The freezing wind was deafening,
On the silent evening.
No humans were in reach of sight,
I shall be alone this night.
Rabbits scurried in their holes,
Followed by the moles.
Birds resigned to their warm nests,
Away from the beasts.
I was lost in the freezing wild,
Like a helpless child.
Thousand thoughts in my mind,
The way home, will I ever find?
The night slowly crept in,
Scared, my head started to spin.
Said a prayer, a help seeking song,
With hopes to make myself strong.
The chilling cold made me retire,
Took out the match to make a fire.
The flames danced with charm,
Helping my cold body get warm.
The warmth put me to sleep,
Beside the fire, I was deep.
Suddenly, I heard a loud scream,
Terror filled my mind to the brim…
~ BK Tshering Wangchuk