2017 minus 17: Ten Little Accountants

Posted: 15 December 2016 in 2017 minus, writing

Something very silly, inspired by writer and friend Tony Lee.


Ten Little Accountants
Trying to file on time.
One missed the tax man’s filing date
And then there were nine.

Nine Little Accountants
Their client, a cheapskate.
One raised the Work In Progress
And then there were eight.

Eight Little Accountants
A tax bill trying to lessen.
One made a claim for school fees
And then there were seven.

Seven Little Accountants
And office politics.
One offended the MD’s wife
And then there were six.

Six Little Accountants
Off work and trying to skive.
One caught on camera at Wimbeldon
And then there were five.

Five Little Accountants
Presenting to the board.
One told only truth to them
And then there were four.

Four Little Accountants
Presenting the audit fee.
One pushed his luck a bit too far
And then there were three.

Three Little Accountants
Telling the partner what they knew.
One suggested covering up fraud
And then there were two.

Two Little Accountants
Think the accounts are done.
One missed a Trial Balance error
And then there was one.

One Little Accountant
Writing silly rhymes for fun
He timesheeted it to the client.
And then there were none.

© Lee Barnett

Something more serious tomorrow…

This post is part of a series of blog entries, counting down to 1st January 2017. You can see other posts in the run by clicking here.


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