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Donkey Rider

I rode a donkey yesterday
Ask me why and I could not say
Believe you me, it was quite the chore
And now my body is mighty sore

Without a saddle I mounted his back
How many tries?...I think I lost track
With one leg half over, he tried to run
People believe me...this is no fun

So I ran alongside him
Until he stopped bucking
And jumped up atop him
That's right...donkey trucking

But he wasn't finished
Oh no, not yet
He had tricks up his sleeve
I was willing to bet

And of course, I was right
It was now time to fight
Because without being bidden
I was atop a steed that didn't want to be ridden

Running in circles that weren't quite round
And braying like mad...an awful sound
We ran into trees, all but crushing my knees
And across many ditches...by the way...seven stitches

He bounced me around from one side to another
More than once I cried, "OH, SWEET MOTHER!"
But he had not yet thrown me
I had not yet fallen
It wasn't over, though
I could hear the ground callin'

So in his final play, he lowered his head and bent his front feet
There was the ground I was destined to meet
I met it with grace...yeah right...on my face
And rolled to the side, not ashamed to hide
But he only walked over and looked in my eyes
It was there I could see, this donkey was wise

So he led me home
In all of his glory
Of the lesson he'd taught me
Now I tell this story

I rode a donkey yesterday
It was quite the chore
And I believe I shall ride
That old ass, no more

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  1. Date: 5/9/2013 11:03:00 AM
    Congrats on your win~A.O

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 9:17:00 PM
    BRAVO! I like the way you think! Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:29:00 PM
    Congrats on your win Caleb xxx

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:28:00 PM
    Hey passing back thru....did ya ever go to a donkey basketball game???? Now that's crazy....

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:28:00 PM
    I love the way you brought on the Crazy. Caleb, Congratulations!!! :-) .....xox..... LINDA

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:04:00 PM
    Caleb, CONGRATS <3 LUV ~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:17:00 PM
    Outstanding, Caleb. Congrats. Well done. Ralph

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 9:22:00 PM
    So funny! I loved it. Congrats

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 4:55:00 PM
    Congrats :-)

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:56:00 AM
    oh dear , he's probably in our burgers now congrats Caleb, xx

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 6:42:00 AM
    Lol Thai is so funny. I don't mean to laugh at your blight. But it is funny. Congrats on your win. You gave a laugh with my morning OJ. Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:46:00 PM
    Ha ha Caleb, how did i miss this one... was it my donkey you rode... lol..a joke from my poem "I want your seeds" .. CONGRATULATIONS, with this awesome poem about YOU :-) LINDA

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 1:10:00 AM
    Caleb, you are SO SO good with rhyme and humor. This was really cute!!! I wonder what else Iwill find back here in your oldies!! One day at at time though. It's after 1 and I am barely catching up with my comments for the day!! Hope you had a good day. I won't bother to bore you with the bad parts of mine. The good part: I saw Dark Skies. Great movie!!

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 8:19:00 PM
    Stubborn beasts they are, you got a tough lesson from him andare probably lucky you didn't break a limb. I'm assuming this is a personal experience that went sour.

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 5/21/2012 6:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wouldn't say, "sour"...the stuff that hurts is sometimes the most fun! Thanks for reading!
  1. Date: 5/17/2012 4:03:00 PM
    My father was bitten on the cheek by a donkey once long ago, they could have a temper at times, enjoyed your story, luv vie

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 5/21/2012 6:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Vie! Donkeys will bite for sure!
  1. Date: 5/17/2012 4:03:00 PM
    My father was bitten on the cheek by a donkey once long ago, they could have a temper at times, enjoyed your story, luv vie

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 3:16:00 PM
    This is RHYME Calib [day/say..chore/sore][back/track/..run/fun] IF totally clueless about the form label use VERSE..rhyme is a subcategory of Verse...Free Verse has very little or no rhyme and no meter..Blank verse has meter but no rhyme..Hope this helps! Light & Love

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 5/21/2012 6:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It does help Debbie. Thanks again for your help!