The poem was Invictus by William Ernest Henley. It is a very short poem, but it was the last stanza of that poem that was the most touching...
"It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul. "
"I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul."
To me this poem means a lot of things, but the main thing that I receive from it when I read the last verse is that "my decisions and actions determine where I go in life."
The Unemployed Entrepreneur