71.       THE AMBASSADOR

A young man fined himself seated
 Next to a Nordic ambassador
Who find the new wisdom
A novel international affair
While the Director of Foreign Affair’s
Eyed him out from the right.
The ambassador asked him
When would you release political prisoners?
His answer was fast to the draw,
Political prisoners and the current law
Find a thin line between criminal
As your country also would know.
Satisfied the ambassador plots further,
When do you release Walvisbay?
Again there was a youthful answer,
Walvisbay was founded before Namibia
Its own democratic inhabitants should vote on the matter
And later a corporal informed a worried Commandant.
Who huffs and puffs at the questions
And sigh with relief at the answers.
Good men can be young and they aged wiser.

14/05/2003