Saturday, December 19, 2009


Once I saw a donkey climbing a mountain in a great speed

I wondered what had happened and tried to inquire but it did not heed

Perceiving there was something fishy going on, I followed it to the top

I saw the donkey ready to jump; unable to bear I shouted “STOP”

I asked “Why are you dying ‘O’ donkey, though you are so wise?

Don’t you know committing suicide is an act of cowardice?”

The donkey wept bitterly and asked “How can you know my worry?

If you have patience to bear, I will tell you my story.

I have served my master all my life with great love and care

Unlike his disobedient children who just roam here and there

But now whenever his children do something which is not good

He calls them ‘You donkeys’ which is a disgrace to whole donkey hood

How can I bear to hear him compare his bad children with me?

Instead of being compared with them, better dead I would be”

I had no words of comfort to say to this poor creature

But I resolved never to compare any human to animal in future.


  1. We have an old donkey, Jenny, who is really busy at this time of year...but at least she is rewarded with lots of carrots and apples from the children!
    Although she has seen "better days" and is not as young as she was, we still tell the story of how donkeys have a cross on their backs.

  2. this is interesting, my boys love to mimic the 'monkeys' ....
    Poor creatures....


  3. Christmas brings out the best feelings in me towards donkeys...

  4. if you couldn't figure it out wat to the end you shld have kicked him to fall..... :) joking.....

    i can't recollect but i have heard a good donkey story.....

    BTW....nice poem.....which i didn't find like a poem....cause poem bore me...but this one didn' i won't categorize it as poem....

  5. Greeting!
    Madam! really nice one.. never read something like this before..!

    I liked what you wrote about you.. I really appreciate your views.Nice one.. keep going! All my Best wishes to you!

  6. Very nice!

    I guess it should be 'roam' instead of 'room'.

  7. Quite an imagination. Good post. :)


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