Poems from Zoologic by Jim Cornish
The Secretary has been delving through her archives and so, with your permission
posts this poem, one of a series, in hopes that someone will provide a suitable
illustration. (Perhaps this one is an object lesson for certain Union Members who
have had a tendency to get their employers to walk!) Yours, from the Office
The lion is a lazy beast,
he loafs around all day
and sends his missus out to hunt
then comes and eats the prey.
He's not much use around the den,
he never lifts a paw
and when it comes to training cubs,
all he can do is roar.
The lioness tries with might and mane
to get him off his rump
and act a bit like king of beasts
and not some useless lump.
She says that he should show the pride
that lions are renowned for,
instead of lyin' round all day
that not what he was crowned for.