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Invictus by William Ernest Henley. The story behind the poem is also impressive: Henley contracted tuberculosis of the bone when he was 13. At age 17, physicians had to amputate one of his legs.

 

 

Invictus

 

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.

 

 

“I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.”

 

 

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Comment by desmond dillon on January 28, 2014 at 1:15pm
we all live to discover appreciation of these sentiments. thank you for this poem
Comment by Rosmarie Heusser on January 27, 2014 at 10:34pm

- What a brave and wise man -  

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