Remember, Remember the Fifth of November,
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
What mortal man, woman or child cannot but stare transfixed in morbid horror, as the fiendish effigy of Guy Fawkes is carried ghoulishly onto the bonfire.
Since 1606, this hellish re-enactment has take place every year, on this day the fifth of November.
It is a sober reminder to us all of the perils which await, should we stray from the right path and conscience treason against crown and country.
This threat is still chanted in nurseries and playgrounds today, with the ominous call to heed the verse’s warning…
Remember, Remember the Fifth of November; Gunpowder, Treason & Plot!
I cannot help but think on these dark words as I walk the fields beneath a leaden sky. There’s a menacing gloom in the air, which the weak Autumn sun seems powerless to penetrate.
Whatever you do this day, spare a thought for poor Guy Fawkes. But also be mindful of his lesson. Bad deeds come to bad ends. And what ending could be worse than this…?
Thanks for reading and enjoy this dark day!