Sass O Flynn – Death and Taxes

Sass O’Flynn grew up in the Wicklow mountains on a farm, racing horses and out in nature. Life growing up wasn’t easy. The educational system did not lend its self to supporting artistic nature or dyslexia. Sass finally found a place to excel. School of Arts in England. She studied Theatre, English and History. Sass headed to the US for a few years. She came to Galway for a weekend, played a role in the Town Hall Theatre. When she is not working, Sass is a Musician Singer Songwriter and Poet. What Joy!


DEATH AND TAXES

What to do with my body when I’m gone.
The cost in my mind weighs heavy, strong.
I don’t understand why I can’t be burnt in the open.
Like a Celtic warrior, offered up to the gods.
I don’t want to be boxed, stamped and taxed,
Nor enter the house of catholic guilt.
I despise leaving debt on grieving hearts,
My corpse should not cost them greater pain.

What to do with my body when I’m gone.
Let my ashes flow from the burning cliff edge, out to blue.
I am disposable, unlike the plastic in the sea.
I will burn, like a forest fire brings new life.
No Government should make money from inheritance or a coffin.
I have paid my dues to the exchequers purse.

 

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