To Be A Great King One Must Be A Lion

Once there was a lion, really bold,

Followed by jackals and hyenas, eyes slit and hearts cold,

They said they loved him; I am told,

Listen ye’ and listen all, to the tale unfold…

The Lion, he shared his win,

And for years, it made them grin,

Their teeth with pleasure, digging in,

Jackals and Hyenas- They behaved like his kin.

The Lion, went away one day, said he’d come back another day,

Jackals and Hyenas, Oh! they did stay,

Chase, attack, they caught their prey,

Lion! “Who’s that?”, they would soon say.

Then one day, The lion, He returned,

Jackals and Hyenas, their spirits burned,

“The jungle was theirs, He must be shunned”,

“Such a change in hearts?”, The Lion, was stunned.

“Why can we not be King?”, they asked aloud,

“Don’t let Him come. He is too proud!”

The Lion, He came, as he had vowed,

The Jackals and Hyenas, in allegiance bowed.

“The jungle is alive”, the birds chirped, as they soared,

“The King is back!”, they rejoiced, as He roared,

The Jackals and Hyenas, their sorrows they poured,

The Lion, He listened. A King must not be bored!


I wrote the above poem and then wondered why a lion was considered king and not the tiger or the cheetah or the panther. I googled and found this link sums it up the best Why is Lion King?

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16 responses to “To Be A Great King One Must Be A Lion”

  1. shalini Avatar

    Wow… I am in awe of this poem. Just beautiful


  2. thewritewomanblog Avatar

    I guess it is everything from the power they exude to the way they carry themselves.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Yes Pranitha. And leaders must have it all- courage, generosity to share the win and charisma.

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  3. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    This is a great poem, Smitha. I have seen lions fairly frequently in the wild and they are truly magnificent animals.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Robbie. I can imagine. The sheer size, their mane and gait must all make them bigger than life. I believe leaders must be like lions – brave, magnificent like you said to be great.

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  4. somisandy Avatar

    Totally agree!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Sowmya. Good to hear from you after a long time.


    2. Smitha V Avatar

      Good to hear from you after a long time.


  5. PS Avatar

    Wow..Interesting and inspirational..Well Said.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you for your wonderful comment!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Moushmi Radhanpara Avatar

    Oh, what an interesting post.
    The attitude sure matters, it’s all about it and not the size.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks a lot Moushmi. Glad you enjoyed it. Attitude plays a huge role in success.


  7. Sanjana Avatar

    The size doesn’t matter, what matters is the attitude. It’s the attitude what makes one a Lion or a Hyena.
    A fine piece of writing.👍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Absolutely Sanjana. It’s all about attitude. Thank you so much for the appreciation🙂


      1. Sanjana Avatar

        your welcome 😀

        Liked by 1 person

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