The honour is engrained in the name
The strength he shows comes from within
His loyalty to those dear never ends
His depth of understanding transcends
The Urban Legend tells his tale
Fame and infamy both prevail
Betrayed by a calm and gentle exterior
Distain for those who pose superior
A rare and dear soul.
His children never want for love
Their time together can’t be enough
Definitive in consistent care
No need for fear, he’s always there
Il Leone at the Lair.
The bad will not outweigh the good
Handsome is and handsome does
All good things, despite the press
My diamond in the rough.
© Tess Egerton 2016