And look! They whistled! They zoomed up so high,
Like rockets shooting to the distant sky.
They spewed those embers of gold as they fly
…Exploding so colorful in a style.
Oh, what a wonder! A transformation!
Dangerous cylindrical invention!
They add colors to a celebration
…Either New Year’s or the 4th of July.
How awesome, beautiful they really are;
Those embers popping like mushrooms,
Bright jelly fish with falling tentacles.
They mesmerize, excite everyone’s eyes.
Mix all: sulfur, saltpeter and charcoal
So risky! Messing with it, not for all.
Those pyrotechnics know every rule
Leave them this dangerously beautiful.
Our life may be dangerous, some may say,
…Risky business to traverse and parlay.
But they who create know what is best,
Leave work to them! Just enjoy the rest.