Many a flame, brightens the sky

Such events to re-enact

A plot in vain that would underlie

A pre-determined pact


Brought up as a Catholic child

Beliefs that would not wane

The distinct view of Protestants

Reflecting royal reign


The disapproving treatment then

Catholic Priests and all

Of secret church services

Hidden holes – no fall


A venture to the land of Spain

Discover and to fight

A brave and learned soldier

Gunpowder to alight 


Plans devised, against the king

Thomas Winter’s plot

Fawkes informed and now assigned

Such tales were not forgot


A secret meet within the Inn

Robert Catesby lead

A gang adjoined as one to swear

Our plans will go ahead


A parliamentary opening

Imminently placed

For barrels rolled into the night

Hidden without trace


A letter sent to Monteagle

Reward for such a warn

Uncovered act, to light a fuse

The truth of which be sworn


Hidden in the cellar below

O’ Guy to now arrest

A plotters display of guilty heads

The ending of their quest


Written by Geraldine Taylor ©