Lion Hearted

The sun wore a mane of red
A lion above an ocean’s roar
Courage poured out in flame
The king of man’s futile wars

A mountain for its earthly bed
It hangs in treetops of the rain
Moving in clouds of the winds
He guards the earth’s terrains

A burnished heart of royal gold
Defending what a kingdom sows
Faith founded in all he would die for
Loyalty, his countenance bestows

Generous bridge of man’s desires
Rising and falling in living dreams
Germinating hope in all his bravado
Reaching to touch and to redeem

Kathy Paysen 2013