who's planning to light firecrackers
in welcoming the New Year 2019
to be extra careful to save their fingers or hands,
to be away from harm or danger.
Don't be like the others
who lost their fingers or hands
or burn parts of their bodies
and forever regret.
Atomic Triangle, Lolo Thunder, Watusi, Large Judas Belt,
Large Bawang, Pillbox, Bosa, Giant Whistle Bomb,
Goodbye Philippines, Atomic Bomb, Kabasi,
Mother Rocket, Five Star, Pla-Pla.
These banned firecrackers are short-fused, oversized,
overweight or imported from other countries.
You may wonder why watusi is included in the list
even though it looks like a red toothpick
but it's harmful especially for kids
because there were instances when they were swallowed.
There are many more firecrackers
that maybe harmful or can cause harm or danger
or even cause you your life when not careful.
But why do you want to walk in harm's way
just to welcome the new year?
Instead of firecrackers,
why not use trumpets or whistles
and blow with all your might
if you want to make loud noises.
If that's not enough,
scan your kitchen and find some pans or pots
and strike them together to create a loud sound.
Play loud music especially those upbeat or uptempo
to make you dance and shout.
And the last one I suggest is do karaoke.
Sing your fave songs as loud as you want
with family and friends and anyone else.
Party all night long.