Moral about the Farmer and His Ass
The Farmer and his Ass
Sometimes life is tough
So here is a moral.
I guarantee that
It will make you smile:
There was an old donkey
Trotting home in the night.
It fell into a dry well
Landing right side up all right.
It brayed and it hollered
As donkeys often do.
But its owner didn’t hear,
He did not have a clue.
As the sun rose next morning
Bringing a new rosy dawn,
The farmer came outside
And saw his donkey was gone.
He heard the noisy braying
And ran over to the well.
He could see his donkey
Far below where it fell.
The donkey stood on the bottom.
It was old and past its prime.
The well needed to be covered
And now was the perfect time.
He’d fill up the well with dirt,
And not rescue the poor ass.
So he phoned all his neighbors,
‘Please bring your shovels and fast.’
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His farmer friends rushed over
With their shovels and their tools.
And began to shovel dirt
Into the well like crazed fools.
As they shoveled in the dirt,
They could hear the ass hee-haw.
The farmer looked down below.
You won’t believe what he saw.
After each shovelful of dirt
Landed on the donkey below,
He would shake and brush it off
And a step up he would go.
As they filled in the well with dirt,
They all were beginning to tire.
The donkey just shook the dirt off
And with each step he rose higher.
Soon the donkey reached the top
And rose right out of the well.
Then he quickly trotted off
Leaving the Farmer in the Dell.
So what is the moral you ask? Well, life often has a way of shoveling dirt on you as if you were stuck in that well. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake off that dirt each time it lands, and take a step up.
Each one of our troubles, like the dirt, can be a stepping–stone. We can climb out of the deepest wells by never giving up. Never give up! Shake it off and take a step up. Shake it off and . . .
Wait a minute! Enough of that!
Here is how this story really ended. The donkey returned and bit the $h!t out of the farmer who had tried to bury him in the well. The bite became infected, and the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.
So the moral is:
When you do something wrong and try to cover your ass, it may come back to bite you.
Are you smiling now? Whoa! The guarantee is working. I told you so!
The film, 'Shrek,' with co-star, Donkey (voice of Eddie Murphy)
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