Budget Blues

This is a poem I wrote on the day of the budget last year…I should really update it now that they all have super shiny new cars  :p

Budget Blues


no longer 4.99

A euro up

For my favourite sup

Must I celebrate Christmas cheer

With common beer?

Alas it too has been hit

Looks like I’m in the shit 😦

Child benefit down ten quid

Looks like I’ll have to put the lid

On being happy

No more buying nappies

From Superquinn or Dunnes

Now they’ve reduced me funds

To buy pampers sure I’d have to be on the fiddle

Tomorrow I’ll be buying own brands down in Lidl

They’re having a laugh

Property tax on me gaff

At months end when my wages are all spent

I can barely afford to pay the rent

Cant even get  the dole

Or get up the pole

Cos now they’re taxing maternity benefit

Wearing us down,bit by bit

Pay more PRSI?

I will in me eye

The only way to feeling groovy

Is to go out and make a movie

The only way to get some tax relief

And avoid the grief

Ah wouldn’t it be great

A movie version of Love/Hate

If only I’d had the disposition

To become a politician

I could sell me car

Spend all day in the Dail bar

Be driven home in a limosine

I could be Endas Queen

Wouldn’t need to worry about the dole

Just sit on me Oireachtas hole

Trish Nugent©

About trishnugentwriter

A wife and mother of four who writes and acts as much as she can in between the housework and shopping. I have been published in 'Irelands Own' 'Intallaght' and 'Tallaght Echo'. I have won prizes for poetry including 1st place in The Bealtaine Writing comp in 2012.I'm a member of drama group in 'An Cosan' in Tallaght and also 'Platform One' Writers group in Rua Red.
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3 Responses to Budget Blues

  1. auntyamo says:

    I love this! but I can’t help but read in the voice of that poet that Mario Rosenstock does 😀

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