Invictus- 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.

This poem by Invictus will always be an inspiration. It always reminds us of one thing that in the end, it’s we ourselves who are in control of our lives. You are responsible for your life, your happiness, your destiny – You have the power to lead the life you want, you have the power to create what you believe, you have the power to choose happiness for yourself…you have the power! Yes, it may sound intimidating but once you give it a thought you will realize the deep significance and truth hidden in these statements. People react the way they want to, events take place the way they are destined to but in the end it is we ourselves who have to make decisions for ourselves and create the life we want. It is we ourselves who have to create our happiness. If you don’t love or respect yourself nobody will. Love yourself.  Know that what you choose for yourself is the most important thing. Think about all these things and try to place them in your life. You will get a lot of answers. You let people trample on my feelings; you let people walk over you. You always had a choice. You always had a choice to choose your sanity and happiness no matter how hard the choice was.

The power lies in YOU. YOU ARE THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR SOUL, THE  MASTER OF YOUR FATE…

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