This poem is based on an actual experience, but is also a very relevant metaphor for what is going on in my life right now. Many things have happened recently that have brought me much grief and worry. I often feel as if I am walking alone and scared in the dark. But no matter how bad our troubles get, we are always put there for a reason, and there is much beauty to be found in the midst of pain and suffering. We just need to allow ourselves to stop for a moment so that we can see it and gain some perspective, sometimes.