Have you been relieved

Friday, February 13, 2009 - 13:46
Have you been relieved

Have you been relieved
our budget done again
by the Finance Minister
who has survived himself

Have you been relieved
of your income hard-earned
or maybe otherwise

Have you been relieved
of your wages of sin
fouling the environment

(Drinking yourself away
finding quick-fix relief
from life’s tribulations)

Have you been relieved
by his stewardship
in the name of development

Or might you want to
relieve yourself
of this system
that so bedevils us

Have you, then, been relieved

Post-Budget speech, Wednesday 11 February 2009.