This is a very nice poem. I like the message you have conveyed with your words. Life is full of surprises, not always good ones and the decisions we make effect our entire life. It would be easier to curl up in a ball and hide from the world but to take all the bumps and bruises in stride, learn from the experience, and remain strong is the way to go. We gain knowledge from our pain, and it only serves to make us stronger. Self confidence is something that propels us to be all we want to be and achieve what we want in life regardless of the difficult times. This is a very good poem. Well written and expressed. Take care.
I think this is just fab! It reminds me of someone who is going through a really rough time and is having decisions made for them;
To be locked in a cage Unlike a bird, you develop rage As the preacher and the therapist Slowly turns the page
It seems to me that finally the person decides they can and will take charge of their life, their confidence grows by making this decision to steer their life in the direction THEY wish it to take and not the way others feel they should live.