I am the Lion, the King of the beasts –
They all are my subjects, you see.
I say what I mean in a very loud voice,
And everyone listens to me.
I call to the monkeys who swing in the trees:
“Don’t chatter so much, or so loud.”
It’s fine to give orders which others obey –
No wonder they think I am proud!
But when I’m at home with my wife and my cubs,
I’m gentle and loving; I’m glad
To play with my children and hunt for their food,
And to be, not a King, but a Dad!