Edgar Albert Guest, in his poem "Courage', talks about how the concept of courage has been misconceived. It is not a momentary flash that shows up only during the times of emergency. It is not an instant thing that flashes across only in times of trouble or despair. It does not show up when one has almost lost hope and is trying to give a final tug. It is rooted within oneself. It is not the final call for help or a back-up plan for the future. It is the will to hold on during difficult times and the determination to pursue a distant goal. Courage is not about showing everyone that one is not scared, rather it is the acceptance of loss and win equally. Courage is the patience one exerts when he is facing trouble. It stays with a person forever and is not a recurring phenomenon.