The Mindless Frog – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon




“As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please …”  Noam Chomsky

The Mindless Frog

On a cold winters day
I was prim on my lily pad
awaiting a princess to
plant her lips on me,
an average fantasy of transformation
by any normal standard and
I was so surprised when instead a
man carefully picked me up,
fed me and placed me
in some nice tepid water
where I thawed and relaxed,
stretching and luxuriating,
I was so unconcerned as
my flesh started to loosen and
gently peel from my bones
rising to the surface where
the beady eyes of the man
continued to watch expectantly,
too late I realised
that princes consume.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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50 responses to “The Mindless Frog – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A very powerful illustration of power and control. Poor frog.

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  2. By the powers invested in me, I give you (no) choice, and for that I will take no blame.

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  3. Wow! The opening quotation is right on point. The sheepish frog a perfect metaphor for the sleeping masses, waiting for the fairy tale to begin. And then: “princes consume”. Well done.

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  4. Love the quote, but my granddaughter is a frog fanatic, she would not like the story😂

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  5. Sad, but very well penned.

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  6. dear good..false promises and broken promises often lead to the demise of our dreams

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  8. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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  9. Powerful message, Paul! I love the tale. 😉

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  10. powerful message well told!

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  11. Owww, nice one Paul, A twist in the tail with this one. Excellent!

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  12. lync56

    Far out!!! intense but you snuck up on me going from humorous to disturbing with a seamless flow


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  13. Blind trust, and love sometimes makes you blind.;-) Powerful, Paul! Best wishes, Michael

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