I plod through the forest on a cold and lonely evening.
The sun casts its last rays of light above the horizon,
and twilight befalls upon the earth in a sudden, swooping motion,
but I need to get home so I carry on.
I pass by trees, bushes, and underbrush,
and creatures scamper by to get to their dens.
The wild wind blows angrily hither and thither
as I climb knolls and trudge through glens.
As I continue on my journey the darkness intensifies,
and rivers rush by in their hostile rage.
Owls cry their frightening hoots,
and bats emerge on their frantic rampage.
The night gets darker and darker as time passes,
and I go deeper and deeper into the forest as i travel.
I am surrounded by anxious, gloomy sights and fearful, sad sounds,
and my feet stumble as i scurry along the gravel.
I yearn to get to the other side of the forest,
so i could reach the peace and safety of my abode,
but the journey is gruelling, harsh, and tough,
and my fear overcomes me and acts as a goad.
My fear troubles me,
but to conquer fear I whistle in the dark,
so when you are afraid and need courage you whistle in the dark too,
and your courage will be your bulwark and hallmark.
To whistle in the dark means to have courage,
and to have courage means to control fear when facing danger and pain.
Be confident, intrepid, persevering,
merciful, resolute, and humane.
With courage in my heart I finally reach home,
and with courage in your heart you can finally reach home too.
We need to be courageous, conquer fear, and whistle in the dark,
and to be courageous will make our goals come true.