Thursday, December 20, 2012

INVICTUS by William Ernest

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

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.

- William Ernest Henley

1 comment:

  1. I choose this as my first blog post as I find this extremely motivational. The poem inspires one to take control irrespective of the situation one might be in. Remember you always make difference if you try hard. So never quit!