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Off With A Bang

                     Off With A Bang
When the chinese used fireworks for celebrations 
They used a black powder called gunpowder, it has two
Practical uses for making harmess fireworks or creating
Explosions for rocket missiles during their wars, the same
Was also used for rifles and guns, they celebrated their 
Chinese New Year with these exploading fireworks, but as
Time went on the gunpowder was used to make a huge 
Explosion by a man called Guy Fawkes, he planned to blow 
Up the British Houses of Parliament, his plan misfired and 
He was caught along with his accomplices, and sent to jail.
England now celebrates this night as Guy Fawkes Night
It is on the 5th of November, and families get together
As they burn an effigy of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire.
They also have a large firework display during this event.
Yes gunpowder has many uses and it is used for good
Purposes as well as evil, it can be also used in Dynamite
An explosive which has been used in construction in 
Various ways for good, or misused by theives to blow up
Bank vaults, but all these different variations of uses
The end result is that it nearly always goes off with a bang.

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  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:22:00 AM
    All correct, but dynamite which is not made out of black powder but of nitroglicerine added to diatomaceous earth, a discoveriy by Nobel who put money in the prize repenting of his discovery.

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    Date: 6/8/2013 11:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Mario, I made a mistake in the poem and you are right it should have been gunpowder in barrels and not dynamite, it was discovered in the 1800s I think, the 'Gunpowder Plot' was well before that, sometimes I make mistakes with times it is easy to do when you are writing.