I prided myself in my diligence:
Accounting, receipts, and vigilance.
I sent in my tax
So I could relax,
Only to be met with IRS insolence.
The agency ardently questioned my claim
That listed my dependents by group or by name.
Let truth be told
All dependents unfold
As the many I support with my own hard earned gain.
Among those who depend on me, I said,
Illegal immigrants, folks without food or bed,
Those with no job,
Criminals who rob,
Representatives, senators, my lengthy dependents list read.
Yes, my list of dependents is indeed quite long.
Tax me less, IRS, else you do me wrong.
You take my money,
So much it’s not funny,
While what I get back is not worth a song.
My list of dependents answers your question,
So my puzzlement indicates a suggestion:
I left one out
Whose support I’m about
Neglected to include big government in Washington.