It’s the 20th day of March
And that means it’s Budget Day.
The Chancellor’s primed his briefcase
And we await what he has to say.
There’s a rumoured break in fuel tax
And the tax threshold will be raised.
Both simple little sweeteners
For which they hope they will be praised.
There’s an awful lot of pressure
As the economy is fairly poor.
We’ve all been stretched to breaking point
And we can’t take any more.
So, will this be a brilliant budget,
Or will it make us groan?
Just one hope: make it matter
And leave our pasties alone!
Budget Day 2013 is a poem by Ms Moem.