Australia Day Fireworks
Explosions of colour burst out of blackness
In spattered circles of red and green
On the dark canvas of the heavens
Rockets streak skyward
Sending showers of silver stars
Above upturned faces
Children gaze open-mouthed
In awe and amazement
At the pyro technicians’ art.
- Submitted in response to 2016 Poetry Prompt #25
Monty says: The explosions of bungers, jumping jacks and the humble Tom Thumb on “cracker night” in my childhood came immediately to mind with the prompt. Today’s fireworks are even more spectacular.