When I was little and lost my way, Losing all my hope and cried, You found me, asked not to sway. I'll remember that, till I die. When I got the first rank and Told you about getting a shield, Never thought that you'd come and Honour me then, I still feel. But I was moved even more When I failed your expectation, Yet you were kind to the core Consoling me with such affection. Never once have I seen you proud. You never even had a pair of shoes. I realize now and think aloud, You compromised such comforts too. I don't know if I really could Lead a life that makes my kids Proud as I of you, my dad, For all those things you did.