Friday, 6 December 2013

Nelson Mandela's Special Poem

August 2012, Author Midnightblueowl, Wikipedia Commons

In honour of Nelson Mandela:

INVICTUS, written by William Ernest Henley who lived from 1849 to 1903.

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 church of circumstance
I have not winced n
or cried aloud
Under the bludgeoning 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.


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