 10-05-2008 09:25 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

LOL!!  oh Lindsay this is priceless!! I enjoyed the laughter very much!  

love RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

Bill Charles
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2 posted 10-05-2008 09:35 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

LindsayP,

This is a gooder one. That dang tax man...

BC


pernickitypoppet
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I so enjoyed this write. Paints a great moving picture. Terrifc, Thankyou.

pernickitypoppet
Robert E. Jordan
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4 posted 10-05-2008 10:12 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo Lindsay,

This has great buildup.  I like it loads.

Don't forget to pay your taxes.

Bobby
Earth Angel
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Clever! Yeppers, the tax man will squeeze the very last drop out of you! In retirement he could open a lemonade stand! lol

Love your sense of humour and your ability to deliver a good punch line!

Love you dear Aussie Man!
Linda
Rick
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Fantasic Lindsay, really enjoyed this my friend, that darn tax man knows how to hurt, take care and have a great week.

Rick
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7 posted 10-06-2008 06:42 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Lindsay~
Perfected timing on a perfected subject~
You just have that knack~
I can BEARLY stand it !!!! ops:
*smiling* HUGLETS
~*Marge~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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Marchmadness
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Thanks for the chuckle, LP.
                       Ida
HopeS
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Yes if anyone could squeeze another drop , its sure to be the tax man LOL

Hope
2islander2
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Ho Lindsay I'm so happy to have read this poem, I will send it to my brother in law who works in taxations....I enjoyed so much the reading....

best wishes

  yann
steavenr
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they must do it different down under...here the drops is what you get to keep  
graeshine2006
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Still laughing... this is AWESOME!  Loved it!
sewasham
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Lindsay now you know how the tax guys get blood out of turnips. Great write. Take care and Have fun. Steve

jwesley
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Yo! My man! What an ugly thought to start my day - 0430 Tuesday.

Loved it! And so right!

j.
LindsayP
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Thank you Marge, its so good to see you here again giving your much appreciated response. I hope you are feeling better every day. Love to you dear lady.

Ida my dear it makes me very happy to hear you are having a chuckle. I'm so glad you enjoyed the taxman's story. Love to you dear friend and God bless.

Dear Hope, it sounds like you have had something to do with the taxman, They are a bit hard to dodge. Thanks so much for your response, Take care my friend, Love to you.

Hi Yann, I'm glad you liked it and I hope
your brother gets a laugh as well. Thanks for commenting my friend. Have a great day.

Steav, I couldn't help but smile when I read your response. Perhaps we are luckier than we thought over here. Thanks my friend
and take care.

Thanks Graeshine, I'll try and think of another one so you can keep smiling, for I can tell that you have a lovely smile and people always feel happier when they have a grin on their face. Love to you my friend.

Thanks Steve, you must be a market gardener
but I still hope there's something left after the taxman has taken his chop. Have a great day and thanks again.

Sorry to spoil your day JWesley but I hope the day does improve for you and you finish up with a smile on your face, Thanks so much for your comments.  
LindsayP
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Oh Roniece Roniece, I'm so pleased to see you back again. Where have you been, I have missed your writing and your always kind comments. Thanks so much. Love to you dear lady.

Thanks Bill for making the effort to make a comment, always appreciated. Take care my friend.

Pernickitypoppet, Welcome to PIP, you will love it here, It's nice to see another Aussie on the screen and thanks very much for your comment.

I can always count on you my friend for a good response and I thank you for it. Have a great day and take care.

Dear Linda I'm so glad you liked the punch line and if you enjoyed it then that makes me happy too. God bless and I love you too
my dear Canadian Lady.

Rick my good friend, you always have something nice to say but I dare say that's just the way you are. Thank you and take care
LindsayP
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Sorry Bobby I forgot to put your name in my response before Linda.
Earl Brinkman
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Thanks for a chuckle in the morning!
 
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