Altaf is an aspirant with an dream to join the army.For his dream,he leaves no stone unturned in his preparation.
Midnight, hyperactive mind, and a determined heart,
body fixed to study table,
sober eyes fixed on the book having hundreds of topics to finish,
and responsibilities on his shoulder.
A boy in a distant land,
dreams of getting stars on his shoulder.
Early morning jogs,
countless hours on the study table,
missing out on parties, and the fun
for a dream,
a dream worth sacrificing it all.
He wanted to be different,
he wanted to be a cut above.
It takes bold determination
to be what he was dreaming for
he knew it, he knew that it wasn't easy
still, he dared to dream
a life less ordinary.
His daily preparations took a toll on his body,
tested every bit of his determined mind,
but he fought,
with his own soul,
he fought against his fatigue body,
he fought against the negative thoughts of failure,
but the uniform always motivated him.
far away, unknown to the world
was preparing himself for
the day when he will wear the uniform.
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