Courage (published on Standard Chartered website in July 2009)

Courage Poem By Keerti GargI always thought I was very courageous

I was wrong

I am not very courageous

The little boy  is

He smiles through his eyes

He smiles through his fears

And he smiles through his tears

He has a cute face

And a smile that can light the black hole

He runs like a rabbit and

He is as quick as the lightening

He is young

He is innocent

He is sweet

And he has a big heart

Because he met with all of us strangers

So easily and without hesitation

It is he who represents

The true meaning of courage

He is 6 years old

And he is infected with HIV…

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