Battered by the prose of life

day and night,

He learned to cope with calamities

and the denial of opportunities,

As he was determined right from

the beginning not to be swept by

the tsunamis of life,

He knew that he would have to make

his way when the path was absent,

And he would have to learn how to swim

over the roughest ocean.

Nothing in terms of hurdles and calamities

would make him lose the focus and resolve.

But he never learned how to cope with

the love and care, tenderness and praise,

As these were unknown to him.

So he was found to be overwhelmed with emotion,

When the tenderness was displayed!