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

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