The Morning Donkey Bray

The Morning Donkey Bray
Orodara, Burkina Faso, West Africa
September 19, 2007, 6:29 AM

The roosters are crowing.
Sometime a dog barks.
People are turning on their radios and televisions.
People talking at full on, no volume control.
I can hear the soft sweeping of the sand.
Motorcycles or Mopeds are accelerating.
Walking to who knows where…
Some birds are chirping, but not competing well.
Wheels rolling on the highway as semis past

Soon horns from cars and motorcycle will become dictators of the day.

I hear the bray of a Donkey and started to laugh; I do not remember ever hearing this noise as the sunrise, but a nice addition to a noisy world I live in, providing not in the same compound as mine. For sure, the Donkey has better manners than all the other animals around, he or she only brayed one time.

The world truly believes, if I am awake, then you should be awake, I am a lucky traveler, I normally wake up around 5:00 AM and hear them awake, instead of reacting to the noises.

The Morning Donkey Bray


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Good morning!
Our next door owns a donkey to protect his cows from predators. "Donkey" is quite an entertainer! His brays always bring a sudden smile to my face. He entertains 24/7. Even when he brays at 3:00 A.M. I can't help but smile and sometimes chuckle out loud! What a ham he is!

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