Mostly photography, with the occasional philosophical contemplation

The last Lion King


They once called me the king of the world
The whole animal kingdom was mine to rule
I was respected and all who were wise feared me

Once I was a king living the wild life
Now all that remains are distant memories
The waters of my dreams all but dried up

Today I’m still a king
But what respect does a king get
If he’s locked behind bars?


4 thoughts on “The last Lion King

  1. so poignant and sad!! Great image Pieter.

    • Thank you Cybele. I used to want to become a director of a zoo but when I got older I started to realize the truth behind it. Nowadays I feel we don’t need them any longer. Of course it’s good fun for photography, but at what price? That’s a bit sad indeed, little heavy 🙂

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