I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul

“Invictus”

“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul”

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 fate
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.

~William Ernest Henley
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3 thoughts on “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul

    1. My Soulful Healing Post author

      Thank you so much Gina! 🙂 This poem touches my soul at a deep level. I completely related to your “Constantly Growing Up” post. I’ve been going through all those feelings too. I really appreciate your blog and do hope you continue, I think you are a beautiful writer with a genuine heart. You help me become a better writer with your heartfelt words and compassion! Much love to you kindred soul, you bless me with every post. ♡

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