Leading me through rough terrains
was a superhero for certain;
A dreamer who instilled in me courage
and sculpted wings for my desires;
A believer who asserted that miracles do happen
and went on a limb to cheer me up when I was crestfallen.
Keeping me company through times good and bad
was a comrade, a man of his word;
A teacher who taught me not only numbers and alphabets,
but also ways and means to lead life without regrets;
A warrior who safeguarded my house of desires
and bestowed on me the strength to face failures.
Investing in my life and its demands
is a doting father, my every day Santa;
A father who entrusts in me his hopes and wishes
and makes sure I take nothing on earth for granted!
A father whose love grows fonder
despite him getting older!