The donkey carefully walked along the narrow stony road. He somehow
knew that he was carrying a very precious load.
For on his back sat a gentle lady. Mary was her name; and with her
husband, Joseph, to Bethlehem they came.
When Joseph saw the darkening sky. his looks became more worried,
as failing to get a room at the Inn. to a stable nearby they hurried
And there in the warmth of a lowly stable, Jesus Christ was born..
A brilliant star in the sky above would signal a special dawn.
Three Wise Men came and gave some gifts, but the donkey had also
given. He'd given his care whilst carrying Mary, and never had to be
The donkey turned as he heard a voice say. "For what you've done
for me. the sign of the Cross will be on your back for everyone to
How humble and proud the donkey felt. as he gazed at the Baby
Divine and so it is right that down through the years all the donkeys
bear this sign,
He stood and watched this lovely scene in which he'd played a part;
his old grey head held high with pride and happiness filled his heart
By Mollie H. Spears