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? You think that 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!”