A purple Donkey with Elephant ears
A purple donkey -oh my!!
A Critters Caper Poem
Walking along a country road
a little purple donkey carries a heavy load.
He struggles to stay upright as he walks down the lane.
Those big fat ears are a terrible strain
What a sight for the world to behold.
This is a story that must be told.
When Podonk was born on that bright sunny day
there was no reason to believe he would grow up this way.
Just a plain donkey, coloring grey
but each night at bedtime he would earnestly pray.
Lord make me different, a unique kind of guy
make my friends notice each time I walk by.
Seems the lord listened, for each passing day
the little donkey changed in a shocking way.
His grey coat turned purple, like a bright, purple fig.
His ears just kept growing, round and big.
He looked like an elephant, ears flapping to and fro.
He cried and cried, Lord please, don't make them grow.
Not any bigger, I can't stand the pain.
Please take them back and I'll never complain.
The Lord replied, "Sorry, I answered your prayer.
You wanted to be different, and I didn't care.
I gave you a beautiful purple coat
and a pair of ears that could help you float.
I can't take them back, can't make them disappear.
I'm afraid you must accept your burden to bare.
So next time you call me, be careful what you say.
I'm always listening when my children pray.
Now you know the story of the donkey in the road.
You know why he's purple with a heavy load.
But think of the blessing with elephant ears
he can sweep up the road as he cries purple tears.