‘saint’ – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poetics – On myths and Legends


Image: Rogier van der Weyden 1432, Oil Painting. ‘Saint George and the Dragon’



Trojans lurking
evil was everywhere
and truth was not
George white hat
fired up the mainframe
password ‘saint’
and put up a shield
using plain C
located target
and typed,
ipconfig and
the dragon’s lair,
now to execute,
simple shortcuts

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


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

24 responses to “‘saint’ – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Very imaginative Paul. Great take on slaying dragons in this cyber age.

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  2. you really hold the readers well.


  3. If only slaying the dragons were truly as easy as running the right code. Another original creatively thought out poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Very clever and concise!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Apt comparison between software and dragons. They can have malicious intent for sure!


  6. Beverly Crawford

    Ah, one has to love cyberspeak! Applause from my corner of the world!

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  7. Didn’t know bgrun! Nice

    Liked by 1 person

  8. absolutely love it a modern take on an ancient story .. but sadly too many get muddled in the online killing and real life, their boundaries become blurred


  9. Ennle Madresan

    This reminded me of how Paul Lenzi would write…with me relying on prior comments to figure it out 🙂 I swear, you are wearing his spirit-cape some days, and that is high compliment.


  10. That provides quite a mythical background to digital warriors — I really enjoyed your take! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. My, but wouldn’t that have been so much easier… 🙂 Inventuve write Psul.

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