The Lion

The Lion

By Roald Dahl

The Lion just likes to eat

A lot of red and tender meat

And if you ask the Lion what

Is much the tenderest of the lot

He will not say a roast of lamb

Or curried beef or devilled ham

Or crispy pork or corned beef hash

Or sausage or mutton mash

Then what could it be a big plump hen?

He answers no. What is it then?

Oh, Lion dear, could I not make

You happy with a lovely steak

Could I entice you from your lair?

With rabbit pie or roasted hare?

The Lion smiled and shook his head.

He came up very close and said

“The meat I’m about to chew

Is neither steak nor chops. IT’S YOU.”


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