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Peyton Proved his Excellence in his Shortcut Life

Peyton, a thirteen year old boy Looks on, pose for a photo; He’s in for a test with sound health Going to rejoin school After long break for crucial treatment And awesome wait After the heart transplant; He looks like a young man of thirty Peyton, a boy from Ohio near Cincinnati; Pure in heart, courageous and innocent, Enters the waiting car for school And at this all take heart. But in about two hours A fresh bud droops lifeless In spite of all medical aids! Suffering from birth Without ever tasting good health really Without reaching the school afresh Peyton leaves the earth ever unready! Born with a heart impaired He had undergone many surgeries Remained always under medication Yet never losing his heart, He was titled “Warrior Heart!” In spite of steering life in alert He always remained joyous In spite of huge health hazards Over the years; He often cracked jokes and played If not in a hospital or sick-bed then. Dying he didn’t die till Derek de facto died in accident .To donate his heart as arranged by his parents After his death; Derek relived with his heart; Peyton’s heart lived while he was gone. Was it not a great irony of fate That when he seemed to regain health His heart would sink Denying the faith of the optimist? Could the boy ever know in the heart of his hearts, Refreshed as he was with a new heart That the indwelling spirit would reject The gift transplanted? With a child’s innocence He must have failed to guess The severity of the design Of the indwelling spirit. Courage, patience, perseverance and joyousness Which the boy had exhibited throughout his life Proves that he was watched And helped by some angel Throughout his life’s journey. An Indian would perceive it The result of Karma of earlier lives A short cut route to reach the goal As for him the Divine designed. Oh the jewel of a son divine designed! Suffering yet enjoying life You taught us how to suffer And yet win over it.

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Date: 7/8/2020 1:42:00 AM
Dear Sherese, Hearty thanks for your comment. I expect sympathertic response from more readers there.
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Date: 7/7/2020 12:20:00 PM
Aju, Really lovely poem ballad. Sherese
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