by zanex 2 Replies latest social entertainment

  • zanex

    I will keep this short...havent posted in a while. I was readin a poem that I keep up on my cork board that has some meaning for me. There may be others here that have read it before. It was written by William Ernest Henley.

    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...


  • bitter mango
    bitter mango

    heyhey, great minds think alike posted the same thing this mornin.

    (((zan))) hope things are ok with you

  • COMF

    I hit an all-time low after leaving the organization, and when I found myself wondering how on earth I was going to go on, the words of this poem came to me. I had read it years earlier. Didn't know the name of it or the author, but the words came back to me with enough import to get me to pick up and try again.

    COMF stands for "Captain of my Fate", which is derived from the last two lines of that poem.


    PS See Tallyman for further views on Invictus.

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