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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Those Annual Bills by Mark Twain (Samuel Leghorne Clemens)

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!


Date: 1875

By: Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910)