The sound of sin: tin tin tin
Tin-tin-tin, asked Bhola, where have you been?
Responded Gola with awe, what do you mean?
I mean, it's been a long time you have been seen.
AND I wondered whether you meant the sound of tin.
In newspapers, black & white, and on television screen
The taxmen (and women) have asked all to have a TIN
BUT I thought it was my IQ you were testing'
It was now Bhola's turn to be shocked and drop his chin
How could his aged friend be so childlike and green?
Said Gola without a huff, 'If it is tin you mean
THAT'S exactly what they have been doing;
I mean collecting and burying the damn thing'.
Oh Gola, your body and your brain separately growing
You not understand relevance and morality of tax paying
I do! And so offenders' bank accounts are a freezing.
So what do you mean by THEY have gathered this tin, tin, tin?
And why should they bury a piece of paper with some writing?
I wonder whether this conversation should be continuing!
Jolted by stubborn stupidity of the person he was accompanying
Gola fell from the sky, got up and tried to do some reasoning.
He explained that this material has been dug from under the green
And from shallow fishponds by agencies who don't use any fin
All from premises belonging to persons (in)famous for good-doing.
Asked Bhola, are you sure it is not the work of any djeen?
This, what appears to be the discovery of the unseen?
Nah! Nah! This is but the sound of sin, tin-tin-tin!
Surely they could have wiped the word 'relief' from the tin
As they're smart enough to have their wealth statements 'clean'
Nah! They were too busy kicking the opposition in the shin
Persisted bhola-bhala Bhola, why collect and then go for hiding?
Exactly? Now you're coming to the point, said Gola with a grin
All these exercises for ensuring a clean sweep election win.
Is that not called election engineering?
Bah! Bhola, you are fast learning.
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