Ok, I'm assuming this is either Javier's friend, or he's lost it. Both are probablities...
Looking at the poem itself, I really must comment on the tense you put it in. The story of the poem was excellent, as is the poem itself, but I wonder how it would look in past tense? It seems to me that story poems like this work better when written in past tense. Of course, that's only my experience. I'd at least try this poem out in a different tense and see how it sounds. That is, if you're into all that stuff.
Still this poem really got me thinking... hope to see a lot more of you in here, and welcome to Passions in Poetry.
Build a man a fire, and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.