Orpheus in control

Strong as a lion

with a heart made of steel

Orpheus, you think you'll be alright.

But you don't know love 

and how it has a way of creeping on in

and how it’ll crawl up your skin

and how it’ll invite itself in

And then how


almost effortlessly

and quite suddenly

you’ll no longer be " Orpheus in control"

but instead " Orpheus in love"

just another lovesick lion

soon to fall from above. 


But until then,  Orpheus

if you find yourself

sitting high on that old shelf

thinking you're better than everyone else


come down,  Orpheus

and humble yourself

and eat your pie

with the rest of us.