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Accounting Acronyms

Poetry by Rhys Hughes

ACRONYMS OF AFFECTION AND OPPOSITION

(i)
Significant
Other
Unique
Lover

     Makes
     A cup of
     Tea
     Every morning.

(ii)
Boundless
Energy for playing
Scrabble and
Travelling to the beach

      For fabulous frolics
      Relentless
      In the
      Endless
      Nocturnal
      Delightful surf

(iii)
Anachronistic 
Ruffian
Chews
His grudges

      Eternally
      Never
      Expecting to
      Make friends again with
      You (but they do)


 
NO ACCOUNTING FOR TASTE

There’s no accounting for taste
and in my haste
to attempt to complete
a sweet and savoury tax return
I made a mistake
and ruined my chances of a rebate.
In future I will employ
a taste accountant
who will check the receipts
of everything I eat
in any gastronomic year.

Rhys Hughes has lived in many countries. He graduated as an engineer but currently works as a tutor of mathematics. Since his first book was published in 1995 he has had fifty other books published and his work has been translated into ten languages.

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