This is the perfect poem for me to read right now, because I have been learning how to take a step back. I like the short and simple message this holds because you realize that everyone in life goes through struggles and it is sometimes nice to feel like you are not alone. This person believes in themselves and knows how much they are worth life, after so many burdens to hurdle they take a step back to reflect. Which is something we all need to do sometimes. Not all poems need metaphors to send their message. This one has done well with that. Nominated.
So very true Em! Do not let the past dictate your future happiness and sense of worth. There are so many out there that just thrive on another's misery. Mainly because they are miserable lots themselves. Hugs my dear-