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Moral about the Farmer and His Ass

Updated on August 10, 2013
I don't always make the best choices.
I don't always make the best choices.

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.

Am I a handsome devil or what?
Am I a handsome devil or what?

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.’

Donkey Facts

There are an estimated 41 million donkeys in the world. 11 million of them reside in China.

Donkeys are required to have passports in Great Britain since 2005.

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.

I'm just resting my eyes.
I'm just resting my eyes.

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.

He who laughs, lasts!
He who laughs, lasts!

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)

© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2013. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So." Learn to write a dynamic resume and cover letter, network effectively, interview confidently, and negotiate salary.

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      Petra Vlah 3 years ago from Los Angeles

      Shake off the dirt... there is always someone ready to bury you alive, for their own convenience. I don't know about the second part of the story...it may work and some people deserve it (HP comes to mind).

      Great story and even greater morals

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Hi, DrBJ - Well, I'm certainly laughing! Actually, I thought both morals were helpful, though I'm all for justice or karma. The farmer got what he deserved, having brought it on himself. The smart, problem-solving donkey lived to bray another day!

      Voted Up and FUNNY!

      Shared (because everyone needs a laugh)

      Jaye

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      SilentReed 3 years ago from Philippines

      The braying of your Ass woke me up early this day. I was laughing so hard...moral of the story, never read drbj while having a cup of coffee. The sudden seizure of laughter caused me to gagged on my coffee.

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      Well, I agree. There is a good lesson here for all of us. We should be as smart as the donkey and step on out! Serves the old farmer right for trying to bury the poor donkey.

      Voted UP and shared.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The perfect ending to a perfect day. Am I smiling? How about am I laughing my "ass"' off, and the answer is most definitely.

      You never disappoint.

      Have a great weekend my friend.

      bill

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      LMAO!! I LOVE this! and you too, for sharing it!.....Up & F & A and tweeting!

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      Rosemary Sadler 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Well I am definitely smiling. That is one smart ass haha, love the image 'he who laughs last'

      Love both of the morals- 2 for the price of one what a treat :))

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      Msmillar 3 years ago from Valley Springs

      LOL! I love that! Thank you for a fun hub. I needed that!

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      You're too much! Thank you for the laughs.

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      Oh my goodness, drbj - you had me crying with sadness because they were burying the poor ass alive, then laughing with joy because the bugger was so clever, and I almost chocked in awe when I caught the moral of your story. Wow and bravo! Must share!

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      SilverGenes 3 years ago

      Thank you for a perfect start to my day! Hahaha I LOVE your ending!

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      Vincent Moore 3 years ago

      Oh my goodness is right, I might not be penning at the Hubs any longer, but heck I couldn't resist coming to read this wicked ass poem and story Martie shared with us in Facebook. Your certainly one of the writers I miss , you always put a smile on this poets face. I know we would have been good friends somewhere in time in this crazy Universe we call earth. I totally agree with the stepping up and leaving the well in more ways than one. The biting in the ass, oh yes, most people get their Karma hand back to them with a few teeth marks or more. Excellent write my scribe, I miss you doc. Hugs

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      Tim Mitchell 3 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Was the farmer big and Green looking . . . oops different story. I like this ending moral. Now, I have a different plan for stuff, well . . .

      tim

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Perfect! Great moral to a great story.

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      Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas

      Things are always biting me, Doc...but I didn't realize that my "ass" was involved. A consultation is in order! Very good lesson and very funny all at the same time. Your talent knows no bounds! ~WB

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      Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      If you listen to your ass, you won't go wrong. Long live donkeys!

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      De Greek 3 years ago from UK

      Being a world-renowned ass myself, who fell down many a well in my time, I can fully associate with this story ... ;-)

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      Christopher Antony Meade 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      I definitely laughed at that. The farmer got what he deserved.

      Donkeys for ever!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Reading this hub is a great way to start my day, drbj! I love your creativity. I love both morals of the story, too! As always, thank you for such an interesting and enjoyable hub.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, sweet Petra. I have to agree with you. Unfortunately, there are times especially in the corporate world, others may want to 'bury' you so that they can climb higher. Awareness is one of our biggest strengths.

      Thanks, m'luv, for being the first to comment about the story and the morals.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      I'm with you, Jaye. That unthinking farmer got what he deserved. Happy you enjoyed the morals of this story. I think I heard your laughter all the way from Mississippi. I like your analogy - the smart donkey 'lived to bray another day.'

      Thanks for your laughter, the votes and the sharing. We all need laughter so I'm glad you agree with me. Like Will Rogers once said: "We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can." Amen!

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I like to laugh and do so a lot--loudly, too, so I don't doubt you heard me! I agree with Will Rogers' viewpoint, and when I need a good laugh know I can head to one of your funny hubs. Thanks for giving me and others plenty of good reasons to laugh. Jaye

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, SilentReed - please accept my deepest and most sincere apology for causing you to laugh into your coffee while reading about the farmer and his clever donkey. Thanks for the visit and sharing your moral as well.

      Perhaps I should add a legal disclaimer to my hubs in the future.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, mary - you are so right. We should follow that smart donkey's lead and climb on out! That unthinking farmer surely paid the price. He got it in the end (sorry!)

      Thanks for the Up and the sharing. How is your move going? Have you settled in yet?

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Well, I certainly could not ask for more, Bill, if you are smiling and definitely laughing your ass off. Thanks for the gracious comments. You never disappoint either, y'know.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Paula. Thank you, m'dear, for loving this and sharing and the up and the votes and the tweeting and just being your sweet self. Your LMAO is most appropriate.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      That old farmer was so mean, the poor donkey should've kicked him in the ass, but a bite was better. You made me lol. There's a lesson to be learned, if you fall in a well, never trust a man with a shovel. The video was cute and the donkey humming ' On the road again ' cracked me up again. Hee..Loved it, can you tell?

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      MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      That is so funny LMAO! I especially loved the last moral because I'm still waiting to see one of my coworker's deeds come back to bite him, but he's cute and ladies fall for that. They just don't see the farmer inside. Anyway, this is a very innovative way to present this story. Voted you up ++

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Came back for another read! LOL! still so darn funny! loved it!

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      A good moral thread but really funny.

      Voted up whilst smiling!

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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      LOL! That was so clever and fun. Many votes, including up! Thanks for the chuckle.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Rosemary, nice to see you again, m'dear. And nice to know you are smiling. You are so right - this was one smart ass - the donkey, that is. Thanks for loving the morals and the laughing donkey image.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Nice to meet you, Msmillar. Happy I could provide some fun for you apparently in the nick of time. Thank you for loving this.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Martin, that was high praise indeed from the Limerick King. You're welcome and thank you for stopping by.

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      Hi again. Just came back to answer your question. I am all packed up and ready to move as soon as I am told to get out by the bank!

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Brilliant! That was my first laugh for today. Thanks for sharing.

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      Don A. Hoglund 3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      If this donkey was past his prime, imagine what he must have done when he was youn and full of spirit.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Wonderful parable, drbj! :-)

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Wow, Martie, you really experienced the gamut of emotions over the moral of this poor ass with your crying, then laughing, and finally almost choking. Thank you, m'luv, for your multi-layered reactions, for the wow and the bravo, and for the sharing. You're the greatest!

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      It is my pleasure, Alexandra, to give your day a perfect start. Thank you for dropping by and loving the ending. Donkey sends his regards.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      It's good to hear from you, Vincent, I miss your outstanding poetic expressions on Hubpages. Have you found another home for your work? HP has changed drastically in the last few weeks as so many of my long-standing HP friends have left.

      I do miss you, so please keep in touch. Thanks for the gracious comments and be well.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      No, Tim, the farmer was not big and green like Shrek. That ogre had the sense to respect his Donkey friend. Thanks for finding this and liking the moral. Good to see you here.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, bravewarrior. Thanks for the visit, the 'Perfect!' and the severely, succinct statement.

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      Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

      Another great story! I love the moral, and it a great way to live your life. Of course, the farmer had to have some consequences. Most fitting and fnny.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      This was amazing! Thank you for sharing this. Great job!

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      Chris Mills 3 years ago from Colorado Springs, CO until the end of March

      Very funny and well written hub. I am sharing it on my fb page for writers. https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/home.php?soft=side-area&__user=1326064765

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Wayne, for the most gracious compliments. I do miss your hubs at HP dissecting some of those things that 'bite' you, m'dear. Hope all is well back at the ranch.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      You got that right, Lela. Pay attention to your ass! And it will serve you well. I got that straight from the donkey's mouth.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks for associating with this story, Dimi, but that description could NOT be you! No way, m'dear.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks for laughing, Christopher. I agree. That miserable farmer got what he deserved. Donkeys rule!

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Alicia, for visiting and your kind comments. So happy you loved the two morals and it's my pleasure to help you start your day. Any time, m'dear.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks for the return visit, Jaye, it's my pleasure to give you good reasons to laugh. You do have a nice laugh, y'know.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      I made you laugh a lot, Ruby? Good deal, m'luv. That mean farmer got it in the 'end.' Never trust a man with a shovel, you say. I'll have to remember that one! Happy you enjoyed the video and the musical donkey. Thanks for loving this.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, MizBejabbers. Interesting that the moral in this tale has a parallel in your working life. Keep me posted, m'dear, I would love to hear how your story ends. Thanks for finding this innovative, the Up plus, and the LMAO - really appropriate, y'know.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      That's what I love to know, Nell, that a moral like this is still funny. Thanks for the return visit, m'dear.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Anna Haven. Thanks for making the trip all the way from Scotland and for voting up while smiling. That makes MY day!

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks, Victoria, for the visit and the many votes and the Up. Happy you had a chuckle. 'Twas my pleasure.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      If any mean banker bothers you, mary, just let me know and I'll send Donkey up your way. No charge, m'dear.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Thelma. So happy I could provide your first laugh of the day. My pleasure, m'dear. And thanks for the Brilliant!

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      You make a very good point there, Don. Donkey was a terror when he was young. It's the farmer's head he would have bitten off - not the other end!

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Genna, for enjoying my 'wonderful parable.' Donkey thanks you, too.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks for loving the moral, Pamela. Happy you saw the parable as fitting and funny. You know what they say: our behavior determines our consequences. The farmer discovered that firsthand! :)

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Nice to meet you, Crafty - I like your name. Thanks for visiting, the gracious comments and the sharing. You might want to take a look at all the other jokes and puns I have dared to share as well. :)

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Nice to make your acquaintance, cam. Thanks for finding this as well as finding it funny and well-written. Your sharing is appreciated, too.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      HAHAHA Oh me, I don't know how this one got by me, but this is priceless and what a good moral to the story indeed! I am especially loving this, as I know I have shared here somewhere in a comment, oh, well, maybe when I wrote about when we moved from the city to the country. LOL Well, just to share a bit (oh one of those 41 million lives in the pasture(s) across from my home in the small town where I live now) ... Anyway, I still work in the city during the week with an hour commute each way, and we wanted to move far enough out to experience peace and serenity. Well, one of the very first days I arrived home from work, I was so enjoying the peace and serenity of my new surroundings and thought that I would go and get the garbage dumpster and bring it back up the hill of the driveway from the street. I was still in my lovely state of mind while pulling that big trash can back up the driveway and being so thankful for being able to come home to such peace and tranquility, and then ... (keep in mind I have lived in the city my whole life until then), I heard the loudest most bizarre noise coming my way from the back of the pasture. It scared me so much and I did not have a clue what in the world it was, so I let go of my trash bin to look around in horror to see just what such creature would make such a sound, and my very large trash bin rolled down the driveway back into the street. I soon saw in the pasture, kicking up and down and braying madly, a donkey. My first instinct when I heard such a horrific noise was just run, but of course the pasture is contained by a fence. LOL And I know if any of the neighbors happened to be out and seeing this city girl who moved to the country and my reaction, most likely were shaking their heads and thinking, boy, she needs to just go right back to the city from whence she came! hahaha

      The donkey and I are now best friends, for when I arise in the morning at 5:00 a.m. for work and well am in the bathroom, I promise you that donkey knows, for I can hear him in the distance just a braying at exactly the time I am there and that makes me smile.

      Thanks again for another brilliant write here. Yes, let's shake it all off and move on and not let anything keep us down, not even these scores, where I have been stuck for a good while now, and when my stats show are increased? Oh, well, I am shaking it off and moving on.

      Sorry for the long share on my part.

      Love this,

      Faith Reaper

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      What a funny way to get the point across. Great lesson learned! The farmer should have known better.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Oh, Faith, you poor dear, you have to awake in the practically-middle-of-the-night to get ready for work? But the bright side is that you have your very own live donkey alarm clock to keep you company. Loved your charming story - thank you, m'luv.

      I agree with you - the present HP scoring seems to be divorced from reality. But then so does much of what is going on in our country these days. So much to shake off!

      You do not have to apologize for the length of your comment, y'know, since your thoughts are always welcomed. Trust me. And thanks for loving this.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Dianna - been missing you, m'dear, where have you been? Writing somewhere else? Thanks for stopping by and finding this lesson funny. The donkey obviously was a great deal smarter than the farmer.

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      Susan Haze 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

      You know, I like that donkey.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Oh you made me guffaw!

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      I like the moral of this story. I felt sorry for the donkey and until he rose up from that well. I enjoyed on the road again.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Sue, Donkey has become enamored of you because of your comment. But I promise I will keep your phone number to myself . . . for a fee! :)

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      I do believe I head your guffaw all the way over here on the East Coast, Audrey. You do know how to project a powerful laugh, m'dear!

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      How nice to meet a new acquaintance that I am following. Welcome, lovedoctor. Donkey does appreciate your empathic emotion. Thanks for the visit and enjoyment of the video.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      DRBJ, this was comical, but with meaning. Voted up, useful, funny, awesome, and shared on FB. I know our past often haunts us and for many, it's something that can be easily forgotten. It's important to remember to keep moving on. When you fall, dust yourself off and try again. Never give up on anything in life. With hard work and practice, we learn and succeed.

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      oh, Dr. Bj

      What can I say?

      You truly made me laugh

      With this story of an ass.

      Your sense of morality clearly shines through

      but not without including a laugh or two!

      So I thank you dear doc and really must say:

      your writing is a pleasure. You made my day!

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, thelyricwriter, both for finding this and the excellent summation of the moral's positive message. Dusting ourselves off and moving on is the way of the world. Thanks for pushing all those buttons and the FB sharing.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      And you, my dear Randi, made my day with your appearance and your sweet, clever comments. Thank you, m'luv.

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      You wise woman, I know I am late...but today, feeling like a complete ass is precisely the day I needed this inspirational TAIL...!

      Voted UP and across the board. Hugs, Maria

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      So happy this TAIL was inspirational for you Maria. 'Twas my pleasure, m'dear. Thanks for the up and the button-pushing, and Hugs backatcha.

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      Jeannie InABottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      This was so sweet... well, aside from the fact that the farmers were trying to smother the poor donkey. But still, I like a good donkey story. Thanks for sharing!

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      Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Hi drbj - you scared m e at first. I was so afraid for the poor donkey. Glad the tale worked out well for the frightened ass. Of course, I shoulda known better!

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      It seems you have all of Hubville laughing as they think about covering their ass! You can, of course, take that any way you want to interpret it, just as this lovely poem leaves you thinking, not once but twice!

      Pure genius my friend and might I add, hooray for the donkey.

      Voted up, useful, funny, awesome, and interesting. Shared as well.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      This is really cute! My brother has a very sweet donkey named Daisy and of course I've inundated him with all the "ass" jokes. I like your poem and the moral, plus the photos.

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      Mohan Kumar 3 years ago from UK

      You really are the master of splendiferous puns and memorable morals. I, for example, have never tried to cover my ass - and am often admonished for my bare cheek(s)!

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Jeannie - delighted you like a good donkey story. Donkey was happy with the ending, too.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      So sorry, Dolores, that you were scared at first. You know I would not let that farmer's foul deed go unpunished.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Mary. So Hubville members are laughing as they think about covering their ass? Good! It doesn't pay to take things too much for granted. Right? Thanks, m'dear, for the lovely comments, the up and the sharing.

      And Donkey thanks you for the 'hooray.'

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Nice to meet you, Flourish. Give your brother's sweet donkey, Daisy, a hug for me. Thanks for the visit, and liking the poem, the moral and the photos. You can return - any time.

      You might also like to read my hub: "Interview with Mr. Ed."

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Ah, Mohan, you are a cheeky fellow - the very best kind. Thank you for stopping by and delivering such commendable comments with such admirable alliteration.

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      Holle Abee 3 years ago from Georgia

      Very clever! I love an ass tale with a happy ending. lol

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you for the very clever comment, Holle. An ass tale! Heavens to Betsy!

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      Rolly A Chabot 3 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi drbj... loved this and near knocked me off the chair with laughter... so very well done...

      Hugs and Blessings

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Delighted you enjoyed this, Rolly. So happy you didn't suffer as a result. Thanks for stopping by with your kind comments. Hugs and blessings backatcha, m'dear.

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      Arizona's Restoration Experts, LLC 3 years ago

      Such wisdom from a supposedly not so dumb ass, this was a great hub. Voted up and sharing.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      How nice to meet you, axrestoexp - you'll have to tell me sometime what your avatar represents. Thanks for the visit, the gracious comments, the Up and the sharing. Donkey thanks you, too.

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      precy anza 3 years ago from San Diego

      Love the moral and the poem. And that, donkey smile too :D Lol. Reminds me of a toothpaste brand commercial. That donkey should try his luck on tv commercials, he'd make it! ^-^

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks, precy, for loving the moral and the poem. The smiling donkey is one of my favorites, too. You can't help but smile when you view it. I'll give Donkey your suggestion. Of course you know if he becomes a star in TV commercials he'll become impossible to deal with. :)

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      Gail Sobotkin 3 years ago from South Carolina

      Yes, you did deliver on your guarantee to make me smile and also lived up to your title of "Funniest Hubber."

      Congrats on your new Hubbie Award.

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      kjforce 3 years ago from Florida

      drbj....Almost fell out of my chair laughing at this one...

      Another winner...never give up " braying " for what you want.

      You don't have to be a Proctologist to know a smart Ass when you see one. Congrats on your Hubbie Award....

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you for smiling, Happyboomer nurse (love your profile name), and pleased that I lived up to my new Hubbie title. Thank you for noticing and the congrats. :)

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, kj force - Happy you did not fall completely out of your chair. And you are so right, my punny friend - never give up braying for what you want. Your smart Ass remark is one of my favorites. Thanks for the congrats, too.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Very funny drbj.....you well and truly earn your accolade. This made my day, thanks.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks for dropping by, Jodah. Your comments made my day, too. Accolade, eh? Is that made from an acco like lemonade from a lemon? Just askin'. :)

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Glad I made your day too drbj. I had to go check my dictionary, thought I must have miss-pelt the word and my spell check hadn't worked, but no all good : "Accolade: praise in recognition of award or accomplishment".

      Then again there probably is a fruit somewhere in the world called an acco which you can get juice from.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Jodah - just being humble, y'know. And you may be right. In a world where there is a food like okra (ugh!), there may be an acco, too ... somewhere.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      What a wonderful hub and voting up for sure.

      So glad I cam across this gem.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Eddie, for finding this to be a gem and the Up vote. May your day be as lovely as your poetry.

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      Shannon 13 months ago from Texas

      Not sure why I missed this the first time around, but so glad I read it now. How timely funnies like this one seem to be. You know, you might just change the way I view an ass. Hahahahaha. Next time I think someone is being a complete ass, I'll remember not to bury him or her. And I certainly won't try to cover my own ass!

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      Shyron E Shenko 12 months ago

      drbj,

      I know that your not here to read what I have to say,

      But you know that I am laughing

      With each step up on the way

      Then I will meet you in person

      On my final day.

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