Birthday

Birthday, Birthday Cake, Cake, Candles
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Another year has come around

In which the world’s been blessed

For you have upon this globe strode

You of humanity one – the best

Your kindness, service, and friendliness

Make those who know you always pleased

And I am so fortunate to be one of these


Padre

Happy Birthday Chrissie

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

 

Padre

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.