Hey, Don't Forget Me !!

When forests walked and fishes flew
And figs grew upon thorn,
Some moment when the moon was blood,
Then, surely, I was born.

With monstrous head and sickening bray
And ears like errant wings—
The devil's walking parody
Of all four-footed things:

The battered outlaw of the earth
Of ancient crooked will;
Scourge, beat, deride me—I am dumb—
I keep my secret still.

Fools! For I also had my hour—
One far fierce hour and sweet:
There was a shout around my head
and palms before my feet 

The Donkey by G. K. Chesterton

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1 comment:

Colin Matthews said...

Ah I like Donkeys and I also like Sheep . . . . like in The Hymn "O Lamb Of God I Come"