85.       THE RASLOUW FRIENDS

I thank you for you assistance
On that plot at Raslouw
But I had to leave you
As I could not let on
That I approve of all behaviour
I have done it in the old regime to much
That is to keep a blind eye
To apartheid and now
Have to turn the proverbial cheek
To take a punch on it.
The other matter is women
Your view of women
Is definitely not my view
And it got me into trouble
As I lost my head.
But although I loved her
I did not slept with her
As other people were kind to do that.
I love and respect women to much
To loose any more self-respect.
Therefore do I understand your kindness
But I must be responsible
If I want people to trust me.

24/02/2004