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Donkey's Lament

"Why is it", the donkey mused, "that horses get all the glory?
Seems throughout the ages its the same old hackneyed story.
We go unheralded and are treated with utter disdain,
While horses bear king and emperor about their vast domain!"

"Though we are somewhat ungainly and will never win a race,
We've born distinctive personages with extraordinary grace!
I'll tell you of unnamed heroes among our humble breed,
That will outshine the acclaim of any blue-blooded steed!"

"Mister Ed the talking horse has nothing on the donkey Balaam rode.
She saw an angel of the Lord in the way and promptly left the road!
Balaam cursed, the donkey talked some sass and was beaten thrice!
The angel was about to slay Balaam had he not heeded her advice!"

"A donkey was in the stable when the Prince of Peace was born.
Later to Egypt they fled - on a donkey Mary's Babe was borne.
For entry into Jerusalem, He chose a donkey, a borrowed one at that.
Hosanna! Hosanna! God's Son it was! There he regally sat!"

"We've had astride us preachers, desperados and hardy pioneers,
And have been accused of stubborness driving mankind to tears!
But when all is said and done, we provide reliable transportation,
Getting you slowly but safely to your ultimate destination!"

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF
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Date: 9/9/2010 1:14:00 PM
Enjoyed your poem,Bob H. stubborness sounds familiar. Have your self a wonderful day,..p.d.
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Date: 9/7/2010 7:07:00 PM
Awesome tribute, Bob. Very clever. Enjoyed. Have a good week. Ralph
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Date: 9/7/2010 3:16:00 PM
Wow Robert another for my Fav hal of fame
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Date: 9/7/2010 2:07:00 PM
Very great testimony of your faith through your poem story...I liked the story of Balaam and how that donkey talked to him...Can you imagine what the donkey said to the other animals about his relationship to the Savior..Enjoyed your work very much..Your comments are so appreciated for they lift me up when I am down..Sara
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Date: 9/7/2010 12:08:00 PM
there is beauty in the donkey, somewhere, i will just accept that. great work, thanks, chuck
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Date: 9/7/2010 9:13:00 AM
Excellent! Loved it.
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Date: 9/7/2010 9:07:00 AM
Bob this has to go to my favorites.. I just love the examples you used to get the Donkey's message across.. Hope your week ahead will be a blessed one :) Wilma
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Date: 9/7/2010 8:58:00 AM
Well done! They also have a much more entertaining voice than horses!
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