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The idea for writing The Donkey of Destiny came to me when a friend used the phrase to express their frustration at the sudden curtailing of social interaction that was brought about by the late-2020 Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. It took a few months for the idea to ferment, but this was the result that popped out towards the end of  February 2021.

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The Donkey of Destiny The party was set, the guests were invited, The adults were happy, the kids all excited. All going to plan; the hosts were delighted, Then the Donkey of Destiny brayed – he-haw! The Donkey of Destiny brayed. The Board of Directors set forth their campaign, To conquer their industry, supremely reign, To guarantee ultimate financial gain, Til the Donkey of Destiny brayed – he-haw! The Donkey of Destiny brayed. Military leaders made their decision, Troops were deployed with painstaking precision. Soon they would realise their tactical vision, Then the Donkey of Destiny brayed – he-haw! The Donkey of Destiny brayed. To amuse the young children, a day out was planned, Buckets and spades and sunshine and sand. Ice-cream and fish-and-chips; seaside brass band, But the Donkey of Destiny brayed – he-haw! The Donkey of Destiny brayed. There’s nothing as fickle as Destiny’s Donkey, Capricious as weather, and sly as a monkey, Be certain that everyone’s hopes will turn funky, When the Donkey of Destiny brays – he-haw! When the Donkey of Destiny brays.

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Date: 11/30/2022 7:53:00 AM
Enjoyed this! Fun!
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Brian K. Bilverstone
Date: 11/30/2022 8:06:00 AM
Thank you, Jeff. It was fun to write!