Trampled, Laughed At, And More

by Duncan Jones

I once knew a lion

Trampled, laughed at, and more

It was good for this king

That nobody kept score

The one-eyed cat limped

And was covered in scars

Yet the life in him strong

And bright like the stars

So one day I asked

For I’d not understood

The way he’d been treated

Was simply not good

He just rolled on his back

And laughed in the sun

“Yeah? Why should I care?

At night they still run

You see, nobody wins

So rigged is our game

And yet if you don’t

It is you who’s to blame

But it’s all in your mind

It is something you choose

If you cannot be beat

My friend, you can’t lose!”