Guy Fawkes, twas his intent
To blow up the king and parliament.
Three schore barrels were laid below
To prove old England’s overthrow.

By God’s mercy he was catched
With a dark latern and a lighted match.
Holler boys, holler boys, let the bells ring,
Holler boys, holler boys, God save the King.

    I decided to do this poem because I just recently watched V for Vendetta, and this poem is quoted a multitude of times throughought the movie. The poem itself is about a man named Guy Fawkes who attempted to blow up the House of Lords via a tunnel underneath the building so that the King of England might be killed and instead replaced with a Catholic substitute.  The incident was planned to be on November 5, 1605, but he was soon discovered among the barrels of gunpowder set down in the tunnel and was quickly convicted of treason.  In the movie V for Vendetta, the main conspirator, V, does a thing similar to Fawkes in that he successfully blows up the parliament building in order to start a rebellion against the over controlling government. I especially like this poem, as well as the movie, because as stated in the movie, "a people should not fear their government, the government should fear their people," and I feel that both bring about this idea well.