Once Again – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Image: Honore Daumier’s painting “The Uprising” 1860.


Once Again

The bakery opened with a flourish
and the baker said,
“rejoice, eat cake”
but soon he only offered
stale breads, yet
the people continued to pay,
timidly accepting his insult
without thought, but lately
I’ve been feeling that our
yeast will rise once again.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com



Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, politics, Quadrille

21 responses to “Once Again – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A great princess learned that the peasants had no bread, so she said, “Let them eat cake.”

    Liked by 4 people

  2. I like the hopefulness in the last line.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Thank you so much for the awesome poem

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This sounds hopefully prophetic.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Beverly Crawford

    From your mouth to God’s ears! May the yeast rise again!

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  6. People do tend to put up with a lot–and even normalize it–before rising to demand better bread.

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  7. A powerful analogy. Here’s to the leavening.

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