Jolted

All your life you give in
Give in to the wishes of those around you.
You don’t speak up
You don’t express your views.
For a strange reason it even pleased you.
To maintain cordial friendly relations for long.
Probably you thought it was the right thing to do.
And suddenly life knocks sense into you.
You want to change things.
Self respect has now assumed a pivotal role.
Being taken for granted hurts like a hard rock.
You want to lash out at others.
But this demeanor defies your basic nature.
It goes against who you were all this while.
You are not familiar with the rules of this arena.
You fear loosing anyone and anything.
But you are determined.
Is it too late though??