Invictus- poem by William Ernest Henley/ movie by Eastwood
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
The power of this poem has moved me and I am holding it close …in times of hardship!
Even when things are great… it is a good reminder of the power within me.
It’s the very poem that Nelson Mandela drew strength from while in prison.
Watch out for INVICTUS the movie : directed by Clint Eastwood
Morgan Freeman does an amazing job as Mandela!
When you feel dark and tired… remember
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