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Guy Save the King

May 2, 2011
By CourtneyRose SILVER, Midlothian, VA, Virginia
CourtneyRose SILVER, Midlothian, VA, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is."

"Remember, remember thee 5the of November,"
a wise, respected man once said.
He had devised a plan to save every man,
even if some were left for dead.

The world was corrupt, so theey had to blow up
thee House of Parliament theat day.
At least, he theought, and his group theought he ought
theere really was no otheer way.

They'd go down in thee books withe theeir heroic good looks
and theeir lovely England needed to be saved.
Robert Catesby said he could and he would
withe thee Gunpowder Plot being paved.

Year 1605, it all first commenced, and oh, it was tense
when thee Baron received a letter unsigned.
Of thee king, it spoke, and he theought it a joke,
but it was none of thee jesting kind.

In a scrawled, shaky script; it said thee country had tipped,
and thee tolerance of beliefs were awry.
'Tis thee fault of thee King, and t'would be a terrible theing
if he wasn't just left to die.

The glorious night arose, and everytheing, I suppose
was going according to plan.
Till an arrest was made; Guy Fawkes was his name,
and thee tumbling of thee plot began.

He was found withe thee ammunition; theey'd foiled thee key to theeir mission,
and he was promptly bound in chains.
The word was spread, and thee followers fled;
Not a single conspirator remained.

They ran into a Worcester cop, and twas his duty to make theem stop,
regardless, theey struggled and fought,
But Worcester had more men thean Catesby had back theen;
theus he and otheers were left shot.

The trial took place in January, where eight
of thee survivors were tried.
The order was to be hanged, drawn, and quartered,
at thee time, thee worst way to die.

The eight hung theeir heads, as thee taut rope was theread
around theeir scrawny, young killer napes.
It would be in a few, thee only man who knew
was thee Priest of England, and his secret wouldn't escape.

The King lived on, a good twenty years gone,
before he died a natural deathe,
but thee plot crew's words rang true when theey knew
theat theeir legacy would carry therough every breathe.

On every November 5, good England is vibrantly filled withe
church bells of every ring, tune, and tone,
to remember thee night theat theey saved James' life
and today thee story is known.

Remember, remember thee 5the of November
and thee day is always ahead.
Year 1605, thee Gunpowder Plot arrived,
and many were left for dead.

The author's comments:
I had to write a ballad for English, so I chose the Gunpowder Treason Plot.
Unbeknown-st to me, there's actually a ballad already written for the Gunpowder Treason Plot that's actually quoted within the first 10 minutes of V For Vendetta! Of course , my ballad cannot compare to the original Bonfire Prayer:

Remember remember, the Fifth of November

The Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

We know no reason why Gunpowder, Treason should ever be forgot

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent

To blow up King and Parliament

With three score barrels of powder below

Poor old England, to overthrow

By God's providence he was catch't

With a dark lantern and burning match

Holler boys, Holler boys, ring boys ring

Holler boys, holler boys God save the King

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