The Wind And The Queen

by Duncan Jones

A very long time ago
Though not the longest time ago
(For we have already read about that)
The wind, the devious and ever so mad
One who had a hand in the way of the land
Was swirling about … trying to decide
Who would rule the grasslands …

“What do you think of the others?”
Asked the wind unto the rhino
So he said what he had to say
And now you as well as I know
And some of it was good
While some of it was bad
For some others made him happy
While some others made him mad

“And what do you think of the others?”
Asked the wind unto the stripes
So he said what he had to say
Using words of many types
Yes some of it was good
While some of it was bad
For some others made him happy
While some others made him mad

“And what do you think of the others?”
Asked the wind of the gazelle
So he said what he had to say
And hoped no one would tell
And some of it was good
While some of it was bad
For some others made him happy
While some others made him mad

And what do you think of the others
Asked the wind unto the snake
So he said what what he had to say
Sssso sssslowly, no misssstake
And some of it was good
While some of it was bad
For some others made him happy
While some others made him mad

And what do you think of the others
Asked the wind of the elephant
So he said what what he had to say
In a tone smooth and elegant
And some of it was good
While some of it was bad
For some others made him happy
While some others made him made

The wind asked unto the buffalo
The other horns and all the spots
All the birds and all the climbers
And they all said lots and lots
Wild dog, giraffe, and crocodile
Meerkat, hippo … all the same
And the warthog and hyena …
So the wind kept up its game

“And what do you think of the others?”
Asked the wind of the lioness
“I don’t,” was all she said though
And there was nothing to confess
And none of it was good
And none of it was bad
For no others made her happy
And no others made her mad

And swirling all around the wind
Delighted in what it heard
Then racing through the grasses
It rushed to spread the word
“The golden huntress rules the land
She’s no fool nor is she mean!”
And that is why the lioness
To this day is still the queen