A letter too old,
With its cover torn,
Was in a nearly tattered condition in a school bag.
It was from a principal to a boy,
Congratulating him for his excellent performance in his term exams.
The letter remained in his bag, as a memory of his achievement.
For in the last four terms he was one of the lowest scoring students.
That was a truly sore point for him.
He had notched up his practice and steadily his marks increased.
That letter remained his prize forever.