Let the Balefires Burn

Remember, remember the fifth of November

Of fireworks, bonfires, and Guys

While no one much cares what it all means

Its an excuse to light up the skies


For some its sparklers ’round barbecue grills

For others huge piles of pallets to light

The result is the same – full of pyromania thrill

As neighbourhood dogs* cower in fright


Remember, remember the fifth of November

Or some weekend there round about

A party’s a party, an opportunity to enjoy

A drink, a firework, a shout



Thursday photo prompt: Balefire #writephoto

Guy Fawkes Night/Bonfire Night (an explanation for non-Brits).

*Many people in England begin to set off fireworks a week or so before the actual night, and may continue to do so for a week or so afterwards.  Many dogs hate the noise, and it is a time of distress for them and their owners.


6 thoughts on “Let the Balefires Burn

  1. And it once was by Parliamentary Law that all in the isle were to celebrate this night with a bonfire.
    These days, in Great Yarmouth, we have fireworks displays for every conceivable excuse; during the summer along the seafront once a week, in the lead up to Christmas in the market place. And this last Wednesday, though I don’t know why.

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