Tuesday, May 5, 2009


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 unbow'd

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.

'Invictus', W.E. Henley.

I will not give in. I will not crumble. I will not succumb.

I am invictus.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

Nice choice of words. I have a friend (fellow medic, old partner) who has "Invictus" inked on the inside of one arm..