Story Poems 3

A donkey found a lion’s skin

    Complete with lion’s head.

A hunter had forgotten it

    As he’d gone on ahead.


'Aha,' the donkey slyly thought:

    'I have the perfect plan.

By wearing this I’ll frighten all,

    Just as a lion can.'


Off went the donkey down the path,

    A lion to all he met.

The way he looked caused all his friends

    To worry and to fret.


Their fear of lions made them run;

    They felt full of dismay.

The donkey laughed, as donkeys do,

    With a boisterous donkey’s bray.


A braying donkey's voice is loud;

    His friends stopped in their track.

They promptly turned from where they were

     And quickly hurried back.


At once he knew his game was up.

    They'd seen through his disguise

And a stupid donkey’s what they saw

    Through their discerning eyes.


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Animal Poems 3



By Josie Whitehead

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Have you ever played a trick on someone.  What was it and was it funny, just silly, or did it go wrong?  Josie

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