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(1849 - 1902 / Gloucester / England)

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
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  • Stevn P (3/2/2012 8:43:00 AM)

    Such a brilliant poem! I once studied this during the Adair Research Classical English Week - made such a change to my attitude to work, and it infected most of my lab!

    You could say poetry is the best virus of all ;) (These captcha codes get get awfully ironic sometimes don't they? RTJxGJFF was the worst I've seen!)

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  • Jessica Mcquistan (2/24/2012 12:49:00 PM)

    this poem means a lot to me, especially the last stanza, which basically says you rule your own live no one can tell you what to do

  • Duane Treacy (2/6/2012 9:56:00 AM)

    I also am an amputee and this poem speaks volumes about overcoming all lifes difficulties

  • Aditi Dutta (2/6/2012 9:15:00 AM)

    This poem gives me the goose bumps every time i read it. A very impactive write...the words simply cut through the heart and leave their mark there for ever.

  • Jose Luis Bobes (2/4/2012 10:33:00 PM)

    Inspirational. It makes you understand the character of Nelson Mandela, Maravilloso, Lleno de corage

  • Alexa Castillo (2/2/2012 10:56:00 AM)

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

    -i aboslutely LOVE this

  • Brianna Winebarger (1/20/2012 10:14:00 AM)

    THis poem is excellent and soulful. words can't describe it

  • Afolabi Boluwatife 'muyiwa (1/14/2012 6:33:00 AM)

    Just one word for it 'invigorating'

  • Camille Casserly (1/9/2012 8:35:00 PM)

    Just beautiful. Every time I read it, I feel so much. When I forget, It reminds me of my personal strength; that part of me no burden can wash away.

  • Faye Facer (1/6/2012 2:11:00 AM)

    Excellent philosophy..

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