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William Ernest Henley

(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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  • Devin Baur (6/11/2013 4:33:00 AM)

    Cedric you miss read the poem with you Christian goggles wasn't striving for immortality speaking about endurance controlling the one thing you can control yourself straight doesn't come from dependence unless your child. (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Jones (6/4/2013 12:40:00 AM)

    This poem is so sad. The mortal striving for immortality without God. Impossible. Jesus is the only way. (Report) Reply

  • Camilo Bohorquez (5/8/2013 11:09:00 AM)

    Sedric Ramey, I agree. I learned of this poem in High School and have always loved it without thinking of how it prophesies that I can do it all on my own. That is not true all things are only possible with God. Since High School I have learned to recite this poem in my head a little differently.

    I thank the God i know to be
    for my unconquerable soul

    He [God] is the master of my fate
    He [God] is the captain of my soul. (Report) Reply

  • Sedric Ramey (4/21/2013 9:49:00 PM)

    It's a great poem for someone who doesn't believe in God because the Bible clearly says we don't own, ourselves.(Psalm 24) . My fellow Christians and I are bought with a price by God and we ought to want Him to be the captain of our souls, just read 1 Corinthians 15-20. (Report) Reply

  • Andrea Scarpa (4/8/2013 6:14:00 PM)

    Probably my favorite of all poems, such noble grace in words, so much accuracy in depicting the strain and the pain, so much strength and moving power, simply amazing (Report) Reply

  • Alan Workman (2/22/2013 10:54:00 PM)

    Two months ago I had open heart surgery. It lasted twice as long as expected because of complications…now I take multiple medications daily to stay alive. But I am Alive…I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. (Report) Reply

  • Terriyanah Davis (2/19/2013 6:22:00 PM)

    This poem is about how many people try to tear thos person down but he is showing them that he is undefeated. (Report) Reply

  • Tiffany T (1/29/2013 7:45:00 PM)

    No matter what the odds, no matter who I face, i will never give in to it. I will always stay strong. I will always be me. (Report) Reply

  • Teryn Myers (11/14/2012 1:44:00 PM)

    My dad liked this poem, he died in 2006, and I only just now read the poem. I understand a little more about the man I didnt get to know in life. He had a hard life his father and mother were drunks, therefore he became a drunk, but he was very proud and never bowed his head. My father the master of his fate, the captian of his soul. (Report) Reply

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  • Ruby Honeytip (10/30/2012 10:05:00 AM)

    An internal locus of control is always a beautiful and masterful thing to behold: -) (Report) Reply

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