80.            MAJOR NIKO ALLIE

Do you recall the disastrous drive
The one in the old Transkei
Where I nearly killed us
A handful of times?
I can now confidently say
It was the side effects of the medication
No wonder I thought they wanted to poison me
At that time I could not work it out.
I had to keep by the rule and regulations
As I was the only one with a valid license
To drive a military vehicle
And made great effort
To reach the destinations
As quickly and safely possible.
I guess we are not in heaven
We both have survived it
As the time you did not want
To share a double bed
At the Bloemfontein City Lodge.
But as you can see
From this work
I finally had the follow through.
Thank You for the support
And unconditional friendship.

24/02/2004