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Alex The ZebKey?
by Sherry Gail Heim
Friday, April 29, 2005
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A female zebra named Allison frolicking with her foal named Alex at the Highland plantation in St. Thomas parish, Barbados, Thursday, April 28, 2005. The foal was sired by a donkey and was born on April 21, 2005. It is the first time this has happened in Barbados. (AP Photo/Chris Brandis

Alex the ZebKey?


Who’s going to claim him

Where will he go

Will the Zebras shun him?

Will the Donkeys say “No!”?


For now he has mama

To love as he grows

But when it’s time for a partner

Who will want him, you know?


Will he find a Donkey

To accept him as is?

Or will it be a Zebra

He can love and claim his


He’s as cute as a button

I think all will agree

And I hope animals accept

More than some humans, I see


His mama was friendly

With a donkey, not named

They have kept it a secret

So none will be blamed


But their cute little offspring

Can leave us no doubt

That a Donkey and Zebra

Had a romantic bout

Sherry Gail Heim

April 29, 2005

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2005




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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
cute Sherry. I was watching the discovery channel. The zebras were trying to cross the river and the big alligators were waiting to eat them. The gators couldn't get the big zebras but the little ones, well I guess you know the rest of the story. G
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)

This poem absolutely is adorable.

The picture and story of Alex is now Complete with this wonderful poem.

Nature has no prejudice, prejudice~that is something taught. They only know the right and intended way to Live, from and by their hearts!
Alex will be Loved all of his life.

Thank you so much, Sherry!xo

Thanks for the Smile!(c:)

Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J
Some thing to think about, Sherry. It is true that animals are more tolerant than many humans. May be it will ahve no difficulty as humans may have.

Nice poem and beautiful pic and info.

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations
Alex the ZebKey may actually be the Key to one of the likenesses of true love: Just as is.
And in this case, he is just absolutely gorgeous! :0)
Reviewed by Roger Ochs
Oh, you may call me a slut
Or a loose woman, but
would you ever pass
on a great piece of ass
From a donkey who really can rut.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
This is how it should be! Just love this... and as for Little Wonky Zonkey: no worries!! He's bound to be such a character that fighting off the attentions of suitors from many other breeds and species is more likely to be the problem - such charisma is a powerful pheromone!! My daily life is so enhanced by the antics of the "gay" couple in the field outside my kitchen window; (yes, you can tell a lot of dishes get smashed and food burned as my concentration wanders!! :) ) Such a smart and larger than life, handsome donkey together with a rather odd "pantomime"-looking pony - but truly I have never known such hysterical animal behaviour: they are a riot!! We have so much to learn about ourselves as we see nature living life to the full all around us! Feel good factor is here, Sherry! TY for this marvellous celebration in Doolittle style! Kate xx
Reviewed by jude forese
love is beyond the stripes we have been adorned with ...

an educative and fun poem!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Animals can teach us lessons, Sherry. You say it well here. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
Like Ron, I say, this is so cool, both the poem and the zonkey. I love the way you told the story and the message you wove in for us humans. :-) ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
In doing some reading, I have found that the actual name for this X-Breed is Zonkey...I had no idea that zebras mated with donkeys and not sure if I had heard of a Zorse either which is a zebra/horse-X. Love happens to even the most unlikely couples... ;~)
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
This is so co0l. I believe the animals will accept him just fine..
humans, well, no comment...
Co0l picture too.......
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Awwwwwwww...bless so adorable!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Michelle Mills
ROTFLMAO!!! I love it! So adorable, and your rhythm is wonderful too. Blessings, Michelle
Reviewed by Sue Hess
this is so true for humans too, when people mix, they aren't always accepted, which is a sad commentary on people, the animals will probably work it out better than we do
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Sherry, this is such a delighful whimsical story/poem.

done with your wonderful rhythm and rhyme that is

always perfection to read! Funtastic write!The pic is great,and
Zebkey is adorable,I see the stipes on
his legs wonder what he'll look like


Reviewed by Felix Perry
THis is sooo cute but yes it does have a lesson and a moral to the story. Great topic and write Sherry.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Don't sweat it, Sherry, when the time comes and the she-zebra and the she-donkey see what the zebkey has to offer, they'll be cat-fighting over it.
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