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When strangers see me they laugh Thinking I have no class But I tell the farmer they're here Cause I'm smart and I have no fear I'm the guardian most preferred Over cattle, goat and sheep herds I always announce all strangers And alert of immediate danger I'm loyal, gentle and kind Jump higher than any equine Stronger than many men put together A nanny or surrogate, whatever? Here comes my owner now I'll pretend I'm as dumb as a cow He serves breakfast but no demi tasse "Good morning, you old jackass" Then I grin and loudly bray Cause hee haw, hee haw, hee halways talks to me that way Feb 18 2016 by Daniel Turner

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Date: 8/14/2016 8:51:00 PM
This is as clever writing as I have ever read! I am very fond of animals..prefer them to "humans"..most of the time :-) Their ability to "see" in us what we do not or will not "see" in ouselves, yet love fiercely in spite of ourselves, is astounding to me. Your use of the word "guardian" is insightful with an ending that is..Spectacular..! Brilliant writing, thank you for the true "belly laugh":-) bales of hay filled blessings, lynn
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/14/2016 9:48:00 PM
Thank you Lynn for reading my older poems and commenting. And thank you for making me grin! I was having fun!
Date: 2/19/2016 11:13:00 PM
I put my trust in you, Daniel....lolololol....now this is clever and funny. I could not stop laughing at the end.... lol... a nanny... I knew this donkey and he looked right at me... lol... I'd share pictures but, it's a true story ... I believe they believe everything you shared above...lol...Linda
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Date: 2/20/2016 6:56:00 AM
Yes Linda, they are extremely intelligent and they are all of the things above. What kind of poet do you think I am. I do research so as not to misinform the reader, don't you? LOL Thank you for stopping by and visiting, You are always welcome. Peace my friend:)
Date: 2/19/2016 3:57:00 PM
Too cute! Adore the last three lines! Gl in the contest.. Hugs.. Arlene
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Date: 2/19/2016 4:05:00 PM
Thank you, Arlene. I hope it made you smile:) Peace
Date: 2/18/2016 10:25:00 PM
Daniel..this is great! Perfect for the contest!! Have a great night young man :)-luloo *smiles*
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Date: 2/19/2016 5:38:00 AM
Thank you,Luloo. I appreciate the kind words of support, Peace:)