(By your dog and mine)
BANG! What's that? Bang-Bang! Oh, Hark, The guns are shooting in the dark! Little guns and big ones too, Bang–bang-bang! What shall I do? Mistress, Master, hear me yelp, I'm out-of-doors, I want your help. Let me in-oh, LET ME IN Before those fireworks begin To shoot again-I can't bear that; My tail is down, my ears are flat, I'm trembling here outside the door, Oh, don't you love me anymore? BANG! I think I'll die with fright Unless you let me in to-night. (Shall we let him in, children?) Ah, now the door is opened wide, I'm rushing through, I'm safe inside, The lights are on, it's warm and grand- Mistress, let me lick your hand Before I slip behind the couch. There I'll hide myself and crouch In safety till the BANGS are done- Then to my kennel I will run And guard you safely all the night Because you understood my fright.
The Poem “Firework Night” by Enid Blyton, has been copied above as it is written in the book “The Enid Blyton Poetry Book” (School Edition) published in 1934.
This particular poem focuses on a dog being scared by the fireworks on Bonfire Night. Blyton was a great lover of animals so this poem is from the dog’s point of view at being left outside on bonfire night. So just a friendly reminder and warning to all you out there with pets;
Please remember to bring your pets inside tonight and make them feel safe and secure!
Happy Bonfire night all!