Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Reflections in the Mirror Looking Back No 4

Guy Fawkes Night

It was a simpler time
When Governments were not so concerned
And fun did not need a licence

November night
When Jack Frost jumped the fence
And plants shriveled at his breath

We would come out
And penny crackers light
To watch them jump and spark about

The Catherine wheels pinned
To walls, would spin
Excited circles of flickering colour

Rockets ignited
Launching with a whoosh
To reach stars above

It was Guy Fawkes night
The night for crackers
A night of light and sparks

I remember
A child’s excitement
Enchanted with colour and light

1 comment:

  1. Aaaaah, I remember it well. Before we became a nanny state lol Lovely David.